REVIEW: 2021 G20 BMW 330e M Sport in Malaysia

The G20 BMW 330e M Sport, the direct successor to the popular F30 BMW 330e, has been on sale in Malaysia for close to eight months now. In terms of specifications, it’s almost identical to the petrol-powered 330i, though available at a slightly lower price point of RM264,613.

In case you’re wondering, the price is inclusive of the full sales and service tax (SST) rebate for this CKD model, which makes it nearly RM22,000 less expensive than the 330i. Also included in the price is a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty and a five-year free service package.

Now, powering the sedan is the ubiquitous B48 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, making 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque on its own. Those figures are identical to the entry-level 320i, by the way. A 50 kW electric motor provides propulsion assistance, thus bringing the total output up to 252 PS and 420 Nm. An XtraBoost function (accessible via Sport mode) can temporarily provide an additional 30 kW, bringing output to 292 PS.

Performance figures include a zero-to-100 km/h sprint time of 5.9 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than before) and a top speed of 230 km/h (up 5 km/h). The rated combined fuel consumption is 2.2 litres per 100 km. A 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery offers up to 56 km of range on a single charge, and can travel at speeds of up to 140 km/h. Boot space is reduced slightly, from 480 litres to 375 litres.

As mentioned, the kit list is similar to the 330i, both coming as standard with the M Sport package, adaptive LED headlights, 18-inch double-spoke Style 790 M two-tone alloy wheels and M Sport brakes. Keyless entry with proximity locking and unlocking is also fitted, complete with a Digital Key function for smartphones. You may read our written review, here.

GALLERY: G20 BMW 330e M Sport

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  • James on May 18, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Already booked mine same colour. love this car

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    • I sold my 3 yr old f30 330e and change to g20 330i. So many hybrid problem after few years. Im so afraid to see the hybrid fault light up every once a while. It mean my car will be at sc for a week. No wonder no more 330e in the road. I see more 330i and 320i g20 now. Nvr go back again. Gd luck. At least u have many years warranty but sc visit is a pain. 330i frm start till now no problem. My f10 528i 9 yrs frm new and still good. Pheww..

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      • Just sold my 3 yr old f30 330e too for rm130k. Upgraded to X4 M30i so far so good..

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  • Benzs on May 18, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Civic Turbo slightly higher than this Bmw 184hp.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on May 18, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    330i better RV – Herr Sam Loo

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  • i can’t find 330e on the road. The salesperson said BMW Msia having spareparts backlog.
    I suspect this is intentional to clear out 330i stock. The same to X3. X3 20i was introduced late, after few years X3 30i on Msia road.

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  • AppleTree on May 20, 2021 at 9:23 am

    stick with 320i/330i. My F30 320i is already 7 years old and still in good condition. Never in a workshop for any sort of warranty except minor issue.

    My friends who bought 330e enjoy the spin and love it so much. It is definitely a better on the road experience, but you have get use to having the same breakfast at the SC.

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