First previewed in April together with the BMW X3 sDrive20i, BMW Malaysia has confirmed the pricing of the locally-assembled BMW 330Li M Sport.

The first-ever BMW 330Li M Sport is now priced from RM277,164.22, just RM6,000 more than that short wheelbase variant.

As such, the BMW 3 Series line-up in Malaysia, with standard warranty pricing, consist of:

EXTERIOR

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, staggered sizing
  • 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.

INTERIOR

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
  • Comfort front seats
  • 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touch screen central display
  • 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 first-ever 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 this month 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.

PERFORMANCE

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic automatic, rear-wheel drive
  • 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. 

Being focussed as a limousine, the suspension has the standard lift-related dampers setting (non M Sport, non adaptive) as well as standard steering mechanism, unlike the 330Li M Sport with variable sport steering paired with M Sport suspension. Watch our review on the BMW 330i M Sport here.

SAFETY

Similar to the 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
  • Intelligent Emergency Call

PRICING

The first-ever BMW 330Li M Sport is priced from RM277,164.22 on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the SST exemptions. However, the aforementioned price only comes with a standard two-year warranty.

For the full five-year/unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service programme and, the price increases to RM290,284.22 – a RM13,120 premium.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the first-ever BMW 330Li M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM3,078 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).


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