BMW Malaysia Sends Off 218i Gran Coupe With New Final Edition

This smallest of BMW sedans offered over here is to be sent off with some snazzy wheels and a better sound system.  

In spite only arriving over here less than 4 years ago, BMW Malaysia looks to already be calling time on the 218i Gran Coupe. Such is as the German automaker has recently announced a new Final Edition run of its smallest sedan offering over here, which has brought with it the usual few goodies that aims to entice buyers in picking up one of these send-off specials.

Starting with the exterior enhancements first, the general blobby shape of the 218i Gran Coupe has been spruced up somewhat in this Final Edition with a snazzier set of 18-inch M light alloy wheels Y-spoke 553 M Bicolour. This run-out variant also nets even more blacked out bits on the outside through the inclusion of the Shadowline with Extended Contents package, with this most clearly observed from its now-standard blackened snout.

Moving on within meanwhile, the cabin of these Final Editions has since been graced by telephony with wireless charging, as well as a 10-speaker HiFi loudspeaker system with 205 W amplifier output (replacing the standard six-speaker setup). These 218i Gran Coupes were previously given a mild model update in late-2021 that added a 10.25-inch Live Cockpit Professional digital instrument cluster and similarly-sized central infotainment screen, which is to be running on BMW Operating System 7 (the latest is now 9).  

Now with this being but a mild spec bump, it should come as no surprise to learn that under the hood of these Final Edition 218i Gran Coupes is still the same B38 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder that pushes out 140 PS and 220 Nm of torque. Paired with a 7-speed Steptronic wet dual-clutch transmission that sends drive to only the front wheels, this BMW gets from 0 to 100 km/h in a decent 8.7 seconds, before eventually topping out at 213 km/h.

Locally assembled in Malaysia, the BMW 218i Gran Coupe Final Edition has pared down its exterior colours somewhat from the reds and blues offered before to just three monochromatic choices: Skyscraper Grey, Black Sapphire and Alpine White. Its interior upholstery options in turn is only to be Leather “Dakota” in Black with Blue highlights.

BMW Malaysia is currently asking RM 244,400 for this 218i Gran Coupe Final Edition, or RM 223,800 without optional 5-year Extended Warranty & Service package. And for a bit of context here, this is to be up by about some RM 5,000 more than what its run-of-the-mill counterparts retails for. 

The 218i Gran Coupe Final Edition will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships from June 7th 2024, alongside the Final Editions of the outgoing third-generation X3s. These three cars will also be on display at the Auto Bavaria AutoFest 2024 taking place at KL Base from this weekend of June 7th to 9th 2024, 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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