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

Updated Jul 15, 2020 | 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, parking assistant with park distance control, and a rearview camera.

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 is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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