Japan – BMW 116i Fashionista limited edition launched

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The BMW 116i Fashionista limited edition has been launched in Japan as a lifestyle product.

BMW 116i Fashionista - front
The chrome finished kidney grille and Y-Shaped alloy wheels differentiate the Fashionista variant from regular variants.

Limited to 490 units, the Fashionista gets a number of accessories to improve its style statement. The exterior of the Fashionista edition is differentiated by chrome finished slats in the kidney grille and 17-inch Y-shaped alloy wheels. The car is available in four exterior color options – Arupin White, Crimson Red, Deep Sea Blue and Mineral White.

BMW 116i Fashionista - side

The interior trim is made up of white acrylic, glass and Dakota Oyster leather upholstery with the Fashionista badge.

BMW 116i Fashionista - rear

In terms of equipment, the premium hatchback receives a servotronic steering which weighs down at parking speeds, rear parking camera, park distance control, a handsfree telephone, heated front seats, light package (ambient lighting), lane departure warning, collision control and cruise control.

BMW 116i Fashionista - interior
The interior gets Dakota Oyster leather upholstery with Fashionista badges.

The BMW 116i is powered by a 1.6-litre TwinPower turbocharged petrol engine that develops 136bhp. The motor comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 116i Fashionista limited edition retails at 3.66 million Yen (around Rs. 24.22 lakhs). BMW claims that the additional equipment results in a benefit of 3,00,000 Yen (around 1.98 lakhs) to the customer.

The BMW 1 Series was just launched in India with the 116i being the entry level model. The car is priced from Rs. 20.9 lakhs (ex-showroom pan-India).

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