BMW Malaysia unveils New 3 Series

BMW M330i M Sport exclusive for Malaysia

The New BMW 3 Series has been brought forth by BMW Malaysia at the MITEC (Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center) in Kuala Lumpur, today. This model is monumental for the brand in Malaysia and the world over, having sold more than 15 million units. And it’s been around for almost half a century!

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The BMW 3 Series has a true testament to “what’s not broken, don’t fix it”. The new BMW 3 Series’ debut in Malaysia Is highlighted by the M Sport package version, and it’s exclusive to this country. As always, BMW kidney grille with the familiar headlights and Hofmeister kink are instantly recognizable. Other highlights are the coupe-like roofline, spoiler lip and 90mm exhausts.  

In dimensions, the newer 3 Series is 76mm longer (4,709mm), 16mm wider (1,827mm) and  6mm taller (1,435mm) than its predecessor. A longer wheelbase by 41mm (2,851mm) gives occupants better comfort.

Moving inside, the Premium Sedan in M Sport trim comes with first-in-class BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with unprecedented level of voice recognition. Other important firsts for the edition’s 3 Series are the New BMW Digital Key, New Parking Assistant, as well as the latest generation of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, a fully-digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch Control Display. We checked with the Head of Product from BMW Malaysia that the Digital key only works with Samsung mobilephones with NFC-enabled feature to lock/unlock the car.

The BMW 330i M Sport is equipped with an in-line four-cylinder engine, paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The powertrain outputs 190 kW/258 hp with a peak torque of 400 Nm from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm. It goes from 0 to 100km in just 5.8 seconds. Fuel consumption is kept honest at 6.4 liter per 100 km.

The car is lighter, more rigid than previous model, thanks to a sturdier chassis and lightweight construction. Gross weight is reduced by 25 kilograms.

For driving dynamics, the new 3 Series’ M Sport suspension features the first-ever lift-related dampers. In addition, the expanded track widths improve the vehicle’s agility and steering precision while the striking blue-painted callipers that display the M logo fitted onto the M Sport brakes lends to its signature design. The M Sport package also include the 18-inch M Light Alloy wheels Double Spoke Style 790 M bi-color Orbit Grey with mixed tyres.

The New BMW 3 Series is offered in five colors: Portimao Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Sunset Orange, paired with premium Black or Cognac Leather Vernasca upholstery and interior trim, finished in Aluminium Tetragon.

The New BMW 3 Series will be available at all authorized dealerships nationwide from 28th March. The BMW 330i M Sport goes for RM328,800 without insurance. The package includes BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Program and BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Program for its Run Flat Tyre, as well as BMW Service Online. Other benefits to go along are the BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline and BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card.

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