BMW Malaysia has released a new price list for its local BMW model line-up following the re-implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) on September 1. The 10% sales tax takes over from the 6% goods and services tax (GST), which was first zero-rated in June and subsequently abolished.

As has been the case with other companies that have announced new SST-inclusive price lists, bar one example, completely-knocked down (CKD) models are now priced lower with SST than previously when GST was in the equation.

The 118i M Sport, 318i Luxury and X1 sDrive20i Sport are all RM3,000 less than when GST-inclusive, while both the 530i M Sport and 530e plug-in hybrid see a substantial drop in their prices, RM9,000 and RM15,000 less than with GST, respectively.

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Rather curiously, the X5 xDrive40e M Sport sees a slight price increase with the introduction of SST, now priced at RM390,888, which is RM2,000 more than when with GST. As for the company’s imported models like the X2 sDrive20i M Sport, M4 Coupe and M5, prices have gone up, by RM8,000 to RM12,000.

Introduced during the tax-holiday period, the facelifted i8 Coupe’s price has gone from RM1,310,800 with zero sales tax to RM1,408,800 with SST in place, a RM98,000 increase. The introduction of SST prices also means that the G01 X3 xDrive30i has finally been formally introduced, sliding under the GST-era RM320k estimated pricing at RM313,800.

A few models have also been discontinued, mostly in anticipation of next-generation models. These include the regular 118i Sport, 640i Gran Coupe (which will be replaced by the 8 Series Gran Coupe), X4 xDrive28i (replaced by the G02 X4), X6 M and M2 (replaced by the M2 Competition).