This is only for those who have excess of RM700k to spend on a car and for those who want to drool at cars that cost in excess of RM700k. First up is a new BMW X6 xDrive35i Performance Edition. You saw this model last week actually. There are only 25 units of the fully kitted up X6 here in Malaysia.
The 3.0 litre twin turbo engine of the stock xDrive35i model has been given an update that brings power up to the equivalent of the same engine’s tune in the 740i sold here in Malaysia. This means power is up to 326hp while torque gets a 50Nm boost to 450Nm – the equivalent of a 4.5 litre normally aspirated engine, while you enjoy lower fuel consumption and the cheaper road tax of a 3.0 litre. 0 to 100km/h takes just 6.5 seconds. I’d personally just call this baby the xDrive35is, since the same engine transformation turned the Z4 sDrive35i into an sDrive35is and the 335i into the 335is.
You can have your Performance Edition X6 in one of two colours – Alpine White or Titanium Silver Metallic. Mirror caps, window surrounds and exhaust tailpipes are finished in black (the window surrounds are Shadowline high gloss), contrasting with the lighter paintwork. The wheels are also Y-Spoke 20 inch alloys in black with staggered tyres. On the inside, you get Black Alcantara sports seats, Aluminium Flywheel Black interior trim, and a BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite. The finishing touch are M door sills and scuff plates as well as stainless steel pedals.
If you don’t fancy an SUV, you can always go for the screaming M3 Coupe Edition with that sweet 4.0 litre V8 that goes all the way over the 8,000rpm mark. The current generation M3 is probably going to be the only BMW to feature this sweet engine, as the next gen M3 is likely to go the way of the turbocharger. There was word that this V8 was to feature in a new Z4 M but BMW has since scrapped the Z4 M, leaving the flagship roadster to be the Z4 sDrive35i.
There are only two units of the M3 Coupe Edition here in Malaysia. One is Alpine White and the other is Monte Carlo Blue. The opening on the engine compartment lid and wing mirrors are finished in black and the BMW M3 signature kidney grille, the side gills and the dual tailpipes on the exhaust system all come in dark eloxy-plated chrome. Both the Alpine White and Monte Carlo Blue M3 Coupe Editions come with a lowered suspension (10mm drop) and 19-inch forged M light-alloy rims in double-spoke design in black.
The interior trim of the two cars are Carbon Structure Leather with white contrasting seams. The seats are finished in Black Novillo Leather with contrasting seams and vertical trim stripes on the upper section of the backrest and at the front of the leg rest. In the Alpine White unit, these features come in white whilst in the Monte Carlo Blue unit; it is matched with the car’s exterior colour. The Monte Carlo Blue unit gets armrests and door closing handles with blue contrasting seams, while the surfaces on the centre armrest, the centre console and the arm rests on the door panels are finished in White on the Alpine White unit. Both cars also showcase entry trim bars in Checkered Flag Design.
- BMW M3 Coupe Editions in Alpine White – RM748, 800
- BMW M3 Coupe Editions in Monte Carlo Blue – RM 758, 800
- BMW X6 xDrive35i Performance Edition (inclusive of a 3-years BMW Service + Repair Inclusive package) – RM718, 800