Been eyeing that F30 BMW 3 Series, but can’t quite bag the 320i? Well, here’s the one that should do the trick – it’s the entry-level 3er called the BMW 316i. The model joins the 320i, 320d Modern and 328i Luxury, as well as the recently announced 320d and 328i M Sport versions, in the line-up. There’s also the 335i and ActiveHybrid 3 in the F30 family, of course.
It’s also the sixth model to join BMW Malaysia’s locally-assembled model range, and is equipped with a 1.6 litre TwinPower Turbo four-pot with 135 hp and 220 Nm for output numbers – the mill is paired to an eight-speed auto ‘box. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 9.2 seconds and a 210 km/h top speed.
There’s no accompanying features list, save to say that the likes of Eco Pro and a multitude of ConnectedDrive kit is on – included in the list are BMW Live and BMW TeleServices. Also on, Leather Dakota Black interior and upholstery, a 6.5-inch screen, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and iDrive. The website doesn’t even list the model yet, so can’t tell you what other kit it has.
What’s known is the exterior colour options, and Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Melbourne Red, Glacier Silver and Mineral Grey are on the palette list. As for pricing, the 316i is priced at RM209,800, on-the-road without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI).