BMW Makes Limited-Editon ActiveHybrid 7-Series For Japan

BMW absolutely knows how to satisfy their fastidious customers, especially when it involves young markets like Japan and China. Japan recently received a handful of special edition models, including the 528i “30th Anniversary Edition” that was launched in October of 2011 and the M5 Nighhawk Edition that arrived in July of 2013. This time around, BMW is, again, preparing a special edition model of its flagship 7 Series for the Japanese.

Set to arrive at dealerships in December, the model will be available exclusively in Mineral White and Citrine Black. Exterior changes are limited but do include a sunroof, BMW Individual badging, and 20-inch alloy wheels. For inside the car, the BMW Active Hybrid 7-Series Individual Edition is tweaking Merino premium leather upholstery, Alcantara roof liner, wood and leather steering, ash grain white, the piano black, or the BMW Individual sill plates. Under the hood, the Limited Edition features the same powertrain as the existing Active Hybrid. That is a 3.0-litre petrol twin-turbocharge six-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. It, therefore, delivers a total of 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque that propels the car to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. The all-important fuel consumption figure sits at 6.8-litres per 100 km.

Only 20 cars will be made, each offered at a starting price of ¥13,100,000 ($120,095 / €95,450 / £74,995).

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