Estimated prices for Malaysia-specs G30 BMW 5 Series LCI (facelift), up by RM 9k - 24k
Sanjay · Mar 24, 2021 11:50 AM
A couple of days ago we shared with you the imminent arrival of the facelifted (LCI) G30-generation 2021 BMW 5 Series in Malaysia. Related to that, we've got word that buyers can expect a price hike too.
Sources familiar with the matter shared with WapCar.my that buyers can expect a price increase of around RM 10k for the 530e M Sport, and roughly RM 24k for the 530i M Sport:
Do note that these prices are expected to be inclusive of the SST exemption for CKD cars (valid until 30-June 2021), and BMW's extended warranty and service package.
Here's your refresher on BMW's new extended warranty package: BMW cars sold here now come with a 2-year warranty (without free service) as standard, while the prior 5-year warranty and service package is now optional.
Note also that the 520i variant is missing from the line-up. Two possibilities remain: either BMW will introduce this variant later on, or it's not coming at all, instead making way for the 2021 G28 BMW 330Li (long-wheelbase).
Our sources also tell us that the currently-on-sale 520i has been quite a slow-seller, likewise for its rival the Mercedes-Benz E200.
What to expect from the facelift?
Having made its debut last year, the facelifted rival to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains exterior changes such as revised bumpers and new daytime running light (DRL) patterns, giving the car an altogether cleaner look.
Inside, it gets a larger centre screen - 12.3-inches now, up from the current 10.25 inches.
Powertrain-wise, the facelifted models are expected to keep the current engine and transmission combo:
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.