BMW Malaysia is starting 2023 with few announcement including new updates for BMW iX xDrive50 Sport, Smartphone Integration and Connected Package Professional for all vehicles in 2023 and price revise for 2023.
What is new for the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport in Malaysia for 2023?
For the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport, it is now equipped with 22-inch BMW Individual aerodynamic wheels 1021 multi-colour with a 3D polished buff and 17-inch brake calipers in Blue. The all-electric SAV also get BMW Iconic Sounds Electric as standard and receives expanded exterior mirror package.
The interior for the updated BMW iX xDrive50 Sport will get the Interior Design Atelier as standard, complemented by the central console and central armrest in Sensatec. Inside, the BMW Live Cockpit Professional is ever-ready to welcome its driver, along with a curved 12.3-inch instrument display and 14.9-inch central display fitted as standard. Comfort and convenience come in the form of multifunctional seats for the driver and it is further elevated with storage for wireless charging and automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control. Onboard entertainment is also provided via the Harman Kardon surround sound system for the 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 Sport.
Performance for the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport is rated to deliver an output of 385kW/523hp, a maximum torque of 765 Nm, accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in only 4.6 seconds. The all-electric SAV is powered by a battery which packs a large capacity of 111.5kWh, allowing for a range of up to 630 kilometres (WLTP) per charge and will have an electronically limited top speed of 200 km/h.
Arriving with the Flexible Charger Cable Mode 2 and Fast Charging Cable Mode 3, the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport can be charged from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes with the use of a DC Fast Charger, and 0 to 100% in 10 hours and 45 minutes with an 11kW AC Wallbox Charger. Owners of the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport will also be able to enjoy charging access at over 610 charging facilities nationwide, powered by major local EV charging providers who are in partnership with BMW Group Malaysia.
The iX xDrive50 Sport also get the Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, ConnectedDrive Services, Connected Package Professional, BMW Natural Interaction and Active Protection via the high-resolution BMW Live Cockpit Professional as standard. In terms of assistance, the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport features the Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant and new cruise control with braking function.
For the Standard exterior colour options, you can select Mineral White, Alpine White Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Sophisto Grey Metallic with Brilliant Effect, Phytonic Blue Metallic, and Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic. There is two new colours colours which is available with an additional charge of RM6,200, namely the Individual Storm Bay Metallic and Aventurine Red Metallic. For interior, owners can choose between Interior Design Atelier in Mocha or Black, or opt for the Interior Design Suite in Amido or Castanea for an additional RM17,300.
For more information on the New BMW iX xDrive50 Sport, visit www.bmw.com.my or contact your preferred authorised BMW i dealership.
Smartphone Integration and Connected Package Professional available for all vehicles in 2023
BMW Malaysia also announced that Smartphone Integration (featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), along with the Connected Package Professional will both come as standard for all BMW models in 2023.
The seamless and wireless integration of both Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto, paired with smooth interplay of the BMW Operating System 7/8 will provide owners an unrivalled connectivity experience within their vehicle. The climate menu will also remain accessible to users without having to leave the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto screen. Exclusive to models with BMW iDrive 8, Apple Maps will be adapted into the Instrument Cluster and Head Up Display.
Remote Services will enable owners to remotely control the car by locking their doors, activating the headlight flash or horn and starting the ventilation system using the My BMW App. Owners will also enjoy a Last State Call (LSC) which provides relevant information about the status of the car, such as the fuel level, mileage, status of doors and windows, Check Control Messages, pending services and more.
In the year ahead, owners will also enjoy three years runtime of BMW Maps Connected Charging and Connected Navigation. Connected Charging guarantees to stay mobile with the BMW EV – whether at home, on the road or at public charging stations. In addition to providing information to owners via the My BMW App, the Charging Management feature also showcases past and ongoing charging sessions which enables owners to remotely control and check ongoing or upcoming charging sessions. The app will also notify users should there be any specific charging events.
The cloud-based navigation system in BMW Maps will come with a more intuitive address input and a rich experience in the Point of Interest segment. Owners will also be able to send their destinations from the My BMW App to their vehicles seamlessly using the Send-to-Car feature. The Last Mile feature will assist in navigating towards their destination in the event that parking is not available nearby and they are forced to go on foot.
BMW and MINI Vehicle get price revise for 2023
BMW Malaysia also announced that they will be revising the prices for BMW and MINI Malaysia for 2023. Cited due to current challenges with regards to global inflation and rising manufacturing costs, the average price update is approximately 4.7% and 2.6% which will come into effect for all BMW and MINI models on January 1, 2023.
To maintain BMW Group Malaysia’s best-in-segment warranty and maintenance programmes, BMW and MINI Service and Repair Inclusive (BSRI/MSRI) package prices will also be updated effective January 1, 2023 contributing to the price increase overview (by percentage) as shown below:
|Models||Price Increase inc. BSRI (%)|
|BMW M135i xDrive||1.1|
|BMW 218i M Sport||3.1|
|BMW 630i GT M Sport||2.8|
|BMW Z4 sDrive30i M Sport||3.2|
|BMW 5 Series (BMW 530i & 530e)||2.0 – 3.7|
|BMW X Models (BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5 & BMW X6)||1.6 – 5.8|
|BMW i Models (BMW i4 & BMW iX)||2.6 – 6.3|
|MINI Cooper S (3 Door, 5 Door, Clubman, Convertible)||0.3|
|MINI Cooper S Countryman||1.9|
|MINI Cooper SE||4.1|
|MINI John Cooper Works (3 Door, Clubman, Countryman)||0.2 – 0.3|