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Published on April 10th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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BMW 330Li M Sport Previewed In Malaysia For RM301K

The BMW 330Li M Sport will be locally-assembled for the Malaysian market.

Here’s something that may surprise you. BMW Malaysia yesterday previewed the long-wheelbase (LWB) derivative of the 7th generation 3 Series. This “G28” was first introduced in China in April 2019. It then was launched in India in January this year with the ‘Gran Limousine’ moniker. It will be locally-assembled in Malaysia when it is officially available here.

The estimated price is RM300,800 OTR with SST but without insurance. The fact that BMW Malaysia is estimating this price with SST might indicate a 2H 2021 launch date after the SST exemption expires.

Compared to the standard G20 3 Series, the G28 3 Series LWB gains an additional 110mm in overall length, all of it going towards the wheelbase. This gives it a length of 4.819m and a wheelbase length of 2.961m.

There’s also a height increase of 6mm. 4mm additional headroom and 42mm additional legroom has been freed up.

330Li Legroom

Boot space is measured at 480 litres with an improved storage compartment.

The BMW 330Li M Sport is powered by a 2-litre turbo inline-4 petrol engine that outputs 258hp @ 5000-6500rpm and 400Nm of torque @ 1550-4400 rpm. An 8-speed ZF-sourced automatic sends power to the rear wheels. It’s the same setup as in the regular wheelbase model. However, 0-100km/h takes 6.2 seconds, 0.4 seconds slower than the regular 330i. Fuel consumption is rated at the same level though.

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In Malaysia, the 330Li M Sport is finished in BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line. Other equipment is as follows:

  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • M Aerodynamics Package
  • M Sport Package
  • 18” M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke style 848 M bicolour
  • mixed tyres and run-flat tyres
  • double-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design
  • panoramic glass roof
  • welcome “light carpet”
  • Aluminium Tetragon inlays with Pearl Chrome trim
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display
  • BMW Navigation System Professional with 10.25” touch sensitive display
  • Cruise Control with braking function
  • Parking Assistant with rear view mirror
  • BMW Active Pedestrian Safety system
    • lane departure warning
    • lane change warning
    • front collision warning
    • cross-traffic warning and rear collision prevention
    • Intelligent Emergency Call

Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

BMW Malaysia today unveiled the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport, empowering customers to explore a new space in sportiness with the first-ever long-wheelbase variant in its mid-sized premium executive sedan portfolio for the Malaysian market.

The First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport, Malaysia’s first-ever locally assembled BMW 3 Series in the long-wheelbase variant, promises to deliver the great value impression and enhanced premium perception of the BMW 3 Series, now also complete with the New My BMW App for greater digital interaction between driver and vehicle.

Practicality through enhanced space and comfort aside, the elongated body of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport provides an elegance in design that flows seamlessly from front to end.

An elegant composition of comfort and sportiness.

The kidney grilles of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport precedes the sporty yet sophisticated design language of the vehicle, arriving in black struts distinctively framed in chrome. Flanking the grilles are state-of-the-art Adaptive LED Headlights capable of automatically adjusting to varying road conditions.

From the sides, an increased overall length of 4,819mm (+110) and an increased wheelbase length of 2,961mm (+110mm) form the main visual differentiator of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport from the current BMW 330i M Sport, accompanied also by an increased height of 1,441mm (+6mm) relative to the latter. Elegance of the new sedan is enhanced with the new dynamic silhouette design, framed with the BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line, and complete with a slight coupé-like roofline.

Other features that complete the exterior of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport are the M Aerodynamics and M Sport Packages, a set of 18” M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke style 848 M bicolour with mixed tyres and run-flat tyres, double-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design in the rear, as well as the panorama glass roof, and welcome light carpet on both sides.

At the heart of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport is a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine capable of a maximum output of 258 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. Power is transmitted via a Steptronic Sport transmission. Accelerating from 0-100 km/h is done in only 6.2 seconds, and the new sedan’s top speed is capped at 250 km/h. Fuel consumption is marked at 6.4 litres per 100 km of travel, while carbon emission is measured at 147 g/km.

As for the interior, a modern ambience and luxurious design are paramount, with interior trim finishers in Aluminium Tetragon with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome furnishing the cabin. The new dimensions are reflected in an increase of 4mm in headroom compared to the BMW 330i M Sport, as well as an additional 42mm legroom available for rear passengers – providing unparalleled spatial comfort and luxury. Boot space is measured at 480 litres, improved with the storage compartment package that offers more stowage possibilities.

In the cockpit, drivers are greeted with an M leather steering wheel and M-specific pedals. For greater utility, automatic anti-dazzle function is also equipped for both interior and exterior mirrors, as well as electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver. Other interior highlights of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport are velour floor mats, ambient lights with 11 predefined lighting designs, automatic air-conditioning with three-zone control, and a HiFi loudspeaker system for entertainment on the road. The Comfort Access System that also comes standard provides an added layer of convenience for owners of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport.

The infotainment, navigation and driver display systems in the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport come in the form of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display, as well as the BMW Navigation System Professional with 10.25” touch sensitive display. Instrument panel in Sensatec and Galvanic Embellishers for controls further lends an exclusive ambience to the interior, integrating functionality and luxury.

To enhance convenience and assistance, the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport comes comprehensively equipped with Cruise Control with braking function, Parking Assistant with rear view mirror, and the BMW Active Pedestrian Safety system. Driving Assistant also comes standard and includes features such as lane departure warning, lane change warning, front collision warning, cross traffic warning and rear collision prevention. The Intelligent Emergency Call functionality also ensures live assistance and support are available at all times.

Owners will now be able to have greater digital interaction with the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport via 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 BMW 330Li M Sport comes in two colour offerings – Mineral White and Carbon Black. Leather Vernasca upholstery in Mocha with black stitching complement both the exterior colour offerings.

Customers may now register interest for the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport via the BMW Shop Online platform at https://shop.bmw.com.my/.

Dynamic financial programme.

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 RM 3,338.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

Complete premium ownership experience.

Owners of the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
 BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
 BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
 The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
 BMW Service Online

The estimated retail pricing for the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport with Sales and Services Tax (on the road, without insurance) are:

The First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport RM 300,800.00

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