BMW Malaysia opens pre-booking for five new BMW M models

By CARSIFU | 24 May 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of BMW M today, BMW Malaysia has announced the arrival of the new M3 Competition and M4 Competition Coupé – both equipped with the M xDrive for the first time, the new M5 and M5 Competition, as well as the First-Ever i4 M50.

On-the-road without insurance but with BMW Service & Repair Inclusive and SST exemption are RM430,800 for the i4 M50, M3 Competition (RM827,800), M4 Competition Coupe (RM848,800), M5 (RM998,800) and M5 Competition (RM1.188mil).

The cars are now available for pre-booking on the BMW Shop Online platform via at a fee of RM5,000.

Buyers will also get 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

Additionally, owners of the i4 M50 can also enjoy the battery warranty of up to eight years or 160,000km, whichever comes first.

M3 Competition.
M3 Competition.

M3 Competition and M4 Competition

The new M3 Competition and the new M4 Competition Coupé are now equipped with the M xDrive all-wheel drive system.

The system precisely channels the engine’s power to all four wheels, providing the driver a thrilling interpretation of the hallmark M performance characteristics, with even faster acceleration times and enhanced traction on wet surfaces in everyday driving.

M3 Competition.
M3 Competition.

The M xDrive all-wheel drive system is characterised by a deliberate rear-wheel bias, where power is only channelled to the rear during normal driving – but when the vehicle reaches its traction limits, the system sends power to the front wheels as well.

The M xDrive, complemented by the Active M Differential at the rear axle, also allows the driver to customise the all-wheel-drive system’s characteristics via three different driving modes of 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD.

M4 Competition.
M4 Competition.

Powering both cars is the BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol engine, paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the intelligent all-wheel-drive system.

This configuration offers the new variants an impressive maximum engine output of 375kW/510hp and a peak torque of 650Nm, achieving a century sprint in 3.5 seconds.

M4 Competition.
M4 Competition.

The roof of both vehicles is made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) as part of BMW’s intelligent lightweight construction.

Customisation and optional equipment including exterior colours, interior upholstery, interior trim, driving assistance and M Performance Parts amongst others, can be added at special rates later via the online configurator.

M5 and M5 Competition

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of BMW M, the M5 and M5 Competition will also arrive with the BMW M 50 Years Emblems as standard.

Both variants feature a host of new M-specific exterior equipment including M rear spoilers as well as a new three-dimensional element on the LED rear lights.

M5 Competition.
M5 Competition.

Exclusive to the M5 Competition is the M Sports exhaust system, with slim finish for enlarged and precise look and an exclusive M5 competition badge.

The M5 Competition is also 7mm lower than the M5 and is set up for higher track performance with tweaks to suspension and springs.

The 4.4‑litre V8 engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology has been tuned to a maximum output of 600hp and a peak torque of 750Nm for the M5, and 625hp with a peak torque of 750Nm for the M5 Competition.

M5 Competition.
M5 Competition.

This allows the M5 to achieve century sprint in just 3.4 seconds, while the M5 Competition reaches the mark a fraction of a second quicker, in just 3.3 seconds.

Both variants are paired as standard with an eight‑speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, Adaptive Suspension, as well as the M xDrive all-wheel drive- which also includes a 2WD setting for pure rear-wheel drive.

Top speed for the M5 is capped at 250kph, while the M5 Competition gets up to 305kph with the standard inclusion of the M Drivers Package.

i40 M50

As first M-badged electric vehicle (EV), the i40 M50 promises the thrilling sportiness of its internal combustion engine-powered siblings.

The EV will also arrive with BMW M 50 Years Emblems as standard in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of BMW M.

i4 M50.
i4 M50.

Features include M Aerodynamics package, M rear spoiler in body colour and black rear diffuser insert while the interior comes with Carbon Fibre trim finishers, M Anthracite Headliner, M Sport seats at the front, M seat belts, instrument panel in Sensatec, and electrical glass roof.

The i40 M50 even gets the BMW IconicSounds Electric that recreates the sporty “M” engine sound.

Its M eDrive motors, one on each axle, delivers a dynamic all-wheel drive experience and an impressive output of 400kW/544hp and maximum torque of 795Nm in Sport Boost mode.

i4 M50.
i4 M50.

Century sprint can be achieved in just 3.9 seconds, while top speed is capped at 225kph.

With an energy consumption of 24 – 19kWh per 100km, the driving range is 510km based on the WLTP cycle.

The i4 M50 can be fully charged in just 8 hours and 15 minutes with an 11kW AC charger, or be charged from 10% to 80% in just 31 minutes with a 200kW DC charger.

Safety systems include Acoustic Protection for Pedestrians, Active Protection for Pedestrians, Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant Plus and Active Protection.

i4 M50.
i4 M50.

BMW Group Malaysia managing director Hans de Visser said through BMW M in the last 50 years, the German brand had presented a portfolio of iconic, powerful vehicles which have defined premium performance cars in their times.

“The sub-brand of the BMW Group has strengthened our experiences and achievements as a complete premium automaker, delivering our promise of Sheer Driving Pleasure across the bookends of our product offering.

“M is an exemplification of our engineers’ passion for combining authentic motorsports functionality with the latest innovations in premium and luxurious vehicles.

In conjunction with the 50 Years of M celebrations, BMW Malaysia is also conducting a nationwide search for the oldest BMW M models across the entire model series.

Classic BMW M owners are encouraged to submit details of their vehicles here by June 8, to win exclusive BMW M merchandise and a feature by BMW Group Malaysia.


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