BMW Malaysia Launches 520i Luxury And 530e M Sport

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BMW Malaysia Launches 520i Luxury And 530e M Sport

For those who have been wondering why BMW's lineup for the 5 Series has looked surprisingly lean since launch, wonder no more. BMW Malaysia has finally decided to introduce the 520i Luxury and 530e M Sport variants to the 5 Series lineup - the former which represents an entry level variant, and the latter being a more sporty proposition to the 530e that we know well.

The 520i Luxury is being launched at RM 328,800 - which puts it on par pricing wise with the 530e Sport. The 530e M Sport is going for RM 338,800, meaning customers need only pay an RM 10,000 premium over the regular 530e Sport in order to enjoy a wealth of new trim pieces and a more aggressive wheel design. 

For the 520i Luxury, the engine is perhaps the largest distinction between it and the other variants. Powering it is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 184 hp and 290 Nm of torque, sending all of its power to the rear wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The main trim differences are as follows:

  • Chrome Plated Kidney Grille
  • Chrome Exterior Trim
  • 18-inch Light Alloy V-Spoke 684 Wheels
  • Sensatec Dashboard
  • Chrome Exhaust Tail Pipe Finishers

The 530e M Sport gets the same hybrid powertrain as the 530e Sport, meaning that it pairs a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a total system output of 252 hp and 400 Nm of torque, all channeled to the rear wheels through the same ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Trim differences between this and the regular 530e are as follows:

  • BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line
  • Front Grille with Active Air Stream
  • 19-inch M Light Alloy Double-Spoke 664 M Wheels
  • M sport Brake Callipers
  • Two-Sided Exhaust Tail Pipe Finishers In Light Chrome
  • Various M Badges
  • Aluminium Rhombicle and Pearl Chrome interior trims
  • M Leather Steering Wheel
  • M-specific Pedals
  • M Sports Seats

For these two models, the remainder of the items and features remain identical to that of other variants in the model range. As a quick recap, the 5 Series range now grows in size by two variants to a total of five, with three different powertrain options and four different trim levels. The pricing is as follows:

  • BMW 520i Luxury - RM 328,888
  • BMW 530e Sport - RM 328,888
  • BMW 530e M Sport - RM 338,888
  • BMW 530i M Sport - RM 372,800
  • BMW M5 - RM 1,010,800

Find the best deals for a new BMW here. 




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