The introduction of two distinctive new model characters is set to provide an ideal gateway into the world of the BMW brand. The BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé bring signature BMW driving pleasure to the premium compact segment, and now this can be combined with even more eye-catching visuals. The new Edition ColorVision package introduces targeted upgrades for the sporting appeal of both models in terms of both their driving characteristics and their appearance. It is based on the equipment features in the respective M Sport models and contains additions including a metallic paint finish and exclusive bi-colour leather trim. The Edition ColorVision will be available for the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé from July 2022.
With its exclusive design and equipment features, the Edition ColorVision shines a particularly bright spotlight on the unmistakable attributes of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé – their elegantly sporty exterior design, their agile driving properties and the sophisticated premium ambience of their interiors. The vibrant character of the two models is focused on driving pleasure, and this is clearly accentuated by the features of M Sport specification. A large, three-section lower air intake in the front apron, a dark diffuser element and vertically arranged air outlets in the rear apron, and M High-gloss Shadowline create a powerful overall appearance. The 18-inch M light-alloy wheels in Y-spoke design and Black/Silver bi-colour finish available exclusively for the special-edition cars add another exclusive accent.
Elsewhere, BMW M 50 Jahre emblems can be ordered for the bonnet, boot lid and wheel hubs as a no-cost option, while M Sport suspension with a 10-millimetre drop in ride height and M sport steering optimise the dynamic potential of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé.
Like the M Sport models, Edition ColorVision specification also includes a metallic paint finish. Eight expressive exterior shades are available for both the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. In addition, BMW Individual paint finishes can be ordered as an option, among them the matt variant Frozen Pure Grey metallic. At BMW Group Plant Leipzig, where both the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé are produced, the special-edition cars can also be finished in one of 50 exceptionally distinctive BMW M colours. Particularly style-defining and historically significant paint shades such as Dakar Yellow, Daytona Violet and Macao Blue have been re-issued for the 50-year anniversary of BMW M GmbH.
The special-edition models also bring colour into play for the interior. An exclusive element of their specification is bi-colour Dakota leather trim, which can be ordered in the colour combinations Black/Magma Red and Black/White, adds an embroidered “Edition” badge and combines with M Sport seats for the driver and front passenger. These seats come with integral head restraints, high seat bolsters and wide backrest sides to support a dynamic driving style. The M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, anthracite-coloured headliner, M stainless steel pedals and M driver’s footrest also enhance the sporting allure of the interior in the special-edition cars. The Light package with ambient lighting and floor mats with bespoke piping are also part of the Edition ColorVision, as are exclusive door sill cover strips with surfaces in mesh design bearing “Edition” lettering.
The Edition ColorVision is available for all engine variants of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé with the exception of the BMW 128ti (fuel consumption, combined: 7.4 – 6.8 l/100 km [38.2 – 41.5 mpg imp] in the WLTP cycle; CO2 emissions, combined: 170 – 156 g/km in the WLTP cycle; figures accorting to NEDC: -). The compact five-door model can be ordered with three petrol engines and three diesel units, while the four-door Coupé is offered with two petrol engines and three diesels.
2022 BMW 118i ColorVision Edition Side View
Added to which, the range-topping BMW M135i xDrive (fuel consumption, combined: 8.0 – 7.4 l/100 km [35.3 – 38.2 mpg imp] in the WLTP cycle; CO2 emissions, combined: 180 – 167 g/km in the WLTP cycle; figures accorting to NEDC: -) and BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupé (fuel consumption, combined: 7.8 – 7.2 l/100 km [36.2 – 39.2mpg imp] in the WLTP cycle; CO2 emissions, combined: 175 – 162 g/km in the WLTP cycle; figures accorting to NEDC: -) can also be ordered in Edition ColorVision form. So configured, they combine the performance attributes of their 225 kW/306 hp four-cylinder engine, their intelligent all-wheel drive and their model-specific chassis technology – including M Sport braking system, near-actuator wheel slip limitation and mechanical differential lock at the front axle – with the exclusive design features of the new special edition.