BMW 530i M Sport Facelift Arrives In Malaysia

The updated 530i M Sport adds a slightly sportier look as well as more interior and safety tech. 

BMW Malaysia has recently debut its facelifted 530i M Sport. Launching alongside its updated PHEV 530e M Sport sibling, this purely petrol counterpart is slightly more expensive but brings with it more a number of additional niceties. 

Starting with the changes made during the facelift first and kicking off at the front, the updated 530i M Sport gains a larger front grille as well as a set of slimmer LED headlights with a new DRL design on either side of it. A set of redesigned LED tail light clusters are also featured as part of this facelift, in addition to a pair of reprofiled front and rear bumpers with larger air intakes as part of the M Aerodynamics package. 

The M Sport name attached to this spec of updated 530i adds 19-inch M light alloy Y-Spoke 845 M Bi-Colour Jet Black wheels, Adaptive Suspension, M Sport brakes with blue-painted M Sport brake callipers featuring the M designation and trapezoidal tail pipes integrated onto either side of the black rear diffuser. And just to differentiate it from its PHEV counterpart, the purely-petrol 5-er here comes with aluminium exterior accents as part of the BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium Satinated package and BMW Laserlight headlights, as opposed to the black trim pieces and simpler Adaptive LED Matrix headlights of the 530e. 

Now moving on inside, the central infotainment touchscreen of the updated 530i M Sport has been enlarged to be the same size as its 12.3-inch digital drivers display. The twin screen layout has also been updated to run BMW Operating System 7, and comes standard with BMW Live Cockpit Professional which adds navigation, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, two USB ports, 4G LTE connectivity and over-the-air update functionality. 

Elsewhere within the leather-lined cabin meanwhile, standard equipment includes keyless-go with interior ambient lighting, four-zone automatic climate control, electric roller blinds for the side windows and contactless tailgate operation courtesy of BMW Comfort Access. The 530i M Sport also adds various niceties such as BMW Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, BMW Display Key, an electric glass sunroof and a 16-speaker 464 W Harman Kardon surround sound system over the more affordable 530e. 

Additionally, the 530i is the only variant of the two that has adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function. Other safety kit included with the BMW Driving Assistance suite of this updated 5-er are Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Alert with Brake Intervention, Rear Collision Prevention and Crossing-Traffic Warning, as well as Park Assistant Plus for autonomous parallel and perpendicular parking. 

As for what lies under the hood, there has been no revisions made in the powertrain department for the facelifted 530i. Hence its 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder still continues to churn out the same 252 hp and 350 Nm of torque as before, which in turn translates to a 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.4 seconds and a V-Max of 250 km/h. 

Retailing for RM 395,800.00 with the current SST exemption (RM 384,941.86 with SST included), the 530i M Sport is currently available for preview and purchase at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide. Prospective buyers however can also log on to the BMW Shop online to place an order for this facelifted petrol 5-er with a reservation deposit of just RM 1,000. 

Buyers can spec their 530i M Sport in Alpine White and Carbon Black, with either black or cognac leather Dakota upholstery; or Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey and Bluestone paired with black leather Dakota upholstery. There is the option to add on the BMW M Performance Parts package too, which adds a high gloss black kidney grille, carbon fibre wing mirrors, M Performance side strips and side sills, matte black spoiler, high gloss black rear bumper trim and matte black diffuser. The package is originally priced at RM17,410.29, but customers are entitled to a 10% discount from now until 31st December 2021.

If all that is a bit much however, 530i M Sport buyers who wish for a meaner look can nevertheless the slightly cheaper option of ticking the BMW Shadow Line Package. Standard on the 530e and consisting of kidney grille, air duct trim and window frames in High Gloss Black, this package that originally retails for RM 5,437.12 can now be had for a flat rate of RM 5,000 (excluding labour). 

PRESS RELEASE: BMW Malaysia today introduced the New BMW 530e M Sport and the New BMW 530i M Sport – the latest additions to the premium automaker’s portfolio of locally-assembled premium executive sedans in the local market.

Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The Luxury of Choice arrives with the New BMW 5 Series variants, both of which are remarkable in driving dynamics and stylishly sleek in appearance. The latest variants of the iconic BMW 5 Series offer a dynamic driving experience that is beheld in its class, and we are honoured to be able to lead this change towards electromobility in Malaysia to much greater heights for both our loyal customers and enthusiasts of the brand.”

The New BMW 5 Series – arriving in both the plug-in hybrid and petrol variants, continues to drive the BMW Group’s momentum of success in the world of premium executive sedans, having won the “Car of the Year” award presented by ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’ Magazine and ‘What Car?’ Magazine in year 2020.

This momentum is mirrored locally as the New BMW 530e M Sport and the New BMW 530i M Sport – now complete with the latest-generation driver assistance systems and a redesigned appearance – also enter the premium automaker’s impressive portfolio of vehicles that are proudly assembled in Malaysia.

Leading change – the New BMW 530e M Sport and BMW 530i M Sport.

The most successful premium executive model in the BMW portfolio is unveiled in two new variants, completing the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series with comprehensive engineering and design modifications.

Complete with the M Aerodynamics package, the new variants are now fitted with larger kidney grilles and slimmer headlights with a new daytime running light design. The New BMW 530e M Sport comes with Adaptive LED headlights, in addition to the standard LED headlights, while the New BMW 530i M Sport is equipped with the BMW Laserlight. Both include high-beam assistant with automatic switching on and off of the high-beam headlights depending on the traffic situation, controlled via sensor on the front side of the interior mirror.

The BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line frames the New BMW 530e M Sport, while the New BMW 530i M Sport is framed by the BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium Satinated. The front and rear bumpers on both variants are also redesigned with larger air intakes, alongside new LED taillight elements in the signature BMW L-shape. For the first time, the light source is integrated directly into the taillight’s outermost layer, maximising the 3D effect. 

Pure dynamism also exudes from the new 19-inch M light alloy Y-Spoke 845 M Bi-Colour Jet Black wheels with both mixed and runflat tyres. The new variants also feature Adaptive Suspension and the M Sport brake with blue-painted M Sport brake callipers with M designation. Along the rear of the new variants are double-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design and a distinctive diffuser insert.

The power of choice: electrifyingly charged and powerfully efficient.

The new variants are equipped with the formidable inline 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo 2-litre petrol engine, with the New BMW 530e M Sport featuring the latest generation of the BMW eDrive electric motor. The Eight-Speed Steptronic Sport transmission system also comes as standard for both the new variants.

The New BMW 530e M Sport offers a combined maximum output of 292hp and 420Nm of torque – consisting of a 109hp output from the electric motor. The electrified variant is capable of a century sprint in 5.9 seconds. With a top speed of 235 km/h, the New BMW 530e M Sport consumes only 2.3l/100km of fuel with a CO2 emission of 53g/km. The electric motor is capable of an all-electric range of up to 67 kilometres (NEDC correlated) – making all-electric city driving and short journeys possible.

The electric motor can be fully-charged with a BMW i Wallbox in approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes, or under 6 hours with a conventional main socket via a standard charging cable. The driving mode in the electrified variant can be personalised via the eDrive button in the centre console. The standard AUTO eDRIVE setting enables all-electric driving up to a speed of 110 km/h. Switching to MAX eDRIVE mode enables all-electric speeds up to 140 km/h. The BMW Xtra Boost mode is also available in the New BMW 530e M Sport, giving the vehicle additional power of up 40hp during acceleration.

Meanwhile, the overall system output for the New BMW 530i M Sport is 252hp and 350Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds. With a top speed of 250 km/h, the New BMW 530i M Sport consumes 6.7l/100km of fuel with a CO2 emission of 154g/km. 

Further enhancing the driving experience of the New BMW 530e M Sport and the New BMW 530i M Sport are the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) that is complemented by Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist.

Safety is also uniquely offered in the New BMW 530e M Sport via a specially-created sound emitted through a loudspeaker system that alerts pedestrians and cyclists of the vehicle. This is activated when the vehicle is travelling in full electric at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

Remarkable design, sophisticated technology.

Inside, the New BMW 530e M Sport and BMW 530i M Sport boast an interior design language that is remarkably comfortable yet elegant in make. The new variants feature the exclusive M leather steering wheel, along with stylish sport seats for both the driver and the passenger – allowing a sense of thrill familiar to the BMW M Sport variants. The new variants are furnished with interior trim finishers in Aluminium Rhombicle, Dakota Leather upholstery and the BMW Individual anthracite headliner. Illumination within the car is provided by ambient lighting, while owners of the New BMW 530i M Sport are able to enjoy the electrical glass roof feature.

The new variants are intelligently equipped with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, running the latest BMW Operating System 7. This infotainment concept is distinguished by its restructured display set-up, consisting of a user-configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster and an equally large touchscreen Control Display. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional comes with navigation, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, 4G LTE connectivity, two USB ports and functions such as Remote Software Upgrade as well as over-the-air map updates for the navigation system. 

With the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the New BMW 530e M Sport and BMW 530i M Sport take interactions between driver and vehicle to the next level. Vehicle functions that can be accessed and controlled via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant include phone calls, temperature adjustment, navigation, sunblind activation and automatically lowering of all windows.

The dashboard includes a lighter-coloured contrasting seam, which continues onto the door trims, as well as control buttons in the centre console in High Gloss Black magnifies the interior design language of the New BMW 5 Series variants.

Exclusive to the New BMW 530i M Sport are the BMW Gesture Control, Head-Up Display, BMW Display Key and Harman Kardon surround sound system. Entertainment is offered to the New BMW 530e M Sport via a HiFi Loudspeaker system as standard.

For additional convenience, the new variants offer the Comfort Access system, as well as the automatic air-conditioning with 4-zone control and electric roller sunblinds for rear windows. 

Driving Assistance is provided to the new variants via the Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning, front collision alert with brake intervention, rear collision prevention and crossing-traffic warning. The Parking Assistant Plus features the Surround View camera for both variants. Owners of the New BMW 530i M Sport can also benefit from the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function.

The new variants will be available in Alpine White or Carbon Black, paired with either the Black or Cognac Leather Dakota upholstery; or in Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey or Bluestone paired with Black Leather Dakota upholstery.

Additionally, both the New BMW 5 Series variants can be further customised with the BMW M Performance Parts. This will equip the vehicle with kidney grille in High Gloss Black, exterior mirror cap in Carbon Fibre, M Performance accentuation strip on both sides of the vehicle, M Performance side sills, as well as rear spoiler in Matte Black. The BMW M Performance Parts also comes with a Rear Bumper Set, consisting of the rear bumper trim in High Gloss Black and rear diffuser in Matte Black. The BMW M Performance Parts retails at RM 17,410.29. However, customers can enjoy special rates of up to 10% off from now until 31st December 2021.

Exclusively available for the New BMW 530i M Sport is the Shadow Line Package, which retails at RM 5,437.12. However, customers can enjoy a special flat rate of RM 5,000 (excluding labour) from now until 31st December 2021. The package will equip the vehicle with kidney grille, air duct trim and window frames in High Gloss Black.

The New BMW 5 Series variants will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting 28th May 2021. Meanwhile, customers may also book the new premium executive sedans for RM 1,000 via the BMW Shop Online platform at from 29th May 2021.

Dynamic financial programme. 

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW 530e M Sport and the BMW 530i M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 3,778.00 and RM 4,388.00 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

Complete premium ownership experience.

Owners of the New BMW 5 Series variants will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
  • BMW Service Online

The retail pricing for the New BMW 5 Series variants (on the road, without insurance) are:

  • The New BMW 530e M Sport: RM 340,800.00 (with SST), RM 334,353.95 (without SST)
  • The New BMW 530i M Sport: RM 395,800.00 (with SST), RM 384,941.86 (without SST)

Joshua Chin

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

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