While there’s no shortage of pipeline products lying around BMW’s future lineup, one of their showcases at next year’s Detroit Motor Show will not be amazingly new.
In fact, it’s borderline boring to see the E82/E88 BMW 1 Series turn up but that’s what their doing. We’re going to see a limited edition run of that model.
The *erm* new model is to be called the Lifestyle Edition and treats the coupe and convertible versions individually.
The E82 Coupe gets a new exclusive metallic paint shade called Mineral White and it is available only with this and two other exterior colors (Sapphire Black metallic, Space Grey metallic).
While 18 inch wheels don’t sound this big anymore, let’s not forget what a small car we’re talking about here. Meanwhile, the E88 Convertible stands up to attention with different ideas.
The same exterior colors apply and there’s now a brown soft-top with silver pigmentation in the lineup but the interior receives most of the attention.
Inside the 1 Series Lifestyle Edition you get seats, steering wheel rim and door panels covered in brown leather trim with contrasting stitching done in white.
Other cute details come in the form of Fineline Stream wood for the dashboard, branded door sills and an anthracite-colored roof liner.
The Bavarians say the exhaust tailpipe embellishers are finished in matt chrome or black chrome and it sounds amazing. Maybe that’s because “chrome exhaust tips” was an over-used term.
In what’s likely to be one of the last few contacts we get with the previous generation 1 Series before the F20-like 2 Series comes along.