BMW Malaysia has officially launched the G30 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift. As before, it is locally assembled (CKD) at the Kulim plant. There are 2 variants available at launch – 530e M Sport and 530i M Sport, priced at RM 334,353 and RM 384,941 (OTR without insurance and SST, with extended warranty and service package) respectively.
The pre-facelift BMW 530e M Sport was priced at RM 333,692 while the 530i M Sport went for RM 372,061.
Once the tax exemption period expires, prices with SST included will be RM 340,800 for the 530e M Sport and RM 395,800 for the 530i M Sport.
In terms of exterior equipment, the BMW 530e M Sport comes with Adaptive LED Matrix headlights, while the BMW 530i M Sport gets BMW Laserlight. Both include the anti-glare BMW Selective Beam high-beam assistant with turning lights, and adaptive cornering function.
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The BMW 530e M Sport gets the Shadow Line treatment with gloss black exterior finishes, while the BMW 530i M Sport is framed by the BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium Satinated.
However, the 530i M Sport can be optioned with the Shadow Line Package, which retails at RM 5,437.12. With the package, the kidney grille, air duct trim and window frames will be finished in High Gloss Black.
Both variants are equipped with Adaptive Suspension and both run on 19-inch wheels.
As for powertrain, the BMW 530e M Sport features an electrified 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, producing a maximum output of 292 PS and 420 Nm of torque. This is courtesy of the XtraBoost function that allows a temporary boost of 40 PS. 0-100 km/h is rated at 5.9 seconds.
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The all-electric driving range, enabled from the 12.0-kWh high-voltage battery (9.2-kWh in the pre-facelift model) under the rear seat bench, is up to 67 km in the NEDC test cycle.
Meanwhile, the petrol-only BMW 530i M Sport pushes out 252 PS and 350 Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.
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Inside, both variants are furnished with aluminium trims, black headliner, and Dakota Leather upholstery. Illumination within the car is provided by ambient lighting, while the BMW 530i M Sport features a sunroof.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional runs on BMW Operating System 7, displayed on a pair of 12.3-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. Android Auto is not supported while Apple CarPlay connectivity is available, with a lifetime fee of RM 1,299.
Exclusive to the BMW 530i M Sport is the BMW Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, BMW Display Key and a 464-watt 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system. The BMW 530e M Sport on the other hand, features a 205-watt HiFi system with 12 speakers.
As for safety, both variants are equipped with the Driving Assistant package that includes Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning, front collision alert with brake intervention (AEB), rear collision prevention and crossing-traffic warning. There’s also the Parking Assistant Plus feature for automatic parallel and perpendicular parking.
Unique to the BMW 530i M Sport is the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function.
Additionally, both variants of the facelifted BMW 5 Series can be optioned with the BMW M Performance Parts. This includes the kidney grille in High Gloss Black, exterior mirror cap in Carbon Fibre, M Performance accentuation strip on both sides of the vehicle, M Performance side sills, as well as rear spoiler in Matte Black.
The BMW M Performance Parts retails at RM 17,410.29. However, customers can receive rates of up to 10% off from now until 31-December 2021.
The 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting 28-May 2021. Meanwhile, customers may book the BMW 5 Series facelift for RM 1,000 via the BMW Shop Online platform.