In a latest update, BMW Malaysia has added M trim for its mid-sized sedan line-up, namely the 530i, 530e and 630i. We’ll take a look at the locally-assembled 5 Series first.
The 530i M Sport and 530e M Sport
As you might have known, the 530i is a petrol version and the 530e is a plug-in hybrid. With the added M Sport elements, you get larger kidney grilles, reworked air intakes, sleeker LED Laserlight headlights with DRLs (530e has Adaptive LED headlights), L-shaped rearlights with 3D effects, 19-inch bi-color Jet Black wheels, and updated M Sport exhausts. The 530i is offered with BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium Satinated, while the 530e comes with BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line. Of course, you can’t overlook the M Sport brake calipers in blue.
The insides of both versions are essentially black as a choice for refinement with interior trim finishers in Aluminium Rhombicle. The seats are made up of Dakota Leather with anthracite headliner. Ambient lighting gives a more premium effect in the dark. Only the 530i M Sport is fitted with a glass roof.
Both versions run on BMW Live Cockpit Professional for all the essential connectivity and multimedia requirements.
Power for the 530i relies on a 2.0-liter bi-turbo, while the 530e takes up the engine with an eDrive electric motor. Both platforms are paired to an 8-speed transmission. The edrive version gives a combined output of 292hp and 420Nm of torque, while the petrol engined derives 252hp and 350Nm.
Available at additional costs to further customize your 5 Series are high-gloss black kidney grille, carbon fiber mirror cap, M accentuation strips, M side sills, matte black spoiler, gloss black rear bumper trim and matte black rear diffuser. The upgrade costs is RM 17,410.29, but from now till 31 December, you get a 10 percent discount.
Exclusive for the 530i is the Shadow Line Package (kidney grille, air duct trim and glossed out window frames), starting at RM 5,437.12. From now till 31 December, you get it at RM5,000.
The BMW 530i M Sport and 530e M Sport retail for RM 395,800 and 340,800.00, both with SST included.