BMW Malaysia introduced the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition at the Secret Garage @ M Town, expanding the premium mid-size segment with M powered driving machines.
Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “For over two decades, the BMW X range has been unrivalled in the high-performance mid-size segments, having pioneered some of the most advanced four-wheel drive technology in the industry. Today, BMW Malaysia is thrilled to be introducing two additions not just to the BMW X family but also the high-performance model line-up – the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition.”
“At BMW Malaysia, we are also setting new benchmarks for precision and agility in the BMW M portfolio with the new models; both bearing not just the Most Powerful Letter in the World, but running on the iconic Motorsports DNA of the M as well,” Hoelzl added.
The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition further expands the BMW X portfolio of powerful Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupés (SAC) respectively. Both bring a whole new level of speed and performance to the segment with the new BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine that is capable of 510 hp.
In addition to power, the new high-powered SAV and SAC are also equipped with advanced driver assistance systems and intelligent in-car connectivity features. This includes the Driving Assistant Plus that offers optimal support during sporty driving.
The Secret Garage @ M Town is based on the infamous BMW M Secret Garage – hidden somewhere within the BMW M facility in Munich, Germany. A range of iconic BMW M vehicles were displayed at the Secret Garage @ M Town, including the BMW M850i, BMW M5 and BMW M4.
The event also supported local entrepreneurs, Halo Doughnut – an artisanal sourdough doughnut business started by a passionate team of two just 10 days after the MCO began; as well as Monsterchef – experts in food styling and catering who innovated their business to fit the times by providing free cooking lessons online, and also selling home-cooked food in residential areas.
Symbiosis of style and speed.
The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition both appear with the characteristically M design elements, complemented by the sporty aesthetics of the BMW X.
The powerful front section of the vehicles is made up of the distinctive front apron and large, hexagonal air intake – built to ensure optimal ventilation for the front brakes under high thermal loads. The new BMW M models also feature adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant, along with full-LED taillights as standard.
A long bonnet and wheelbase, steeply-raked windscreen, and slightly rectangular wheel arches lend the new models an exceptionally sporty silhouette. The M Sport exhaust system – recognisable by its four black chrome tailpipes – adds an unmistakeable sound when going full throttle and at high revs. The new BMW M models also run on 21-inch bicolour M light alloy wheels and are equipped with Adaptive M suspension. Black kidney grille surrounds, side gills and wing mirror caps are also standard to the models.
Individually, the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition features a slim diffuser in high-gloss Black and an M-specific roof spoiler. The First-Ever BMW X4 M Competition, on the other hand, features a black aerodynamic spoiler at the rear.
The power of M meets the agility of the BMW X.
Powering the new BMW M models to a powerful 375kW / 510hp is the newly-developed three-litre M TwinPower Turbo straight-six petrol engine. With a peak torque of 600Nm at 2,600 – 5,950 rpm, the new BMW M models generate a top speed of 250km/h (limited) and are capable of achieving the century sprint in merely 4.1 seconds. The new BMW M models consume 10.6 litres of fuel per 100km of travel and records a carbon emission of 244g/km.
Power is transmitted to the new high-powered BMW M models via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic – capable of performing automatic or manual gear changes via the gear selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel. Three Drivelogic modes are available: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus – for extremely short shift times. The chassis of the new BMW M models have been upgraded with a high proportion of M-specific components for even sportier driving characteristics – improving not just performance but handling and lateral dynamics as well.
The strut brace in the engine compartment increases stiffness of the front section when subjected to strong lateral acceleration. This is complemented by adaptive dampers, stiffer stabilisers, along with the Active M Differential and M Compound Brakes that are made of composite materials to reduce weight and achieve even more powerful deceleration. The M xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive also allows for conventional variable power distribution, or a Sport mode with even more pronounced and dynamic rear-wheel bias.
Designed for comfort – be it on the road or the tracks.
The cockpit of the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition welcomes passengers with an iconic M interior ambience that is equally sporty and elegant. Front passengers are greeted with entry sills bearing the M model designation and comfortable front seats with active seat ventilation and lumbar support. Special trim levels also reflect their superior performance, along with the M leather steering wheel with shift paddles, red M Drive buttons, and a red Start/Stop button.
These are complemented by the redesigned M gear selector lever and the three-level controls for the engine, damper and steering responses. Further M-specific highlights found in the new BMW M models include interior trim finishers ‘Carbon Fibre’, decorative seams in BMW M colours, M seatbelts, M pedals, along with a M-specific instrument cluster, and knee pads.
Comfort is offered to the new BMW M models via sculptural M Sport seats with illuminated M badge below the semi-integrated head restraint, furnished with premium Leather Merino upholstery. In terms of luggage capacity, the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition has a boot space of 550 litres that can be increased to 1,600 litres. The First-Ever BMW X4 M Competition, on the other hand, offers up to 1,430 litres of space with the rear seats folded, from 525 litres.
Exclusively available in the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition are seat backrest adjustment for rear seat passengers as well as roller sunblind for rear side windows.
Advanced assistance and safety systems.
Both BMW M models benefit from advanced assistance systems and intelligent in-car connectivity features, including the Head-Up Display with M-specific display variants, along with the Parking Assistant Plus featuring Surround View and Remote 3D Service.
The advanced infotainment systems available within the new BMW M models are the 10.25-inch Control Display that can be operated via the iDrive controller, by touch, and the BMW Gesture Control. ConnectedDrive Services available as standard to both BMW M models equip owners with Concierge Service, Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call and Apple CarPlay.
The new BMW M models come with intelligent assistance systems such as the Driving Assistant Plus and Parking Assistant Plus. The Comfort Access system also offers both convenience and safety with automatic tailgate operation of the new SAV and SAC.
The Harman Kardon surround-sound system with 600W amplifier power, nine channels and 16 speakers provide endless in-car entertainment. The wireless smartphone charging feature within the vehicles also allow for uninterrupted driving pleasure.
Colour offerings for the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Donington Grey, Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey and the new Toronto Red. Depending on the selected exterior offering, the new models can be furnished with exquisite Leather Merino interior upholstery in Black, Sakhir Orange or Adelaide Grey.
The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 14th August 2020. Customers can also book the new BMW M models on http://www.shop.bmw.com.my/ at RM5,000 each and be in the running to bring home a new BMW i8 Coupé.
Limited-Time, Special Programmes in Conjunction with Secret Garage @ M Town.
For a limited time only, BMW Group Malaysia is offering special programmes and campaigns for a range of BMW M models from 15th August to 30th September 2020. The Limited-Time M Town Special Support offers new owners of the BMW M2 Competition, BMW M4 Coupé, BMW M5 Sedan, BMW M850i xDrive Coupé an attractive price reduction of RM25,000, RM45,000, RM70,000 and RM75,000 respectively.
Dynamic financial programme.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition can be owned with monthly instalment plans starting from RM 10,118.00 and RM 10,318.00 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
Complete premium ownership experience.
Owners of the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition 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 (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, and Free Scheduled Service Programme) for the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition are:
The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition RM 886,551.58
The First Ever BMW X4 M Competition RM 904,276.60
Credits : Photos by Justin Hong