BMW Group Malaysia unveiled the all new 3rd generation BMW X3 (G01) today which will be locally assembled for the first time in the Malaysia. This demonstrates BMW Group Malaysia’s commitment to growing its investments here in Malaysia, a move that further emphasises Malaysia as the hub for the BMW Group in South East Asia. The BMW X3 xDrive30i Luxury is the sole model offered in Malaysia.
Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “Today, we celebrate a new generation of the BMW X3, which in the history of the premium automotive industry, is the creator of the mid-sized premium SAV segment in 2003. This is a perfect example on the BMW belief that the best way to predict the future is to create it. With over two generations of the BMW X3, we have delivered more than 1.5 million vehicles to lead the segment all over the world. Today, the All-New BMW X3 is set to continue to write the next chapter in BMW’s success story in the premium segment.”
Let’s start of with the exterior design. The exterior design is sharp and bold that makes it eye catching at every angle. The front end sports the usual BMW’s famous kidney grille as well as hexagonal shaped fog lamps, which is a very first on a BMW X model. Front headlights are LED with features such as low-beam and high-beam, side lights and cornering lights. It also features a high-beam assistant which will activate high-beam when it is deemed necessary.
The rear design of the car is a total love affair, the rear LED lights have a unique three-dimensional look gives a significant visual impact to the design. The downward-sloping rooftop spoiler coupled with the twin exhaust pipes really do bring out the sporty and masculine characteristics of the car.
Boot space is huge as well with a capacity of 550 litres that can be expanded to 1,600 litres when the rear seats are folded down. The Comfort Access (Keyless access) with contactless boot operation permits users to open and close the tailgate without having the need to touch it.
So what is under the front hood? The BMW X3 xDrive30i is powered by a 2.0 In-line four-cylinder petrol engine that pumps out 252 hp and 350 nm of torque. The engine itself is full of technology which consists of TwinScroll turbocharging, High Precision Injection, Double-VANOS variable camshaft control and Valvetronic fully variable valve timing. Power will be distributed down the road with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. 0-100 km/h sprint is just 6.3 seconds and it tops out at 240 km/h. Nuts.
The All-New BMW X3 is 55 kilograms lighter than its predecessor as well as having the lowest aerodynamic coefficient factor of just 0.29 which is remarkably low for a sports activity vehicle. To add with that, the All-New BMW X3 has an ideal 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear axle of the car. Hence, the All-New BMW X3 really strikes a great balance on handling dynamics and efficiency.
The standard Driving Experience Control switch allows the driver choose between 4 configurations which are ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes, all of which are designed to make the vehicle more dynamic, more comfortable or more efficient to drive.
The interior is driver-focused with ergonomically optimised cockpit layout. The interior comes with many hexagonal forms as well as precise, bevelled edges. The interior also has excellent fit and finish with high quality materials being implemented in the stunning interior. The sports seats are wrapped with Vernasca leather with contrast stitching alongside with padded side bolsters. The dashboard is also set low and is facing more towards the driver to offer a feeling of being in control with a good all-round vision.
Moving on to the Luxury Line trim, the All-New BMW X3 offers leather upholstery, a Sensatec-covered instrument panel with contrast stitching and Dark Oak fine wood interior trim strips with accent strip in Pearl Chrome. The All-New BMW X3 also comes with 6 ambient light colours tones (orange, lilac, mint, bronze, blue and white) with selectable contour and mood lighting.
In terms of driving assistance, the All-New BMW X3 also features a rear camera, with Park Distance Control which provides an acoustic and visual warning of the obstacle behind the vehicle to alert the driver. The All-New BMW X3 also features the Parking Assistant aids which can help the car to park into parallel and lateral parking spaces automatically.
The All-New BMW X3 comes with 4 colour choices for the exterior which are Terra Brown, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver and Alpine White. The All-New BMW X3 will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from Wednesday, 25 th April 2018*, with deliveries commencing in July 2018*. So be sure to check it out!
So how much does the All-New BMW X3 cost? The estimated retail price for the BMW X3 xDrive30i is RM 320,000.00. With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the All-New BMW X3 can be owned with monthly installment plans starting from RM 3,532.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure). The Balloon Financing Plan is basically a fixed monthly repayment amount with your choice of tenure. At the end of your contract, you have three options to settle your final balloon sum which are:
Trade in or sell your BMW to settle the final balloon sum payment, and use the remainder for the down payment of your next BMW.
Settle the balloon sum and keep your BMW.
Extend your contract for another 6 to 12 months by restructuring your loan.
- Better Cash Flow Management
With the extra money in your pocket, you can use it to indulge in accessories to dress up your new BMW.
- Increase Affordability
With Balloon Financing, the monthly payment is lower, hence, you have the option to choose from a wider range of car models.
- Interest Savings
Your interest charges is lower compared to Straight Line Financing regardless if your loan tenure is 3 years or 5 years.
- Better Trade-In Value as compared to 7-year old vehicle
Your BMW will still be in demand at the end of a your tenure, as its mileage will still be below 100,000km and the car will still be within the design lifecycle.
Customers of the All-New BMW X3 can also experience the complete BMW Group
Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
– BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service
– BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Program for its Run Flat Tyre
offering and services.
– BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline.
– The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card.
– BMW Service Online.