Malaysia-assembled LWB BMW 320 Li (G28) exported to Thailand

Jerrica · Sep 24, 2021 12:01 PM

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BMW Thailand has launched the long-wheel-based G28 BMW 320 Li Luxury. The land of smiles will now have two variants of the long-wheel-base 3-Series to pick from, the BMW 320 Li Luxury and the BMW 330 Li M Sport. The 320 Li is assembled at BMW Malaysia's production plant in Kulim and priced at THB 2,469,000 (~RM 209,594).

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In case you’re wondering, BMW Malaysia only has the BMW 330 Li M Sport on sale. The 330 Li M Sport has been on sale in Thailand since early 2021, the 320 Li will slot below the former.

The addition of the 320 Li will expand the 3-Series range in Thailand to six variants including the 320d M Sport, 330e MSport, 330e M Sport (M Performance Edition), M340i xDrive, as well as the 330 Li M Sport.

Also read: LWB 2021 BMW 330 Li (G28) M Sport launched in Malaysia; RM 290k

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BMW 330 Li M Sport launch in Malaysia

As we’ve mentioned, the G28 is the long-wheel-base version of the BMW 3-Series. The G28 measures 110 mm longer than the standard G20 in both length (4,819 mm) and wheelbase (2,961 mm).

BMW 3 Series (G20) vs LWB (G28)
  G20 G28 
Length (mm) 4,709 4,819 (+110)
Width (mm) 1,827 1,827 (0)
Height (mm) 1,435 1,441 (+6)
Wheelbase (mm) 2,851 2,961 (+110)

The BMW 320 Li will be powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends powers to its rear wheels. BMW has equipped the car with 18-inch M Sport wheels.

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Meanwhile, the car will also come with a panoramic sunroof, electrically operated tailgate, auto-diming side mirrors as well as welcome home lights.

Inside, BMW has prepared Vernesca leather upholstery for the seats while Oak Grain wood trim breaks up the otherwise all-black interior. The 320 Li comes with a 3-zone automatic air-conditioning system and ambient lighting to set the mood.

Also read: Just a longer 3 Series: 2021 BMW 330 Li (G28) previewed in Malaysia, est. price from RM 300k

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The 320 Li will offer the standard BMW ConnectedDrive system complete with real-time traffic information updates. There is also a wireless charging pad for drivers to charge their phones while on the road.

In terms of safety, the 320 Li will come with the full suite of ADAS including Emergency Brake Assist (AEB), adaptive cruise control (ACC), Parking Assist Plus, and 360-degree surround-view camera just to name a few.

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The 320 Li is offered only in two body colours; Cashmere Silver and Mineral White. Meanwhile, the interior comes in a choice of Cognac décor stitching or Mocha décor stitching to go with the all-black interior.

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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