Press Release | 2020.11.10

BMW LIFTS CURTAIN OFF EXCITING NEW ARRIVALS AHEAD OF MOTOR EXPO 2020 WITH ALL-NEW BMW 430i COUPE M SPORT IN STARRING ROLE.

  • Dashing new coupe joined by BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport and the new BMW X1
  • Online Pre-Booking for the first 11 units of the all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport starting from November 11th, 2020, at 11:11 hrs.
  • Free upgrade of BSI and MSI Service Inclusive packages for BMW and MINI customers

Bangkok. BMW Group Thailand is stirring the senses of car enthusiasts at the 37th Thailand International Motor Expo with exciting new arrivals led by the all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport, which brings to life a scintillating combination of explosive power and muscular new look. Joining the debuting 4 Series is the new BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport – a locally-assembled and more powerful follow-up to the first BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe launched in Thailand earlier this year – and the new BMW X1, which brings fresh new enhancements across three model variants to the popular Sports Activity Vehicle.

 

Mr. Alexander Baraka, President, BMW Group Thailand, said, “This edition of the Motor Expo rightfully shines a spotlight on the constant nature of change, but the truth is that mobility still retains its vital role in everyday living for motorists everywhere. In keeping with our continued commitment to the Power of Choice, our lineup for the event this year brings extensive enhancements to fan favourites across three different segments to satisfy different needs and lifestyles.

 

“The all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport, for instance, embodies our longstanding tradition of rear-wheel-drive fun on every journey in a bold new design that reflects its athletic character. The bursts of speed are accompanied by the distinctive soundtrack produced by the standard M Sport exhaust system, giving the pleasure of driving at the maximum. With the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport, we continue to innovate with even more exceptional 4-cylinder engine underneath an exterior that exudes sporty extravagance. The panoramic roof with infinitely variable outward-opening action and electrically actuated ventilation mode reflected both the luxurious design statement and outstanding performance. Powering the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology that stands out among vehicles in the same segment. Meanwhile, the updated BMW X1 effectively future-proofs our most accessible SAV with greater efficiency, lower emissions, and sharper looks. The developments in the new arrivals also feature a full range of connectivity and driving assistant systems to ensure we can provide utmost convenience and peace of mind on every journey.”

 

In addition to new vehicles, customers booking vehicles at the BMW and MINI booths in the 2020 Motor Expo will enjoy exclusive offers and privileges – starting with the BMW Service Inclusive (BSI) extension to a maximum of 5 years for all models and up to 6 years for the BMW 5 Series and upgraded MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) package. These special offers and more will be available at the 2020 Motor Expo, which is set to be held at IMPACT Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani from December 2nd to 13th.

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THE ALL-NEW BMW 430i COUPE M SPORT

Price: THB 3,969,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

 

The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé was developed with the aim of redefining the essence of driving pleasure in the premium midsize segment. Its aura of athleticism and exclusivity sees it following in the BMW brand’s coupé tradition – shaped by a succession of legendary sporting machines – which now stretches back almost 90 years. The spotlight on dynamic driving pleasure puts clear water between the new BMW 4 Series Coupé and the latest BMW 3 Series Sedan and gives it a significantly sharper character than its predecessor.

 

The standalone design of the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé is clearly visible from every angle. Its appearance brings both the familiar styling of BMW’s sporty two-door models and the brand’s new design language to the fore. A small number of crisp lines and the use of clear, generously sized surfaces come together into a body design which exudes unadulterated driving pleasure from every angle. The dynamically stretched proportions of the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé are the result of greater exterior dimensions than its predecessor. Length has increased by 128 millimetres to 4,768 mm, width by 27 mm to 1,852 mm and the wheelbase by 41 mm to 2,851 millimetres. Vehicle height is up by just 6 mm, to 1,383 millimetres, making the car 57 millimetres lower than the new BMW 3 Series Sedan.

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The striking front end of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé shines the spotlight on its standalone character. The large, vertically emphasised BMW kidney grille angles forwards and extends down almost to the lower edge of the front apron. Its standard air intakes have a mesh structure of the sort only previously seen on M models. The kidney grille is framed by surfaces with a three-dimensional structure. Like the contours of the headlights, the bonnet’s arrow-shaped lines zero in on the kidney grille. At the outer edges of the front apron, the likewise vertically designed intakes for the Air Curtains accentuate the width of the car. The slim headlights of the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé reach well into the front wheel arches.

 

The flanks of the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé are shaped by precise and tautly carved surfaces. Short overhangs, slender pillars, long doors with frameless windows, and a flowing roofline accentuate its elegant appearance. At the rear, slim and stylishly darkened full-LED rear lights in L shape underscore the car’s powerful looks.

 

At the heart of the all-new BMW 430i Coupé is the four-cylinder in-line-petrol engine with the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology unleashing a maximum output of 190 kW/258 hp. Maximum torque stands at 400 Nm and can be summoned between 1,550 and 4,400 rpm. The resulting flow of muscle power enables the car to race from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds. These bursts of speed are accompanied by the distinctive soundtrack produced by the standard M Sport exhaust system. The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé have been fitted with the latest version of eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard to offer even sharper shift dynamics – complete with shift paddles on the steering wheel. It also has the new Sprint function, which adjusts the engine and shift characteristics to bring maximum dynamism to mid-range acceleration and overtaking manoeuvres. Agility in the new BMW 4 Series Coupé is further enhanced by perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a centre of gravity 21 millimetres lower than the 3 Series Sedan’s. The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé rides as standard on 19-inch M light-alloy Double-spoke wheels in bicolour.

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Cleanly designed surfaces, high-quality materials and the driver-focused layout of the cockpit define the premium ambience and singularly performance-centric interior design of the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé. Sports seats and a newly designed sports leather steering wheel come as standard. The instrument cluster and 10.25-inch Control Display in the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé form a large-surface display grouping. The start/stop button for the engine is now positioned in a classy control panel in the centre console. And the model specific rear seats with integral head restraints and pronounced individual seat character have been designed to accommodate two passengers. The rear backrest has a 40:20:40 split as standard, allowing one or more sections to be folded down to accommodate large items of luggage that do not fit in the boot.

 

The all-new BMW 430i Coupé is equipped with significantly wider range of driver assistance systems than the predecessor model. Front collision warning with brake input and Lane Departure Warning, likewise Speed Limit Info. Driving Assistant, Park Distance Control with front and rear sensors and Parking Assistant are also on hand to provide maximum safety to the driver.

 

The driver and passengers in the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé will also benefit from enhanced options for intuitive operation and innovative digital services brought by the inclusion of BMW Operating System 7.0. Display content can be configured individually while the intuitive multimodal interaction between driver and vehicle can take place – depending on the situation – via the Control Display’s touchscreen, the proven iDrive Controller, the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, voice control. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, with added functions, as well as BMW ConnectedDrive, are also at the customer’s service as a standard feature in the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé.

X1 sDrive20d M Sport

THE NEW BMW X1

The new BMW X1 sDrive18i (Iconic)
Priced at 1,9xx,xxx THB (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

 

The new BMW X1 sDrive20d xLine
Priced at 2,3xx,xxx THB (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

 

The new BMW X1 sDrive20d M Sport
Priced at 2,5xx,xxx THB (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

 

The new BMW X1 makes this entry-level Sports Activity Vehicle an even more desirable proposition. Key to its increased appeal are pronounced design revisions, a high level of versatility and a host of cutting-edge equipment features.

 

The model update ensures the compact Sports Activity Vehicle now cuts an even more handsome figure. The X1’s new look is immediately clear, with the most prominent revisions found at the front and rear. At the front end, in particular, sports a larger BMW grille – the kidneys now merging in the centre – links up with new LED headlights and a bumper with integrated LED foglamps and larger air intakes. The rear end of the X1 also houses new stylistic features. For example, the new inlay in the body-colour rear apron adopts the car’s main body colour. This new feature is included as standard and lends the rear end of the BMW X1 an even stronger sense of inherent class and coherence. Another highlight can be found on the driver’s-side exterior mirror, which projects a two-tone LED “X1” image when the car is unlocked. This is far from just a visual trick; it also makes getting into and out of the BMW X1 that much easier.

 

Beneath the surface, powerful yet extremely efficient three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engines are indicative of the driving pleasure on tap in the latest X1. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine in the new BMW X1 sDrive18i (Iconic) delivers 103 kW/140 hp between 4,600-6,500 rpm and maximum torque at 220 Nm within the 1,480-4,200 rpm range. This engine operates alongside the 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch to send the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h within 9.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 205 km/h. Meanwhile, the new BMW X1 sDrive20d xLine and the new BMW X1 sDrive20d M Sport are both powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which yields a peak output of 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque at 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. Both variants can be accelerated from a standstill to 100 km/h within 7.9 second to a maximum of 222 km/h. The xLine variant comes as standard with 8-speed Steptronic transmission, while the M Sport variant steps up to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

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Each of the model variants has been given a standalone visual presence tailored precisely to its character profile. The BMW X1 sDrive18i (Iconic) comes equipped with 18-inch light alloy wheels in Y-spoke style as well as the same classic sporty design inside and out with black roof rails, sports leather steering wheel, and interior trim finishers in black high-gloss with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome. The BMW X1 xLine, meanwhile, exudes its visual appeal with 18-inch light alloy wheels in bicolour Y-spoke style and an exterior trimmed with satinised aluminium in line with the roof rails. The interior offers enhanced luxury with sport leather steering wheel and interior trim finishers in fine-wood trim oak grain matt with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome. The M Sport variant is a particularly athletic-looking option, BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features, and the M Aerodynamics package. A truly sporty interior with elevated sporty ambience can be extracted from M Sport leather steering wheel, sport seats, BMW Individual headliner anthracite, and interior trim finishers in aluminium, finely brushed lengthwise, with highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome.

 

The high-quality standards of the BMW X1 are evident, for example, in the new contrast stitching on the instrument panel, which is black on its upper section and adopts the colour of the interior upholstery lower down. One of the highlights of the BMW X1 interior is the Control Display. A centrally mounted 8.8-inch (10.25-inch for xLine and M Sport) screen is included as standard – which can be operated using the BMW iDrive Controller, voice control or touchscreen technology – comes as part of the package.

 

Innovative suite of driver assistance systems such as full connectivity from BMW ConnectedDrive, Parking Assistant, and Park Distance Control (PDC) are equipped as standard, with additions of Navigation Plus, BMW Head-up display, and Rear view camera in the xLine and M Sport variants.

220i Gran Coupe M Sport

THE NEW BMW 220i GRAN COUPE M SPORT (CKD)

Priced at 2,1xx,xxx THB (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

 

The new BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport, now available in a completely knocked-down version, brings livelier performance to the winning formula that was previously introduced to Thai motorists with the BMW 218i Gran Coupe. This latest variant retains the trademark dashing look that delivers a new take on the classical sedan with a fresh dose of individuality, aesthetic appeal and emotional engagement – complete with exclusive details all its own.


The BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport’s standout characteristic is its dynamically stretched silhouette, which – like the frameless side windows for the four doors – is lifted from the classical coupe blueprint. The car’s sport, low and broad-set stance on the road exudes confidence with a dynamic front end that delivers a fresh take on classical BMW icons. The slightly angled headlights with prominent BMW four-eyed face draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille, which now features contoured kidney bars that provide a three-dimensional effect. Full-LED headlights come equipped as standard, lending the car an extremely modern expression.


Precise lines in the flanks of the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport emphasise the agile proportions and hallmark elegance of a modern BMW coupe. The roofline’s graceful flow, long window graphic, and extended shoulder line combine to deliver an elongating effect on the body, while a distinct side taper at the C-pillar – together with powerfully contoured rear wheel arches – gives the car a broad stance on the road. The slim, horizontally extending rear lights reinforce this impression, especially in tandem with the High-gloss Black element connecting the two-section lights at the centrally positioned BMW badge. Like the headlights, the rear lights are full-LED as standard. Meanwhile, the M Aerodynamics package – including M specific front apron, rear apron and side skirt trim – communicates pure dynamics and highlights the vehicle's athletic character.


Despite its low-slung, sporty appearance, passengers are well catered for space-wise thanks to the 430-litre load compartment, which can be expanded in many ways. The BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport is also fitted with 18-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke style and a large panoramic roof with infinitely variable outward-opening action and electrically actuated ventilation mode.

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Powering the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Paired with a highly sophisticated 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch, the engine produces up to 141 kW/192 hp of power and a peak torque of 280 Nm from 1,350 to 4,600 rpm. This gives the car a 0-100 km/h sprint speed of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 238 km/h.


The M Sport suspension featured in the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport comes with tighter shock absorber adjustment which greatly improves agility. The spring constant and stiffer suspension stabilisers in the M Sport suspension significantly improve steering precision without a loss of comfort, while the stiffer damper characteristics are perfectly calibrated to match.


The interior of the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport combines sporting flair with exquisite materials and a use of space designed with both family life and long-distance journeys in mind. The driver-focused cockpit delivers vital information to the driver without requiring them to take their eyes off the road – from the fully digital 10.25-inch Info Display instrument cluster to the high-resolution 10.25-inch, touch-sensitive Control Display that is centrally mounted and angled towards the driver in customary BMW fashion.


This driver-focused layout is further enhanced visually by trim strips which run towards the driver and different graining effects and textures on the instrument panel and behind the steering wheel. Trim strips on the instrument panel and door panels are finished as standard in 'Illuminated Boston’ style. The M Sport package also features M leather steering wheel, sport seats for both driver and front passenger, and anthracite BMW Individual headliner to further elevate the sporty ambience within the BMW 220i Gran Coupe M Sport.

BMW ONLINE PRE-BOOKING FOR THE FIRST 11 UNITS OF THE ALL-NEW BMW 430i COUPE M SPORT

Starting from November 11th, 2020 at 11:11 hrs, customers can book the all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport via the BMW Online platform at https://shop.bmw.co.th. 11 vehicles will be available in this pre-booking phase in three exclusive colours: Mineral White, Dravit Grey Metallic and Arctic Race Blue.

 

Customers who have previously registered an account for the BMW online sales portal or ConnectedDrive services can use the same credentials to log into the system. Otherwise, customers are required to sign up for a BMW Online platform account first.

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SPECIAL OFFERS AT THE MOTOR EXPO 2020

Customers booking a BMW or MINI vehicle at the Motor Expo 2020 with vehicle handover by December 31st, 2020 will be able to take advantage of the following offers:

 

For BMW

  • For all BMW models, free BSI up to 5 years/100,000 km.*
  • For BMW 5 Series, free BSI up to 6 years/120,000 km. *

*Terms and conditions apply

 

Customers interested in purchasing the below BMW models will receive the following Motor Show benefits*:

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Existing BMW customers can purchase the below models under these exclusive 0% interest offers*:

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For MINI

  • Upgraded MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) package
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Current MSI package
MSI package at the Motor Expo 2020
  • Free first-class MINI Protect insurance for up to 2 years when purchasing MINI Countryman models through BMW Financial Services Thailand
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BSI / MSI Package

BSI Ultimate

Maintenance

5 years / 100,000 km.

Warranty

5 years / unlimited mileage

Price for 1, 2, 3, 4 Series and Z4, X1, X2, X3, X4

80,000 THB

Price for 5, 6, 7, 8, M Series and X5, X6, X7, i3, i8

110,000 THB

MSI Package

80,000 THB

In addition, from January 1st, 2021 onward, the price of BMW Service Inclusive (BSI) and MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) Ultimate package will be adjusted as follows:

The BMW Group  
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

 

In 2019, the BMW Group recorded new all-time highs with over 2.5 million passenger vehicles, an increase of 1.2% from the previous year, and 175,000 motorcycles, up 5.8% year-on-year, delivered to customers worldwide. Global sales of electrified BMW and MINI vehicles grew by 2.2% to 145,815 cars, taking the total number of electrified BMW Group vehicles on the road to half a million. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce of 133,778 employees.

 

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

 

BMW Group Thailand 
BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The three entities of BMW Group Thailand are BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, and BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers.

 

In 2019, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 12,954 BMW and MINI deliveries. The sales of MINI in Thailand achieved the highest growth rate across MINI’s global networks with 1,204 deliveries, growing by 15% year-on-year. BMW’s luxury segment also enjoyed remarkable results from sales volume of the BMW 7 Series, BMW 8 Series, BMW X7, and BMW i8, recording double-digit growth at 39% year-on-year, while the BMW Premium Selection certified used car program grew by 16% year-on-year.

 

On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labor, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 15 countries worldwide.

 

BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 16 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3 and BMW X5. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.

 

For further information, please contact: 
BMW Group Thailand
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www.bmw.co.th     
www.mini.co.th     
www.bmw-motorrad.co.th      

 

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