Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW Launches all new BMW 320d, BMW 328i and BMW 335i sedans In Malaysia
BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the latest edition of the all new BMW 3 Series. 3 variants arrive in all BMW showrooms nationwide. A BMW 320d, BMW 328i and BMW 335i. The all new BMW 3 Series demonstrates all new aesthetic qualities which also succeed in providing passengers with a sense of familiarity typical to BMW. The cockpit wraps around the driver with the renowned BMW driver focus and ensures that all important functions are within easy reach. Even with the introduction of additional features, the handling of the Sixth Generation BMW 3 Series’ iDrive control system remains intuitively easy as ever. Superior ergonomics, high-quality materials and consummate workmanship further underline the premium ambiance of every model in the new BMW 3 Series range.
Conspicuous changes to its predecessor include the placement of two cup holders in front of the selector lever, door compartments that are able to accommodate a typical one litre sized bottle as well as a new large free-standing flat screen Control Display enables a low instrument panel design for a very spacious and airy ambiance. The interior ambience of the new BMW 3 Series is made further apparent with an additional 18 millimetres of legroom for the driver and front passenger as well as an additional 15 millimetres of extra knee room and 8 millimetres of headroom in the rear for optimised rear passenger comfort. The added space is also extended in the luggage compartment of the Sixth Generation BMW 3 Series which has now grown by an additional 20 litres for a maximum capacity of 480 litres.
The all new BMW 320d offers best-in-class power and efficiency in a package that delivers exceptional driving dynamics and excitement showcases a turbocharged 2.0 litre capacity engine that is fitted with variable turbine geometry (VTG), ensuring that the engine’s turbo aspect ratio is maintained at optimum levels. The new diesel variant of the BMW 3 Series also features Common Rail direct injection capable of delivering an output of 135 kW/184 hp with an exceptional 380 Nm torque reading. This enables the new BMW 320d to reach the 0-100 km/h mark in a mere 7.6 seconds.
The all new BMW 328i now features, for the first time, the new 4-cylinder 2.0 litre capacity BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine which is fitted with direct injection, Valvetronic and a TwinScroll turbocharger for an output of 180 kW/245 hp and a very respectable 350 Nm torque reading, allowing the car to reach the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.1 seconds.
The segment topping variant – the BMW 335i retains the exceptional 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, direct injection, Valvetronic and TwinScroll turbocharger for an exceptional output of 225 kW/306 hp and 400 Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.
The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI)) for the new BMW 3 Series are:
BMW 320d – RM 268,800
BMW 328i – RM 309,800
BMW 335i – RM 488,800