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BMW 318i

Hasegawa 1/24 BMW 318i Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2018 Manufacturer Hasegawa
Subject BMW 318i Scale 1/24
Kit Number 20320 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Nice kit of this Jaguar Cons See text
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $52.99

First Look

BMW 318i
BMW 318i
BMW 318i
BMW 318i

Hasegawa has reissued their 1/24 BMW 318i kit which represents the four-door coupe. First released in 1993, you wouldn't know that this tooling was 25 years old when you open the box. The molds must be well-maintained as the parts trees in this kit are sharp and flash-free.

The kit is molded in styrene and presented on two trees of silver-gray parts plus the body shell,  three trees of white parts, two trees of chromed parts, one tree of clear parts, one set of die-cut material for carpeting, and one set of rubber (vinyl) tires. Among the features and options in this kit:

  • Curbside design
  • Left-hand drive only
  • Detailed suspension and drive train
  • Detailed interior
  • Steerable front wheels
  • Window masks to paint the black window seals
  • Interior floor mats provided

This tooling is now a regular in Hasegawa's limited edition series, with about half of the editions of this kit represent racing cars of from a variety of teams and events. You'll also find this tooling in Revell AG boxings as well. If you can't afford the full-scale BMW, this Hasegawa kit is a nice, and more affordable alternative.

My sincere thanks to Hasegawa USA for this review sample!

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