2023 BMW 318i Sport debuts in Philippines with Php 3.79M price tag 

Updated Mar 01, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Upping the ante in style.

The 2023 BMW 3 Series has been released for the Philippine market. It is available locally as the BMW 318i Sport, and it has a retail price of Php 3,790,000. 

A picture of the BMW 318i Sport

The 2023 BMW 318i Sport

Sporting a bolder exterior design and more on-board tech, this new model continues the success that the 3 Series has enjoyed in the local market, and in the global market in general. 

So what is it offering to prospective buyers? Let’s check it out in detail to find out. 


Upon viewing the front of the car, one can see that the angularity on the all-new BMW 318i Sport is obviously turned up.  

This is apparent from the lower bumper, which features a large octagonal intake, which is then flanked by slim intakes designed to cool the front brakes.  

A picture of the front of the BMW 318i Sport

Direct view of its front apron

Just like most BMWs, this new 3 Series version still gets the brand’s signature kidney grille. On either side of this recognizable feature are a pair of new LED cluster headlamps. New on this portion is the sharp, “inverted L” shaped LED daytime running lamps. These then hang just above the main LED headlamps. 

From the side, one can see that the familiar silhouette of the 3 Series is somewhat maintained. Then again, added details like the sharp-cut contours on the lower door enhance this car’s sportiness.  

Its rear end has likewise received plenty of revisions. The rear wheel arches, for instance, are flared to emphasize its width and muscular stance. This pairs well with its slim LED taillights, its sculpted rear diffuser, and a twin tailpipe setup. 

A picture of the side of the BMW 318i Sport

From the side

On the 318i Sport, additional exterior pieces were made standard. These include the M High-Gloss Shadow line trim around the pillars and windows and the M aerodynamic package. Completing the look of this car is a set of 18-inch M light-alloy wheels.  


Step inside the 2023 BMW 318i Sport and you’ll find a cabin that’s reasonably luxurious, but also driver-focused. 

Up to five can ride this sedan, and all are kept cool and comfortable by an automatic triple-zone climate control system. Also present inside the car are leather seats, and plenty of soft-touch surfaces all around.  

The 318i Sport's rear seats

The 318i Sport's rear seats

The driver is then provided with a cockpit that makes use of logically arranged physical controls. The iDrive controller, for instance, is positioned on the center console and is just beside the new gear selector. Likewise, the electronic parking brake and the push-to-start button are neatly placed on this part of the cockpit.  

Tech & Safety 

Dominating the dashboard of the 318i Sport is a curved screen which is comprised of a 12.3-inch driver information display, and a 14.9-inch central touchscreen. Both high-definition screens are seamlessly linked together to form the BMW Live Cockpit Plus.  

For connectivity, the central headunit comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is then linked to a HiFi speaker system. 

Front cabin 318i Sport

The BMW 318i Sport's cockpit

Handling occupant safety for the 318i Sport is a number of standard safety features. Among these are an anti-lock braking system, stability control system, ISOFIX child seat mounting, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, side airbags, head front/rear airbags, etc.  

The likewise gets an adaptive cruise control system and a parking assistant.  


Under the hood of the BMW 318i Sport is a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine that is capable of producing up to 156 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The engine drives the car’s rear wheels, and power is then managed by an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox. The said gearbox can then be controlled manually using paddle shifters.  

318i Sport rear.

A closer look at the 318i Sport's rear end


The 2023 BMW 318i Sport, as mentioned above, retails at Php 3,790,000. Note that it also comes with a 5-year BMW comprehensive warranty.  

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Know more about BMW 3 Series 2023

BMW 3 Series

The 2023 BMW 318i Sport is the latest version of the 3 Series available for the Philippine market. It then retails locally for Php 3,790,000. 

Powering the 318i Sport is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that’s capable of making up to 156 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its rear wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox. 

Size-wise, the all-new 3-Series is 4,713mm long, 1,827mm wide, and 1,440mm in height.  

Locally, the BMW 318i Sport rivals the Lexus IS, Subaru WRX, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, Audi A4, among others.  

₱ 3,790,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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