Tangerang. BMW Group Indonesia celebrates the Future in Motion with a strong presenceat the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2019, featuring the IndonesianPremiere of the legend of Sheer Driving Pleasure - the All-New BMW 3 Series. The BMWGroup is staging a massive public introduction for the most important product in BMW’s corebrand at GIIAS 2019. Everyone is invited to feel the JOY as BMW promises to make everysecond count during the 10 days of 2019’s GIIAS, featuring an array of vehicles, includingthe newly-launched THE X7 and the latest Indonesia-Assembled New BMW 5 Series.Another highlight in the exclusive 2.100 m2 Nusantara Hall of BMW Group Pavilion will beBMW’s vision of electric mobility, as encapsulated by the launch of the sporty, fully-electricvehicle -The New BMW i3s.
Ramesh Divyanathan, President Director BMW Group Indonesia, said in his welcomingremarks, “This year GIIAS will celebrate some major product launches, our vision towardsfuture mobility, as well as the introduction of a comprehensive set of services to providePeace of Mind to BMW customers. We have teamed up with various partners for a widerange of offers for all our products as well as special presence of interesting servicesincluding from BMW Financial Services, selected units from BMW Premium Selection, andlatest items from the lifestyle collection, apparel, collectibles, and accessories from the BMWM Performance corner of our BMW Shop. To start with, the All-New BMW 3Series is celebrating its Indonesian premiere today. The BMW 3 Serieshas a special meaning for us: This model, which embodies puresportiness, has been our backbone in terms of sales for years. The legacy of the 3 Series is closely tied to our success in this market. We proudly invite allBMW fans and future customers to visit the BMW Group Pavilion in Nusantara Hall at ICEBSD from 18 to 28 July 2019.”
Christopher Wehner, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia, also expressed hisgratitude during the introduction of the Legend, the All-New BMW 3 Series, “BMW GroupIndonesia is celebrating the embodiment of the BMW core brand at GIIAS 2019 with thelaunch of this very important product to the largest economy in Southeast Asia. I’m veryproud to be part of the Indonesian Premiere of the All-New BMW 3 Series Sedan. This sedanhas been the face of the BMW brand and the ambassador of sporty driving pleasure in theglobal premium midsize class for more than 40 years. I believe this car will strengthenBMW’s overall position in the premium domestic market, especially in the mid-size sedansegment.”
The All-New BMW 3 Series.
The legend represents not only the core of the BMW 3 Series range (of which over 15million units have now been sold worldwide) but also the heartbeat of the BMW brand.When the first BMW 3 Series was launched in 1975, it simultaneously brought to life a newbreed of car; the sports sedan concept underpinned the rise of the 3 Series to becomeBMW’s most successful model – a status it retains to this day. Exuding dynamic design,agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, it takes thesignature characteristics of a BMW and turns the volume up several notches.
“Over the course of its six model generations to date, the BMW 3 Series has been ranked theworld’s biggest-selling premium car, has led the way for high-performance powertrain andchassis technology, and has earned a reputation as a pioneer of technological innovation inthe mid-size segment. This latest edition of this car sees BMW building on the sportingtradition of the 3 Series, whose exploits in racing competitions have earned it a lot of kudos.The seventh generation of this sports sedan moves the game on once again in terms ofdriving dynamics - not to mention premium quality and innovation - in the mid-size segment.One of the highlight features of the All-New BMW 3 Series is the BMW Laserlight which was only available in the BMW 7 Series for comfort and driving safety” explained RameshDivyanathan, President Director BMW Group Indonesia.
BMW 330i M Sport: more power, pure driving pleasure.
The first variant of the BMW 3 Series available in Indonesia is the BMW 330i M Sport. Theengine of this car generates a more spirited performance than ever. Boasting numerousdetail upgrades, this two-litre, four-cylinder unit delivers maximum output of 258 hp, whilepeak torque is 400 Nm. The 5 kW/6 hp increase in output and extra 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) of torquecompared with the predecessor engine are the result of the focused optimisation of theBMW TwinPower Turbo system – which comprises twin-scroll turbochargers, High PrecisionInjection direct petrol injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The High Precision Injection system ensures precise fuelmetering and particularly clean combustion, its new fuel pump generating maximum pressureof 350 bar compared with the 200 bar of the previous version. The further developed directinjection system enables optimal fuel flow through the combustion chambers with atomisedfuel delivered by multi-hole injectors. Other characteristics of this engine include a lightercrankshaft, reduced internal friction, optimised heat management and a new digital enginemanagement system.
The New BMW 5 Series.
The new profile of world's most successful business sedan also being introduced in GIIAS2019. The seventh-generation, which offered in two variants - locally-assembled The NewBMW 520i and The New BMW 530i M Sport comes with perfect balance betweeninnovation, design, dynamism, and efficiency offers variety of enhancements with thesignature BMW sheer driving pleasure. “This introduction showcased BMW Indonesiaaptitude to align with customer voices after two years from seventh generation of BMW 5Series launch with our local production facilities”, said Ramesh in his opening remarks.
Both of new variance comes with a more striking face, the familiar BMW kidney grille,flanked by BMW Icon Adaptive LED twin circular headlights with BMW Selective Beams,lends the front of the new BMW 5 Series a more eye-catching appearance than before.Exclusive details of BMW Individual Exterieur Line Aluminium satinated also available for all variant, elevating the overall appearance. Furthermore, M Sport package available inthe new BMW 530i M Sport adds extra dynamic allure with M aerodynamic package; frontapron with larger air intakes, side skirt trim, a diffuser-style rear apron and an exhaustsystem with tworectangular tailpipes.
The New BMW i3s.
The New BMW i3 shows the way forward to a new era of mobility. It is recognized theworld over as a symbol of driving pleasure, sustainability and intelligent connectivity in theurban traffic environment, which is why it has become the best-selling electric car in thepremium compact segment. After being showcased at GIIAS 2017 as a prototype, theNew BMW i3s is officially being launched at 2019’s GIIAS, with more sporty flair from thisfully-electric vehicle variant.
The new BMW i3s incorporates a number of design elements all of its own that underscoreits particularly dynamic character. Both the front and rear aprons are notable for theirmodel-specific, powerfully shaped contours. At the front, the bumper inlay as well as theU-shaped surround encircling it have a black finish. The front apron’s side sections arebordered on their lower edge by accent strips in BMW i Blue or Frozen Grey that furtheremphasise the width of the car. The accent in the closed BMW kidney grille is also paintedin high-gloss black on the BMW i3s to give the grille a larger and more prominentappearance. The rear apron of the new BMW i3s is likewise composed of individuallystyled contours, while the black surround frames an extra-wide, body-coloured inlay. Onthe new BMW i3s, the roof line accent also sports the same high-gloss black finish as theA-pillars.
The new BMW i3s comes equipped as standard with sports suspension that includes a 10-millimetre drop in ride height. The additional 40 millimetres of track width compared to theBMW i3 is given added impact by the black wheel arch borders. The new BMW i3s isavailable with exclusive 20-inch light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design that are 20millimetres wider than the previously available versions.
The new BMW i3s provides an even sportier interpretation of silent mobility with zero localemissions, and features a high-performance 184 hp electric motor that generates peaktorque of 270 Nm. Its updated drive system includes modified motor control and specifictaper roller bearings, which have been utilised to further optimise power delivery and theperformance curve at higher rpm. At the limits of the motor speed range, the power andtorque of the further developed drive system represent an improvement of up to 40% forthe BMW i3. Just 6.9 seconds is enough to see the new BMW i3s burst past 100 km/h.