New E90 German Catalog / Wheels by model

Update: We now have added direct links to the Flash versions of the German catalogs, which allow for zooming. It is difficult to say from these catalogs and photos which are of the Saddle Brown and which are of Chestnut. From what we gather Chestnut is going to be more “brown ” than “orange “. Continue onto the original post for the new wheel options broken down by model for the US.

Sport Wagon (Touring)


Original: We were able to obtain a copy of the German catalog and thought that some of the contents would be interesting to our readers. What we have included in the attached .pdf are the portions of the catalog that focus on the new additions, changes and options. While it is in German, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Included are images of the new wheels, the new xDrive symbol, the car will sport, as the XI moniker has been killed off. The redesigned center console is shown and much more.

We decided to further break down the catalog to show you what wheels the the US will see (click links for images):


  • Standard: 282
  • ZSP: 286 (optional XI ZSP)
  • XI ZSP: 284
  • 335i/xi:

  • Standard: 284
  • ZSP: 287 (optional XI ZSP)
  • XI ZSP: 161
  • A portion of the catalog can be found here: E90 LCI German Catalog Image quality is not the best but you will get the idea!

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    • -A.T.G-


      You can find the full product catalog in full image quality (as well as a flash catalog here) :

    • A. T. G Thanks for the link! Just goes to show that I should check my junk mail folder a bit more often; looks like this made it to the website already, so the above link is great!

    • Really, how many other car companies focus some much attention to wheel design? This is a great thing that BMW does – but thinking about it off the top of my head, very few do so.

      Wheels can – in many way, in my opinion – make or break a car. Aside from the performance aspects wheels can provide, they provide so much in the area of aesthetics. Kudos – again – to BMW. 🙂

    • c

      I Like the M Sport Package wheels in there…!

    • Bring on the new Dakota leather pics!

    • txdesign

      Completely agree with GSKChicago. The first time I saw a 1-series with 16/17″ wheels I thought it was just ok. Then I saw the 135 with 18″ wheels and I was completely blown away that it was even the same car.

    • Michael

      Still looking for examples of the new Sports Wagaon leather colors. Saddle Brown and Oyster are already on other models, but the Chestnut Brown appears to be a completely new color for 2009

    • rlb

      From the photo, it looks like the xdrive badge is going to be on the rocker panel of the car.

    • K-town

      I live in Germany and got the new catalog yesterday, the chestnut brown is almost a red color. The new iDrive allows you to log onto the internet.

    • Scott

      K-town – Let’s see some pics of that Chestnut Brown!

    • K-town: the color in the catalog(s) for the sedan and wagon that are reddish/orange is the Saddle Brown color.

      I have yet to see the chestnut, it is supposed to be more of a brown. Please feel free to email a picture if you have one! Thanks!

    • K-town

      My digital camera is gone for the next week or I would show you pictures. From the catalog it looks like it has red in it. In fact in the German guide they call it “Rotbraun” or redbrown. Im sure it’ll be on the German BMW website any day now. I was hoping for a dark brown but no such luck. The Bluewater looks pretty cool though, almost the same as the light blue on the new M3. Thats what Im getting Bluewater and Saddlebrown. I already got my order in.

    • Chaz

      The page on efficient Dynamics was interesting. I had wondered if we would get the entertaining “stop light” engine shut off (with the stich shift), but it looks like only the 4 cylinder engines get that – so probably not coming to the US.