BMW Malaysia today introduced the first ever BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport four-door coupé at the Swiss timepiece exhibition, Time Kulture by Swiss Watch Gallery at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
On the exterior, the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport arrives with a newly-designed three-dimensional mesh single-unit kidney grille that is complemented by slim, slanted LED headlights and LED foglights.
The aerodynamic design also features a lower centre of gravity for an extraordinarily dynamic presence, while the sleek frameless front and rear doors accentuate its fluid design.
Modern flared wheel arches and 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke style 819 M Bicolour with runflat tyres lend a muscular appearance to the new Gran Coupé as well.
Towards the rear are slim wrap-around LED taillights connected by a high-gloss black band. The new Gran Coupé also comes equipped with the M Aerodynamics package as a standard, along with the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.
Powering the new BMW 218i Gran Coupé is a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that is efficient for daily use yet remains powerful in nature. The BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport is the first-ever compact BMW coupé to utilise a transverse engine placement.
With a maximum output of 140 hp and a peak torque of 220 Nm, the new 218i Gran Coupé can make the century sprint in 8.7 seconds. The top speed for the car is 213km/h. Its combined fuel consumption records 5.9 litres per 100km of travel, with 135g of carbon emissions per kilometre of travel.
Power is transmitted via a Seven-speed Steptronic double-clutch transmission. Similar to the new BMW 1 Series, the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport is also designed with the BMW front-wheel drive (FWD) architecture. The suspension, damping and steering have also been tuned for sportier performance in the new Gran Coupé.
Inside, the cockpit of the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport features illuminated trim finishers in Illuminated Boston and LED light sources via the Lights Package, a multifunction M leather steering wheel, sport seats with Leather Dakota upholstery, and two-zone automatic air conditioning.
The new Gran Coupé features the BMW Live Cockpit Plus which stars an analogue speedometer and rev counter and a 5.1-inch, 4:3 portrait-format screen which displays information such as the car’s speed, the status of the driver assistance systems and navigation instruction. This is complemented by an 8.8-inch touchscreen control display.
The 218i Gran Coupé is also fitted with a centre console that includes the gear selector, iDrive controller, driving dynamics controls as well as the push start button. Positioned in front of it are cup holders and a storage tray for convenient charging via the Telephony feature with wireless charging.
The lower central tunnel design of the vehicle offers more comfort and space for rear passengers, compared to standard two-door coupés in this segment.
The 430-litre luggage compartment is 40 litres wider than the BMW 2 Series Coupe, and is complemented by 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats. Comfort Access 2.0 is also available to the new Gran Coupé, along with the BMW Digital Key for added convenience.
Assistance is offered to the First-Ever BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport via the Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant and the Reversing Assistant. 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 Reversing Assistant are also available as standard, along with the Active Park Distance Control and a lateral parking aid.
Available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Snapper Rock Blue, Storm Bay, and Melbourne Red exterior colour options with black Leather Dakota upholstery with blue and black highlights for the interior, the all-new BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport is priced at RM211,367 on the road without insurance.
The all-new 218i Gran Coupé was unveiled alongside a fleet of camouflaged models in unique designs by local NGOs Komuniti Tukang Jahit, Changgih Designs, INKAA and Kanoe.
The partnership with the aforementioned organisations mark BMW’s efforts in paying tribute to homegrown businesses, volunteer groups and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) establishments who have been dynamic and resilient in supporting the local communities throughout these challenging times.
The groups helped create unique camouflage designs based on amazing stories as seen on some of the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport driving around Klang Valley in the lead up to the launch at Time Kulture.