2023 BMW 3 Series Facelift launched – 3 variants, RM283,800 - RM317,800
Two more versions of the new 3 Series will be launched this year
The new, updated version of the G20 BMW 3 Series is now available in Malaysia, featuring two petrol variants which are the 320i M Sport and the 330i M Sport, as well as a plug-in hybrid variant which is the 330e M Sport.
In case you’re wondering what’s the price:
• BMW 320i M Sport RM 283,800.00
• BMW 330i M Sport RM 317,800.00
• BMW 330e M Sport RM 298,800.00
Upfront, the LED headlights have been redesigned to further emphasize the width of the sedan, with expressive daytime running lights arranged in the shape of an inverted L.
Likewise, the front apron has a new unmistakable look, while still housing the lateral Air Curtains that are a signature BMW feature.
The aprons flank the central air intake that houses a honeycomb pattern, courtesy of the M Sport Package that arrives as standard for all three variants.
This is complemented by 18-inch M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 848 M Bicolour with staggered tyres.
As part of the standard M Sport Package, the New BMW 3 Series also feature the M designation on the side profile, along with M Sport Suspension for both the petrol variants, while the New BMW 330e M Sport will arrive with the Adaptive M Suspension.
At the rear, we have two distinctive tailpipes which have been increased to 100 millimetres in diameter for a sportier look, accompanied by a strongly contoured diffuser.
Accentuating the overall dynamic look of the sedan are the M Aerodynamics package and M High-gloss Shadowline – both standard inclusions of the M Sport Package.
Inside, the 3 Series now comes with the BMW Curved Display for the first time, comprising a 12.3-inch Information Display and 14.9-inch touchscreen Control Display integrated into a slender, unframed form.
Other highlights include a larger and wider trim strip, redesigned air vents, a minimalist gear lever, paddle shifters, and the M Sport Package that includes M entry sills with a stainless-steel look, M driver’s footrest and M pedals with a stainless-steel look, sport seats for driver and front passenger, hand-stitched M leather steering wheel in Walknappa leather, vehicle key with exclusive M designation, M Anthracite headliner, instrument cluster with M specific display, and M Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite interior trim.
Under the hood, the new BMW 320i M Sport houses an inline four-cylinder engine that produces 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque, accelerating the sedan from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds with top speed capped at 235 km/h.
For the New BMW 330i M Sport, its inline four-cylinder engine delivers 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque, while 0 – 100 km/h is achieved in just 5.8 seconds. The top speed is capped at 250 km/h.
Last but not least, the 330e M Sport brings a maximum combined output of 292 hp and 420 Nm of torque, with an electric motor that delivers 109 hp and 265 Nm of torque on its own.
This allows for a century sprint time of 5.8 seconds, while top speed is capped at 230 km/h (electric top speed is capped at 140 km/h).
As standard, all 3 Series variants all come equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.
Other standard digital features of the New BMW 3 Series are Comfort Access, Remote Software Update and BMW ID.
The Connected Package Professional, which includes the digital services such as Remote Services, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be seen in the New BMW 3 Series – an offering that is now standard equipment in all BMW models from 2023 onwards.
Safety and driver assistance features in the new BMW 3 Series include Lane Departure Warning with active steering interventions, Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Warning with brake intervention, Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, Rear Collision Warning, Speed Limit Info and manual Speed Limit Assist.
On the other hand, the Parking Assistant features Park Assist, Active Park Distance Control (PDC), Lateral Parking Aid and Reversing Assist Camera.
Also standard is the Reversing Assistant, which keeps a record of up to the last 50 metres driven forward and is able to drive back the exact same way in reverse if desired.
That being said, owners of the new BMW 3 Series will receive 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme, BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline, BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App, BMW Privileges Card, as well as BMW Service Online services.