BMW has unveiled a limited Centennial Edition of its flagship 7 Series saloon to celebrate its 100th year in business. The name is a mouthful, being ‘BMW Individual 7 Series The Next 100 Years,’ and it is limited to 100 examples.
All 100 of these special edition cars will be offered in an exclusive ‘Centennial Blue Metallic’ paint and boast fine grain full Merino leather trim, quilted seats with hand-woven piping, and a bunch of other interior details, along with a set 20in alloy wheels, all from BMW’s Individual arm of course. Other distinguishing features include handcrafted signets on the B pillars which, contrary to what you’d have guessed by now, say ‘The Next 100 Years’, and the same embossed on the front and back seat headrests as well as the strip atop the glovebox. Apart from these, the specials get piano black trim, an Alcantara headliner, and a BMW Individual steering wheel with wood accents and a ‘1 of 100’ inscription on the centre console rounds off the changes.
The car will be available with three powertrain choices; a 740Le iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance powered by a 322bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid system, the 444bhp turbo V8 750Li and 750Li xDrive, and the 6.6-litre V12-powered M760Li xDrive.
Although it’s the ultimate 7 Series, there’s still a long list of optional extras such as Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, the Executive Lounge Package, electrically adjustable rear comfort seats with massage function, and a rear entertainment console with a 7.0in tablet interface, among others.
If these aren’t good enough to make you feel special, Munich is also throwing in a ‘Montblanc for BMW’ fountain pen with each car. The limited edition pen with a rhodium-plated gold nib will share design elements with the car such as a surface similar to that of the quilted seats, and the same colour as the car’s exterior.
At the time of writing we couldn’t reach BMW Middle East to confirm how many of these are allocated to our region. We’ll update you as soon as we hear from them.