Yesterday, we found a listing of the BMW 320i on our sister site oto.my, where the car was going for RM238,800. Turns out to be accurate, for BMW Malaysia has now officially announced the entry-level petrol 3-Series. Available in both Luxury and Sport lines, the 320i goes for RM238,800 on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI).

The 320i is powered by BMW’s TwinPower Turbo 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which has a twin-scroll turbocharger, Valvetronic, Double Vanos and High Precision Injection. Mated to the firm’s eight-speed automatic transmission, the 184 hp/270 Nm 320i does the 0-100km/h dash time in a fairly fast 7.6 seconds.

The whole BMW EfficientDynamics pack is included, so you’ll get Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop and Eco Pro mode in the driving experience control selection. Average fuel consumption is rated at 6.0 litres per 100 km, while CO2 emissions stand at 141 g/km.

Features wise, both lines come with BMW Live and BMW TeleServices, accessed via a 6.5-inch free-standing LCD panel and iDrive controller. BMW ConnectedDrive provides owners with complete USB and Bluetooth connectivity to link in smart phones and portable music players, providing on-board mobile office applications and on-board Internet.

The usual trim differences apply for the Luxury and Sport Line. Both get 17-inch wheels – style 414 multi-spokes for the Luxury and style 393 double-spoke items for the Sport.

The F30 3-Series was launched in Malaysia in March as a CBU offering, before locally-assembled 328i and 320d units came along in June. Click here to read our test drive report.