Debuting alongside the 330e M Sport is the BMW 118i M Sport, the only rear-wheel drive model in its class. At RM189k, it costs RM15,000 more than the 118i Sport, which is exactly the deducted amount when the 1 Series received EEV incentives.
For the money, you get M Suspension package, 18-inch lightweight M alloy wheels, M-specific front and rear bumpers, chromed kidney grille with gloss black slats, BMW Individual Shadow Line and M badges. The 118i M Sport now gets LED fog lamps and Comfort Access system (keyless entry) as standard.
The changes inside the car mirrors what the 330e M Sport gets: M leather steering wheel, black headliner and some blue trims surrounding the cabin.
Under the hood is a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, capable of pushing 136 hp at 4,400 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,250 rpm, paired to a sole eight-speed ZF automatic. It’s adequately quick too, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds before topping out at 222 km/h!
Like any other BMW purchases, the 118i M Sport comes with 5-Year unlimited mileage warranty, free scheduled service and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme. Four exterior colours can be optioned for, beginning with Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Mineral Grey and Estoril Blue.
Should this pique your interest, find out what our contributing writer thinks of the 118i Sport!