BMW PH offers entry-level 318i Sport for only P3.19M

Updated Jun 05, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s the most affordable 3-series in the market today

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp, the official distributor of BMW cars in the Philippines, has finally included the BMW 318i Sport into its model line-up. Now in its seventh generation, this variant is the latest in the 3-series lineup.

On the outside, the BMW 318i Sport is typical of the BMW 3-Series and is an attractive example of a BMW sedan. It features the German marque’s kidney grille, the familiar 3-series roofline, the sharp and unmistakably BMW LED headlights, and the very sporty looking set of 18-inch V-spoke 780 Bicolor light-alloy wheels. Apart from that, the 318i Sport is also equipped with high-gloss exterior trim pieces, and the LED taillights are darkened for a more masculine look as well.

A picture of the 318i

It's a combination of masculine design and elegance

Apart from looking stylish inside and out, the BMW 318i is also supremely comfortable with its leather-clad sport steering wheel and the sport seats with Sensatec upholstery. The black high-gloss and ambient lighting are also a feast for the eyes.

A picture of the BMW 318i's interior

The BMW 318i's driver-oriented, but luxurious interior

The said 3-series variant is also no slouch when it comes to onboard tech as it comes equipped with a fast and easy-to-use 8.8-inch touchscreen, a 5.7-inch horizontal display, which is paired up with an analog instrument cluster. Collectively, these gadgets are called the BMW live Cockpit and together it provides a well-rounded, and information-rich interface between the car and the driver. 

The aforementioned infotainment system is also handled by the BMW iDrive System 6 which comes with USB and Bluetooth Connectivity. The German-made compact car also comes with cruise control, a parking assistant with park distance control, and a rearview camera.

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A picture of the rear of the BMW 318i

The masculine design continues on towards the rear

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Under the hood, the BMW 318i Sport is propelled by a 2.0-liter BMW TinPower inline-4 engine. Power is sent to the rear via an eight-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic. With this setup, the 318i Sport can make a maximum of 156 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

The most exciting part about this BMW however is it is priced at Php 3,190,000. It also comes with a five-year or 200,000-kilometer manufacturer’s warranty courtesy of SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. If you’re currently in the market for a luxurious executive car, the BMW 318i Sport might be a choice that you’d want to consider.

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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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