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BMW celebrates 100 years with commemorative 330i and 430i models

By Kellie Buckley, 23 Jun 2016 Car News

BMW 430i Gran Coupe

Century celebrations shower BMW’s 430i Grand Coupe and 330i sports sedans in added extras

BMW has announced commemorative versions of its 430i Gran Coupe and 330i sedan to celebrate its 100-year anniversary which – according to the firm – sees between $9000 and $13,000 of added extras respectively for a $6000 premium over the standard price. 

BMW 100th Anniversary Blue

Both the BMW 330i sports sedan and the 430i Gran Coupe will be offered in two specifications; the 100 Year Edition Luxury Line or the 100 Year Edition M Sport and, as a nod to the firm’s corporate colours, each version will only be available in a white or blue option. 

As the name suggests, the Luxury Line’s added extras are mostly interior related with white leather merino upholstery, leather steering wheel, wood-grain trim as well as metal and chrome highlights. There’s also a 16-speaker surround sound system and extended smartphone connectivity, as well as new style 19-inch alloy wheels and tyres. 

White BMW Door Lining

The 100 Year Edition M Sport variants boast similar interior upgrades as the Luxury Line models, but also gain updated brake and wheel packages. 

BMW’s Lenore Fletcher told Whichcar the amount will be limited by customer demand. 

BMW 100th Anniversary interior

“We don’t know how many there’ll be, they’ll be limited by production,” she said. “A customer can order them up until the point that they can built and delivered in 2016.” 

Regardless of the version you choose, the 100 year Edition 330i carries a manufacturer’s recommended list price (MRLP) of $75,900 while the 100 Year Edition 430i Gran Coupe’s MRLP is $85,900. The Luxury Line variants of both models are only available in white, while the M Sport variants of each model is available in the blue option and both vehicles will be supplied with an individually numbered 100 Year Edition certificate.