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The BMW M4 Competition x Kith is the Sexiest Version of the New M4 Yet

Just a few weeks on from its world premiere, BMW M has introduced a very special edition model of the new BMW M4 Competition.

Created in collaboration with New York lifestyle brand Kith, the BMW M4 Competition x KITH is limited to just 150 units and features unique exterior and interior design details.

At the same time, Kith will be offering a 96‑piece collection of exclusively designed apparel and accessories in all its stores and online.

While the M4 Competition badge on the model’s boot lid has been replaced by a black Kith logo with BMW M stripes in the same style, this logo also appears in illuminated form below the head restraints in the M Carbon bucket seats, and Kith lettering is embossed into the black leather of the head restraints and centre console.

Merging logos is a hallmark of the many partnerships Kith has forged with other globally renowned companies, but this is the first time BMW has altered its badge for a collaboration partner.

The fusion logo created for the 150 units of the BMW M4 Competition x KITH adds an extra ring around the BMW roundel in the BMW M colours light blue, dark blue and red.

Plus, there are details in bright lettering focusing on Kith and the collaboration. The rear of the BMW M4 Competition x KITH also has the black Kith logo with BMW M stripes.

The special-edition models are available exclusively with the matte paint finishes Frozen Black, Frozen Dark Silver and Frozen Brilliant White in homage to the three most popular colours for the BMW E30 M3 back in the day.

One of the main highlights of the special-edition models is the Kith carbon-fibre roof design. For this optional extra, grey Kith lettering with BMW M stripes is woven into the roof surface. M Compound brakes with red callipers bearing the M logo come as standard.

These are clearly visible through the double spokes of the M forged wheels 826M bi-colour / Jet Black, high-gloss (front: 19-inch, rear: 20-inch).

Inside, the BMW M4 Competition x KITH the tri-colour M Carbon bucket seats feature the BMW M colours light blue and red which add striking flourishes to the Merino full-leather trim in Black.

Kith lettering is also embossed into the black leather of the front and rear head restraints and centre armrest of the BMW M4 Competition x KITH.

The centre console features an exclusive badge with the Kith logo and BMW M stripes. The illuminated M badge below the front head restraints also has Kith lettering.

The special-edition model has the same technical profile as the BMW M4 Competition Coupé, kicking out 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from naught to 100 in 3.9 seconds.

As well as classical rear-wheel drive, the BMW M4 Competition x KITH can – like the BMW M4 Competition Coupé – be specified as an option with M xDrive all-wheel drive.

In addition to the standard equipment of the BMW M4 Competition Coupé and the bespoke Kith collaboration features, the special-edition model can also be ordered with a selection of other extras.

Like the M Compound brakes, M forged wheels and M Carbon bucket seats, the M Carbon exterior package, BMW Laserlight and BMW Individual lights Shadowline are standard.

Plus, the cabin features Carbon Fibre interior trim strips and controls with electroplated applications.

Deliveries of the limited-edition BMW M4 Competition x KITH will begin in summer 2021.

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New BMW 330e M Sport Launched – Now with XtraBoost, RM265k

BMW Malaysia has introduced the New BMW 330e M Sport to the line-up of locally assembled premium vehicles.

Updates include a new sporty exterior design language that is enhanced by the adaptive LED headlights, slim 3D L-shaped LED taillights, as well as 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke style 790 M Bicolour with mixed tyres.

The New BMW 330e M Sport is powered by a 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.

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 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.

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).

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 RM 264,613.13

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BMW M340i xDrive is Here– 387hp, CKD, RM402,354

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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).

Owners of the new M340i xDrive will 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

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All-New BMW R 18 Arrives – Limited Units, RM150,000

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BMW Motorrad Malaysia has introduced the All-New BMW R 18, entering the cruiser segment.

First introduced as the Concept R 18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the BMW R 18 borrows from famous models such as the legendary BMW R 5 both technologically and visually, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology, and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure.

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The exclusive First Edition variant combines the classic BMW R 18 look with exclusive equipment features in paint and chrome. The large capacity classic boxer features the First Edition logo with pin strip design on gloss black paint – invoking an unparalleled sense of style and edge.

The new cruiser’s impressive presence is established by the Chrome handle bars, shifter lever, handle end caps, cylinder head covers, crank covers and air intake. Only 18 units of the exclusive All-New BMW R 18 First Edition will be made available in Malaysia.

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The classic bodywork features on the cruiser are made of metal, as befits an authentic cruise: the 16-litre fuel tank with its tear shape derived from the BMW R 5, the front and rear fenders the side panels below the seat, the fork sleeves and the housings of the headlights and circular instrument panel are all made of sheet steel.

The cruiser also comes with a full LED headlight, as well as LED rear and brake lights included in the rear indicators. The high-quality ‘Machined’ engine housing cover made of milled aluminium, created in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, features an attractive colour contrast between black and silver. The All-New BMW R 18 also features double striping and chromed design elements.

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The biggest displacement boxer engine BMW has ever built sits at the heart of the All-New BMW R 18. The newly developed two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts placed above the drive shaft bears a capacity of 1,802 cc capable of a maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 rpm and maximum speed of 180km/h. Also known as the “Big Boxer”, the boxer engine is air/oil-cooled.

Fuel consumption of the new cruiser is 5.6 litres per 100km of travel. Emission control is offered via a regulated three-way catalytic converter. The alternator in the All-New BMW R 18 is a 600W permanent magnet generator paired with a maintenance-free 12 V/26 Ah battery.

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Power is transmitted to the new cruiser via a single-disk dry clutch with a six-speed transmission in a separate transmission housing. The secondary open, nickel-plated driveshaft, meanwhile, puts focus on the torque.

The centrepiece of the suspension in the All-New BMW R 18 is a double-loop steel tube frame. The front suspension is offered via the classic telescopic fork with fork sleeves and cantilever suspension strut with travel-dependent damping. In the rear is the steel swinging fork with central shock strut.

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A 300mm twin disk brake with four-piston fixed callipers in front is also standard to the All-New BMW R 18, with single disk brakes in the rear. The BMW Motorrad Integral Anti-Lock Braking System (partially integral) is also available to prevent wheel lock in hard braking situations.

The new cruiser is also equipped with the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) to ensure a high level of riding safety, and features three riding modes: Rock, Roll and Rain. Additionally, the All-New BMW R 18 is equipped with engine drag torque control (MSR) as standard.

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The All-New BMW R 18 is fitted with a specifically designed circular instrument with multifunctional display. The circular instrument features an analogue speedometer display for a classic style. As with other BMW Motorrad models, the Keyless Ride system also replaces the conventional ignition in the All-New BMW R 18.

The new cruiser now features the reverse gear and lockable fuel filler cap as standard. To further personalise the All-New BMW R 18, owners also have the option to accessorise with a variety of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories be it for storage, design and appearance as well as for ergonomics and comfort.

With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the All-New BMW R 18 First Edition starts from RM2,411.00 per month. This is based on estimates of 80% loan on a 5-year tenure.

Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the All-New Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia.

The retail price (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes) for the All-New BMW R 18 First Edition is RM 149,500.00

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BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport Launched – RM211,367

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.

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New BMW 128ti Completes Final Test in Nürburgring, to Debut in November

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Positioned directly below the top-of-the-range BMW 1 Series (M135i xDrive) that was launched here recently, the new BMW 128ti, is almost here.

Currently in its final test phase, the new BMW 128ti is undergoing thorough calibration test drives on the hilly roads of the Eifel around the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring and, of course, also directly on the world’s most demanding racetrack.

It is said that the new model will be making its global debut in November 2020.

The front-wheel drive BMW 128ti also features a newly developed 2-litre engine. The four-cylinder with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology beneath the bonnet of the BMW 128ti has a power output of 265 bhp, facilitating sporty driving performance such as the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds.

The new BMW 128ti comes as standard with the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential, providing for better traction on the front axle.

It has a specifically tuned M sport suspension including lowering by 10mm as well as BMW Performance Control, which has been specially adapted for increased agility.

In addition to many differentiating exterior and interior features, the entire suspension and steering were specifically tuned to offer extremely sporty and driver-oriented driving dynamics.

Furthermore, the steering has been specifically aligned to the vehicle for precise reactions, providing the driver with direct response.

Moreover, the The BMW 128ti is also about 80 kilos lighter than the four-wheel drive BMW M135i xDrive, from which it takes the highly pre-stressed stabiliser bearing and the stabilisers.

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Auto Bavaria Tebrau 4S Centre Opening Next Week

BMW Group Malaysia just announced that Auto Bavaria Tebrau, the newest full-suite Sales, Services, Spare Parts and Systems (4S) dealership for BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, and BMW Premium Selection (BPS), will officially open its doors for business next week on 15th July 2020.

The new dealership offers a built-up space of 63,000 square feet, capable of displaying up to 24 vehicles from all the brands mentioned above.

Manned by over 80 staffs, the dealership also features a Customer Lounge, an Isetta Bar, a BMW Lifestyle & Accessories display area, as well as a Handover Area with RATC (reception at the car) Service. 

In case you’re wondering, Auto Bavaria Tebrau is located at 3B, Jalan Persiaran Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

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All-New BMW R18 is Open for Booking – Only 18 Units, RM156k

Following the launch of the all-new S1000 XR, BMW Motorrad Malaysia also teased the arrival of the all-new R18 cruiser on the company’s online booking platform.

Limited to only 18 units in Malaysia, the All-New BMW R 18 large capacity classic boxer features the First Edition logo with pin stripe design on gloss black paint, complemented by chrome handle bars, shifter lever, handle end caps, cylinder head covers and crank covers, as well as air intake.

The “luxurious cruiser” as BMW Motorrad calls it, offers a full LED headlight, as well as LED rear and brake lights. The high-quality ‘Machined’ engine housing cover made of milled aluminium, created in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, features an attractive colour contrast between black and silver.

Powering the R18 is the biggest displacement boxer engine BMW has ever built. The air/oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts placed above the drive shaft bears a capacity of 1,802 cc capable of a maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 rpm and maximum speed of 180km/h.

The R 18 is also equipped with electronic intake pipe fuel injection with twin-spark ignition. Fuel consumption of the new cruiser is 5.6 litres per 100km of travel.

Emission control is offered via a regulated three-way catalytic converter, while the alternator is a 600W permanent magnet generator paired with a maintenance-free 12 V/26 Ah battery.

Power is transmitted to the new cruiser via a single-disk dry clutch with a 6-gear shifting claw transmission in a separate transmission housing.

In terms of suspension, the new cruiser comes with a double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on under beams. The front suspension is offered via the classic telescopic fork with fork sleeves and cantilever suspension strut with travel-dependent damping. In the rear is the steel swinging fork with central shock strut.

A 300mm twin disk brake with 4-piston fixed callipers in front is also standard to the All-New BMW R 18, with single disk brakes in the rear.

The BMW Motorrad Integral Anti-Lock Braking System (partially integral) is also available to prevent wheel lock in hard braking situations. The new cruiser is also equipped with the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and features three riding modes: Rock, Roll and Rain.

The All-New BMW R 18 is also fitted with a specifically designed circular instrument with multifunctional display. The circular instrument features an analogue speedometer display for a classic style. As with other BMW Motorrad models, the Keyless Ride system also replaces the conventional ignition steering lock in the all-new BMW R 18.

The new cruiser now features the reverse gear and lockable fuel filter cap as standard. To further personalise the all-new BMW R 18, owners also have the option to accessorise with a variety of wheel seats, handlebars, valve covers, engine breast plate, luggage range as well as the engine protection bar, amongst other optional accessories.

Priced at RM156,600, the all-new BMW R 18 First Edition will be available from October 2020. However, advance online reservation is now open.

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All-New BMW S1000 XR Launched – RM121,500

BMW Motorrad Malaysia recently introduced the All-New BMW S 1000 XR, with a number of significant updates.

Featuring a new layout for the main frame, the S 1000 XR is now 10 kg lighter than the outgoing model, and comes with redesigned fuel tank flanks and body parts in the seat area which provides better support and an improved knee grip.

The “ergonomic triangle” between the handlebar, seat surface, and footrests have also been redesigned in order to offer the rider a more comfortable and relaxed riding position.

Standard offerings include an integrated Pannier Holder, a toll card compartment as well as storage compartment underneath the seat. The new variant also comes with optional features that have now been made standard, including the main centre stand, hand protection guard as well as heated grips.

The All-New BMW S 1000 XR also comes equipped with turn indicators and rear light unit, where the headlight features the latest LED technology with two symmetrically arranged LED units each for low beam, high beam and parking light.

In addition, there are the adaptive cornering lights that have been designed with precision to enhance illumination of the road at night when cornering. For enhanced recognition of the vehicle during the day, the Headlight Pro DRL (Daytime Riding Light) is integrated as a standard feature into the bike.

Power comes courtesy of a newly developed in-line four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 999 cc,and an increased maximum output of 165 hp and 114 Nm of torque, which enables the bike to hit a top speed of 200km/h.

Compared to the predecessor model, the 4th, 5th and 6th gear now have longer ratios in order to reduce noise, fuel consumption and engine speed level.

In addition to a smoother and self-reinforcing anti-hopping clutch, the All-New BMW S 1000 XR now features the electrically controlled engine drag torque control (MSR) to prevent the rear wheel from slipping as a result of an abrupt throttling or downshifting.

Four riding modes are available as standard – Rain, Road, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro, and for the first time, the Dynamic Pro mode can be fully configured to offer a wide range of setting options.

Further complementing the whole package is the latest generation Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and DTC Wheelie function which can be configured separately.

In enhancing safety measures when braking in banking position, the ABS Pro provides a fortified degree of performance and safety to provide extreme riding pleasure. The All-New BMW S 1000 XR also includes the Hill Start Control Pro as standard to offer support on steep inclines.

The All-New BMW S 1000 XR is also equipped with the latest generation of BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), providing a dynamic riding experience with a distinctive level of riding comfort.

Dynamic ESA Pro is available with two damping modes of Road and Dynamic, along with the automatic load compensation. The new variant also features the dynamic brake assistant DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) to provide support to the rider during braking manoeuvres. For more convenience, the new variant also features an integrated Keyless Ride function.

The completely redeveloped instrument panel of the all-new BMW S 1000 XR displays an extended range of information on a large 6.5-inch TFT screen, excellent for optimum visibility even in difficult lighting conditions.

The Pure Ride screen has all the information required for regular riding on the road including vehicle status overview, while the Core screen displays banking position, braking and traction control. A practical arrow navigation system with app is also included as standard.

Offered in two colours – Ice Grey and Racing Red, the all-new BMW S 1000 XR is priced at RM121,500.

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BMW Bids Farewell to the i8 with 18 One-Off Builds

The last 18 units of the BMW i8 just left BMW Group Plant Leipzig yesterday as their future owners looked on.

Each car was a one-off created in close collaboration with the customer, sporting never-seen-before features like the Austin Yellow, British Racing Green, and Le Mans Blue body paint colours that were never seen on an i8 before.

“The degree of customisation in these vehicles threw up some major logistical and process challenges,” said Plant Director Hans-Peter Kemser.

“But our i production unit has proved yet again that nothing is impossible.”

Manufacturing a BMW i8 is in itself a feat of modern automotive construction, owing to the vehicle concept, drive technology, and unique mix of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium.

But the final 18 special models presented the i8 production team with particular challenges on top: each one was finished in a paintwork colour that had previously not been applied to the outer skin components of a BMW i8.

Painting such a large number of exterior parts in the specified colour made production and logistics far more complex.

Manufactured and painted virtually by hand by a range of suppliers and at BMW Group Plant Landshut, the challenge lay in getting the components to the production line in full premium quality.

And with each part being the only one of this colour in existence and highly complex to reproduce, the utmost care and precision were required in logistics and throughout series vehicle production.

“Yet again, we have proved our ability to meet the highly discerning standards and personal specifications of our customers with unique solutions and unparalleled skill,” said Plant Director Hans-Peter Kemser.

The final vehicles also have customised components in their interiors, such as Alcantara covers for seats and steering wheels, and special trim strips and fascia panels.

The customers in Plant Leipzig – some of whom were members of the BMW i8 Club International – were on location to see their vehicles leave the factory gates and be handed over to vehicle logistics.

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