BMW Malaysia has addressed the concerns faced by owners and those contemplating ownership of their plug-in hybrid vehicles – battery woes and replacement.
At the heart of every electrified BMW vehicle are lithium-ion battery packs that houses multiple modules and within each module consists multiple cells. These modules can be individually replaced according to BMW Malaysia’s latest announcement.
Take the 530e M Sport, a newer iteration of the 530e Sport we reviewed for example, its lithium-ion battery pack is made up of six modules. If one of the modules become faulty and needs replacement, owners need not replace the entire battery pack.
Instead, owners can change the faulty module at RM5,000 each. This applies not just to BMW’s latest electrified vehicles but also to the older F30 330e for example.
It’s a form of relief for owners of BMW electrified vehicles when their warranty has expired – as it commonly triggers an urgency to sell the car for fear of enduring the horrors of a faulty battery pack.
For those who have recently bought the PHEV variants of the latest 5 Series, 7 Series, the fully electric BMW i3s or even the MINI Countryman PHEV, worry not; you’d be covered by a 6-year/100,000 km warranty and according to BMW, these batteries are built to last the entire lifetime of the vehicle.
From now until the 30th of June 2020, customers who pre-book the BMW 530e Sport or BMW 530e M Sport online will enjoy 0.00% interest rate and complimentary ChargeNow cards for both models.
Those who pre-book the 530e Sport will also receive cash rebates of RM10,000, along with a complimentary BMW i Wallbox. Those who opt for the 530e M Sport will receive cash rebates of RM20,000 and a complimentary BMW i AC Fast Charging Cable.
What’s more, those who book either a BMW 530e M Sport, 530e Sport or the 740Le will stand a chance to win the BMW i8 Coupe with any purchase of the three models during the campaign period.
Selected BMW vehicles, such as the newly launched 840i Gran Coupe M Sport and the X6 xDrive40i M Sport can now be pre-booked online via the BMW Shop Online initiative that was recently launched during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
Customers can also apply for financial pre-approval online via the BMW Engage, the first-of-its-kind financing tool introduced by BMW Financial Services.