Since the start of the year, automakers have been releasing post-TRAIN prices for their vehicles. It seems like BMW Philippines has taken a different approach with the excise tax by giving their product range an overhaul.
With the new prices on hand, it sees the removal of some variants, as well as some model lines. No longer present in the price list are the diesel-powered 1 Series hatchbacks and the entry-level 'Essential' models, making way for high-spec and trim levels. The 2 Series coupes, 2 Series Active Tourer, 6 Series Gran Coupe and the Z4 Roadster are no longer listed in 2018 pricelists.
Starting with the BMW 1 Series, there is only one variant to choose from, namely the 118i M Sport. Replacing the 2 Series Active Tourer is the longer, seven-seat 2 Series Gran Tourer. Local-spec 2 Series Active Tourers get the 218i designation and the smallest BMWs offered in the country are now both powered by 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder gas engines.
As for the 3 Series, the range now starts with the 318d Luxury with its suggested retail price up by Php 360,000. The 320d Sport/Luxury is out for 2018, making the 320d line only available with the M Sport package, which is now Php 400,000 more than last year. Meanwhile, the 320d Gran Turismo is carried over from last year and sees a price increase of Php 390,000. The 420d Gran Coupe Luxury also carries on this year, with a price increase of Php 190,000.
The 5 Series range, which was all-new last year, get price increases too. The E-segment sedan range starts with the 520d Luxury and it retails Php 360,000 more than 2017. The 520d M Sport on the other hand is up by Php 400,000. Getting the biggest price bump in the 5 Series range is the top-spec 530d Luxury with an increase of Php 1,000,000.
For the flagship 7 Series sedan, the 730Li and 740Li will be the choices for 2018. These luxury limousines get a price increase of Php 1,000,000 and Php 1,500,000, respectively. The V8-powered 750Li is no longer listed in the price guide.
Moving to the crossovers, the X1 20d xDrive gets a price bump of Php 210,000 while the X4 range has been slimmed down to one option with the 20d xDrive M Sport. It is worth noting that the X4 has a lower price for 2018, down by Php 50,000. The local X5 range has also been revamped this year, and will consist of the 25d xDrive and 30d xDrive M Sport. Like the X4, the X6 lineup is down to one option, namely the 30d xDrive M Sport. The large coupe-crossover gets a price bump of Php 710,000.
BMW Philippines also revealed the prices of the all-new X3, as indicated in the list. The same applies for the 2018 pricing of the various M cars from the M2 to the X6 M. The M2, X5 M and X6 M get a price drop while the M3 and M4 get a price increase.