BMW Malaysia has unveiled the BMW 330Li M Sport, its first long wheelbase variant of its compact executive sedan. There is no official price yet but is estimated to cost RM300,800 (on the road without insurance). The 330Li is a locally assembled model, and BMW Malaysia also exports it to regional markets.
“The BMW 3 Series has been a consistent chart-topper for the BMW portfolio in Malaysia – with over 2,500 units delivered to satisfied customers across Malaysia in 2020 alone. The success of the BMW 3 Series lies in its ingenious architecture that offers unparalleled versatility, while preserving the sporty DNA that underlines BMW’s Sheer Driving Pleasure,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
“The First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport emerges as a marvel in new dimensions for the BMW 3 Series, combining the capaciousness of a longer wheelbase with the ever-present sportiness of a BMW compact executive sedan, sacrificing neither in the process. Truly, the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport opens up an avenue for customers to experience Sportiness in New Dimensions.” Hoelzl added.
The long wheelbase BMW 330Li M Sport promises to deliver the great value impression and enhanced premium perception of the BMW 3 Series. The lengthened wheelbase of 2,961 mm (+110 mm) allows for an increased overall length of the car to 4,819 mm (+110 mm). Height has also increased slightly (+6 mm) to 1,441 mm compared to the current 330i M Sport.
Enhanced space and seating comfort aside, the elongated body of the BMW 330Li M Sport provides an elegance in design that flows seamlessly from front to rear. Additionally, the kidney grilles of the 330Li M Sport marks the sporty and sophisticated design language of the vehicle, featuring 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.
The sedan’s contours bear a light coupé-like roofline, framed with the BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line. Other notable exterior features include the M Aerodynamics and M Sport Packages, a set of 18” M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke style 848 M bi-colour in mixed sizes and run-flat tyres, double-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design, as well as a panorama glass roof and welcome light carpet on both sides.
Powering the BMW 330Li M Sport is a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine capable of a maximum output of 258 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a torque of 400 Nm @ 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. The power is transmitted via a Steptronic Sport transmission. Acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h is dispatched in 6.2 seconds, and its top speed is capped at 250 km/h. Average fuel consumption is marked at 6.4 litres per 100 km, while carbon emission is measured at 147 g/km.
In the car, the additional length of the car provides an extra 4 mm in headroom compared to the BMW 330i M Sport, as well as an additional 42 mm in legroom for rear passengers. The interior trim finishers are an Aluminium Tetragon pattern with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome. In the cockpit, drivers are greeted with an M leather steering wheel and M-specific pedals.
For safer driving, the interior and exterior mirrors have an automatic anti-dazzle function. Comfort for the driver is provided by an electrically adjustable seat with memory function. Other interior highlights include velour floor mats, ambient lights with 11 predefined lighting designs, automatic air-conditioning with three-zone control, and a HiFi loudspeaker system for entertainment.
The infotainment, navigation and driver display systems are managed by the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system with a digital 12.3″ instrument display, as well as the BMW Navigation System Professional with 10.25” touch sensitive display. To enhance convenience and assistance, the 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 is 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. Further, the Comfort Access System also comes standard for extra convenience.
Right at the rear, there is a boot space capacity of 480 litres, and it is improved with the storage compartment package that offers more stowage possibilities.
Moreover, owners will have greater digital interaction with the 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 smartphones.
The BMW 330Li M Sport comes in just two colour choices i.e. Mineral White and Carbon Black. Leather Vernasca upholstery in Mocha with black stitching complement both these exterior colours.
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
With the Balloon Financing Plan offered by BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the 330Li M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM3,338 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
You can register your interest for the BMW 330Li M Sport in the BMW Shop Online platform https://shop.bmw.com.my/.