Previously only destined for the Chinese market, BMW has now designed the long wheelbase variant of the new 3 Series sedan in right-hand drive orientation. After launching in India and Thailand, the new G28 BMW 3 Series long wheelbase is now available in Malaysia in a single variant.
BMW Malaysia is offering the locally-assembled BMW 330Li M Sport from RM 300,800.00 with 5-years unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service.
The first-ever BMW 3 Series long wheelbase in Malaysia will be offered with the popular M Sport package. This means the inclusion of the M Sport aerodynamics kit, M badges, and black window surrounds similar to the standard wheelbase variants.
However, the design of the rims is different, together with a rear bumper that surrounds the exhaust outlets in a trapezoidal design. Visible behind the 18-inch wheels are the unpainted standard brake calipers.
- 18″ M light-alloy wheels in Double Spoke Style 848 M Bicolour with Run Flats
- M Aerodynamics Package
- Standard brake calipers
- Adaptive LED headlamps
- Welcome light “carpet”
- Panoramic 2-piece glass roof
The wheelbase has been stretched by 110 mm, measuring 2,961 mm, which is just 14 mm shorter than the BMW 5 Series. Compared to the Lexus ES which visually looks exceptionally spacious like a long wheelbase car, the ruler only registers a reading of 2,870 mm, or 91 mm shorter than the 330 Li.
BMW says there is a 6 mm increase in overall height on the 330Li M Sport compared to the 330i M Sport. Boot space is rated at 480 litres.
In terms of the additional features for the more spacious back seat, there aren’t any extra toys. However, a massive two-piece panoramic glass roof provides more light into the enlarged cabin. Dimensionally, the legroom for the rear passengers has increased by 42 mm, while headroom is a marginal 4 mm more compared to the 330i M Sport.
- Dashboard in Sensatec
- Aluminium Tetragon trim with pearl chrome highlights
- M Sport steering wheel and foot pedals
- 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display
- 10.25-inch touch screen
- Three-zone automatic air-conditioning
- 10-speaker HiFi sound system
- Enhanced ambient lighting (lighting strip at back of front seats)
Upfront, the occupants are treated to a higher quality interior compared to the standard wheelbase variants. The dashboard is now covered in Sensatec with contrast stitching while the switches at doors are in a satin finishing called “Galvanic Embellishers”.
The Malaysian launch of the new BMW 330Li M Sport will also debut the new ‘My BMW App‘ that provides easy access to a wide range of remote services, on-the-go navigation, and e-mobility features. The application will replace the BMW Connected App come July 2021, and is now available for download on both Android and iOS-enabled smartphones.
The first-ever locally-assembled BMW 330Li M Sport can be had in Mineral White or Carbon Black and paired with Vernasca leather upholstery in Mocha with black stitching.
- Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder
- Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic automatic
- Max Power: 258 hp @ 5,000 rpm to 6,500 rpm
- Max Torque: 400 Nm @ 1,550 rpm to 4,400 rpm
- 0 – 100 km/h: 6.2 seconds
- Top Speed: 250 km/h (limited)
- Fuel consumption: 6.4 l/100 km
The powertrain of the new BMW 330Li M Sport mirrors the 330i M Sport, which means access to the potent 258 hp output and 400 Nm of torque from the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Due to the increase in overall mass, the 0 to 100 km/h time for the long wheelbase variant takes a little longer, now registering 6.2 seconds– a 0.4-second delay.
Similar to the 330i M Sport standard wheelbase variant, the new BMW 330Li M Sport is also equipped with the Driving Assistant Package which includes:
- Front Collision Warning with brake intervention
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Change Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic Warning and Collision Prevention
- Reverse camera
- Six airbags