BMW at the Singapore Motorshow 2018 

Launch of the all-new BMW X3 and the first-ever BMW X3 M Performance

Singapore. Performance Motors Limited and Performance Munich Autos will showcase its latest range of BMW and BMW M models at the Singapore Motorshow 2018 from 11 to 14 January 2018 at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre (Level 4, Booth 120). 
“The annual Singapore Motorshow has always been an important motoring event for customers and car enthusiasts to experience the latest BMW cars we have to offer,” said Horst Herdtle, Managing Director of Performance Motors Limited. “Making its debut at the Motorshow this year is the all-new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, the third generation BMW X3, and the first-ever M Performance model in the BMW X3 line-up, the all-new BMW X3 M40i. We are confident that the all-new BMW X3 is set to write the next chapter of its success story.”

The all-new BMW X3 has an even more striking, dynamic design, powerful yet efficient drive systems, standout driving qualities on any terrain and luxurious appointments. The all-new BMW X3 M40i is powered by a new M Performance six-cylinder in-line engine that generates 360 horse power and peak torque of 500 Nm. With 18% more horse power and 25% more torque than the top-of-the-line outgoing petrol BMW X3, the all-new BMW X3 M40i is able to complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a remarkable 4.8 seconds.

Another key highlight for those who stop by the BMW booth is the opportunity to test drive the all-new BMW X3 on Mars by the power of Virtual Reality (VR). Visitors will get a preview of the SAV’s off-road prowess on the challenging Mars terrain before they schedule a real-world test drive.

Presented by Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA), the Singapore Motorshow is the largest and most prestigious annual motoring event, with over 25 participating automotive brands in the 2018 edition. 

The event will showcase the BMW models listed below:

BMW Models
  • BMW X3 xDrive30i 
  • BMW 116d 5-door Hatch 
  • BMW 216i Gran Tourer 
  • BMW 218i Convertible 
  • BMW 225xe Active Tourer iPerformance 
  • BMW 318i 
  • BMW 520
  • BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo 
  • BMW X1 sDrive18i 
BMW M and M Performance Models
  • BMW X3 M40i 
  • BMW M4 Coupé 
  • BMW M760Li xDrive 

Please refer to the addendum for all the model descriptions. 

For media enquiries, please contact: 

Performance Motors Limited / Performance Munich Autos
Public Relations
Belinda Bay

Public Relations Executive
Kenny Chong
63190 268

About Performance Motors Limited (PML)
Performance Motors Limited (PML) is a member of the Sime Darby Group and has been the dealer of BMW cars and BMW motorcycles in Singapore since 1979.

PML has achieved various accolades in the area of sales achievement and service excellence in its 39-year history in the luxury segment.

2002 - In an industry first, PML initiated a customer lifestyle and rewards programme which evolved into the ‘BMW 7 Series Privileges Programme Plus’ – a distinctive lifestyle and rewards programme that is exclusively available to owners of new BMW 7 Series in Singapore. Exclusive premium experiences covering golfing, driver training, chauffeur services and lifestyle have been specially designed with the discerning taste of the BMW 7 Series customers in mind.

2003, 2004 - PML received awards from BMW Asia in recognition of the BMW 7 Series’ segment leadership.

2005 – PML sales powered to the top of the Singapore luxury car market. PML added to its collection of BMW awards the Best Sales performance in the Asian region. PML sales established BMW as the leading premium car brand in Singapore.

2006, 2007– PML claimed market leadership among premium car brands in Singapore for three consecutive years. The flagship BMW 7 Series limousines used to transport world leaders during the 2006 World Bank meetings and all key government events was once again reaffirmed as the choice for leaders as the official car for various high-profile events such as Barclays Singapore Open, the ASEAN Ministerial Meetings and the Singapore Airshow.

2008 - PML opened the new Sime Darby Performance Centre, the benchmark BMW Sales and Aftersales facility in Asia in September. The two existing premises at the Sime Darby Centre and in East Coast Centre continue to serve BMW customers and strengthen PML’s service excellence in conjunction with this new Performance Centre at 303 Alexandra Road.

2009 - BMW continued to be the limousine of choice for the APEC meetings. PML was honoured as one of the Top 3 entries in the Conquest BMW 7 series of BMW Excellence in Sales 2009 categories, the international competition for outstanding sales performance.

2010 – PML broke the 4,000 unit sales record and set a new milestone in its retail history with a remarkable achievement of being the Top Luxury Car Brand in Singapore. PML reopened its refurbished Aftersales facility in East Coast Centre (ECC) at 280 Kampong Arang Road.

2011 - PML became the first ever luxury car brand and dealer to surpass the competition, in a highly competitive car market that has traditionally been dominated by volume driven marques. This is the first ever situation anywhere in the world where BMW is the leading car brand.

2012 – PML continued its trailblazing success and retained pole position as the Number One car brand in Singapore for a second consecutive year. PML’s Motorrad division proudly recorded a year-on-year increase in sales of 50%. BMW continued to be the official limousine brand for the Barclays Singapore Open for the sixth consecutive year.

2013 - BMW was appointed the official limousine brand of the 2013 International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference. Performance Motors sponsored a fleet of 220 units of BMW 5 and 7 Series for the high-profile conference dedicated to maritime defence. BMW Motorrad achieved remarkable growth to become the top selling luxury bike brand in Singapore for the second consecutive year.

2014 – PML announced the official inauguration of a new BMW facility at 315 Alexandra Road, which integrated a new BMW Motorrad showroom and an Aftersales facility dedicated to BMW Fast Lane services. BMW fleets continued to be the choice limousines for the Singapore Airshow 2014, BNP Paribas WTA Finals 2014 and Louis Vuitton High Jewellery event.

2015 - BMW was the preferred limousine brand to chauffeur delegates for the World Engineers Summit 2015 and the Asia Pacific Homeland Security 2015. PML also welcomed the launch of BMW ConnectedDrive, as well as, the all-new BMW 7 Series.

2016 - PML recorded an all-time high for new car registrations and was named the Best Dealer in Sales at BMW Group’s Excellence in Sales Awards 2016. PML also launched the Future Retail concept at the newly renovated BMW showroom at Sime Darby Performance Centre, which sets new standards in the automotive industry through the use of innovative digital tools and engaging retail environment. As a leading luxury car brand in Singapore, BMW remained the preferred limousine brand for the Singapore Airshow 2016, SMBC Singapore Open 2016 and Louis Vuitton High Jewellery Event 2016. BMW was also proudly designated as the limousine brand of choice for the Singapore Beach Polo Championship 2016, Singapore International Water Week 2016 and National Gallery Singapore Gala 2016.

2017 - PML continued to trailblaze and achieved yet another sterling record of high performance in a second consecutive year. The introduction of five new BMW iPerformance models and an updated BMW i model saw PML cementing its position as the industry leader for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) in Singapore. BMW was appointed the official car brand for numerous prestigious and high profile events including ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017, SMBC Singapore Open 2017, Singapore Yacht Show 2017, IMDEX Asia 2017, Miss Universe Singapore 2017 and Singapore International Energy Week 2017.

About Performance Munich Autos
Performance Munich Autos is the world’s first dedicated BMW M dealership in Singapore that holds the retail rights to a full range of BMW M and BMW M Performance Automobiles.
Performance Munich Autos Showroom is located at 315 Alexandra Road Singapore 159944. 
Showroom opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 8am - 7pm, Sunday and Public Holidays, 10am – 6pm. 

For more information or enquiries, visit or call (+65) 6333 3933.

Addendum – BMW Model Descriptions.

BMW X3 xDrive30i
The dynamic handling qualities of the all-new BMW X3 are rooted in its ideal 50:50 weight distribution, its meticulously honed chassis and the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. It is interlinked with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) which means that the power split between all four wheels can be constantly varied to always produce the handling characteristics for which BMW is renowned, even when the driver is accelerating. The large three-dimensional kidney grille and rear lights reinforce the muscular design of the all-new BMW X3 while its interior boasts a lavish finish with Vernasca Leather sports seats and a driver-focused cockpit. Another unique feature that the new BMW X3 boasts is the Remote 3D View function, which can be used to beam a three-dimensional view of the car’s immediate vicinity directly to a smartphone.

BMW 116d 5-Door Hatch
Being a rear wheel drive vehicle and coupled with an almost perfect (50:50) weight distribution, the BMW 116d 5-Door Hatch is extremely fun to drive and easy to manoeuvre in the city. It comes with an extensively modified front and rear-end design, as well as a sophisticated feel in its interior and fresh reserves of power under the bonnet. It has a luggage compartment capacity that can be expanded from 360 to 1,200 litres simply by folding down the rear seats. This would make it extremely handy for owners with an active lifestyle who may wish to transport their bicycles or other sports equipment. The BMW 116d 5-Door Hatch is also extremely fuel efficient and can travel up to 1,000km on full tank, which would be sufficient to take you from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and back on a single tank (710km) for that short weekend getaway.

BMW 216i Gran Tourer
As the world’s first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats, the BMW 216i Gran Tourer fully meets the mobility expectations of young families for whom not only practicality and versatility are important selling points, but also sportiness and a leisure-oriented lifestyle. A standard third row of seats offering generous space for two additional passengers highlights the supreme flexibility of the BMW 216i Gran Tourer. Its high degree of everyday practicality and flexibility is also reflected in its numerous storage compartments and spaces.

BMW 218i Convertible
The BMW 218i Convertible is stunning with the roof up or down. The electrically operated fabric soft-top slips down into the body to create a boat-deck look and offers excellent acoustic comfort when closed thanks to additional insulation. Opening and closing of the softtop takes just 20 seconds and can be performed at speeds of up to 50 km/h. The Sport Line on the BMW 218i Convertible allows the car to exude a sense of sportiness like none other. BMW ConnectedDrive offers a whole host of Services and Apps to make your journey safer and more enjoyable.

BMW 225xe Active Tourer iPerformance
The BMW 225xe – a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer variant with eDrive – delivers a combination of sporting ability, economy and everyday practicality unique in its segment. With its plug-in hybrid drive system, the BMW 225xe combines BMW EfficientDynamics with comfort, driving pleasure and all-wheel drive, and brings versatility and generous levels of space together in a compact vehicle. It is perfectly suited for use in urban areas and for family leisure activities. The BMW 225xe uses its combination of BMW eDrive and a 1.5-litre three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine to offer both an electric driving experience and unrestricted mobility.

BMW 318i
The BMW 3 Series Sedan has been the benchmark in driving dynamics for generations. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol unit and 8-speed Steptronic transmission enables the BMW 318i to manoeuvre and zoom pass traffic with ease, while the Navigation System Professional with Real Time Traffic Information keeps the driver precisely informed of the traffic situation on the planned route and potential alternative routes at all times.

BMW 520i
The BMW 520i sets new standards in the automotive world with its elegant appearance and state-of-the-art features like the best-in-class drag coefficient of Cd = 0.22, Adaptive LED headlights, wireless charging for mobile devices and 10.25-inch Navigation system that can be controlled intuitively using the iDrive Controller, voice command, gesture, or by touch. The new two-litre four-cylinder in-line engine in BMW 520i develops peak torque of 290 Nm and maximum output of 184 hp. Working in tandem with rear-wheel drive, the BMW 520i accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 235 km/h.

BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo
The all-new BMW 640 xDrive Gran Turismo is designed to provide the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan, aesthetic appeal of a coupe and practicality of an SAV. The standard BMW Driving Assistant Plus with personal co-pilot allows for a more relaxed drive while the rear axle air suspension offers comfort to the passengers with no compromise in performance.

BMW X1 sDrive18i
With sturdy proportions, powerful presence and dynamic lines, the BMW X1 sDrive18i has a highly fuel-efficient engine powered by BMW EfficientDynamics technology. In terms of design, its SAV DNA is clearly reflected in its interior, with its significantly improved space and variability, its premium ambience plus full-LED headlights and its automatic tailgate operation. Details such as the side air blades on the tailgate and the Air Curtain integrated into the air inlets at the front also boost aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption. Its highly flexible interior enables the transportation of bulky items such as bicycles or other sports equipment.

BMW X3 M40i
The all-new BMW X3 M40i heralds the arrival of the first ever M Performance Automobile in this model series. The new range-topper is powered by a new M Performance six-cylinder in-line engine, which succeeds in blending its insatiable appetite for revs and sublime pulling power with exemplary smoothness and efficiency. The 3.0-litre unit generates output of 360 hp and peak torque of 500 Nm. This performance armoury allows the all-new BMW X3 M40i to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h.

BMW M4 Coupé
The new BMW M4 Coupé comes standard with the Competition Package which increases the output of the powerful high-revving, turbocharged six-cylinder in-line engine by 19hp. The most passionate of drivers will appreciate the Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic with Launch Control which enables ultra-fast gear changes without any interruption in the flow of power. The BMW Head-up Display with M-specific functions such as a gear display, rev counter and Optimum Shift Indicator ensures the driver’s eyes are always kept on the road ahead.

BMW M760Li xDrive
The new BMW M760Li xDrive gives debut to the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12 cylinder petrol engine. The 6.6-litre V12 engine, with output of 610 hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 800 Nm at 1,500 rpm, accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. The standard Executive Drive Pro suspension system combines comfort oriented chassis tuning with active roll stabilisation to provide the most comfortable of rides.
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