BMW updates its local offerings

Published on June 22nd, 2010

The refreshed line-up of BMW models, including new variants such as the BMW 3 Series Convertible and the new BMW Z4 sDrive35is M Sport , are now available in the country.

“Late last year and earlier this year, the BMW Group introduced new versions of the BMW Z4 as well as the BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible to the world. In keeping to our strategy of introducing as many new BMW cars to Malaysia as soon as they are introduced to the world, we have brought you these new cars today.”

BMW Z4 sDrive35is (11/2009)

The new variants also keep in line with the BMW EfficientDynamics mantra of increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

Exterior wise, the 3 Series coupe and convertible variants get minute revisions with some new lines on the front and rear. Furthermore, LED lighting is now standard to reduce energy consumption.

The 3 Series Coupe is now available in 320i, 325i and the range topping 335i M Sport variants while the 3 Series Convertible comes in 325i guise.

BMW Z4 sDrive35is (11/2009)

Powering the 335i Coupe M Sport is the venerable 3-liter inline six engine with BMW TwinTurbo tech and Valvetronic. Figures are equally impressive with 306hp and consumption of just 8.4-liters for every 100-kilometers.

Sending all that force to the rear wheels is the 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission with the added bonus of a new gear shift logic for the steering-wheel mounted paddles which is similar to its all-mighty M3 variant.

Customisation options have also been increased with two packages for owners to customise their 3 Series to suit their taste.

The Innovation Package includes Navigation and Mobile Phone preparation that includes a DVD drive, integrated hard disc for audio files, 3D map display, a high-res 8.8-inch monitor and Bluetooth capability. Ticking the Innovation Package will set you back a tidy sum though at RM20,000.

BMW Z4 sDrive35is (11/2009)

The latter Glass Roof Package is only available for the 320i and 325i Coupe. As the name suggests, it includes an electric operated glass roof with slide and tilt functions. Retail for fresh air and natural light flooding the cabin is RM10,000.

If a glass roof doesn’t cut it for you than perhaps a full fledged roadster is the answer. The Z4 sDrive35is M Sport. It features Dynamic Driving Control and more importantly, Launch Control, for a century sprint of 4.8-seconds. All this are standard options on this guise.

Sitting under the long hood is the 3-liter inline six powerplant with BMW TwinTurbo tech, that features two small low-inertia chargers for a quicker spool up time. Power figures stand at a mighty 340hp with 450Nm of torque. More impressive is the consumption figures, 9-liters for every 100-kilometers and just 210g of CO2 for every kilometer travelled.

The new BMW 3 Series CoupŽ and Convertible (01/2010)

The standard M Sport package on the roadster consists of modified aprons, a rear diffuser and Adaptive M Suspension. A new shade is also available exclusively to the Z4, Melbourne Red.

If you’re planning on procuring one of these fine vehicles for yourself, the retail prices are as follows (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service Inclusive 3 years/60,000km + Repair)

BMW 320i Coupe – RM 289, 800

BMW 325i Coupe – RM 378, 800

BMW 335i Coupe M Sport – RM 498, 800

BMW 325i Convertible – RM 439, 800

BMW Z4 sDrive35is M Sport – RM 598, 800

text: Dinesh Appavu Pix: BMW


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