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Which is ‘The 1’ for you? : BMW M135i xDrive and BMW X1 sDrive18i arrives in Malaysia

BMW Malaysia today introduced the BMW M135i xDrive aka The 1 and BMW X1 sDrive18i. The 1 is the sporting flagship of the third generation BMW 1 Series line-up, a successful premium hatchback in the ever-growing BMW portfolio while the BMW X1 sDrive18i is a new addition to its portfolio of locally-assembled vehicles.

BMW M135i xDrive: The 1 that is exhilarating

BMW M135i xDrive is powered by a most powerful two-litre, M Performance TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine with a Torsen limited-slip differential integrated into the Eight-Speed Steptronic Sport Transmission. With an all-wheel drive system, it cab deliver maximum output of 225kW/306hp and a peak torque of 450Nm. Century sprint only takes about 4.8 seconds and capable of achieving top speed of 250km/h.

The sporty compact model is fitted with the M Sport suspension and M Sport brake which offers excellent fade resistance and abundant reserves of stopping power. The 1 is also equipped with Active Sound Design that amplifies the actual sound from the engine and modulates it for an exhilarating, sporty soundtrack without emitting increased external noise.

Over to the exterior, it is now stands out with a distinctive kidney grille in Cerium Grey. The Adaptive LED headlights complete with high-beam assistant will help brighten the low-light roads situation even better. A newly designed 19-inch light alloy wheels in V-spoke Style 557 M Bicolour will be equipped on the sporty compact. For the rear, three-dimensional two-part taillights with the classic BMW L-shape emphasise the vehicle’s width. A BMW M rear spoiler has added exclusively for The 1.

BMW M135i xDrive is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Misano Blue, Mineral Grey or Melbourne Red. Owners can choose to complement the exterior with either black Leather ‘Dakota’ upholstery with black perforations, or Magma Red Leather ‘Dakota’ upholstery  with grey highlight and black perforations. The 1 will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide by 28th July 2020.

BMW X1 sDrive18i: Premium SAV that can perform on any terrain

Don’t get fooled with the BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine paired to a 7-Speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch which power the BMW X1 sDrive18i will be a slouch. The engine was awarded International Engine of the Year Award for five consecutive years since 2015. The SAV can perform a maximum output of 140hp and a peak torque of 220Nm. The X1 can achieve 0-100km/h in 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 201km/h.

The X1 exterior now comes with LED headlights, front LED fog lights, satin-finish aluminium roof rails and exterior trim, with new 17-inch light alloy wheels in V-spoke style 560 that gives the new SAV an athletic appearance. The advanced infotainment system highlights the technological capabilities of the BMW X1 sDrive18i via the intuitive iDrive system within the 8.8-inch Control Display that can be operated via the iDrive controller, by touch, and even voice control. 

Colour offerings for the BMW X1 sDrive18i include Alpine White, Mediterranean Blue, Black Sapphire, and Mineral Grey. They will be complemented with exquisite interior upholstery in black Leather Dakota. 

BMW X1 sDrive18i will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 24th July 2020.

The BMW M135i xDrive is priced at RM 355,646.25 (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, and Free Scheduled Service Programme) while the BMW X1 sDrive18i goes for RM 208,368.48 (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, and Free Scheduled Service Programme). Customers can also book the new BMW M135i xDrive and BMW X1 sDrive18i on http://www.shop.bmw.com.my/ at RM1,000 and be in the running to bring home a new BMW i8 Coupé.

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