BMW Malaysia today unveiled the New BMW 330i M Sport, the latest addition to the premium automaker’s locally assembled portfolio.
Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “We introduced the seventh generation of the world’s best-selling premium sports sedan earlier this year, raising the bar yet again in its segment. While the fully imported variant has seen over 350 new owners in merely six months, the locally assembled BMW 330i M Sport introduced today is set to continue writing the success story of the ultimate sports sedan.”
Hoelzl added that the new model is locally assembled at its facility in Kulim which also assembles eight other BMW models, with a total of ten variants. He said, “Beyond providing our customers a wider mix of products in addition to our offering of fully imported models, we are pleased to once again deliver on our promise to growing our investments in the country as Malaysia continues to grow as a hub for the BMW Group in South East Asia.”
The New BMW 330i M Sport: The iconic sports sedan.
The locally assembled BMW 330i M Sport upholds the same level of innovation in technology and stunning characteristics as the model’s imported counterpart, including the unmistakable athletic design and dynamic performance synonymous to the iconic sports sedan.
The premium sports sedan from BMW offers 18-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style 790 M bi-colour Orbit Grey with mixed tyres, complete with blue-painted callipers that display the M logo on the M Sport brakes. The sports sedan also features adaptive LED headlights with Bi-LED technology.
The highlights of the New BMW 330i M Sport include the notably larger kidney grille and slim, three-dimensional taillights fitted in an L shape with emphasis on the use of smoked glass. The aerodynamic spoiler lip affixed to the rear along with two distinct 90-millimetre tailpipes give the New BMW 330i M Sport a sporting edge as well.
Powered by a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, the New BMW 330i M Sport generates a top speed of 250 km/h and outputs 258 hp with a peak torque of 400 Nm from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm. It also makes the century sprint in 5.8 seconds. With the updated 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the vehicle only consumes 6.4 litre of fuel for every 100km. The reduced carbon emissions of 147 g/km is optimised by a particulate filter included in the exhaust treatment system.
Owners can look forward to a lighter, more rigid vehicle as the total weight has been reduced by 25 kilograms (kerb weight of 1,545 kg). With a drag coefficient of 0.23, the vehicle boasts best-in-class aerodynamics. The rigidity levels of the body structure and suspension attachment have been greatly enhanced as well, with a 50:50 axle load distribution and a low centre of gravity. The M Sport suspension will highlight BMW’s first-ever lift-related dampers that exemplify an innovative damping system.
Featuring high-level connectivity and an immaculate interior design language, the New BMW 330i M Sport boasts the M Sport leather steering wheel with multifunction and shift paddles along with ambient interior lighting. Amongst the key features unique to its segment are the Intelligent Personal Assistant and Digital Key, as well as the safety innovation offered in the form of the Park Assist and Reverse Assist, afforded by the Parking Assistant system.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional is available as well, combining the customisable and situation-linked displays on a fully-digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch touch sensitive Control Display. All these features are made available in conjunction with the latest BMW Operating System 7.0.
Colour offerings for the New BMW 330i M Sport include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, and Mineral Grey. Colour offerings in Portimao Blue will be available from January 2020 onwards while Sunset Orange will be available from March 2020 onwards. Inside, owners have a choice of Black Vernasca leather upholstery or Cognac Vernasca leather upholstery.
The New BMW 330i M Sport is priced at RM288,800 with 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, free scheduled service program and BMW Tyre Warranty Program and is available for test drive at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide.