BMW Group Malaysia has launched the sleek all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport, featuring the kidney grille that got conversations going. This, however, isn’t the first time BMW had a grille this prominent. The kidney grille on the BMW 430i Coupe is actually a homage to historic icons such as the BMW 328, but reinterpreted for a sporty, contemporary coupe form.
“The introduction of the All-New BMW 4 Series Coupé to the Malaysian market further expands and diversifies our local portfolio. This is in line with our mission to empower our customers to exercise their power of choice, to take pride in choosing a BMW that best embodies their individuality. By diversifying our offerings, we are confident that there will be a right BMW for every one of our loyal customers and fans out there,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
He added, “The reimagination of the ‘4’ also presents exciting new grounds in the realm of design on which to thread upon. By revisiting and taking inspiration from iconic BMW designs in the past, we are exploring possibilities of how design elements and styles could be given a new lease of life in a contemporary BMW vehicle. The All-New BMW 4 Series is the manifestation of that inquisitiveness that has helped spur us ever-forward in the field of design.”
The BMW 430i Coupe M Sport has a low nose dominated by the more vertical kidney grilles. Angled forward, the kidney grilles extend down almost to the lower edge of the front apron. The kidney grilles, in high gloss chrome, feature a mesh design with floating horizontal nuggets in matte aluminium that form a honeycomb pattern. Together with the large air intake curtains, the grilles accentuate the width of the front.
Compared to its predecessor, the all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport’s dimensions measure slightly larger i.e. 4,768 mm in length (+130), 1,852 mm in width (+27), 1,383 mm in height (+6), and 2,851 mm in wheelbase (+41).
The design language of the 430i Coupe utilises techniques in proportions and minimal number of lines to accentuate its athletic stature, combining it with the aerodynamics and sporting elegance typical of a BMW coupe.
Its dynamic and elongated side profile is expressed by the short overhangs and the longest coupe doors to be found on any BMW. The coupe rides on 19″ M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style 797 M Bicolour with mixed sized runflat tyres, complemented by M Sport brakes with blue painted brake callipers.
Further, the BMW 430i Coupe M Sport wears the M Aerodynamics Package, BMW Laserlights with High-beam Assistant, LED fog lights, and the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.
On the inside, the 430i Coupe cockpit is designed with the sporty driver in mind. Standard equipment includes sport seats for the driver and passenger, M leather steering wheel, M-specific pedals, Leather Vernasca upholstery, and BMW Individual Anthracite headliner, complete with Aluminium Tetragon interior trim finisher and Pearl Chrome highlight trim finisher. M-specific stripes adorn the safety belts for both front and rear seats for an extra touch of sportiness.
Amplifying the sporty ambience is a high centre console to create separate zones for the driver and front passenger. The dashboard features a sharp and clean design. The driver benefits from the seamless integration of the instrument cluster and Control Display that form a large workspace, displaying essential information in an easily accessible manner. Additionally, the instrument panel is complete in Sensatec. Multi-function buttons for the steering wheel, additional storage compartment with the front armrest, and electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver provide functional touches that complete the driving experience.
The controls in the 430i Coupe M Sport are arranged in clearly defined functional clusters, allowing for ample room to showcase lavish surfaces and exclusive materials. The 430i Coupe M Sport features BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3” instrument display along with BMW Navigation System Professional with a 10.25” touch sensitive display. In-car entertainment features a 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound System and extended functionality for Bluetooth and USB devices with wireless charging.
Coming standard with the car is BMW’s Connected Package Professional which includes Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, and Intelligent Personal Assistant. The BMW Operating System 7 has customisable widgets for the control display, with real-time display of desired information. Further, Remote Software Upgrade ensures timely software updates, enabling drivers to access new vehicle functions that can be retrofitted seamlessly via over-the-air updates.
To ensure unhindered clarity on the road at all times, the exterior mirrors on the driver’s side are equipped with automatic anti-dazzle function and include fold-in functionality. The interior rear-view mirror too is fitted with an automatic anti-dazzle function. Visibility in the rain is aided by a rain sensor that automates control for the windscreen wipers and driving lights.
Visually enhancing the interior ambience are the welcome light carpet and ambient light with 11 predefined lighting designs. The automatic 3-zone air conditioning emphasises the luxury-focus of this coupe. The rear seats provide passengers with the sporty seating experience of a coupe, while still providing ample headspace. The 40:20:40 split folding of the rear backrests allow for a convenient through-loading, further expanding and providing access to the 440-litre luggage compartment.
The BMW 430i Coupe M Sport is powered by the 2.0L BMW TwinTurbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, which combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, Double VANOS and High-Precision Injection. Its maximum output of 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque enables the car to do the 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
Engine power is transmitted to the wheels via an upgraded 8-speed Steptronic Sport Transmission. The updated gearbox features improved efficiency, providing an average fuel consumption of 6.6 litres per 100 km, and CO2 emissions of 151 grams per kilometre. Optimised dynamics is achieved through enhanced ride and shift comfort, along with shorter shift times.
The car’s agile handling is aided by advanced control systems. The ARB technology (actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation) enables significantly faster and more sensitive wheel slip control. Further supplementing the sporty driving dynamics are the M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes and Variable Sport Steering.
Additionally, the car comes standard with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist.
In addition to Speed Limit Assist, Cross-traffic Warning, Rear Collision Prevention, and Approach Control Warning, the 430i Coupe M Sport is equipped with the Driving Assistant Package which includes features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, and Front Collision Warning with brake intervention.
There is also the helpful Parking Assistant with rear-view camera and Reversing Assistant, which continuously records the last 50 metres of driving (when driven slowly, at speeds of up to 35 km/h) and automatically reverses back the exact same way if requested, allowing for effortless navigation out of parking spots or tight spaces.
The BMW 430i Coupe M Sport has a retail price of RM454,800. And you can book it online at https://shop.bmw.com.my/ for just RM1,000.
You can also opt for the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia that will allow you to own the BMW 430i Coupe M Sport with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM5,048 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
The BMW 430i Coupe M Sport is available in Arctic Race Blue Metallic, Portimao Blue, Alpine White, and Black Sapphire. Leather Vernasca upholstery with black décor stitching decorates the interior and comes in either Black, Tacora Red or Cognac.
Owners of the all-new BMW 430i Coupe 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