BMWs are already regarded as sporty cars but for those who want a stronger image of sportiness, BMW Malaysia now offers M Performance Editions of the 330e and X5 xDrive 40e. These are limited editions as only 300 units of each model will be available.
“We are constantly looking for ways to add to the exclusivity of our premium vehicles while maintaining the unparalleled driving dynamics and performance of the BMW brand. By carefully selecting two highly collectible models and offering them with our motorsports-inspired BMW M Performance parts, we are proud to have crafted a unique on-road motorsports experience for our customers. Through perfect dynamics and captivating visual features, they can now enjoy the best of both worlds and experience BMW’s motorsports DNA come to live while on the road,” said Harald Hoelzl, MD of BMW Group Malaysia.
As with most companies in Malaysia which offer ‘performance accessories’, the additional items offered as M Performance Accessories are essentially cosmetic (rather than to boost engine performance) in the form of more aerodynamically efficient body parts which fit seamlessly. Nevertheless, they would still enhance performance in some way with the better aerodynamics that would help to increase stability at higher speeds. And of course, they are also fully approved by BMW’s M division and manufactured with the same high standards as the cars.
For the 330e, priced from RM258,800 (without insurance) with hybrid eDrive Technology, the accessories are M Performance side skirts, side sill foils, and front grilles finished in high-gloss black, as well as the lightweight M Performance Carbon mirror caps for the side mirrors. The car also has a front attachment in Matt Black, a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser, in addition to the aggressive M Performance dark tail lights. The interior also gets M Performance stainless steel pedals and footrests.
There are 5 exterior colour choices – Sunset Orange, Black Sapphire, Estoril Blue or Alpine White – while the interior is only in black with Dakota Leather.
As for the X5 xDrive40e M Performance Edition, there’s also a similar aerodynamic package consisting of side skirts, side sill foils, and front grilles in high-gloss black, along with M Performance Carbon mirror caps.
Both ends of the vehicle are framed with a carbonfibre front attachment and a rear spoiler in high-gloss black and carbonfibre rear diffuser. Stainless steel pedals are also included to give a motorsports feel.
The X5 xDrive40e M Performance Edition, priced from RM390,800 (without insurance) can be ordered in Carbon Black, Mineral White or Space Grey. All exterior colour offerings are paired with Black Dakota Leather, whereas cars with the Carbon Black finish have an additional option of Terra Dakota Leather.
Purchasers of these two models can enjoy a complete Premium Ownership Experience, like other BMW owners who purchase their cars from authorised dealerships. They get a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty with a free scheduled service program, 24-month tyre warranty program for the run-flat tyres, BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline, BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card, and BMW Service Online.