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BMW Malaysia launches 2023 BMW iX M60 and BMW M2 at M4NTAP Festival 2023

BMW Malaysia has launched the 2023 BMW iX M60, an all-electric SAV with high-performance and BMW M2, the compact high-performance coupé at M4NTAP Festival 2023.

Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability at BMW Group Malaysia said, ” This year has been an extraordinary journey for us at BMW Group Malaysia, marking our 20th Year of delivering Sheer Driving Pleasure while also retaining our esteemed position as the No. 1 Premium Automaker in Malaysia for three consecutive years. 2023 has also been exceptionally eventful for us across all our portfolios, having introduced several ground-breaking BMW i and BMW M Performance models in the first six months, including the First-Ever BMW i4 M50 and the First-Ever BMW XM. Now, with great excitement, we usher in a new era of high-performance vehicles for our customers in Malaysia, with the First-All Electric BMW iX M60 and the latest iteration of iconic BMW M2.”

BMW iX M60

BMW iX M60 delivers a maximum output of 455 kW/619 hp and an outstanding electric range of up to 561 kilometres (WLTP), thanks to optimised aerodynamics with a drag coefficient of 0.26. The all-electric SAV has an emotive sound design from BMW M IconicSounds Electric designed by Hans Zimmer while the new Launch Control feature set to deliver a powerful start with up to 1,100 Nm of torque and a maximum of 619 HP, providing a slip-free sprint to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h. 

Allowing a great driving experience, the iX M60 has high-voltage battery positioned in the vehicle floor between the two axles providing it a low centre of gravity, ideal for smooth, uninterrupted electric escapades. The aluminium spaceframe concept and carbon cage with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the roof, side and rear sections combines increased rigidity with optimised weight 50/50 weight distribution. It is also packing with M Sport brake with blue calipers, adaptive two-axle air suspension with M specific tuning and components, along with the Integral Active Steering.

There are two independent electric motors power each axle on the iX M60 as current-energised synchronous units, a design method that completely eliminates the use of rare earth metals. The electric all-wheel-drive system transmits exactly the right amount of drive torque to the front and rear wheels in all driving situations. Its intelligent control enables fully variable power transmission ranging from highly efficient pure rear-wheel drive through to an all-wheel-drive set-up that maximises traction. 

The near-actuator wheel slip limitation technology fitted in tandem with all-wheel drive for the first time brings about a further improvement in traction and handling stability. Integrated into the motor management, this system produces very precise and lightning fast corrective inputs, thereby enabling the vehicle to make effortless progress at all times, even in adverse weather and road conditions.

iX M60 is capable of high-power charging at rates of up to 195 kW, allowing the charge from 0% to 80% level in just 35 minutes. The BMW iX M60 also holds the distinction of being the first BMW vehicle in Malaysia that is able to receive up to a 22kW from an AC Wallbox Charger, which significantly reduces the charging time to under 5.5 hours for a complete 0 to 100% charge while the vehicle can be charged from 0 to 100% via an 11kW AC Wallbox Charger in 11 hours. Owners of the BMW iX M60 will also be able to enjoy charging access at over 1,000 charging facilities nationwide, powered by major local EV charging providers who are in partnership with BMW Group Malaysia. 

iX M60 will get the model-exclusive 22-inch BMW Individual M aerodynamic wheels 1023 bicolour titanium bronze 3D polished buff. The model badge will also be available exclusively in High Gloss Black or Titanium Bronze. The interior also gets the Bower and Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, which features brushed stainless steel with etched branding and light staging, 30 speakers (1,615W) with two diamond tweeters, and fully active speaker control for optimum 3D surround sound, as well as dedicated surround sound speakers in the head restraints of each seat for True Surround. Other features include the Bass Performance Plus which offers two subwoofers under the second row seats, along with a seven-band equaliser, ShyTech and audio cloth implementation for mid-range speakers.

The luxurious design language extends into the cabin of the vehicle, with opulent options for upholstery that includes the unique Interior Design Suite Amido and the Interior Design Suite Castanea, complemented by the central console and central armrest in Sensatec. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional is ever-ready to welcome its driver, coming in a curved 12.3-inch instrument display and 14.9-inch central display fitted as standard. 

Other notable features are multifunctional seats for the driver, storage for wireless charging and automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control. Also standard to the First All-Electric BMW iX M60 are the Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, ConnectedDrive Services, Connected Package Professional, BMW Natural Interaction and Active Protection via the high-resolution BMW Live Cockpit Professional. In terms of assistance, the new all-electric SAV features the Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant Professional and new cruise control with braking function. 

Standard exterior colour options for the New First All-Electric BMW iX M60 include the Mineral White, Alpine White Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Sophisto Grey Metallic with Brilliant Effect, Phytonic Blue Metallic, and Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic. Two special colours are also available, namely the Individual Storm Bay Metallic and Aventurine Red Metallic. Inside, owners may choose between Interior Design Atelier in Mocha or Black, or the Interior Design Suite in Amido or Castanea.

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia’s Easy Drive Financing Plan offers the BMW iX M60 to be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM7,412.00 (based on 5-year Easy Drive plan with a mileage of 100,000 km at 80% loan amount). Additionally, they can also benefit from a RM10,000 Easy Drive Cash Rebate upon registering for the Easy Drive Financing.

Complete premium ownership experience.

Owners of the First All-Electric BMW iX M60 will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • BMW Privileges Card
  • BMW Service Online

The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the First All-Electric BMW iX M60 with Extended Warranty and BMW Service & Repair Inclusive is:

2023 BMW iX M60 RM 630,800.00

For more information on the 2023 BMW iX M60, visit here or contact your preferred authorised BMW dealership.


On the front, the 2023 M2 features a new, distinctive and unframed kidney grille design with horizontal slats. Along with that, the front also features a striking apron and large, nearly square shaped air intakes, that denote the high cooling requirements of the engine and brake system. The front is also complemented by the Adaptive LED headlights with High-beam Assistant, as well as front wings constructed with aluminium to functionally reduce the weight of the high-performance coupé. 2023 M2 gets a distinctive bonnet with a pronounced power dome.

From the side, the BMW M2 has large surfaces and rectangular shapes into a classic three-box design. With widened side skirts and flared wheel arches, the 2023 BMW M2 presents a particularly extroverted appearance and an innovative take on classic BMW design. 2023 BMW M2 will features blue brake calipers and staggered Double-spoke style M light alloy wheels in 930 M Bicolour – 19-inch for the front and 20-inch for the rear – the 2023 BMW M2 with Pro Package comes exclusively with the M Compound Brake in Red High-gloss and staggered Double-spoke style M light alloy wheels in 930 M Black – also 19-inch for the front and 20-inch for the rear. 

The rear of 2023 BMW M2 gets a spoiler lip to increase aerodynamic downforce, with rear diffuser and hallmark M twin tailpipes being the other defining features. Available as standard for the coupé is the M High-gloss Shadowline, with extended contents available exclusively for the 2023 BMW M2 with Pro Package. Also exclusive for the New BMW M2 with Pro Package are the M Carbon Roof and M Lights Shadowline.

As for dimensions, the 2023 BMW M2 measures at 4,580 mm in length, 1,877 mm in width and 1,403 mm in height, while its wheelbase measures 2,747 mm. Compared to its predecessor, this is an increase of 119 mm in width, 33 mm in width and 54 mm in wheelbase, while height has been reduced by 11 mm. The boot space has a 390 litres of capacity, which can be further increased with the 40/20/40-split folding rear backrest.

The cockpit of the BMW M2 now uses the BMW Curved Display with M specific displays, housing the latest-generation BMW M iDrive. With the BMW Curved Display, the Information Display and the Control Display have been merged into a single display unit, oriented towards the driver to optimise information delivery and touchscreen operation. 

Standard for the 2023 M2 are fully electric M Sport seats with specific side bolsters, providing optimum lateral support when cornering at speed. There is an illuminated M logo on the front seat headrests. Other standard sporting complements are the M leather steering wheel with shift paddles and red M Mode buttons, M Anthracite headliner, Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite M Interior Trim, eight-speed M steptronic gearbox, Setup and M Mode buttons for the centre console, as well as the Head-Up Display – available for the first time in the BMW M2 – with M specific design and M font colours. Exclusive for the 2023 BMW M2 with Pro Package are the M Seat Belts, ‘Carbon Fibre’ M Interior Trim.

Not only that, the 2023 M2 also arrives as standard with ambient light, three-zone automatic air conditioning, storage compartment package, Interior and Exterior Mirror Package, as well as Interior Rear-view Mirror with Automatic Anti-dazzle Function. Meanwhile, the rear features two individually moulded seats with noticeably greater legroom compared to the previous generation.]

Powering the 2023 BMW M2 is its high-revving three-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine which can output 460 hp (330 kW) and 550 Nm of torque. All this are largely thanks to the new lightweight crankshaft, a racetrack-designed oil supply/cooling system and high-pressure injection at 350 bars. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission allows the M2 to make the century sprint from a complete standstill in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Owners can opt to add-on the M Driver’s Package which increases the top speed of the vehicle to 285 km/h, and can be retrofitted at any authorised BMW dealership nationwide.

The new BMW M2 also benefits from new axle kinematics, attributed to its newly designed chassis which has been largely redeveloped from scratch. In addition to an increased track width, the M2’s double-joint spring strut front axle and wishbone are now made of aluminium to decrease the vehicle weight. The five-link rear suspension of the BMW M2 has also been improved significantly from its predecessor.

The 2023 BMW M2 sports a superior steering precision, complementing the responsive rear-wheel drive. Excellent agility and exceptional handling even at higher speeds are ensured – partially attributed to its increased wheelbase. There is also Active M Differential on the driven rear axle, which delivers tremendous traction to ensure greater, yet secure propulsion in any driving condition.

Other standard equipment for the M2 are the six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front, Adaptive M Suspension and the M Drive Professional system. 

On the inside, the M2 features the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Curved Display as standard. This new display combination consists of the 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display and the 14.9-inch Control Display. Coupled with the latest BMW Operating System 8 with user-configurable widgets, the driver will always have information displayed in real time.

Additionally, the BMW Curved Display’s integrated multimedia system provides Bluetooth/WiFi connectivity as well as two USB ports for data transfers and charging mobile devices. Meanwhile, the Remote Software Upgrade function ensures that the New BMW M2 will always run the most up-to-date software. Other connectivity features include Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, ConnectedDrive Services, Connected Package Professional, Smartphone Integration and Wireless Charging Tray. As for in-car entertainment, the coupé comes standard with a HiFi loudspeaker system, while the BMW M2 Pro is equipped with the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. For added convenience, the New BMW M2 also features the Comfort Access System.

Equipped as standard on the 2023 BMW M2 is the Driving Assistant, comprising features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Warning with brake intervention (collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function), Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, Rear Collision Prevention as well as Speed Limit Info with manual Speed Limit Assistant. Alongside that is the Parking Assistant, which includes features such as Park Assist function, Active Park Distance Control (PDC), Reversing Assistant, Lateral Parking Aid and Reversing Assist Camera. Also available as standard is the Cruise Control with Braking Function.

Exterior colour offerings for the two 2023 M2 variants are Zandvoort Blue, Alpine White, Brooklyn Grey, Black Sapphire and Toronto Red, while interior upholstery is available in Leather Vernasca in Black with exclusive highlight, Leather Vernasca in Black with Blue contrast stitching and Leather Vernasca in Cognac with décor stitching.

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia is offering the Straight Line Financing Plan for the BMW M2 and BMW M2 Pro which allows a monthly instalment plan starting from RM6,932.00 and RM7,442.00 (based on estimates of 80% loan amount on a 7-year tenure).

Owners of the 2023 BMW M2 and BMW M2 Pro will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes: 

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme 
  • BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first) 
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline 
  • BMW Privileges Card 
  • BMW Service Online 

The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the 2023 BMW M2 and BMW M2 Pro with Extended Warranty and BMW Service & Repair Inclusive are:

2023 BMW M2 RM 598,800.00
2023 BMW M2 with Pro PackageRM 642,800.00

To learn more about the 2023 BMW M2, visit here or contact your preferred authorised BMW dealership.

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