Published on March 16th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Facelifted BMW M340i xDrive Now In Malaysia

The top-spec BMW 3 Series model arrives in Malaysia facelifted – the M340i.

The G20 BMW 3 Series generation brought a lot of firsts for the company. In Malaysia, the M340i was introduced for the very first time, marrying a locally-assembled 3 Series body with a 6-cylinder and BMW M performance specification, tuning and parts.

BMW M340i xDrive LCI front

BMW Malaysia recently introduced the facelift of the standard 3 Series models and now the top-spec M340i xDrive has also been facelifted for our market. Pricing starts at RM391,800 and there is now an ‘M Sport Pro’ package available for an additional RM5,000. The new M340i xDrive has been introduced alongside a refresh of the long-wheelbase 330Li model, which we will cover in a separate article.


The BMW M340i xDrive facelift model brings a refreshed exterior and a modernised interior. The exterior highlights include an updated hexagonal kidney grille, redesigned Adaptive LED headlights, M exterior mirrors, 19″ M Light Alloy Wheels in Double-Spoke Style 91 M Bicolour, M Sport Brakes in blue. The M340i comes with an M Rear-Spoiler and free-form design exhaust tips. The M Aerodynamics Package and M High-Gloss Shadowline are standard for Malaysia.

The aforementioned RM5,000 M Sport Pro package features distinct 19-inch M Light Alloy Wheels in Double-Spoke Style 792 M Bicolour Jet Black, M Sport brake callipers in Red, an extended array of Shadow Line gloss black trim pieces. There are no performance enhancements to this package.


The highlight of the facelifted G20 is of course the BMW Curved Display consisting of a 12.3″ information display and a 14.9″ control display. The gear selector too has been made minimal. The M340i xDrive’s unique interior highlight are sport seats for the front occupants, with memory functionality for the driver seat. A hand-stitched M Leather steering wheel is present too. The M340i also gets an M Headliner in athracite, Aluminium Rhombicle Antracite M Interior trim pieces and a Harman Kardon surround sound system. An electric glass roof has also been added. There’s also ambient lighting. The M Sport Package Pro adds M colours on the seat belts.


Thankfully, the BMW M340i M xDrive still comes with an inline 6 motor. The same B58 3.0L engine returns with an unchanged output of 387hp and 500Nm of torque, lending the M340i a 0-100km/h time of just 4.4 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. An eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission sends power to all four wheels with an M Sport Differential in the mix. The BMW M340i xDrive comes with Adaptive M Suspension and Variable Sport Steering.

Value and Customisation

Exterior colour options for the BMW M340i xDrive include

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire
  • Merlbourne Red
  • M Portimao Blue
  • M Brooklyn Grey
  • Skyscraper Grey

With the M Sport Pro package, Melbourne Red and Skyscraper grey are not available.

Interior options are:

  • Leather Vernasca Black
  • Leather Vernasca Mocha (Tacora Red for M Sport Pro package)

There’s an an online-only sales portal for the M340i xDrive M Sport Pro and you need to pay a pre-booking fee of RM3,000. On the plus side, BMW Malaysia is very generously giving customers the 5-year unlimited mileage warranty with free schedules services, plus roadside assistance and a Privileges Cards as well as BMW Services Online.

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