Last week alongside the new 330Li M Sport, BMW Malaysia launched the new BMW X3 sDrive20i xLine variant. This new addition to its class-leading portfolio of locally-assembled premium mid-sized Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has a retail price of RM286,674 (on the road without insurance, and with Extended Warranty, Service Package, and Sales and Services Tax Exemption). This gives buyers of premium SUVs a choice that falls under the RM300k price point.
The BMW X3 sDrive20i represents a lead-in model to BMW’s mid-sized SAV range. It comes with its hallmark kidney grille and the xLine package that is complemented by LED headlights with Extended Contents which includes cornering lights. Body details are accentuated in aluminium, and features the BMW Individual Exterior Line and roof rails, both in Aluminium Satinated. Rounding out the rugged appearance are 19″ light alloy wheels in Y-Spoke Style 694 wearing runflat tyres.
“The BMW X3 has been one of our leading models in the local market in terms of deliveries since its first introduction in 2011. Ten years on, we are humbled to continue delivering this powerful SAV in a variety of different specifications and variants to our customers here in Malaysia – designed to suit every individual lifestyle,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
“In 2020 alone, the BMW X3 saw over 900 units delivered – despite the slowdown in the automotive industry. This success only strengthens our position as the leading premium automaker with one of the most expansive portfolios of locally-assembled SAVs in the country. We are also proud to introduce the New BMW X3 sDrive20i today alongside the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport, both impressively engineered to set the benchmark for powerful dynamism in their segments,” Hoelzl added.
Inside, the BMW X3 sDrive20i is fitted with interior trim finishers in Black High-Gloss with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome, complete with interior and exterior mirrors that are equipped with automatic anti-dazzle function.
Comfort comes in the guise of sport seats for the driver and front passenger, with the former receiving powered adjustment and seat memory. There is also a 12-speaker HiFi sound system to keep the occupants entertained. Other key interior features include a triple zone climate control, ambient lighting as well as velour floor mats. It is also offered with the Comfort Access System, along with the Storage Compartment Package that gives this new SAV 550 litres of luggage capacity.
Propelling this vehicle is a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine capable of a maximum output of 184 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and torque of 300 Nm @ 1,350 – 4,000 rpm. The power is channeled through an 8-speed automatic Steptronic transmission with automatic hold function. The new SAV is capable of a century sprint in 8.2 seconds, with a top speed limited to 215 km/h. Carbon emissions are capped at a lowered 163 g/km and an equally lowered fuel consumption of 7.1 litres per 100 km.
Additionally, the new BMW X3 sDrive20i is equipped with Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant. A premium navigational and infotainment experience is offered through a 10.25″ touchscreen control display, complemented by a Sensatec Instrument Panel and controls with Galvanic Embellishers. These features are also offered alongside the BMW Live Cockpit Plus and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
Safety and convenience are boosted by the Intelligent Emergency Call and the convenient call function with extended smartphone connection. Furthermore, the new My BMW App provides greater digital interaction between the driver and vehicle, with easy access to a wide range of remote services, on-the-go navigation, and e-mobility features. This application will replace the BMW Connected App come July 2021, and is now available for download on both Android and iOS smartphones.
The BMW X3 sDrive20i comes in the following colour choices: Alpine White, Glacier Silver, Black Sapphire, and Phytonic Blue. Meanwhile the interior is dressed in black Leather Vernasa upholstery with black stitching.
The BMW X3 sDrive20i is now available at all authorised BMW dealerships in Peninsular Malaysia, and will be available in East Malaysia from 20 April 2021.
You can also book the new BMW X3 sDrive20i with RM1,000 via the BMW Shop Online platform.
Dynamic Financing Programme
The Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia allows you to own the BMW X3 sDrive20i with monthly instalment plans starting from RM3,178 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
Complete Premium Ownership Experience
Owners of the new BMW X3 sDrive20i 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