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BMW M4 Coupé is the Official Safety Car for the Malaysian MotoGP

BMW M4 Coupé is the Official Safety Car for the Malaysian MotoGP

BMW Group Malaysia has just announced that the BMW M4 Coupé will be the Official Safety Car for the upcoming Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix that will take place next week, from 24 to 26 October at the Sepang International Circuit. QUICK FACTS Name BMW M4 Coupé Segment C-Segment, 2-Door Coupé Engine 2,979cc, inline 6, M TwinPower Turbo Max Power 431hp @ 5,500-7,300 rpm Max Torque 550Nm @ 1,850–5,500 rpm Price  RM 748,800   The BMW M4 Coupé was quietly introduced to a few potential customers at the Sepang Circuit, together with its four-door compatriot, the M3 Sedan. Both models get the same 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder engine ...

Toyota recalls 1.75 million vehicles worldwide, less than 250 units affected in Malaysia

Toyota recalls 1.75 million vehicles worldwide, less than 250 units affected in Malaysia

Toyota Motor Corp has issued another worldwide recall in a series of large-scaled recalls, totalling up to a good 1.75 million vehicles in what appears to be a voluntary move to address several potentially hazardous manufacturing defects. Over 1.05 million vehicles from Toyota and Lexus have been recalled in Japan alone, whereas the remaining bulk of defective vehicles are from markets outside of Japan. Some of the defects include a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder braking performance and faulty fuel delivery pipes which could – in the worst case scenario – cause a fire through the leakage. The affected vehicles are the ...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 sold in Malaysia unaffected by recall, says MBM

Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 sold in Malaysia unaffected by recall, says MBM

Mercedes-Benz pressed on a recall for the new W205 C-Class in Europe and the West last month, for fears that an error may have taken place during production that causes the steering wheel to squeak and not react to steering input. A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson said, “In the event that the steering coupling interlock mechanism should not have been properly locked, noises may become perceptible and the steering ability of the vehicle might be affected.” The announcement has seen over 10,500 C-Classes being called back in for checks in North America alone.  However, the C-Class sold in Malaysia are unaffected by ...

Mazda 2 is Japan’s Car of the Year 2014

Mazda 2 is Japan’s Car of the Year 2014

Those eager to own the soon-to-be-launched Mazda 2 (also known as Mazda Demio) have another solid reason to look forward and be more convinced of their next car purchase, because it has just been named as Japan’s Car of the Year 2014. Mazda last lifted the title in 2012 with the CX-5.   It’s a standout win simply because it triumphed over other notable nominees, which are: 2015 Toyota Harrier, Lexus NX, Nissan Teana, Infiniti Q50, Subaru Levorg and some other non-Japanese make, such as the Peugeot 208, Ford EcoSport, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. All passenger vehicles that are announced ...

Mercedes-Benz C 250 with AMG Line introduced, priced at RM340k

Mercedes-Benz C 250 with AMG Line introduced, priced at RM340k

Exactly a month ago, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) introduced the fifth-generation C-Class in two flavours – C200 Avantgarde and C250 Exclusive, both costing RM286k and RM315k respectively. Now, MBM has added another variant to the baby S-Class lineup, the C250 AMG Line. Priced at RM339,888.00 (OTR without insurance), the fully imported C250 AMG Line costs a good RM25k more than the C250 Exclusive. Before you start getting excited over the AMG badge, let it be known that there is no increase in output figures. The AMG Line shares the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine found in the C250 Exclusive, making 211 hp and ...

Michael Schumacher’s head injury might have been caused by a GoPro camera

Michael Schumacher’s head injury might have been caused by a GoPro camera

If reports are to be proven true, then GoPro - manufacturer of one of the world’s most famous versatile cameras, will face some serious PR nightmare or worse, a lawsuit. Michael Schumacher fell victim to an ill-fated accident after Christmas last year while skiing in the French Alps with his family. The 45-year old former Ferrari driver from Formula One, while skiing, struck a rock partially covered by snow and catapulted head-first into another. He sustained severe brain injuries and was put into an induced coma to facilitate his recovery. French Formula One commentator Jean-Louis Moncet said in a radio interview, “Michael’s son told ...

Ferrari F60 America unveiled, all 10 units sold out to distinguished US collectors [+Video]

Ferrari F60 America unveiled, all 10 units sold out to distinguished US collectors [+Video]

Earlier this year, Ferrari announced that their strategy to produce a limited run of cars to increase the brand’s exclusivity has proven to be successful, with the brand reaping in more profits than the preceding years despite selling lesser cars. Now, after 60 years of the Prancing Horse’s presence in North America, Ferrari has decided to produce a strictly limited edition car known as the F60 America, which was revealed to private guests at Beverly Hills City Hall. Just 10 units of the F60 America will be built – and customarily – sold to the few selected loyal Ferrari enthusiasts. The F60 America ...

Malaysia Budget 2015: More highways; RON95, diesel, LPG exempted from GST

Malaysia Budget 2015: More highways; RON95, diesel, LPG exempted from GST

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has tabled the final budget – Budget 2015 – of the 10 Malaysia Plan (10MP), with the Government currently formulating the 11th Malaysia Plan that is to be announced next May. During Najib’s speech he mentioned that several goods amounting to RM3.8 billion will be exempted from the soon-to-be-implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST), which will see the abolishment of the current Sales and Services Tax (SST). Among the exempted goods are RON95, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Just last week, the Government announced a RM0.20 increase in RON95 and diesel.  There was ...

Volvo showcases new 2.0-litre Drive-E engine, triple-boost with 450 hp [+Video]

Volvo showcases new 2.0-litre Drive-E engine, triple-boost with 450 hp [+Video]

Volvo is proud to announce their prototype High Performance Drive-E Powertrain with 450 hp. In a move to proof their “commitment to delivering driving pleasure through down-sizing”, they have worked with their suppliers AVL, Denso, and Volvo Polestar Racing to develop this High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept. Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Volvo Car Group said “When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the most advanced 4-cylinder engines in the industry based on emissions and fuel consumption relative to performance and drivability. We knew that 320 hp in our ...

Porsche releases the 911 GTS, slots between Carrera S and GT3

Porsche releases the 911 GTS, slots between Carrera S and GT3

This is the second generation of the 911 GTS, and it’s positioned between the Carrera S and GT3 variants in the 911 range. Available in either a coupe or a cabriolet driving the rear or all four wheels, it’s also offered with a choice of seven-speed manual or Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. The 3.8-litre flat six engine in the back of the 911 GTS produces 430 hp, which is 30 hp more than the Carrera S. The GTS rides 10 mm lower than the Carrera S too, thanks to the PASM active damper system that’s fitted as standard along with ...

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