BMW Malaysia unveils the New BMW M340i xDrive and New BMW 330e M Sport

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New BMW M340i xDrive

BMW Malaysia today introduced the New BMW M340i xDrive – Malaysia’s first locally assembled M Performance Vehicle.

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “M is the Most Powerful Letter in the World for BMW, synonymous with power and performance – one that is unparalleled in its driving dynamics and motorsporting appeal. As the passion for M continues to amplify amongst our loyal BMW owners and fans in Malaysia, we are proud to introduce the All-New BMW M340i xDrive and expand our portfolio of locally-assembled models in the country. The move also underlines, our commitment to continue driving local assembly capabilities and expertise in Malaysia.”

The New BMW M340i xDrive arrives with an athletic design that combines a powerful drivetrain and chassis technology – developed with race track expertise from M GmBh, complete with distinctive design cues and a cockpit created for Sheer Driving Pleasure.

Equipped with the notably powerful six-cylinder in-line engine, all 387 hp of the New BMW M340i xDrive catapults the vehicle from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The consistently upgraded chassis technology and the all-wheel-drive system – first introduced in the BMW 3 Series in 1985, also continues serving up an unparalleled driving experience.

The BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, M Sport differential, Adaptive M Sport suspension including variable sport steering and M Sport brakes, and bespoke M exterior features with optimised aerodynamic properties form a flawlessly composed overall package for the New BMW M340i xDrive, designed to maximise performance.

Optimised aerodynamics for sportier drive.

The New BMW M340i xDrive arrives with the M Aerodynamics Package, BMW Laser Light with high beam assistant, and the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadowline trim. Cerium Grey metallic finish is featured on exterior elements such as the left and right air inlet in the front bumper, the BMW ornamental kidney grille and its surround, along with the exterior mirror caps.

The vehicle also features 19-inch M Light Alloy Wheels in Double Spoke style 792 M Bicolour, with runflat tyres as standard. The M Sport brake with blue-painted brake callipers featuring the ‘M’ designation is also fitted to the vehicle. In the rear, the New BMW M340i xDrive is fitted with trapezoidal dual-exhaust tailpipe finishers, as well as an M rear spoiler for a sportier appeal.

Outstanding driving dynamics.

The New BMW M340i xDrive is equipped with the most powerful engine in the BMW 3 Series, designed for extraordinary performance with maximum agility. The BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine is capable of 387 hp and 500 Nm of torque, and can make the century sprint in just 4.4 seconds – delivering not just excellent performance to the new sedan, but an equally powerful torque.

The top speed for the New BMW M340i xDrive is 250km/h. The combined fuel consumption records 7.7 litres per 100km of travel, with 177g of carbon emissions per kilometre of travel.

Power is transmitted via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission that offers incredibly sporty gear changes – whether in automatic or manual mode. In SPORT mode and with the gear lever in the left-hand S/M position, the gear shifts are configured for the best performance.

The New BMW M340i xDrive is equipped with specially-tuned suspension, featuring the 10mm-lowered Adaptive M suspension that can be electrically adjusted at any time to suit the road and driving conditions. To ensure impressive stopping power, the new sedan is fitted with M Sport brakes – four-piston fixed callipers at the front and single-piston floating callipers at the rear in blue with the ‘M’ designation.  Large brake discs are also fitted to the new sedan to ensure an outstanding braking performance.

Additionally, the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive has a sporting rear-wheel bias, while modified power steering provides noticeably more direct feedback. The New BMW M340i xDrive also arrives with the M Sport differential that optimises traction and driving stability when taking bends at high speeds or accelerating out of a bend, changing lanes or on different road surfaces.

Performance-built, comfort-driven.

The cockpit of the New BMW M340i xDrive impresses with an M-specific design that maintains the sporty driving appeal of the exterior within. Standard equipment includes sports seats for the driver and front passenger upholstered in Leather Vernasca, an M leather steering wheel, front door sill finisher with illumination, and a BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite. M-specific pedals, M-specific floor mats, and interior trim finisher in Aluminium Tetragon with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome also equip the new sedan.

The welcome light carpet and the ambient light with 11 predefined lighting designs further enhance the interior design language of the vehicle, while automatic three-zone air-conditioning provides driving comfort. Additionally, comfort is also offered to owners of the New BMW M340i xDrive via the Comfort Access system with contactless opening of the tailgate. Driving entertainment is provided via the 16-Speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound System.

Highlights of the New BMW M340i xDrive include the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display, and the BMW Navigation System Professional with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display. Also available as standard to the new sedan is the Head Up Display feature and the stunning electric glass roof addition.

Exceptional driving assistance systems.

Complete with the Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant, the New BMW M340i xDrive ensures peace-of-mind when on the road. The Driving Assistant includes Lane Change Warning, Crossing Traffic Warning at the rear, Rear Collision Warning, and Speed Limit Assist. It also includes Lane Departure Warning with active steering intervention, as well as the Forward Collision Warning with brake intervention function. The Parking Assistant and rear-view camera are also available as standard to the new sedan.

The New BMW M340i xDrive is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Sunset Orange, and Portimao Blue. The interior will feature Leather Vernasca upholstery in Black or Cognac, with black décor stitching.

The New BMW M340i xDrive will be available at selected authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting 24th October 2020. Customers can also book the New BMW M340i xDrive on shop.bmw.com.my at RM1,000.

Dynamic financial programme.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW M340i xDrive can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 4,468.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

Complete premium ownership experience.

Owners of the New BMW M340i xDrive will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
  • BMW Service Online

The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) with Sales Tax Exemption for the New BMW M340i xDrive is:

  • The New BMW M340i xDrive – RM 402,354.13

New BMW 330e M Sport

BMW Malaysia today introduced the New BMW 330e M Sport to the line-up of locally assembled premium vehicles, to deliver a sportier and more efficient driving experience. The best of both worlds can be experienced as the new electrified sedan combines electrifying power with BMW’s Sheer Driving Pleasure.

“As a pioneer in the field of electromobility, our success story for the electrified sports sedan in Malaysia began in 2016. We have delivered over 6,200 units nationwide since then. Today, we are pleased to present the locally assembled, newest generation BMW 3 Series equipped with the latest BMW eDrive technology. This variant further underlines our commitment towards accelerating the uptake of electromobility in Malaysia, in line with the government’s plans for greener mobility nationwide,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.

The New BMW 330e M Sport exudes both innovative power and modern sportiness, as the powerful four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology works in synchrony with the latest-generation BMW eDrive technology to perfectly capture the hallmark BMW 3 Series Sheer Driving Pleasure. For the first time ever, the XtraBoost feature – built to provide a more intense acceleration experience, makes its debut in the BMW 3 Series portfolio as well.

To further enhance the electric driving pleasure, advancements in connectivity and driver assistance systems within the vehicle are crafted to best suit the modern-day driver. The M Sport package also lends a particularly bold exterior appearance to the new electrified sedan – one that fully complements the sporty interior design language as well.

When electrifying power meets thrilling sportiness.

The New BMW 330e M Sport arrives with a new sporty exterior design language that is enhanced by the adaptive LED headlights with extended content, along with slim 3D L-shaped LED taillights in the rear. The 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke style 790 M Bicolour with mixed tyres lend a muscular appearance to the electrified sports sedan.

The New BMW 330e M Sport is powered by an efficient 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and XtraBoost technology, that allows the vehicle to record a combined maximum output of 292hp and a peak torque of 420Nm – while consuming a low 2.2 litres of fuel per 100km of travel and emitting only 50g of carbon emissions per kilometre of travel. The New BMW 330e M Sport can also make the century sprint in 5.9 seconds, and records a top speed of 230km/h.

Designed to provide an increase in system output to 292hp and in turn, offer a much more intense acceleration experience, the XtraBoost feature can be activated by means of the Driving Experience Control switch in SPORT mode. The XtraBoost is also available during kickdown manoeuvres and after shifting the gear selector switch to the M or S position.

Equipped with the 8-Speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the New BMW 330e M Sport is complete with M Sport brakes and adaptive M Sport suspension, along with variable sports steering for sportier handling. The M Aerodynamics package is also available to the new variant as standard.

The interior of the New BMW 330e M Sport features sleek Aluminium Tetragon interior trim finishers along with the BMW Individual headliner anthracite. The driver’s cockpit is equipped with the sporty M leather steering wheel and three-zone automatic air-conditioning, along with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional – which features a digital instrument cluster with 12.3-inch display and a 10.25-inch touchscreen control display unit. Running on the BMW Operating System 7, the New BMW 330e M Sport is also equipped with BMW ConnectedDrive services as standard.

The new variant is also equipped with a 10-speaker HiFi Loudspeaker system with 205W amplifier power for maximum entertainment. The Apple CarPlay feature is also available upon subscription. Further complementing this future-forward sedan is the BMW Digital Key, available as standard to the New BMW 330e M Sport to ensure next-level vehicle security and management for added convenience.

Driving assistance is offered to the BMW 330e M Sport via the Driving Assistant Professional with steering and lane guidance assistant, as well as the Parking Assistant featuring the reverse assistant. The reverse assistant records the last 50 meters of travel below 35 km/h for a better experience when reversing through narrow streets. A rear-view camera is also equipped as standard.

The New BMW 330e M Sport is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Portimao Blue, Mineral Grey, and Sunset Orange. These can be complemented by either Black or Cognac Leather Vernasca upholstery with decor stitching in Black.

The New BMW 330e M Sport also entitles owners to a limited-time offer on the extended hybrid battery warranty of up to 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first. The offer is valid for purchases of the New BMW 330e M Sport from now until 31st December 2020.

The New BMW 330e M Sport will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting 24th October 2020. Alternatively, customers can book the New BMW 330e M Sport on shop.bmw.com.my at RM1,000.

Dynamic financial programme.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW 330e M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 2,938.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

Complete premium ownership experience.

Owners of the New BMW 330e M Sport will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
  • BMW Service Online

The retail price (on the road, without insurance) with Sales Tax Exemption for the New BMW 330e M Sport is:

  • The New BMW 330e M Sport – RM 264,613.13

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