BMW Malaysia introduces the locally-assembled (CKD) electrifying 530e M Sport and new 530i M Sport.
BMW Malaysia has just added two locally-assembled 5-Series to its portfolio, in the form of the 530e M Sport and the New BMW 530i M Sport. The latest additions to the premium automaker's local lineup allow customers to choose between a standard petrol variant or a plug-in hybrid.
Complete with the beautiful M Aerodynamics package, the new variants are now fitted with larger kidney grilles and sleeker headlights with a new DRL (daytime running lights) design. The New BMW 530e M Sport comes with Adaptive LED headlights, while the New BMW 530i M Sport is equipped with BMW's famed Laserlight. Both variants' illumination kits include a high-beam assistant with automatic switching of the on/ off high-beam headlights depending on the traffic situation, controlled via a sensor on the front side of the interior mirror.
The BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line adds a touch of mystery to the New BMW 530e M Sport, while the New BMW 530i M Sport is equipped with BMW's Satined Aluminium Individual Exterior Line. Both variants' front and rear bumpers are also new with more oversized air intakes, alongside new LED taillight elements in the signature BMW L-shape. For the first time, the light source is integrated directly into the taillight's outermost layer, maximising the 3D effect.
19-inch M light-alloy Y-Spoke 845 M Bi-Colour Jet Black wheels complete the exterior look. The new boys also feature Adaptive Suspension and BMW's M Sport brake with blue-painted M Sport brake callipers with M designation. At the rear are double-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design and a distinctive diffuser insert.
Inside, the BMW 530e M Sport and BMW 530i M Sport boast an exclusive M leather steering wheel, along with stylish sports seats for both the driver and the passenger. The new variants are also furnished with interior trim finishers in Aluminium Rhombicle, Dakota Leather upholstery and the BMW Individual anthracite headliner. Interior Illumination within the car is provided by ambient lighting, while owners of the New BMW 530i M Sport are able to enjoy the electrical glass roof feature.
The dashboard includes a lighter coloured contrasting seam, which continues onto the door trims, as well as control buttons in the centre console in High Gloss Black that magnifies the interior design language of the New BMW 5 Series variants.
Powerplant wise, both 5-Series come equipped with the venerable inline 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo 2-litre petrol engine, but 530e M Sport features the latest generation of BMW's eDrive electric motor. The Eight-Speed Steptronic Sport transmission system also comes as standard for both variants.
The New BMW 530e M Sport offers a combined maximum output of 292hp and 420Nm of torque – consisting of a 109hp output from the electric motor. The electrified variant is capable of a century sprint in 5.9 seconds. With a top speed of 235 km/h, the New BMW 530e M Sport consumes only 2.3l/100km of fuel with a CO2 emission of 53g/km. The electric motor is capable of an all-electric range of up to 67 kilometres (NEDC correlated) – making all-electric city driving and short journeys possible. The electric motor can be fully charged with a BMW i Wallbox in approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes, or under 6 hours with a conventional main socket via a standard charging cable.
Driving modes in the electrified variant can be personalised via the eDrive button in the centre console and feature the standard AUTO eDRIVE setting, enabling all-electric driving up to a speed of 110 km/h. Switching to MAX eDRIVE mode enables all-electric speeds up to 140 km/h. The BMW Xtra Boost mode is also available in the New BMW 530e M Sport, giving the vehicle additional power of up 40hp during acceleration.
Meanwhile, the overall system output for the New BMW 530i M Sport is 252hp and 350Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds. With a top speed of 250 km/h, the New BMW 530i M Sport consumes 6.7l/100km of fuel with a CO2 emission of 154g/km.
Safety-wise, both the 5-Series, comes with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) that is complemented with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist.
Safety is further enhanced in the BMW 530e M Sport via a specially-created sound emitted through a loudspeaker system that alerts pedestrians and cyclists of the vehicle. This is activated when the vehicle is travelling in full electric mode at speeds of up to 30 km/h.
The new variants are equipped with BMW's Live Cockpit Professional, running the latest BMW Operating System 7. This infotainment system comes with the new restructured display set-up, consisting of a user-configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster and an equally large touchscreen Control Display. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional comes with navigation, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, 4G LTE connectivity, two USB ports and functions such as Remote Software Upgrade as well as over-the-air map updates for the navigation system.
With the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the New BMW 530e M Sport and BMW 530i M Sport take interactions between driver and vehicle to the next level. Vehicle functions that can be accessed and controlled via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant include phone calls, temperature adjustment, navigation, sunblind activation and automatic lowering of all windows.
Exclusive to the New BMW 530i M Sport are the BMW Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, BMW Display Key and Harman Kardon surround sound system. Entertainment in the New BMW 530e M Sport comes via a HiFi Loudspeaker system.
For additional convenience, the new variants offer the Comfort Access system, as well as the automatic air-conditioning with 4-zone control and electric roller sunblinds for rear windows.
Driving Assistance is provided to the new variants via the Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning, front collision alert with brake intervention, rear collision prevention and crossing-traffic warning. The Parking Assistant Plus features the Surround View camera for both variants. Owners of the New BMW 530i M Sport can also benefit from the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function.
The new variants will be available in Alpine White or Carbon Black, paired with either the Black or Cognac Leather Dakota upholstery; or in Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey or Bluestone paired with Black Leather Dakota upholstery.
Additionally, both the New BMW 5 Series variants can be further customised with the BMW M Performance Parts. This will equip the vehicle with kidney grille in High Gloss Black, exterior mirror cap in carbon fibre, an M Performance accentuation strip on both sides of the vehicle, M Performance side sills, as well as rear spoiler in Matte Black.
The BMW M Performance Parts also comes with a Rear Bumper Set, consisting of the rear bumper trim in High Gloss Black and rear diffuser in Matte Black. The BMW M Performance Parts retails at RM17,410.29. However, customers can enjoy special rates of up to 10% off from now until 31st December 2021.
Exclusively available for the New BMW 530i M Sport is the Shadow Line Package, which retails at RM5,437.12. However, customers can enjoy a special flat rate of RM5,000 (excluding labour) from now until 31st December 2021. The package will equip the vehicle with kidney grille, air duct trim and window frames in High Gloss Black.
Customers may book the new premium executive sedans for RM 1,000 via the BMW Shop Online platform at https://shop.bmw.com.my/ from 29th May 2021.
Owners of the New BMW 5 Series variants 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
The retail pricing for the New BMW 5 Series variants (on the road, without insurance) are:
The New BMW 530e M Sport
RM 340,800.00 (with SST)
RM 334,353.95 (without SST)
The New BMW 530i M Sport
RM 395,800.00 (with SST)
RM 384,941.86 (without SST)
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