There was a time before Covid-19 plagued the world, when man roamed the planet freely, exploring new places and in our case, new cars. Boy, do we miss it; like this one when we flew halfway across the world to try the new G20 BMW 330e PHEV. This trip to Munich, Germany may have taken place in August of 2019 – just over a year ago – but it has seemed like an eternity.

The wait is finally over though! Joining the locally-assembled BMW 320i and 330i models available in Malaysia is the 330e M Sport plug-in hybrid that’s also built locally in Kulim, Kedah. Also launched alongside the 330e PHEV last month, is the closest and more handsome alternative to the M3, the M340i xDrive.

Underneath the hood is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine paired to an electric motor with an output of 252 hp and 420 Nm. What’s more interesting is that the car comes with an XtraBoost function that momentarily gives the 330e up to 292 hp. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

Other goodies included in the 330e M Sport is the adaptive M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes, adaptive headlamps, an M Sport steering, a 10-speaker sound system, and on the safety front, the all important autonomous emergency braking.

Following the Sales Tax Exemption announcement, for the latest price list of BMW vehicles in Malaysia, click here!


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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.