BMW Malaysia has just unveiled the G28 2021 BMW 330Li M Sport, a locally assembled stretched-out BMW 3 Series.
In the many years of being ardent BMW followers, never would we have imagined the Munich-based outfit creating a long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series.
With cabin space being one of the final frontiers for most car manufacturers, we suppose a more spacious 3 Series makes good sense, which is why we now have the introduction of the long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series in Malaysia.
BMW Malaysia say the new 2021 BMW 330Li M Sport empowers customers to explore "a new space in sportiness" in its compact executive sedan portfolio for the Malaysian market.
Malaysia's first-ever locally assembled long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series promises to deliver....well, more space, as it has an increased overall length of 4,819mm (+110) and an increased wheelbase length of 2,961mm (+110mm) compared to the BMW 330i M Sport. It is also accompanied by an increased height of 1,441mm (+6mm) relative to the 330i.
Apart from looking like an elongated BMW 330i M Sport, the interior is where most of the differences can be felt, especially in the rear. The new dimensions are reflected in an increase of 4mm in headroom and an additional 42mm legroom available for rear passengers compared to the BMW 330i M Sport - providing unparalleled spatial comfort and luxury, says BMW Malaysia.
However, boot space remains the same as the normal variant, coming in at 480 litres, but BMW says it has an improved storage compartment package that offers more stowage possibilities.
The interior of the 330Li M Sport does seem to come with a bit more class, coming with interior trim finishers in Aluminium Tetragon with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome furnishing the cabin.
In the cockpit, drivers are greeted with an M leather steering wheel and M-specific pedals. An automatic anti-dazzle function is also equipped for both interior and exterior mirrors and electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver.
Other interior highlights of the first-ever locally produced BMW 330Li M Sport are:
- Velour floor mats.
- Ambient lights with 11 predefined lighting designs.
- Automatic air-conditioning with three-zone control.
- A HiFi loudspeaker system for entertainment on the road.
Comfort Access System is also standard on the BMW 330Li M Sport.
The exterior is largely the same as the G20 330i M Sport, headlined by the iconic kidney grille which has black struts framed in chrome.
Other features that complete the exterior of the BMW 330Li M Sport are:
- M Aerodynamics and M Sport Packages
- A set of 18” M light-alloy wheels in Double-Spoke style 848 M bicolour with mixed tyres and run-flat tyres
- Double-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design in the rear
- Panorama glass roof
- Welcome light carpet on both sides.
Safety and convenience wise, the BMW 330Li M Sport comes comprehensively equipped with:
- Cruise Control with braking function
- Parking Assistant with rearview mirror, and the BMW Active Pedestrian Safety system
- 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. Owners will also now be able to have greater digital interaction with the compact limousine via the new My BMW App that provides easy access to a wide range of remote services such as 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-enabled smartphones.
Powering the Li is BMW's B48 2.0-litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, which is capable of producing a maximum output of 258 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. Power is transmitted via a Steptronic Sport transmission and acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in only 6.2 seconds, 0.4 seconds slower than the G20. Fuel consumption claims are marked at 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres.
Owners of the First-Ever locally-assembled 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
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