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BMW Thailand offers ultimate driving experience with strong line-up of BMW

BMW Thailand offers ultimate driving experience with strong line-up of BMW vehicles and cutting-edge BMW ConnectedDrive to emphasize service technologies for the future 

  • BMW 320d M Sport
  • BMW 330e M Sport
  • BMW 430i Convertible M Sport 
  • BMW 520d Sport
  • BMW 530e M Sport 
  • BMW 630d GT M Sport
  • BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport X
  • BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport
  • BMW M2 Coupe 
  • BMW M4 Coupe 

BMW Thailand offered members of the press the ultimate driving experience with a line-up of BMW vehicles from every series at the BMW Fleet Review 2018 activity, held at Pathum Thani Speedway on 14-16 August 2018. Throughout the test, participants enjoyed full-on experiences with the sporty agility of the BMW 3 and 4 Series, the understated elegance of the BMW 5 and 6 Series, racetrack thrills from the BMW M range, the adventurous spirit of the BMW X, and the seamless connectivity of BMW ConnectedDrive.

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BMW 320d M Sport
Price: THB 2,459,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW 320d M Sport is designed to offer the premium driving pleasure powered by
a four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology sporting the maximum power output of 140kW/190hp and the maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm sending the BMW 320d M Sport from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds at the top speed of 230 km/h.

The BMW 320d M Sport comes equipped with M Aerodynamics package and M Sport suspension boasting 18-inch M alloy wheels in Star-spoke style. The sporty exterior is heightened by BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line matching with the BMW Individual headliner anthracite and Interior trim finishers Aluminium Hexagon with highlight trim finishers Black high-gloss as well as the M Sport leather multifunction steering wheel. the BMW 320d M Sports also features the advanced safety systems such as Park Distance Control, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Crash sensor, Side impact protection, and the latest entertainment system like a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, iDrive Controller and Hands-free facility with USB interface.

BMW 330e M Sport
Price: THB 2,759,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

BMW 330e M Sport offers an excellent fuel economy through the iPerformance technology – powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with a maximum power output of 135kW/184hp and peak torque of 290Nm.  This engine works in tandem with an electric motor, which delivers 65kW/88hp in additional power plus up to 250Nm torque through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to give the all-new BMW 330e M Sport the snappy and joyful response of an electric vehicle. The car is capable of operating in all-electric mode with a top speed of 120 km/h, while hybrid mode allows the all-new BMW 330e M Sport to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 6.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 225 km/h. The engine and electric motor combined can produce up to 185kW / 252hp for a blaze of powerful acceleration along with an excellent fuel consumption rate of 55.6 km/l and a combined CO2 of only 42 g/km.

The BMW 330e M Sport achieves its sleek appearance with M Aerodynamic kit and 18-inch alloy wheels in Double-Spoke style. The M Sport suspension is designed specifically for rear-wheel drive vehicles and comes with a 10-millimeter drop in ride height, which combines with the M Sport spring and the M Sport suspension for rear-wheel drive makes special editions of a 10-millimeter drop in height and M Sport suspension spring, which works in tandem with front and rear anti-roll bars to keep the car planted when taking corners while also enhancing cornering precision without losing the comfort of the ride. The BMW 330e M Sport also comes with a sunroof with electronic controls, plus a wind deflector attached to
the sunroof to reduce airflow into the vehicle and minimize wind noises. Inside the passenger cabin, BMW M leather steering wheel and a paddle shifter round out the vehicle’s sporty feeling, which is further amplified by sport Lumbar support seats for the driver and front passenger. Apart from the Navigation system and HiFi loudspeaker system, the BMW 330e M Sport is also equipped with Aluminum Hexagon interior trim finishers on the console panel and back seats that can be folded into a 40:20:40 configuration for maximum storage volume.

BMW 430i Convertible M Sport
Price: THB 4,259,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW 430i Convertible M Sport is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine which develops a peak torque of 350 Nm and generates a maximum output of 185 kW/252 hp. Its fuel consumption comes in at 15.6 km/litre with CO2 emissions of 147 g/km. The BMW 430i Convertible accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h.

The BMW 430i Convertible M Sport packs an M Aerodynamics package, 19-inch M light alloy double-spoke wheels and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line. BMW Individual headliner anthracite and Harman Kardon surround sound system form part of the interior’s measures.

BMW 520d Sport

Price: THB 3,439,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW 520d Sport still retains the elegant character of its 5 Series stablemates with 18-inch double-spoke light alloy wheels, which perfectly complement the addition of BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, while follow-me-home and welcome lighting give the vehicle a sense of care and personality both at the start and end of your travels.

The sedan’s interior features a driver-oriented cockpit and stylish fine-wood trim in poplar grain grey with Pearl Chrome highlight trim finisher to go with the leather steering wheel and sport seats. BMW Gesture Control and a 10.25-inch touch control display provide easy and intuitive ways to operate commonly used infotainment systems and telephone functions.

Powered by a two-litre, four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that produces up to 140 kW/190 hp, the BMW 520d Sport delivers a satisfying burst of acceleration with a peak torque of 400 Nm, which lets it accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 7.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 235 km/h. Paired with an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox, the engine
averages 20.0 km/l in fuel consumption and emits just 132 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

BMW 530e M Sport

Price: 3,939,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW 530e M Sport is powered by the two-litre four-cylinder in-line engine which, with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, generates a maximum output of 135 kW/184 hp and develops a peak torque of 290 Nm. Meanwhile, the electric motor generates power of 83 kW/ 133 hp and peak torque of 250 Nm. When working together, the engine and electric motor can reach the system output of 185 kW/ 252 hp and system torque of 420 Nm. Fuel consumption comes in at 55.6 km/litre with CO2 emissions of 41 g/km. Both models accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 235 km/h. 

With its SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO settings, drivers will also find an eDrive button at their disposal, which lets them tailor the BMW eDrive system’s operation even more precisely to the journey ahead through three driving modes: AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and BATTERY CONTROL. The BMW 530e M Sport is also equipped with Parking Assistant and a high-resolution 10.25-inch display that can be controlled not only using the iDrive Controller, but also by simply touching the buttons on the display or with the help of the Intelligent Voice Assistant. BMW gesture control, which reacts to simple movements of the hand or fingers, offers users another option when it comes to operating these functions.

The M Sport variant shows off its superior agility with 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke, BMW Head-Up Display, electric glass roof, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, and M Aerodynamics package. 

Parking Assistant, which enables automated parking with the greatest of ease in both parallel parking spaces and perpendicular or angled spaces, also comes with some extra functions. The ultrasonic sensors detect suitable parking spaces up to a speed of 35 km/h. The system then takes care of the entire parking procedure, including all necessary steering inputs, gear changes, acceleration and braking. In the case of parking spaces that are perpendicular to or at an angle to the road, the system needs only around 40 centimetres of free space to each side of the car to trigger automated parking.

BMW 630d GT M Sport
Price: THB 4,739,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminium and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components has shaved an average of around 150 kilograms off the weight of the BMW 630d GT M Sport compared to the predecessor, the BMW 5 Series GT. Combined with the considerable improvement in the car’s aerodynamic properties, the increase in power and the superior efficiency of the new engines, this endows the car with a sportier performance while optimizing fuel economy.

The diesel engine at the heart of the BMW 630d GT M Sport features cutting-edge TwinPower Turbo technology, operating alongside the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The six-cylinder in-line diesel engine produces 195 kW/265 hp and can reach a peak torque of 620 Nm, allowing the BMW 630d GT M Sport to race from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h, with a fuel consumption rate of 17.7 km/l and combined CO2 emission of 149 g/km.

The BMW 630d GT M Sport features a one-piece tailgate that opens and closes electrically as standard. The 40:20:40 split backrest can be folded flat electrically via a button in the boot. The two-piece luggage compartment cover has a rigid structure and can be stowed away in a compartment underneath the boot floor.

Equipped with a display and control system, the BMW 630d GT M Sport offers unrivalled versatility for operating vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. At the heart of it all is the iDrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a freestanding touchscreen. The high-resolution display has a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches; while the new model also offers the convenience of
both enhanced Intelligent Voice Control Assistance and BMW gesture control.

BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport X

Price: THB 2,999,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

A more compact sibling of the BMW X4 and X6, the BMW X2 boasts a wholly distinctive character with an exterior design that combines the low-slung proportions of a coupé with the robust core of a BMW X model. For the first time on a modern BMW, the styling of kidney grille is wider at its base than its top giving the car a broader, more distinctive and sportier appearance. Below the grille, the hexagonal surface treatment in the bumper further reinforces this impression. Also for the first time on a BMW X model, the C-pillars now feature the BMW roundel in a touch reminiscent of legendary models such as the BMW 2000 CS and BMW 3.0 CSL.

With the M Sport X package, the BMW X2 stands out with its wraparound signature shade in Frozen Grey, which produces a stunning visual contrast and emphasizes the car’s width and its strong character. The twin tailpipes hint the powerful engine of the X2 while the 19-inch 

M light alloy wheels in Y-spoke style are framed by the unique squared-off wheel arches – also in Frozen Grey.

The BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport X is powered by a 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, producing a maximum output of 192 hp at 5,000-6,000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque at 1,350-4,600 rpm. Paired with a 7-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission, the engine powers the X2 to a rapid 0-100 km/h time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 227 km/h.

The BMW X2 is equipped with a two-part panorama glass roof – with a front section that opens to varying degrees – covering almost the entire headliner of the BMW X2, offering additional light in the interior and a fascinatingly expansive sense of space. Other standard specifications include an 8.8-inch Control Display with iDrive Touch Controller, BMW Head-Up Display, Hands-free facility with USB interface and enhanced telephony with extended smartphone connectivity while the boot capacity of 470 liters ensures that the car can effortlessly take on everyday drives and adventurous road trips alike.

BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport

Price: THB 3,799,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport builds upon the X3’s strong presence on the road with
a stylish touch. The M Sport variant comes with 19-inch light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style, a more striking exterior look thanks to the M Aerodynamics package and high-gloss Shadow Line around the windows and roof rails. The interior, meanwhile, delivers a premium finish with Aluminium Rhombicle trim finishers and Pearl Chrome highlights, plus an M Leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles. The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport also offers enhanced convenience with the parking assistant feature and a rear-view camera that ensures greater confidence and safety in everyday driving.

The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport impresses with its M Sport suspension and the economical yet powerful 4-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Operating alongside the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, the engine produces 140 kW/190 hp, providing a peak torque of 400 Nm, allowing the BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport to race from 

0 to 100 km/h in 8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 213 km/h, with a fuel consumption of 17.6 km/l and combined CO2 emission of 150 g/km.

The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport comes with the iDrive Touch Controller and 10.25-inch high-resolution control display. BMW gesture control allows various navigation and infotainment system functions to be operated intuitively using finger and hand gestures. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Voice Control Assistance lets drivers use everyday language to have their requests turned into the appropriate actions instead of having to use set spoken commands. Driver and passengers alike will discover a more immersive entertainment experience with the premium Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with richer sounds to match the driving pleasure. In addition, the BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport comes with Parking Assistant, which enables automated parking with the greatest of ease in both parallel parking spaces and perpendicular or angled spaces. The ultrasonic sensors detect suitable parking spaces and then takes care of the entire parking procedure,

BMW M2 Coupe

Price: THB 5,939,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

Fully engineered for sporty drivers, the BMW M2 Coupe comes with the trailblazing 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine that produces up to 370hp at 6,500rpm. Equipped with
a 7-speed M automatic dual-clutch gearbox, the engine provides racing car-style responsiveness at all speeds, powering the car from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.3 seconds and topping out at 250km/h.

The BMW M2 Coupe achieves a dashing, sporty look both on the outside and inside thanks to a larger and bolder front bumper, distinctive M front grilles, 19-inch M Double Spoke wheels, and dual exhausts in the back. The bold look is further enhanced with adaptive LED headlights, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, electrical glass roof, rear view camera and Park Distance Control (PDC). 

The interior is draped in black and features countless intricate design details that reflect the car’s high-performance nature – including anthracite BMW Individual headliner, an M leather multi-function steering wheel, sporty leather seats embossed with M logos. 

The BMW Apps system connects to apps like M Laptimer, which records and analyzes vehicle performance data and even offers social media sharing features, and GoPro, which provides full video camera control inside and outside the car, as well as Harman Kardon HiFi loudspeaker system.

BMW M4 Coupe

Price: THB 8,909,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The engine is the heart of every M model, and the turbocharged six-cylinder unit fitted in the BMW M4 Coupe combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated unit with the strengths of turbocharger technology. The BMW M4 Coupe produces a maximum output of 431 hp. Its peak torque of 550 Nm at 1,850-5,500 rpm is available across a wide rev band and outstrips the figure recorded by the outgoing BMW M3 by roughly 40 percent. And yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of nearly 25 percent at 12.3 km/l. The BMW M4 Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.

In the interest of maximizing dynamic ability and ensuring excellent efficiency, weight savings of around 80 kilograms have been achieved over a comparably equipped predecessor model. The BMW M4 Coupe sets new standards in terms of overall concept, precision and agility, thanks to the rigorous application of intelligent lightweight design measures. These include the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum for a number of chassis and body components. Indeed, the model features a carbon-fiber roof.

The interior of the BMW M4 Coupe flaunts the M Sport Merino leather seats and steering wheel while the interior trim is finished in Aluminium Blade highlighted with Black Chrome. Passengers are comfortable with automatic air conditioning and electrical roller sunblind for rear window. Stay connected with BMW Head-Up Display, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System and BMW Apps.

BMW ConnectedDrive: So connected, you’re free

Following the launch of BMW ConnectedDrive for BMW iPerformance in June, customers can control their vehicle remotely and access important information effortlessly on the go through the BMW Connected App on iPhones. The new features include:

  • Display of plug-in hybrid vehicle information: Keep track of electric range, battery charge level and service requirements of the iPerformance vehicle anywhere, anytime.
  • Remote climate and charge control: Turn the car’s air conditioning on or off remotely – or even at your preferred departure time – from your phone. If the vehicle is plugged in, the charging time can also be scheduled through the app in order to take advantage of the off-peak charging rate.
  • Enhanced navigation system: Quickly search for and navigate to the nearest charging station to extend your drive.
  • Driving statistics: Optimize your driving patterns for maximum efficiency with 

a deeper look into how you control your vehicle on the road.

In addition to the features for BMW iPerformance, BMW ConnectedDrive also comes with various services and apps that seamlessly connect between driver, passengers, vehicle, and the outside world by providing driving assistance, infotainment, and mobility features for premium-class convenience and safety in every moment behind the wheel. The baseline features of BMW ConnectedDrive include BMW Teleservices – automated vehicle servicing appointment handling through sharing of vehicle data according to the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) with your preferred BMW service partner, which also allows driver to initiate the BMW Teleservice Call manually via iDrive menu to relay service and maintenance related data to BMW dealers for pre-service arrangements; BMW Teleservice Battery Guard, which keeps an eye on the battery and informs the driver via SMS or email if the battery’s state of charge is below the standard level and if the battery drops below a critical level the service partner will be automatically informed to make arrangements with the car owner; Intelligent Emergency Call, which allows the vehicle’s occupants to get in touch with our emergency assistance contact center on the phone either at the touch of the SOS button or automatically in the event of an accident which the vehicle will send location, chassis number, type of crash, and status of airbags and seatbelts to the service center to provide rescue instantly.

BMW ConnectedDrive customers can add more services and apps to match their exact needs through the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, including:

  • Concierge Services: A 24/7 personal assistant service that delivers the information you need anytime, anywhere – from phone directory, points of interest, operating time for cultural centers, flight information, restaurant recommendations to the nearest drugstore, golf course or bank. Driver will be able to transfer phone numbers directly from the phone to the vehicle while location data of your preferred destination will be sent directly to your car’s navigation system through the SIM card installed in the vehicle.
  • Apple CarPlay Support: Access your favorite iPhone features and apps on the move in your BMW via Bluetooth – from music and phone calls, Apple Map, iMessage to select third-party apps – through either touch input, the iDrive controller, or Siri.
  • Navigation system map updates with Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) which provides up-to-the-minute information on the traffic situation and weather integrated right into the navigation system and in the BMW Connected App. 
  • Web Radio: Listen to thousands of streaming radio stations around the world from countless music genres or opt for personalized internet radio like Spotify simply by integrating a smartphone
  • BMW Online: Stay updated with the latest news and weather by creating a customized RSS news feed and a detailed daily weather preview as well as a 4-day weather forecast. BMW Online also features Online Search function that enables a location search that can be transferred directly to the navigation system.
  • Remote Services: Access vehicle information such as range or status of windows and doors from BMW Connected App on your phone or the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal, or even control the air conditioning and lights from afar.

For an even more seamless connectivity wherever and whenever, customers can also pair BMW ConnectedDrive with BMW Connected App to fully unleash the capabilities of BMW’s innovative technologies through iPhone and Apple watch with a range of features including:

  • BMW Connected Send To Car: Destinations that have been found on the web or on smartphone as well as meetings from the customer’s calendar can be easily and conveniently transferred to the vehicle and integrated into the navigation system.
  • Time-To-Leave Notification: BMW Connected will inform customers of recommended departure times via smartphones to ensure they arrive at their next scheduled destination on time. The system calculates recommended departure times based on current vehicle location and real-time traffic data.
  • BMW Connected Remote 3D View: Observe the area around the parked vehicle easily and quickly through the vehicle camera on your iPhone.