By now, you’d know that the new G20 BMW 3 Series has finally made it to Malaysia. Just one variant is on sale for now, that being the 330i M Sport, and it is fully imported from Germany. Price-wise, it costs RM328,800, and also included is a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty with free scheduled service.

Now, the 330i is powered by the B48 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, making 258 hp (up 6 hp) and 400 Nm of torque (up 50 Nm) from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm. The engine is married to the ubiquitous ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, and it does the zero to 100 km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds. The average fuel consumption figure is between 5.8 to 6.1 litres per 100 km.

This being the M Sport variant, it gets the customary M Sport suspension with lift-related dampers. These provide additional hydraulic damping at the front and limits compression at the rear, all of which should result in a better compromise between comfort and sporty handling.

Standard features include keyless entry, push-button start, triple-zone auto climate control, cruise control, Aluminium Tetragon trim, black headlining and Qi wireless smartphone charging. There’s also the BMW Digital Key feature that allows selected Samsung smartphones to be used as a key via Near Field Communication (NFC). What do you think of the new 330i M Sport?