BMW E90 LCI

BMW is offering a total of 7 limited edition models for the upcoming Chinese New Year Celebrations. Four are from the 3-Series range and three are from the 5-Series range. You can check them out this weekend at the CNY@BMW dealership event at all BMW dealerships. I’ll be going to the one closest to my home – Auto Bavaria Sg Besi, to snap some live photos.

The E90 range consists of the BMW 320i Lifestyle Edition, the BMW 320i Performance Edition, the BMW 320d Performance Edition and the BMW 325i Performance Edition. Each Performance Edition variant of limited to 48 units each. I don’t really have much info on the Lifestyle Edition at this point.

You basically get BMW Performance accent strips and a black front grille for a sportier look. On the inside, you get BMW Performance gear levers which are wrapped with Alcantara and Walkanappa leather with a chrome strip on top, and a BMW Performance handbrake grip in Alcantara leather. Finally, there’s a set of aluminium pedals and footrest.

BMW 320i Performance Edition – RM 250,800
BMW 320d Performance Edition – RM 257,800
BMW 325i Performance Edition – RM 311,800

The ‘basic’ 320i goes for RM236,800 while the ‘basic’ 320i Sports goes for RM248,800, so that’s about a RM2,000 premium for the 320i ‘Performance Edition’ over the regular Sports. A regular 320d Sports goes for RM255,800 and a regular 325i Sports goes for RM309,800. Both represent a RM2,000 premium.

The E60 5-Series will be available as either a 523i Executive Edition, a 523i Exclusive Edition, or a 525i Sports Edition. The 523i Executive Edition features the Neptune Blue metallic paintwork and 17 inch 278 double-spoe alloy wheels. On the interior you get Poplar Grain Brown wood trim and Natural Brown “Dakota’ leather upholstery.

The 523i Exclusive Edition is done up in a Platinum Bronze paintwork with Chrome-plated trimming around its side windows and windscreen washer jets. This car comes with 17 inch style 277 V-spoke alloys. On the inside, you get Anthracite Variegated Bamboo trim with side sill strips with the ‘Edition’ lettering. You also get a glass roof with anthracite rooflining and a sports leather steering wheel.

The most expensive ‘limited edition’ car here is of course the 525i Sports Edition. This is available either in Carbon Black metallic or Alpine White with the M aerodynamics package. You also get the BMW M Sports Suspension with 19-inch alloy wheels in 172 M double spoke design. On the inside, you get sports seats done in a bi-colour Black/ Grey “Dakota” leather combination, Aluminium Pentane interior trim, rooflining done in anthracite, and the same ‘Edition’ side sill strips.

BMW 523i Executive Edition – RM 343,800                                                                       
BMW 523i Exclusive Edition – RM 383,800
BMW 525i Sports Edition – RM 415,800

The normal 523i goes for RM343,800 – the same price as the 523i Executive while the 523i SE goes for RM383,800, the same price as the 523i Exclusive. The 525i Sports also normally goes for RM415,800, so basically with the E60 there is no premium for these ‘Edition’ models over the regular cars.

These are probably the last few batches of the E60 before the new F10 hits our streets. If you’re in the market for a new car you may wanna check out the event this weekend – 23rd and 24th January, except for Auto Bavaria Kuantan which will be having theirs on the 22nd-23rd instead. All the ‘mods’ seem pretty much aesthetic for both the E90 and E60.

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