With more than 350 units of the fully-imported BMW 330i M Sport sold since its launch in March this year, BMW Malaysia has introduced the locally-assembled equivalent of the sports sedan.
Priced RM40,000 lesser at RM288,800 on-the-road without insurance, the CKD 330i M Sport now joins eight other locally-assembled BMW models in Kulim, Kedah.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the CKD 330i M Sport can be owned from RM3,298 based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five year tenure.
The 330i M Sport is accompanied by a 5-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service, 2-year/24 month Tyre Warranty Programme, BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW White Card privileges.
As for the specifications and features, the CKD will not differ from the CBU model launched earlier this year. Only thing to note is that the colour offerings for the CKD model is limited to just Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey.
The Portimao Blue and Sunset Orange paint jobs seen at the launch of the CBU model will only be available from January and March 2020 respectively.
It still sits on the M Sport suspension offered in the fully-imported model, tucked behind the 18-inch style 790 wheels in Orbit Grey which is unfortunate as BMW fanboys have voiced their visual displeasure of the wheel’s less than aggressive styling in comparison to how feisty the car looks.
Taking over from the CBU model which we got to thrash at the recent BMW Driver Training programme, the new 330i also gets M Sport brakes with Blue calipers, adaptive Bi-LED headlights and a spoiler lip at the rear.
Inside, owners will still have the option of their Black Vernasca or Cognac Vernasca upholstery to go with the M Sport leather steering, 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touch sensitive control display powered by the latest BMW Operating System 7.0.
Also carried over are features like the Intelligent Personal Assistant, Digital Key, Park Assist and Reverse Assist.
As a refresher of the sport sedans potency, its 258 hp and 400 Nm is provided by a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine that’s paired to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.