BMW Malaysia today introduced the New BMW M340i xDrive – Malaysia’s first locally assembled M Performance Vehicle.
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.
Powering the new BMW M340i xDrive is BMW’s TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine capable of 387 hp and 500 Nm of torque, and can make the century sprint in just 4.4 seconds.
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.
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.
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 for RM1,000.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the new M340i xDrivecan 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).
Owners of the new M340i xDrivewill also 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 RM 402,354.13
BMW Malaysia has introduced the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport, two new variants to their portfolio of locally-assembled vehicles in Malaysia, further delivering on the premium automaker’s continued investments in the country and in line with the aim of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to strengthen the automotive industry in the year 2020.
The BMW 3 Series variant brings a modern thrill to the sports segment, while the new Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) presents a renewed sense of athleticism to the BMW X range.”
“In 2019, over 2,500 units of BMW 3 Series models were delivered. This success continues to underline our lead in the premium sports sedan segment of Malaysia, bolstering our expansions into adding more locally-assembled BMW vehicles in our Kulim facility.
The BMW X models also charted record highs in our local deliveries last year, accounting for more than 43% of vehicles in the BMW portfolio delivered in 2019. With these strong figures, we are confident that 2020 will present more opportunities for our segment-leading models to rise with the local automotive industry,” Hoelzl added.
The BMW X1 established the premium compact SAV segment in 2009 and is the best-selling vehicle in its class today. To maintain this leading position, the BMW X1 has undergone a comprehensive update in vehicle design and technological innovation to produce the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport variant.
Complementing the release of the new SAV is a new variant to the seventh generation of the iconic sports sedan introduced in March 2019, the New BMW 320i Sport.
Meanwhile, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport now emanates a stronger road presence. The two halves of the larger kidney grille are now joined in the middle.
The redesigned front bumper with integrated LED fog lights and larger air intakes also lend the new SAV a more dynamic appearance. The tubes in the LED headlights have a hexagonal shape, underscoring the modern looks of the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport.
The Lights Package also includes a Welcome Light
Carpet. When the vehicle is unlocked, an LED light source in the driver’s-side
exterior mirror projects the characters “X1” onto the ground in two tones. The
LED rear lights features a new design, with a single LED bar drawing the
familiar L signature from side to side.
The ten-millimetre drop in ride height (now 1,588mm) thanks to the M Sport Suspension, the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim and the M Aerodynamics Package add to the efficiency and athleticism of the new SAV.
This is further illustrated by the right and left tailpipes, which have grown in diameter from 70 to 90 millimetres. The new SAV also features 18-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke Style 570 M Bicolour.
Powering the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport is a formidable 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a 7-Speed Steptronic Dual Clutch Sport transmission. The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport has a top speed of 224 km/h.
The maximum output equates to 192 hp at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm, while the peak torque is 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The century sprint is achieved in 7.6 seconds. The new SAV has a combined fuel consumption of 6.5 litres per 100km of travel and a combined carbon emission of 149g/km.
Inside, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport is visually striking with interior trim finishers in Aluminium, finely brushed lengthwise with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome. The new SAV’s central element for infotainment is the new 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system located in the middle of the dashboard.
It can be used to control entertainment and navigation functions, with voice control and the iDrive Controller on the centre console available as alternative input methods. The BMW ConnectedDrive services are also available to the new SAV. The instrument cluster with black-panel technology and chrome rings surrounding the large, round speedometer and rev counter displays offers elegance amidst the new SAV’s sporty demeanour.
Owners can enjoy the thrill of driving the
New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport with the M Leather steering wheel affixed as
standard, while their passengers enjoy the spacious rear seats. Additionally,
the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport’s luggage compartment remains the largest in
the premium segment, with a maximum capacity of 1,550 litres.
The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport is offered
in four stunning colours, namely Misano Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White and
Mineral Grey, paired with premium Black Leather Dakota upholstery with
perforations. The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport will be available at the pop-ups
and all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 13th January
The newest and much awaited variant in the BMW 3 Series portfolio, the New BMW 320i Sport carries the prominent expression of the current world’s best-selling premium sports sedan with both the front LED fog lights and the Air Curtains integrated into the outer air intakes and are inserted into the front apron in a horizontal T.
This design was originally developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) for the intake air in jet engines and later became a feature of classical racing cars.
The variant is further equipped with sporty
18-inch light alloy wheels in V-Spoke Style 780 Bicolour. Owners can also look
forward to a lighter, more rigid vehicle as the total weight has been further
reduced by 30 kg (kerb weight of 1,460 kg) thanks to its lightweight framework.
The New BMW 320i Sport features the 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, paired with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The sports sedan is capable of generating a top speed of 235 km/h, with a maximum output of 184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
The century sprint can be achieved in just 7.1 seconds. The New BMW 320i Sport only consumes 6.3 litres of fuel per 100 km and generates 144 g/km of CO2.
The cabin of the New BMW 320i Sport features
three-zone automatic climate control, interior trim finishers in Aluminium
‘Mesheffect’, complete with the exclusive Sport leather steering wheel which adds
to the thrilling driving experience.
The premium sports sedan is equipped with the
BMW Live Cockpit Plus – an analogue instrument cluster with 5.7-inch display
and 8.8-inch touch sensitive control display.
A first in its segment, the New BMW 320i Sport offers segment leading innovation and offering such as the Reversing Assistant for hands free, semi-autonomous convenience when reversing in narrow streets, along with the Rear View Camera that is fitted as standard.
These features are powered by the BMW Operating System 6, which also powers the BMW Digital Key for next level vehicle security and management.
The BMW Digital Key employs Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that allow the new BMW 320i Sport to lock and unlock and even start the engine with the newest compatible cell-phones and without needing a physical key, another first in class technology in the Malaysian premium automotive industry.
Adding onto the premium ownership experience,
the BMW ConnectedDrive equips owners with Intelligent Emergency Call and
Teleservices which reacts automatically if an accident occurs, quickly getting
help for you and your passengers.
The New BMW 320i Sport is offered in five colours, namely Mediterranean Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Sunset Orange, paired with premium Black Leather Vernasca upholstery. The New BMW 320i Sport will be available at the pop-ups and all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 10th January 2020.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport can be owned with monthly instalment plans starting from RM 2,668.00 and RM 2,788.00 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
Owners of the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport can enjoy the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Programme for its Run Flat Tyre offering and services
BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card
BMW Service Online
The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) for the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport are: