June 12, 2019 By C! Magazine Staff

All-new 3 Series, Z4 launched in PH

The Z4 starts at PhP 3.99M

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, announced the availability of the all-new BMW 3 Series and all-new Z4.

BMW 3 Series

With 15 million units sold worldwide since its 1975 debut, the 3 Series has gained an undeniable status among the brand’s range of products. The seventh generation 3 Series lingers in the same space of modern luxury vehicles that marry dynamic sportiness with elegance.

The new 3 Series embodies BMW’s new design language through the precisely drawn lines and contoured surfaces. It is 76 millimeters longer than its predecessor (at 4,709 mm), 16 millimeters wider (1,827 mm), and just 1 mm taller (1,435 millimeters).

A larger kidney grille and a new pair of full-LED headlights don the front. The LED front fog lights are integrated into the outer air intakes. At the sides, the lines and contours continue. Slim and darkened LED lights highlight the clearly more muscular and confident stance of the 3 Series’ rear.

Inside, an elegant and sporty theme are combined with a cleanly-designed center console and instrument panel. In the center of the instrument panel, displays and buttons for air conditioning and air vents are sharply designed. Light functions are operated from a panel of buttons next to the steering wheel. The start/stop button for the engine is now positioned in the new control panel in the center console, where the shifter is joined by the iDrive Controller and the buttons for the Driving Experience Control switch unit and electromechanical parking brake.

The all-new 3 Series powered by a two-liter, four-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbo engine capable of 254 bhp from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm, and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft. from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 in 5.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.

The all-new BMW 3 Series is available in the country in one variant, the 330i M Sport, with a price tag at PhP 4,590,000.

BMW Z4

BMW Philippines also officially launched the brand’s newest iteration of its roadster. The all-new Z4 arrived with two variants, the sDrive20i Sport and the M40i, priced at PhP 3,990,000 and PhP 5,790,000 respectively.

First, the sDrive20i Sport packs a two-liter, four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, which can produce 194 bhp between 4,500 and 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 236 lb-ft. between 1,450 and 4,200 rpm. This engine variant goes from 0 to 100 in 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 240 km/h.

Second, under the hood of the M40i is a three-liter, six-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo powerhouse capable of putting out 335 bhp between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 369 lb-ft. between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm. The Z4 M40i accelerates from 0 to 100 in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 4.5 seconds.

The sDrive20i Sport comes in Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, or Mineral White, while the M40i variant is available in Black Sapphire, San Francisco Red, Alpine White, and Misano blue. Both trims of the Z4 get a standard Black soft-top roof. It is electrically operated and can be opened or closed in 10 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h.

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