A year into its launch by BMW Malaysia, the locally assembled BMW 218i Gran Coupé receives a technical update. The 218i Gran Coupé will now come with an updated BMW Live Cockpit Professional infotainment system. The physical difference will be the new instrument display cluster as well as the central information display, both of which are now a larger 10.25″ (up from the previous 5.1″ and 8.8″ respectively).
The latest generation BMW infotainment system is designed with a new display concept that aims to provide a fast, timely overview of relevant information. It has also made individualisation easier, with a wider array of configurable options to further personalise and enhance your driving experience.
The new BMW Live Cockpit Professional takes a “content-first” approach in displaying information, with a minimalistic and precise interface. Fuel level, vehicle speed, rpm and engine temperature are now presented in tube rings and arranged to free up more space in the centre for navigation display and other functions. Tailoring the driving experience is a list of functions and configurable widgets, which include sports scoreboards, driving data, fuel consumption and efficiency, G-force meter, media, and radio.
The new interface also reduces colour and graphical clutter for a cleaner and more consistent feel, and be less distracting. Depending on the selected Driving Experience mode (Sport, Comfort, or Eco-Pro), a uniform colour and look will be displayed across the information display cluster and central information display.
Additional, drivers can utilise the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistance for convenient and complete control over vehicle settings, navigation and entertainment systems. This voice-activated assistance can be triggered by a “Hey BMW!” or a personalised activation phrase of your choosing.
“The new BMW Live Cockpit Professional further underlines our commitment towards digitalisation and individualisation across the BMW portfolio. As we continue to bring the future of mobility in Malaysia to life, innovation will remain a key focus at BMW for the years ahead. This is exemplified in our latest product update, and in the coming introductions of new models and features that will further transform the driving experience for our customers in Malaysia,” Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said.
The locally assembled BMW 218i Gran Coupé is powered by an inline-3 1.5L turbo engine mated to a 7-speed Steptronic dual clutch transmission. This combo produces 140 hp and 220 Nm of torque, allowing the car to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds. Official top speed is 213 km/h and average fuel consumption is 5.9 l/100km.
Retail prices start from RM204,177 (WITHOUT Extended Warranty and Service Package). Buying with the Extended Warranty and Service Package will cost you RM216,367. All prices are on-the-road without insurance nor Sales and Service Tax. In comparison, the price in Langkawi (with the Extended Warranty and Service Package) is RM201,800.
There is also the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia which allows you to own the BMW 218i Gran Coupé with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM2,268 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a 5-year tenure).
Complete Premium Ownership Experience
Owning the new BMW 218i Gran Coupé will get you 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