BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the refreshed 1-Series Coupe and Convertible. The Coupe will be available in 135i form and the soft top as a 120i, just like before. The company says that limited numbers of each model will be brought in to “ensure its exclusivity”.

“We only delivered over 30 units of the previous edition of the BMW 135i Coupe and BMW 120i Convertible here in Malaysia and our strategy for these cars would remain the same to ensure its distinctiveness in the premium segment. For a long time now, we at BMW Group Malaysia have promised to make available every single BMW introduced worldwide here in Malaysia and the introduction of these two cars is a testament to this promise.” said Geoffrey Briscoe, MD of BMW Group Malaysia.

Looks wise, the duo feature larger air inlets, new headlights (with milk glass ‘eyebrows’) and taillights (double L-shaped light banks with chrome surround) as well as redesigned air dams. Additionally, two new exterior colours – Vermilion Red and Marrakesh Brown – have been added.

Inside, lighting and air con controls now come with chrome trim. Boston leather is now available in Savannah Beige. The 120i Convertible’s leather has SunReflective Technology which reflects long-wave light and prevents surfaces from heating up in the sun. The 135i Coupe doesn’t get this, but will come with BMW ConnectedDrive.

Under the hood of the potent 135i Coupe is a turbocharged 3.0L in-line six with 306 hp and 400 Nm from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm, sending the small coupe from 0-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. That’s still great performance, even if the 1-Series M Coupe is the new range topper. In contrast, the 120i Convertible is no bruiser, but a gentle cruiser – its 156 hp four-pot pulling the car to 100 km/h in 10 seconds.

By the way, the topless one has 260 litres of boot space with the top down and 305 litres with the top up. The transformation process takes 22 seconds.

For the abovementioned exclusivity, you’ll need RM423,800 for the 135i Coupe and RM319,800 for the 120i Convertible. Prices are on the road, without insurance, but with BMW Service Inclusive + Repair.