BMW Australia has announced a range of limited edition M Sport models as part of the German brand’s ‘Festival of M’.
Starting with the BMW X5 M Sport Limited Edition – priced from $99,900 driveaway – the upgrade sees the base BMW X5 xDrive30d fitted with an M Sport exterior bodykit, bi-xenon headlights with high beam assist, a chrome M Sport tailpipe finisher, 20-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels, M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, and electric seats.
Further features of Navigation Professional, voice control, rear-view camera with top view, automatic tailgate operation, and anti-dazzle exterior mirrors are also included in the package that BMW says is worth an extra $15,000.
Along with offering the BMW X5 M Sport Limited Edition, a no-cost M Sport package option is available for the BMW 5 Series and Z4 models, as well as an M Sport Plus package option for the BMW 1 and 3 Series Coupe and Convertible range also at no additional cost.
The M Sport Plus package includes M Sport suspension, M leather steering wheel, M aerodynamics package, unique 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, an anthracite roof liner on Coupe variants, chrome-plated ‘Edition’ door sill finishers, package-specific blue-stitched upholstery and blue leather-piped velour floor mats.
While the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible variants score an aluminium glacier silver interior trim and gloss black kidney grille bars, the 3 Series soft- and hardtops differ with an aluminium silver interior trim and chrome kidney grille bars and frame, along with sports seats, stainless steel foot pedals and black exterior mirror caps. BMW says the total added value can reach up to $7900 depending on the model selected.
The BMW ‘Festival of M’ offers only applies to new BMW 1 Series and 3 Series Coupes and Convertibles, 5 Series sedan, Z4, and X5 xDrive30d M Sport Limited Editions ordered and delivered between February 1 and March 31, 2013, and while stock remains available.
Manufacturer’s list prices:
BMW X5 xDrive 30d – $92,100
BMW 5 Series – from $77,900
BMW Z4 – from $76,900
BMW 1 Series Coupe – $48,000
BMW 1 Series Convertible – $53,800
BMW 3 Series Coupe – $70,100
BMW 3 Series Convertible – $83,100