In the interest of road safety, Volvo is making public over 100 research papers which the Swedish carmaker compiled over the last 40 years. Since the 1950s, #Volvo had analysed more than 43,000 accidents involving 72,000 occupants, like the one which Martin and Anna recounted in this video. To access the vault, click here: goo.gl/3AQzgK... See MoreSee Less
For something that's supposed to showcase the new design language of all forthcoming BMW models, there was a welcomed absence of indecipherable buzzwords being bandied about during the launch of the new 8-Series. Maybe BMW is confident that the path which the 8-Series has embarked on will work a treat, and after seeing the M850i in the flesh, the optimism isn't unfounded.
Other more mainstream models may never be as low slung nor as sexy as the 8-Series coupe, but the underlying theme here is an elevated sense of sportiness by accentuating width, whether through the flatter and wider inverted kidney grilles (with the outer frame now joined), the slim-cut LED headlamps, or the slinky tail-lamps with L-shape graphics.
Powered by a 530hp/750Nm 4.4-litre V8, and armed with xDrive all-wheel drive traction, the M850i is capable of reaching 100km/h from idle in a searing 3.7 seconds; think of it as a luxurious grand tourer with sports car performance. In fact, the M850i is the fiercest 8-Series money can buy now, all you need is RM1,088,800. Watch this video youtu.be/3bLy2aGBBI4 by our friends at AutoBuzz.my and feast your eyes on the M850i. #BMW #850i ... See MoreSee Less
While the all-new Sonata wasn't supposed to break cover at this year's Geneva motor show, Hyundai somehow managed to upstage more exotic machines by quietly releasing a handful of images showing how its next generation executive saloon is going to look like. Well, you only need to glance at these pictures to understand why it is going to be a stunner.
Yet it is also one of the most significant U-turns ever in styling direction. After enduring decades of blandness since the model's nameplate's debuted in the 80s, the radical-looking Sonata of 2010 (code-named YF) took the world by storm, it showed that Hyundai can make cool-looking cars and won them many converts. But in a curious turn of events akin to an internal design coup d'état, Hyundai retreated back into its shell and followed up with the oh-so-safe Sonata LF (the current model). Many shied away.
In a market where traditional three-box sedans are being swamped by SUVs, the Sonata of 2014 was an own goal, and this all-new 2020 model is a tacit admission that the Hyundai brand clearly isn't in a position to play safe. And wow, have the design direction pivoted because the next Sonata looks like something that could make you choose a sedan over an SUV. #Hyundai #Sonata ... See MoreSee Less
Just like how an LV bag can never considered cheap to buy, a Mercedes-Benz is likewise never inexpensive to acquire, but that doesn't mean it can't offer value, which is something that Mercedes-Benz Malaysia don't get enough credit for.
Take for example the recently launched E350. At RM399,888, the top-spec, locally assembled E-Class variant is shod with sporty AMG line adornments, adjustable air suspension (now dubbed Dynamic Body Control, previously Airmatic), a 48V starter generator system (a mild hybrid in other words), a Driving Assistance Package which offers partial autonomous capability courtesy of lane tracking and active cruise control (Distronic), not to mention blind spot assistance and a pretty exquisite Nappa leather interior along with an interface that's probably the most advanced in its class.
The E350 is quick too and does 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds courtesy of 299hp and 400Nm from its new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, electrically assisted by the aforementioned starter generator system. The BMW 5-Series is probably sweeter to drive while the Volvo S90 may have the edge on safety, but factoring the not insignificant allure of the three-pointed star and the E350's overall package, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is going to be tough to beat once again, with or without hybrid incentives. For more on the E350 and the revised Mercedes-Benz E-Class range, catch this video by our friends at AutoBuzz.my (youtu.be/hLA_xFH_xh0) #MercedesBenz #EClass #MBM ... See MoreSee Less
Even though Alfa Romeo remains unrepresented in Malaysia, there are many die-hards just waiting for a reason to embrace the enigmatic brand once again. In the Tonale concept, the Alfisti will no doubt be salivating for the finished product expected in 2022. According to Alfa, the Tonale is planned as a compact SUV powered by a plug-in hybrid AWD powertrain, with the rear axle driven by an electric motor. The Tonale is positioned below the Stelvio, being named after a mountain pass located just before the latter. We don't care if Alfa runs out of Italian mountain passes to name their SUVs after, just need to know whether there are any importer courageous enough to take on the business of distributing these gorgeous Italian machines once again. #AlfaRomeo #Tonale ... See MoreSee Less
Audi Malaysia never left technically, but after its operations were drastically reduced in scale last year, the brand’s existence was called into question. It took a while for Audi Singapore’s management to assume control, but with the launch of the updated range of Q models, it appears that Audi is back in business.
Why only SUVs? Because they are the rage and account for one out of three Audi vehicles sold in the world, says Jeff Mannering, the Managing Director of Audi Singapore, who also oversees South East Asia.
Don’t worry, the sedans will return very shortly, including the new-generation A6, and based on the competitive prices announced for Q2, Q5, Q7 and the Q8 (see below), it appears that the brand with the four rings has a fighting chance. So why did Audi Malaysia have to downsize? We’ll never know.
- Audi Q2 sport 1.4 TSFI (150hp/250Nm, FWD) at RM219,900 - Audi Q5 sport 2.0 TSFI quattro (252hp/370Nm, AWD) at RM339,900 - Audi Q7 3.0 TSFI quattro (333hp/440Nm, AWD) at RM599,900 - Audi Q8 3.0 TSFI quattro (340hp/500Nm, AWD) at RM727,900
What we do know is that despite being fully imported, the prices for Q SUV range should keep German rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW on their toes. Welcome back then, #Audi #Malaysia. ... See MoreSee Less
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