BMW Malaysia launched the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport in conjunction with Time Kulture by Swiss Watch Gallery at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The Gran Coupé was unveiled in the new variant of the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport, alongside a fleet of camouflaged models in unique designs by local businesses, volunteer groups and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Komuniti Tukang Jahit, Changgih Designs, INKAA and Kanoe.
“The successful history of the BMW Group is written with small, sporty and dynamic premium vehicles which redefined the world’s premium automotive industry. Dating back to the 1960s with the ‘Neue Klasse’, no other premium automaker has such an extensive portfolio and experience in developing premium compact vehicles. The All-New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé bring this expertise into an all new decade in the 21st Century with modern styling, emotional driving dynamics and generation-leading innovation,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
Hoelzl added that while BMW Malaysia is looking into the future with its vehicles in the premium compact segment, the automaker is also 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.
The Gran Coupé is powered by the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers a maximum output of 103 kW/140 hp and a peak torque of 220 Nm. It can make the 0-100km/h sprint in 8.7 seconds while the top speed for the sporty 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 Gran Coupé is also designed with the BMW front-wheel drive (FWD) architecture – combining class-leading driving dynamics with a significantly increased amount of cabin space. Suspension, damping and steering have also been tuned for sportier performance in the new Gran Coupé.
The Gran Coupé comes with an elegant interior, coupled with generous cabin and luggage space for travel versatility. Various driving assistance systems are included in the vehicle like 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.
The BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Snapper Rock Blue, Storm Bay, and Melbourne Red. The interior will feature black Leather Dakota upholstery with blue and black highlights. Malaysian buyers can start booking at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting 8th October 2020 or through online at http://www.shop.bmw.com.my/ for RM1,000 as booking fee.
Owners of the MW 218i Gran Coupé 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 and BMW Service Online. The retail price (on the road, without insurance) for the First-Ever BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport with Sales Tax Exemption is RM 211,367.00.