BMW Malaysia has just launched the new BMW M135i xDrive alongside the X1 sDrive18i with a price tag of RM355,646.25 on-the-road without insurance. It’s accompanied by a 5-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty and Free Scheduled Service. The M135i xDrive will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide by 28th July 2020.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the new M135i xDrive can be owned with a monthly installment of RM4,058.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure). Customers can also book the new M135i Drive online at RM1,000 and be in the running to win a new BMW i8 Coupé.

PERFORMANCE

Primarily front-wheel driven, BMW says the M135i xDrive which we drove in South Africa can deliver up to 50:50 torque distribution between the front and rear axles. It also features an Active Sound Design system that amplifies the actual sound from the engine based on various speeds and throttle input – a feature also seen in the current generation BMW M5.

Fitted with BMW’s most powerful 4-cylinder engine, the new M135i xDrive is equipped with a Torsen limited-slip differential and a Launch Control feature that fully utilises the engine’s torque in the 1st and 2nd gear.

Engine: 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged
Transmission: 8 speed Steptronic automatic
Horsepower: 306 hp
Torque: 450 Nm
0 to 100km/h: 4.8 seconds
Top Speed: 250 km/h

The exterior of the M135i xDrive is a reflection of its exciting performance figures. It features a completely new front grille with Cerium Grey surrounds but it’s the M135i’s rear end that steals the show.

It looks almost like the previous generation F31 BMW 3-series wagon but a whole lot angrier and meaner. The tailpipes and side mirror caps are also finished in Cerium Grey. Other exterior colours available are Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Misano Blue, Mineral Grey and Melbourne Red.

EXTERIOR

  • 19-inch light-alloy style 557 wheels
  • 100 mm tailpipes
  • M Sport suspension
  • M Sport brakes
  • M Sport spoiler
  • Adaptive LED headlamps with High Beam Assist

Inside, there’s no ignoring the Dakota leather upholstery in Magma Red along with the massive sports seats. Alternatively, BMW is also offering the Dakota leather upholstery in Black. BMW says the M135i xDrive has grown wider and taller than its predecessor, offering additional knee and elbow room.

INTERIOR

  • M Sport steering
  • M Sport seats
  • M Sport seat belts
  • M135i xDrive lettering on door sills
  • Driver seat with Memory Function
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen display

Boot space in the M135i xDrive is rated at 380-litres although with the second row seats flattened, the M135i xDrive can offer up to 1,200-litre of cargo space.

The BMW Personal CoPilot system includes features like:

  • Lane Change Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Front Collision Warning with Braking Function
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Active Park Distance Control
  • Reversing Assistant

The Reverse Assistant can help the driver reverse out of a tight space or alley by recalling the last 50 metres covered. It is able to reverse the vehicle the same way it got in by taking control of the steering, braking and throttle.

For the latest price list of BMW vehicles in Malaysia, click here.


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Pan Eu Jin
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