July 24, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – BMW Group Malaysia, the official distributor of BMW, BMW Motorrad and MINI vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the all-new BMW M135i xDrive with a retail price of RM 355,646.25 (on-the-road, excluding insurance).
Widely regarded as The 1, the premium hatchback is the third generation BMW 1 Series.
“We are privileged to share with you the latest portfolio of premium compact vehicles from BMW Malaysia. At the pinnacle of this portfolio lies The 1 – all-new BMW M135i xDrive, also widely regarded as the benchmark for powerful hot-hatches around the world.
“The BMW 1 Series has been at the forefront of premium compact driving standards for over a decade. The new sporty compact model, now combined with the iconic genes of BMW M, further exemplifies the dynamic, independent spirit of those who constantly innovate to achieve greater success – whether to inspire or be inspired. Indeed, the all-new BMW M135i xDrive has a strong character of its own,” said its managing director Harald Hoelzl in a statement.
Powering the all-new BMW M135i xDrive is BMW Group’s most powerful 2-litre, M Performance TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. It generates a combined maximum output of 306 hp and 450 Nm of peak torque.
BMW claims that the BMW M135i xDrive takes 4.8 seconds to dash from zero to 100 kph and its top speed is rated at 250 kph.
Some of highlights compared to its predecessor includes a more powerful engine, advance connectivity and driver assistance system, more spacious interior, exclusive mesh-design kidney grille bars, adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant, front and side air inlets, exterior mirror caps, 100-millimetre exhaust tailpipes, newly designed 19-inch light alloy wheels, and the three-dimensional two-part taillights.
The all-new BMW X135i xDrive is now 34mm wider, 13 mm taller than its predecessor. Its boot space also increased by 20 litres to 380 litres.
As for the equipment list, the BMW M135i xDrive is equipped with BMW M rear spoiler, M Sport suspension, M sport brake, active sound design, ARB technology (actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation), launch control mode, ‘Illuminated Boston’ interior trims, Leather Dakota upholstery, M element – electrically adjustable sport seats with driver’s seat memory function, seat belts and multifunction leather steering wheel, two-zone automatic air conditioning, BMW Individual Headliner Anthracite, wireless phone charger, 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, BMW Operating System 7.0, 10.25-inch instrument display, 10.25-inch touchscreen control display, BMW digital key, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant among others.
There is also the BMW Personal CoPilot which features the driving assistant, parking assistant, and reversing assistant. The driving assistant includes lane change warning, crossing traffic warning at the rear, rear collision warning, speed limit assist, lane departure warning and the frontal collision warning with brake function.
The parking assistant on the other hand features the active park distance control, while the reversing assistant will recalls the last 50 metres covered and is able to manoeuvre back the same way by taking over the wheel while the driver controls the acceleration and braking..
There are five exterior colour options to complement the two interior colour upholstery. The exterior colours are Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Misano Blue, Mineral Grey and Melbourne Red, while the interior colours available are black Leather Dakota upholstery with black perforations or the Magma Red Leather Dakota upholstery with grey highlight and black perforations.
The all-new BMW M135i xDrive will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide by July 28, 2020. Customers can also book The 1 on http://www.shop.bmw.com.my/ at RM 1,000 and be in the running to bring home a new BMW i8 Coupé.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the all-new BMW M135i xDrive can be owned with a monthly installment plan starting from RM 4,058.00, based on estimates of an 80 percent loan on a five-year tenure.
Owners of the all-new BMW M135i xDrive will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes the BMW 5-year unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service programme, BMW roadside assistance and accident hotline, BMW Group Loyalty+ mobile app – BMW Privileges Card and the BMW Service Online.
During the event, BMW Group Malaysia also launches the new BMW X1 sDrive18i. To find out more, please visit to https://auto-news-asia.com/2020/07/26/bmw-group-malaysia-launched-the-bmw-x1/.