Yesterday, we found a listing of the BMW 320i on our sister site, 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.