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New BMW 330e M Sport and BMW M340i xDrive in Malaysia will be locally assembled

BMW Malaysia has announced the New BMW 330e M Sport and BMW M340i xDrive will be available on the 24th October 2020 at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide. Both models are confirmed to be locally assembled with M340i xDrive will become the first locally assembled M Performance Vehicle. So let’s find out what is the most interesting features for both models.

BMW 330e M Sport – Electrifying power

For the BMW 330e M Sport, the exterior now sports a new sporty exterior design language thanks to the adaptive LED headlights with extended content, along with slim 3D L-shaped LED taillights in the rear. The 18-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke style 790 M Bicolour allows the electrified sports sedan to look muscular.

Moving the BMW 330e M Sport is a 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and XtraBoost technology, which capable of maximum output of 292hp and a peak torque of 420Nm. All the power allows it to hit 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds, and tops out at 230km/h. To go along with the speed is the 8-Speed Steptronic Sport transmission, M Sport brakes and adaptive M Sport suspension, along with variable sports steering for sportier handling. The M Aerodynamics package is also available to the new variant as standard. 

The 330e M Sport interior comes in a sleek Aluminium Tetragon interior trim finishers along with the BMW Individual headliner anthracite. The rest of the interior includes sporty M leather steering wheel and three-zone automatic air-conditioning, along with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional – which features a digital instrument cluster with 12.3-inch display and a 10.25-inch touchscreen control display unit.

Driving assistance is offered to the BMW 330e M Sport via the Driving Assistant Professional with steering and lane guidance assistant, as well as the Parking Assistant featuring the reverse assistant.

The BMW 330e M Sport is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Portimao Blue, Mineral Grey, and Sunset Orange. These can be complemented by either Black or Cognac Leather Vernasca upholstery with decor stitching in Black. Price for the electrified sedan is RM 264,613.13 (on the road, without insurance). BMW Malaysia also offering BMW 330e M Sport owners to a limited-time offer on the extended hybrid battery warranty of up to 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first. The offer is valid for purchases of the New BMW 330e M Sport from now until 31st December 2020. 

BMW M340i xDrive – When power meets advance driving dynamics

The BMW M340i xDrive is equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine which pushes out 387 hp and 500 Nm of torque, and can make the century sprint in just 4.4 seconds. The top speed will maxed out at 250km/h thanks to the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as well.

The car also amazed with an excellent exterior design. It features the M Aerodynamics Package, BMW Laser Light with high beam assistant, and the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadowline trim. Cerium Grey metallic finish is featured on exterior elements such as the left and right air inlet in the front bumper, the BMW ornamental kidney grille and its surround, along with the exterior mirror caps. Other notable exterior features are also available like 19-inch M Light Alloy Wheels in Double Spoke style 792 M Bicolour, runflat tyres as standard, M Sport brake with blue-painted brake callipers featuring the ‘M’ designation, trapezoidal dual-exhaust tailpipe and a M rear spoiler.

For interior, the M340i xDrive comes with standard equipment includes sports seats for the driver and front passenger upholstered in Leather Vernasca, an M leather steering wheel, front door sill finisher with illumination, and a BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite. M-specific pedals, M-specific floor mats, and interior trim finisher in Aluminium Tetragon with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome also equip the new sedan. 

Highlights of the BMW M340i xDrive include the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display, and the BMW Navigation System Professional with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display. Also available as standard to the new sedan is the Head Up Display feature and the stunning electric glass roof addition.

 The M340i xDrive comes with Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant as standard. 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 BMW M340i xDrive is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Sunset Orange, and Portimao Blue. The interior will feature Leather Vernasca upholstery in Black or Cognac, with black décor stitching. Price for the BMW M340i xDrive is RM 402,354.13 (on the road, without insurance).

So what do you think of the New BMW 330e M Sport and BMW M340i xDrive coming to Malaysia? With it’s attractive pricing thanks to locally assembled program, it will be definitely interesting to own them. Let’s wait for a review opportunity and perhaps we can uncover even deeper about the cars.

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