With the unveiling of the BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible LCI, the Bavarian automaker also introduces some special edition models of the popular 3 Series. These special edition models are not available in the U.S.

For the European market, the new Special Editions of the Saloon and Touring bring out the characteristic qualities of the BMW 3 Series in terms of driving dynamics, motoring comfort and cutting-edge innovation more convincingly and impressively than ever before.

The Sport, Lifestyle and Exclusive Edition Models boast sophisticated options carefully combined with one another in the exterior and interior design of the car, providing new, exquisite highlights in terms of the car’s looks and driving experience.

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Dynamic driving characteristics, innovative features, athletic and elegant design – these are the ingredients which give the BMW 3 Series its unique character.

Now the new Special Editions of the Saloon and Touring bring out these supreme qualities in even greater style and splendour. The Sport, Lifestyle and Exclusive Editions come with the most sophisticated, carefully matched options in exterior and interior design creating specific highlights in both the looks of the car and the driving experience they have to offer.

The Edition Models are characterised in particular by their exclusive paintwork and light-alloy wheels as well as special upholstery variants in combination with appropriate interior trim, bringing out their individual style and qualities at very first sight. Common features shared by all models are the chrome bars on the BMW kidney grille and door cutout bars proudly bearing the name “Edition”.

The Sport, Lifestyle and Exclusive Editions may be combined with all engine variants available for the BMW 3 Series and come in both the Saloon and Touring as of March 2010.

Driving pleasure in its purest form: the BMW 3 Series Sport Edition.

The Sport Edition of the BMW 3 Series offers ideal qualities for enjoying driving pleasure at its very best. With its special features, this specific model enables the driver and passengers to enjoy both sporting style and the dynamic driving experience at its very best. The particular highlights in this case are the M Sports Suspension, 18-inch light-alloy wheels in exclusive Dark Chrome star-spoke design, as well as the M Aerodynamics Package. The superior and athletic looks of the car are further underlined by window shaft covers in BMW Individual High-Gloss Satin Chrome and the exhaust tailpipes in Black Chrome. The range of body colours also includes Blue Water Metallic.

Within the interior, sports seats, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, a sports gearshift lever, pedal supports made of stainless steel and BMW Individual roof lining in Anthracite promote the intense driving experience of the BMW 3 Series. Seat upholstery in the Blue Shadow combination of cloth and alcantara (or in Dakota leather, Black, as an option) comes with contrasting seams in Royal Blue. Matching footmats with contrasting piping again in Royal Blue and interior trim in Glacier Silver, aluminium ultimately add the finishing touch.
Individual style the modern way: the BMW 3 Series Lifestyle Edition.

The BMW 3 Series Lifestyle Edition stands out through sophisticated, modern and exclusive highlights in exterior and interior design. Among other features, these models are available with particularly attractive Platinum Bronze exterior paintwork. The trim bar on the front air dam finished in Silver and window shaft covers on all engine variants in chrome round off the stylish look of the car. Seventeen-inch light-alloy wheels also belong to the exclusive range of special features.

Seat upholstery created exclusively for the Lifestyle Edition further accentuates the thrill of modern, individual style within the interior. The centre section in Layer cloth is combined in this case with outer seat elements in Fluid cloth as a particularly attractive symbiosis. As an alternative to the seats finished completely in Anthracite, a two-coloured version with its centre section in Ivory White and outer elements in Oyster is also available for the genuine connoisseur.

When ordered by the customer, Fluid cloth also comes on the door panels. And last but not least, interior trim in High-Gloss Platinum Bronze gives the Lifestyle Edition a particularly exclusive highlight.

Stylishly refined: the BMW 3 Series Exclusive Edition.

The BMW 3 Series Exclusive Edition offers a particularly stylish and refined ambience inside the car. Like on the Lifestyle Edition, the outer look of the car is upgraded by the trim bar on the front air dam finished consistently in Silver and window shaft covers in chrome. Seventeen-inch light-alloy wheels are also a regular feature on this model.
Paintwork in Deep Sea Blue Metallic creates a particular highlight on the Exclusive Edition supplemented by the roof railing in Satin-Gloss Aluminium on the BMW 3 Series Touring.

Within the interior, the sophisticated interior of the Exclusive Edition is further accentuated, among other things, by Dakota leather seats in Oyster colour. Further significant features within the stylish combination of interior highlights are the exclusive leather sports steering wheel otherwise only available on the new BMW 3 Series Coupé and the new BMW 3 Series Convertible, as well as special interior trim in Bamboo, Anthracite Grain.

[Source: BMW ]