BMW Australia is now launching what’s believed to be the final special edition of the BMW 1 Series Hatchback. Named Finale Edition, the M140i will launch in March 2019 for a price of $62,990, a $3000 price premium over the standard BMW M140i ($59,990 plus ORCs).

The last 1 Series for the Australian market is set for June 2019, which coincides with the unveil of the new F40 1 Series with a front-wheel drive.

The M140i Finale Edition will offer the following extras compared to the standard model:

  • 18-inch M light alloy double-spoke style 436 M Orbit Grey wheels
  • Special-edition badging
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Storage Compartment Package
  • Metallic paint
  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Kidney grille frame in black high-gloss
  • Darkened headlights
  • Darkened tail-lights
  • Tailpipes in black chrome
  • Comes exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission

Alternatively, customers can choose 719 M style double-spoke light alloys in either Bicolour Jet Black with silver highlights or finished purely in Jet Black.

Carryover standard BMW M140 features include Adaptive M Suspension, M Sport brakes with blue callipers, Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Selective Beam, Leather Dakota upholstery, Comfort Access System, front/rear Park Distance Control and Navigation System Professional with 8.8-inch display, harman/kardon sound and BMW ConnectedDrive.

“To celebrate the last six-cylinder, rear-wheel drive 1 Series hot hatch, we are excited to present customers with the BMW M140i Finale Edition,” said Vikram Pawah, CEO of BMW Group Australia.

“Through aesthetic exterior details and key equipment highlights, the M140i Finale Edition builds on the virtues that have made the M140i our best-selling M Performance vehicle.

“It offers convenience and practicality with a distinctive sporting silhouette and outstanding performance,” he said.

[Source: Motoring]