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QuickView: Volkswagen Polo GTI

QuickView: Volkswagen Polo GTI

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM135,888 without insurance On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1390 cc in-line 4 cyls petrol engine with direct injection, turbocharger and supercharger, 180 ps at 6200 rpm, 250 Nm at 2000 – 4500 rpm, 7-speed DSG (dry clutch), claimed 0 – 100 km/h 6.9 […]

QuickView: Volvo S60 T6 AWD

QuickView: Volvo S60 T6 AWD

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM348,000 without insurance On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2953 cc in-line 6 cyls petrol engine, 304 bhp at 5600 rpm, 440 Nm at 2100 – 4200 rpm, 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, claimed 0 – 100 km/h 6.1 secs, top speed 250 km/h, All-wheel […]

QuickView: BMW 640i Convertible

QuickView: BMW 640i Convertible

By Faisal Shah Group Editor Price: RM866,372.50 On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2979 cc in-line 6-cyl petrol engine, turbocharged, 320 bhp at 5800 – 6000rpm, 450 Nm at 1300 – 4500rpm, 0-100 km/h 5.7 seconds, top speed 250 km/h   What is it? The second generation of BMW’s big coupe/convertible […]

QuickView: Range Rover 3.6 TDV8

QuickView: Range Rover 3.6 TDV8

By Hafriz Shah Deputy Editor Price: RM730,000 (new 4.4 TDV8 Vogue) Tech highlights: 3630 cc, V8, turbodiesel, 268 bhp, 640 Nm, 0-100 km/h 9.2sec, top speed 200km/h What is it? It’s a Range Rover, if you can’t tell from the pictures already. This is the old 3.6-litre V8 diesel variant however, […]

QuickView: All-new VW Beetle

QuickView: All-new VW Beetle

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: Under US$20,000 for US market; unconfirmed for Malaysia On sale: October 2011 in Germany; from February 2012 in Asia Tech highlights: Front-mounted 1984 cc 4 cyls direct injection petrol engine with turbocharger,  6-speed DSG transmission, 200 bhp at 5100 rpm, 280 Nm from […]

QuickView: Proton Saga FLX

QuickView: Proton Saga FLX

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: From RM38,598 – RM44,998 in Peninsular Malaysia. On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1332 cc I4 CamPro IAFM+ petrol engine, 94 bhp at 5750 rpm, 120 Nm at 4000 rpm, 6-step CVT, 0 – 100 km/h 14.5 secs, top speed 155 km/h   What […]

QuickView: Peugeot 308 Turbo

QuickView: Peugeot 308 Turbo

By Faisal Shah Group Editor   Price RM115,172.50 On sale Now Tech Highlights: 1598 cc 4 cylinders, turbocharged petrol engine, 156 bhp at 6000 rpm, 240 Nm at 1400 rpm, 0-100 km/h 9.1 seconds, top speed 212km/h   What is it? Nearly two years after launching the 308 Turbo, Peugeot […]

QuickView: VW Eos 2.0 TSI

QuickView: VW Eos 2.0 TSI

By Hafriz Shah Deputy Editor   Price: RM257,888 On sale: Now Tech highlights: 1984 cc, 4 cylinders, turbocharged, petrol engine, 207 bhp, 280 Nm, 0 -100 km/h 7.8 secs, top speed 236 km/h   What is it? A heavily reworked Eos coupe-convertible. The front now bears Volkswagen’s latest corporate grille and Golf-esque […]

QuickView: Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 Sportback

QuickView: Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 Sportback

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM135,000 On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2360 cc I4 MIVEC petrol engine, 170 ps at 6000 rpm, 226 Nm at 4100 rpm, 6-step CVT, 0 – 100 km/h 9.5 secs, top speed 200 km/h   What is it? 5-door hatchback variant of the […]

QuickView: New Mercedes C200/C250 CGI

QuickView: New Mercedes C200/C250 CGI

By Aswan Yap Contributor/Columnist for New Sabah Times     Price: RM 258,888 (C200 CGI) / RM 290,888 (C250 CGI) On Sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1796 cc, I4, turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine with BlueEfficiency, 184 bhp at 5,250 rpm, 270 Nm at 1,800 rpm (C200) / 204 bhp at 5,500 rpm, […]