318i Sport retails for PHP 3.79-million
A couple of months ago, BMW decided to give the revered 3-Series sedan a slight refresh for the 2023 model year – one that consisted of some minor exterior tweaks, and an update to its infotainment system.
Now, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, is happy to announce the updated model is now here in the country in the form of the 318i Sport.
First and foremost, the updated 318i Sport is now wearing new LED headlights which have pronounced DRLs like the “Angel eye” lenses seen in BMW models of the past. The front grille has been redesigned, along with the lower air intake to make it bigger than before.
At the back, the updated 318i Sport follows the L-shape motif on the slim LED taillights as well as the diffuser that houses the twin 100 mm diameter exhaust finishers. Meanwhile, standard specification M exterior features find their way to the body of the 318i Sport together with 18-inch M light alloy wheels, and M high-gloss shadow line trim.
Inside, the sports sedan features a new 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen that forms part of BMW's Live Cockpit Plus. Carried over from the pre-facelift model are the three-zone automatic climate control, as well as voice command through the BMW Intelligent Voice Assistant.
On the other hand, the 318i Sport's engine remains the same – a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine with 156 PS and 250 Nm of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission that drives the rear wheels.
In terms of comfort, safety, and convenience, the 2023 BMW 318i Sport has run-flat tires, cruise control with brake function, manual speed limit assistant, dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, and parking assistant with reversing assist camera as standard.
The 2023 BMW 318i Sport now has a sticker price of PHP 3.79 million – a PHP 600,000 increase from the pre-facelift model introduced back in 2020. Along with the rest of the local lineup, the BMW 318i Sport comes with a 5-year comprehensive warranty.