BMW Malaysia has launched the new, locally assembled BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It’s priced at RM211,367 (on-the-road without insurance) with the Sales Tax Exemption and is accompanied by a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty and free schedule service programme.

Like the new 1 Series, the BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport is yet another torchbearer for BMW’s revolution of front-wheel drive cars. Yes, the 218i Gran Coupe is front-wheel drive! You may be as appalled as we are but when we first got to drive the exact car in Portugal earlier this year, BMW said most of their customers don’t care if their BMWs are front or rear-wheel driven!

PERFORMANCE

  • Engine: 1.5-litre 3 cylinder turbocharged
  • Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Horsepower: 140 hp
  • Torque: 220 Nm
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 8.7 seconds
  • Top Speed: 213 km/h

EXTERIOR

In terms of dimensions, the 218i Gran Coupe measures 4,526 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, 1,420 mm in height. To give you a little perspective, compared to the G20 BMW 3 Series, the 218i Gran Coupe is only 39 mm shorter, 27 mm narrower and 22 mm lower. As for wheelbase, the 218i Gran Coupe measures 4,670 mm. Compared to the G20 3 Series, it’s 181 mm shorter.

  • 18-inch M Sport light alloy style 819 wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
  • M Sport Suspension
  • M Sport front and rear bumpers
  • Keyless entry
  • Hands-free powered tailgate
  • LED head and tail lights

The new BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport is available in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Snapper Rock Blue, Storm Bay, and Melbourne Red.

INTERIOR

Despite the significant difference in wheelbase compared to the BMW G20 3 Series, the 218i Gran Coupe which is based on the BMW X1 and X2 platform still manages to offer plenty of legroom, with sufficient head and knee room for a 180 cm tall passenger. As a “based model BMW 2 Series, the interior isn’t what you’d call bare either; just check out the list of features and equipment!

  • 8.8-inch touchscreen display with 6 speakers
  • Dual-zone air conditioning
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 4 USB charging ports (only 1x USB-A)
  • Black leather Dakota upholstery
  • M Sport seats
  • M Sport steering
  • M Sport floor mat
  • M Sport door sill

SAFETY

  • Forward Collision Warning with brake intervention
  • Lane Change Warning
  • Lane Change Assist with steering intervention
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Cross Traffic Alert
  • Parking Assistant
  • Reversing Assistant

It will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting from today and customers can place their booking for it with just RM1,000 on BMW Malaysia’s online store.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the BMW 218i Gran Coupé M Sport can be yours from RM 2,418.00 monthly based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.