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BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New MINI 5-Door

MINI Malaysia today introduced the second body variant of the third generation MINI, the New MINI 5-Door. Redefining urban driving fun, the latest MINI is represented as the first ever five-door model in the small car segment. Carrying forward the trademark MINI go-kart feeling with its iconic MINI design, the New MINI 5-Door will further underscore the British premium brand’s unrivalled driving excitement, efficiency, comfort, safety and connectivity with complete practicality.

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Introducing the New MINI 5-Door, Mr. Alan Harris, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “With the introduction of the New MINI 5-Door, we at MINI Malaysia are now more than ever excited to continue providing our loyal customers a wider range of the most exciting premium small car brand in the world. We believe that the New MINI 5-Door will further demonstrate superior qualities of the brand’s hallmark driving excitement particularly with its evolutionary exterior design advancements and characteristic brand styling.”

Harris added that the New MINI 5-Door will appeal to Malaysians who are looking for a truly unique, one of a kind car in their driveway. He said, “MINI is the most unconventional premium small car brand in the world and the New MINI 5-Door will enable fans that grew up with the MINI brand and its iconic appeal to continue to grow with MINI even into a new generation. The new MINI 5-Door is the perfect car for the small urban, modern Malaysian family for everyday use. Be it as a daily commute to work after dropping the kids off at school or the weekend out with family and friends. The only difference now is that you would be driving and travelling in style!”

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New MINI 5-Door

The unmistakable proportions of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door receives a defined expansion in exterior dimensions in comparison to its original three door model, the new MINI 3-Door. While retaining its distinctive MINI design elements such as short overhangs as well as front shell-shaped bonnet, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is 16 cm longer than the original MINI hatch to further accentuate the car’s character of offering more space and the additional door option. The body of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door stands at 3,982mm long, 1,727mm wide and 1,425mm high – all of which will benefit the additional two doors as well as easier accessibility for back-seat passengers who will experience convenient ingress and egress movements. Additionally, the extended body length of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also increases the luggage compartment volume by 67 litres for a total of 278 litres in comparison to the MINI hatch.

In its looks, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door’s unmistakable appearance is further accentuated by the car’s hallmark brand styling and can be recognized by its radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern and classic elliptical headlamps. The New MINI 5-Door is also fitted with LED daytime driving lights as well as LED headlights and fog lamps, which provides the light source for both low and high beams for the car, as well as Park Distance Control function at the rear.

In terms of wheel offerings, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door sports run-flat tyres with 17” Roulette Spoke two-tone rims.

In engine offering, the heart of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door offers a 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology petrol engine which delivers a maximum output of 141kW/192hp and 280Nm of torque to enable a much sportier driving performance than ever before. This is the same power plant introduced in the new MINI 3-Door earlier this year. Coupled with a six speed automatic sport transmission, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 230km/h. These figures are combined with an average fuel consumption reading of 5.5 litres per 100km with C02 emissions level reading of 129g/km.

Extra helpings of fun urban driving can be further experienced as the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also combines a sports automatic transmission with the automatic engine start/stop function. This prevents unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic.

Internally, the New MINI 5-Door continues to offer premium interior ambience while further emphasizing precise lines, high-end colour and material combinations as well as modern functionality, making the New MINI 5-Door a true and complete 5 seater!

In its interior offering, the new MINI Cooper S 5-Door features Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black Upholstery as well as sports seats for both the driver and front passenger. The Black Checkered interior surface, Chrome Line Interior and headliner in Anthracite are used to further accentuate its interior ambience and stylish feel. Completing the car’s inside sporty feel is the MINI John Cooper Works multifunction leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, rain sensor and automatic lights control, non slip leather rims with perforations, Chilli Red contrast stitching and the JCW logo embedded into the 6 o’clock position.

The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also features the ideal basis for safe, intuitive and convenient control of the driver assistance, infotainment and comfort systems – all of which are offered from the hallmark MINI central instrument panel. MINI Connected for example, offers an extensive integration of smartphones in the car, allowing the use of internet-based services in the area of infotainment, communications and driver experience. These can be operated in typical MINI style through a 6.5” MINI Visual Boost LCD display with 5-key controller.

The innovative display and operating concept of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is also supported by the lighting design of the central instrument panel which is unique to MINI. The interior of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is not just a daytime head-turner but its unique lighting concept now also turns any night-time drive into an authentic experience, particularly with the MINI Excitement package which allows the instruments and operating modules – including the door trim and centre console area – to illuminate.

The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door will be available in eleven exterior paint shades, with the addition of Electric Blue as a new MINI colour exclusive to the new MINI 5-Door. The roof, exterior mirror caps and bonnet stripes are also available in two colour options of white or black.

The new MINI Cooper S 5-Door also arrives packaged with the MINI Service Inclusive program which offers comprehensive MINI after-sales care for 3 years or 50,000KM and will be available at all authorised MINI dealership nationwide from the weekend of the 15th and 16th November 2014.

Estimated retail prices (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) of the new MINI Cooper S 5-Door is:

MINI Cooper S 5-Door – RM 238,888.00

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the all-new BMW X4

On August 21st, BMW Group Malaysia introduced the all-new BMW X4 as the first ever Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact crossover segment. The new BMW vehicle was unveiled by both incoming Managing Director Mr. Alan Harris as well as outgoing Managing Director, Dr. Gerhard Pils.

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the all-new BMW X4

The all-new BMW X4 combines hallmark BMW X features, an unmistakable coupé character, a distinctive emotive design, and supreme dynamic ability with excellent driving comfort and low fuel consumption.

Presenting the all-new BMW X4, Mr. Alan Harris, new Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “When BMW first presented the BMW X6 in late May 2008, the premium motoring world was introduced to an exceptional and revolutionary vehicle concept that redefined how premium four wheel drive vehicles should look and feel. The BMW X6 was a runaway success with over 250,000 units sold globally. This success demonstrated that there was indeed a demand for a premium activity vehicle with Coupé-like styling and proportions. Now, we at BMW are proud to introduce the first ever BMW X4 which will carry forward the success story of the BMW invention of a Sports Activity Coupé in the midsize segment.”

Dr. Gerhard Pils meanwhile said,  “As the leader in the premium automotive segment, we at BMW Group Malaysia are constantly looking to build and introduce premium vehicles that will continue to position us at the forefront of development within the segment. The all-new BMW X4, the latest addition to the BMW X family here will further strengthen our number one position in the Malaysian market and this can be reflected in BMW Group Malaysia’s latest year-to-date sales performance. Up to the month of July, a total of 5,039 vehicles comprising of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad were delivered, marking a 10% increase as compared to the same period in 2013 where we delivered 4,575 vehicles.”

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the all-new BMW X4

Introduced in the form of the BMW X4 xDrive28i and the BMW X4 xDrive28i M Sport , the dynamic pedigree of the all-new BMW X4 is underlined by a cutting-edge high-performance engine, the xDrive all-wheel-drive system and an exclusive spread of standard equipment features such as Performance Control and Variable Sport Steering as well as a comprehensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance Systems, Services and Apps.

Colours available for the all-new BMW X4 include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Sophisto Grey and Sparkling Brown. Further accentuating its sporty elegance, the all-new BMW X4 features interior upholstery options consisting of Leather Nevada Mocha and Leather Nevada Black.

The estimated retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI)) for the all-new BMW X4 is:

BMW X4 xDrive28i – RM 438,800.00
BMW X4 xDrive28i M Sport – RM 468,800.00

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BMW Group Malaysia introduces new locally assembled BMW X5

BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the locally assembled model of the premium automaker’s best-selling and most successful Premium Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) – the new BMW X5. The new BMW X5 marks the 15th BMW variant to be assembled in the country.

Introducing the new locally assembled Premium SAV, Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said, “Today, we are proud to once again introduce ‘The Boss!’, the exceptional market leading BMW X5 model which is now built right here in Malaysia for our Malaysian customers. As the newest addition to our strong portfolio of locally assembled premium vehicles, we at BMW are also proud to note that this model is the very first BMW X5 to be locally assembled, marking a historical milestone for us not only here in Malaysia but in South East Asia as well.”

Dr. Pils further noted that the new locally assembled BMW X5 is a further testament to the company’s commitment of added investment in the country which has been a hub for the BMW Group for more than a decade. “The new BMW X5 is the second locally assembled vehicle we have introduced this year alone, further demonstrating that the expansion of our assembly line is a key strategy in BMW’s production roadmap for Malaysia.”

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Operational since 2008, the BMW Group Malaysia Assembly Plant in Kulim, Kedah has been an integral part of the premium automaker’s success in Malaysia with a production run of more than 8,000 units to date. Dr. Pils said, “The continuous growth of our strong portfolio of locally assembled premium vehicles is to allow more customers in Malaysia to enjoy the premium ownership experience of a BMW vehicle with great value. We aim to continue to optimize our supply to customers in Malaysia as we reinforce our investment and commitment in the country.”

The new locally assembled BMW X5 is offered in two variants – the BMW X5 xDrive35i and the BMW X5 xDrive30d – now fitted with new levels of ride comfort, superior functionality, best-in-class versatility as well as a wealth of the latest safety innovations by BMW through the Driving Assistant package. Combined with the perfect balance of award-winning design, sporty and aggressive performance across multiple terrain conditions as well as luxurious aesthetics and advanced technological innovation courtesy of BMW EfficientDynamics and BMW ConnectedDrive, the new locally assembled BMW X5 is set to continue its lead in the premium SAV segment.

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The new BMW X5 xDrive35i exudes an even more exceptional interior ambience of the car as it is now equipped with an electrical Panorama glass roof. The new in-line six-cylinder petrol variant now also features the very best in entertainment with a rear-seat entertainment system comprising of two 9.2” coloured display monitors which passengers are able to operate via remote-control whether for radio, navigation or – with BMW ConnectedDrive – BMW Apps and surfing the Internet.

Meanwhile, the new locally assembled BMW xDrive30d has also been updated to include two additional seats attached to the third seat row, allowing the car to transform into a seven-seater. By simply tilting the outer seats in the second row towards the front, passengers can easily access the two additional seats in the back. Additionally, the third row of seats allows further flexibility by allowing an increase in luggage compartment volume by simply folding the third seat row into the luggage compartment floor.

This premium feature, coupled with its unique range of functionality is further enhanced with an updated range of mobility services which now includes an extensive selection of assistance and driver safety systems. This includes the full-colour, sharp-resolution BMW Head-Up Display which is now available in the new locally assembled BMW X5 xDrive30d. By projecting relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight, the driver will be able to process information up to 50 per cent faster while still keeping his or her attention on the road.

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Furthermore, The Driving Assistant features which are now fitted in both the new locally assembled BMW X5 xDrive35i and BMW X5 xDrive30d to better provide a more comprehensive safety package include;

Lane Departure Warning, a driver assistance system which is based on a video sensor to help drivers keep their attention on the road ahead by recognizing when the vehicle is straying out of lane unintentionally. The Lane Departure Warning system will provide the driver with an early warning with a discrete vibration of the steering wheel.

Forward Collision Warning, a brake application function which operates via visual and acoustic warning to prevent collisions by providing timely warning should the driver approach a vehicle ahead too quickly.

City Collision Warning Mitigation prevents collisions by automatically braking, at speeds of up to 60km/h with the aim of preventing collisions with cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even pedestrians.

Variants of the New Locally Assembled BMW X5 will be available at all BMW dealerships nationwide from the Merdeka Weekend of August 30th and 31st. The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI) for the new locally assembled BMW X5 are:

BMW X5 xDrive35i – RM 579,800.00
BMW X5 xDrive30d – RM 539,800.00

BMW Group Malaysia introduces the all-new BMW M3 Sedan, the all-new BMW M4 Coupé

BMW Group Malaysia introduced the all-new four-door BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new two-door BMW M4 Coupé as the fifth generation high-performance automobiles from the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series range. Also introduced were New BMW M Performance Parts and Accessories for the current generation of series models for BMW.

Presenting the two all-new high-performance sports cars and new performance components, Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé represents BMW’s philosophy of combining the best of our motorsporting capabilities and heritage with uncompromised everyday usability to create sports cars that are not only emotional in terms of looks and performance but also very practical for everyday use. Both cars are the embodiment of taking motorsport technology from the track to the road; and with the thousands of test laps on Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit – the most demanding race track in the world – the new models are prepared for just that.”

Dr. Pils further added that BMW Group Malaysia now also offers a new selection of original BMW M Performance accessories for the current line up of BMW models available in the country. The new after sales accessories consist of the BMW M Aerodynamics Kits, BMW M Performance Interior Trim and Selector Lever in Carbon Fibre as well as a selection BMW M Performance Alloy Wheel options, Sports Brakes and Suspension.

“Our customers with motorsports aspirations can now personalise their cars further with a selection of BMW M Performance accessories which will give their cars a sportier look and feel. We are currently running a special campaign for BMW M Performance parts and accessories for the new BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 series,” said Dr. Pils.

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The design of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé immediately visualizes the outstanding performance capability and impressive handling properties of the two new high-performance sports cars. At first impression, the exterior design of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé delivers a visual impact which elevates the BMW M design language to a new level of expression – all of which are highlighted by a purposeful character, emotional appeal and dynamic verve.

The considerable visual edge of the new high-performance sports cars are expressed in specific BMW M design features. From the front for example, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé stand out most prominently with their powerful contours and a strongly defined three-dimensionality, lending them a powerfully expressed face which are further characterized by the distinctive M double-bar kidney grille. The powerfully designed front apron also highlights conspicuously large air inlets which supplies cooling air to the high-performance engine and brakes.

Among other hallmark BMW M design features is the distinctive powerdome on the lightweight aluminium bonnet which hints at the potential of the brawny M TwinPower Turbo engine as well as creates space for the intercooler. Also demanding particular attention are the striking exterior mirror housings with a suggested double-foot design made to  further optimise the aerodynamics of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé.

The sides of both cars meanwhile, extend the dynamic impression created by the respective front ends of the the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé. The hallmark BMW proportions of a long bonnet, long wheelbase, set-back glasshouse and short front overhang are combined with familiar M design elements such as BMW M double-spoke wheels and muscular wheel arches which underline the dynamic potential of the new high-performance sports cars. These dynamics-accentuating details include likewise newly designed M gills, which perform both a stylistic and a functional role. Integrated into them are Air Breathers which teams up with Air Curtains in the front apron to help optimise airflow around the wheel arches, thus improving the aerodynamics of the new high-performance sports cars.

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A flowing roofline then lends the sporting overall appearance of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé an extra elegance and finesse which is finished with a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic roof featured as standard. This intelligent lightweight design which sheds off around 5kg for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and more than 6kg for the all-new BMW M4 Coupé not only minimises the overall vehicle’s kerb weight to deliver outstanding dynamic performance and exemplary fuel efficiency, but also lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity and gives a visual indication of the car’s consistently lightweight design.

“The use of carbon in these models is a reminder that BMW is a global leader in high-strength, lightweight CFRP construction, and that it was BMW who brought out the first mass production vehicle with a body consisting entirely of this material – the innovative BMW i3,” added Dr. Pils.

The design of the rear end meanwhile displays striking differences in the two new models. The all-new BMW M3 Sedan for example, is fitted with a Gurney spoiler to reduce lift, while the tailgate of the all-new BMW M4 Coupé features an integrated rear spoiler which is also made from a particularly lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic. As well as performing a functional aerodynamic role, the tailgate also contributes significantly to the all-new BMW M4 Coupé’s standalone design. Accompanying which, is a characteristic BMW M detail of the rear end – a highly-polished pair of diagonally cut twin exhaust tailpipes which are featured in both the new high-performance sports cars and are framed by the sculptural rear apron with its integrated diffuser.

The engine is the heart of every M model and both the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé draw a tremendous power development from a newly developed 3-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine. Playing a central role to the increase in power is M TwinPower Turbo technology which also provides far more shove at lower revs as compared to the two new sports cars’ predecessors. On top of that, drivers will further experience an increase in power delivery and performance with 40 per cent more torque. Despite this immense increase in real-world performance, BMW M GmbH engineers have also succeeded in reducing fuel consumption and emissions by 25 per cent.

Unlike their preceding models with their naturally aspirated V8 engine, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé are powered by a newly-developed turbocharged engine which delivers a maximum output of 431 hp at a maximum of 7,600 rpm – an unusually high-revving capability for a turbocharged engine. In that, the three-litre turbo engine also ensures response with great immediacy without a single hint of turbo lag. The M TwinPower Turbo technology meanwhile ensures that peak torque which has been increased by 37 per cent to 550 Nm is maintained over a far wider range of engine speeds.

At a top speed of 250 km/h, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé takes off from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. A further hallmark to the new powerplant is its excellent fuel economy where the two new high-performance sports cars achieve a fuel consumption of just 8.3 l / 100 km and CO² emissions of 194 g / km – an improvement of 26 per cent over the previous models’ figures.

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Combined with a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission gearbox which was conceived and developed for a high-speed power unit, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé experiences an optimum gearshift and even more dynamic acceleration without the slightest interruption in the flow of power, thus emphasizing both the sports driving experience and gearshift comfort for the driver. Furthermore, the seven-speed M DCT which is considerably more compact and lighter by 12 kg as compared to its predecessor, also contributes to the cars’ perfect 50/50 front-rear weight distribution.

Just as with the integrated Launch Control which allows maximum acceleration from a standstill, an extremely dynamic driving experience is achieved by producing acceleration figures which would be out of range with the manual gearbox. The seven-speed M DCT also features Stability Clutch Control which functions to open the clutch when the vehicle oversteers in order to stabilise the vehicle, as well as Smokey Burnout function which allows for a certain amount of rear wheel slip while the vehicle is moving. The seven-speed M DCT also includes functions such as Drivelogic modes which can be selected by the driver to give the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé more comfortable, more efficient, or even sportier characteristics.

The punchy performance of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé is given further prominence with an exhaust system which comes with two twin tailpipes and an innovative flap concept. The electronically controlled flaps positioned just before the rear silencer minimizes the exhaust back-pressure and produce a striking and unmistakable BMW M sound over the entire engine speed range, with different engine sound profiles which the driver can adjust via Driving Experience Control modes – Nomal, Sport, or Sport +.

The chassis system for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé meanwhile has been newly-developed from the ground up. Numerous aluminium components ensure that the high-performance sports cars are extremely lightweight and various engineering design features contribute to the cars’ exceptional steering precision and directional stability. The mixed 19-inch tyres for example, were integrated into the overall design process from the beginning and are specifically geared towards the high dynamic potential of both the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé. In addition to the standard M compound brakes, the optional M carbon ceramic brakes also represent an even more lightweight and powerful braking system, which also provides an additional visual highlight with its gold-coloured calipers and M logo.

Among the other elements which add fresh polish to the dynamic repertoire of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé is the Active M Differential equipped to optimise traction and stability by means of an electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential which continually varies locking power between 0 to 100 per cent. By linking up with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, the multi-plate limited-slip differential takes into account the position of the accelerator pedal, the rotational speed of the wheels, and the car’s yaw rate.

The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI)* for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé are:

BMW M3 Sedan        -           RM 738,800.00
BMW M4 Coupé        -           RM 748,800.00

*BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS +RI) comes complimentary with any new BMW vehicle acquired from any BMW Authorised Dealer and covers professional service, maintenance and repair for 3 years or 60,000 km.  This complimentary warranty provides BMW owners with an assurance that their BMW will always be serviced with precision and that only Original BMW Parts will be used to ensure reliability, safety and quality. The Service programme covers normal wear-and-tear repairs or replacements of Original BMW Parts as specified by the Condition Based Service (CBS) system in the vehicle. Meanwhile, the Repair programme covers repairs of factory fitted mechanical and electrical components.

BMW Group Malaysia introduces the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the 14th BMW variant to be assembled in the country. As the newest addition to the locally assembled portfolio of the premium automaker’s best-selling and most successful premium model series in the world – the BMW 3 Series – the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will be offered in two variants – BMW 328i Gran Turismo and BMW 320d Gran Turismo.

BMW Group Malaysia introduces the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

Introducing the new variant of the locally assembled BMW 3 Series, Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said, “Today, we introduce yet another exceptional BMW model for our Malaysian customers which is built right here in Malaysia. As an addition to our strong portfolio of locally assembled premium vehicles, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo further underlines our commitment to this country which has been our home for over ten years.”

Dr. Pils further added that as the 14th variant to join BMW Group Malaysia’s line-up of locally assembled vehicles, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will allow Malaysians accessibility to an even wider range of product choices from the premium carmaker. Featuring the perfect combination of a Sedan’s dynamic sporting genes with the practicality and versatility of a Touring, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo carries qualities which are backed by a palpable increase in space and driving comfort. Its aesthetic and emotional appeal also boasts a distinctive presence on the road and offers similarly pronounced driving pleasure as both an elegant business carriage and a dynamic, comfortable tourer.

“As the leader in the premium automotive segment, we at BMW Group Malaysia are constantly seeking opportunities to further optimise the delivery of our premium vehicles to customers throughout the country. We are confident that the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will continue to provide our existing and new customers with the complete premium ownership experience of owning a vehicle from the BMW Group, and it will once again prove to be a strong contributor to our success here in Malaysia.”

As a completely independent concept within the BMW 3 Series segment, the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has a deliberately coupé-like vehicle design and extraordinarily generous amount of space. These are put together in a lightweight construction concept which also includes Air Breathers and an active rear spoiler – the first of its kind on a BMW – which reduces lift at touring speeds and allows a sense of visual lightness. Meanwhile, its upgraded cabin size, raised seating position, and increased legroom for rear passengers allow the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to deliver unbeatable freedom of movement and an impressive feeling of space. The new locally assembled BMW 328i Gran Turismo will be introduced in the highly popular Sport Line, while the new locally assembled BMW 320d Gran Turismo will be offered in Luxury Line.

At the heart of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is the multi-award winning BMW TwinPower Turbo technology which teams up with a 8-speed sport automatic transmission. The new BMW 328i Gran Turismo houses a 2.0-litre in-line four cylinder engine which delivers a maximum output of 180kW/245hp with torque peaking at 350Nm. Accelerating from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, the average fuel consumption is 6.4 litres per 100km with CO2 emissions of 149 grams per km.

Meanwhile, the new BMW 320d Gran Turismo which is equipped with a 2.0-litre four cylinder diesel engine delivers a maximum output of 135kW/184hp with torque peaking at 380Nm, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 226km/h. The average fuel consumption for the new BMW 320d Gran Turismo is 4.9 litres per 100km with CO2 emissions of 129 grams per km.

BMW Group Malaysia introduces the new locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

In addition to its enviable practicality and sporting dynamics, the outstanding fuel economy of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo also heightens the car’s driving pleasure with BMW EfficientDynamics’ influence seen in virtually every area. Further optimising the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo’s power output with efficiency, drivers are able to modify the overall character of the car for a more economic drive with the ECO PRO mode which can be activated through the Driving Experience Control button featured as standard. It also helps drivers to maintain an efficient and economical driving style by cutting up to 20% of fuel consumption with a corresponding boost to the car’s range on a single tank of fuel.

The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey while Melbourne Red, Glacier Silver and Midnight Blue are made exclusively available to the new locally assembled BMW 328i Gran Turismo. The luxury sportiness of the new BMW 328i Gran Turismo is further emphasised by Leather Dakota Black with Red highlighted leather upholstery while the exclusive Alpine White variant is also available with Dakota Coral Red with Black highlighted leather upholstery. On the other hand, the Imperial Blue with Leather Dakota Black Luxury is available exclusively with the new BMW 320d Gran Turismo.

The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI)* for the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo are:-

BMW 328i Gran Turismo – RM 329,800.00
BMW 320d Gran Turismo – RM 298,800.00

*The BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS +RI) comes complimentary with the new BMW vehicle acquired from any BMW Authorised Dealer and covers professional service, maintenance and repair for 3 years or 60,000 km.  This complimentary warranty provides BMW owners with an assurance that their BMW will always be serviced with precision and that only Original BMW Parts will be used to ensure reliability, safety and quality. The Service programme covers normal wear-and-tear repairs or replacements of Original BMW Parts as specified by the Condition Based Service (CBS) system in the vehicle. Meanwhile, the Repair programme covers repairs of factory fitted mechanical and electrical components.