Tag: BMW

2012 BMW 520i and 528i M Sport

The era of in-line 6-cylinder engines being the highlight of BMWs seems to be coming to an end as the company starts to focus on 4-cylinder units that can offer high output, thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Being introduced progressively in various markets, the new N20 petrol engines make […]

10 Best Engines of 2012

10 Best Engines of 2012

The latest 10 Best Engines list by Ward’s Auto (a leading industry publication in the US) shows the clear onset of two aspects of engine design: direct fuel-injection (DI) and turbocharging. Both have been around a while – especially turbocharging which Saab made a household word from the mid-1980s – […]

New BMW dealer in Kuching

New BMW dealer in Kuching

BMW  is strengthening its presence in Sarawak with the appointment of a new authorized BMW 4S (Sales, Service, Systems and Spare-parts) dealership. The new dealership, which was officially opened today, is Regas Premium Auto Sdn. Bhd. which is located along Rock Road in the state capital.   Welcoming Regas Premium […]

Range Rover Evoque in Malaysia

Range Rover Evoque in Malaysia

LRX Concept Land Rover, the company that lays claim to making ‘the best 4x4s by far’, has often been a pioneer in the SUV segment, right from the time the first Range Rover appeared in the 1970s. This was followed by the Discovery in the late 1980s and the Freelander […]

QuickView: 2012 BMW M5

QuickView: 2012 BMW M5

By Faisal Shah Group Editor Price in Malaysia: To be announced On sale in Malaysia: 2012 Tech Highlights: 4395 cc V8 petrol engine with twin turbochargers and intercooler, 560 bhp at 6000-7000rpm, 680 Nm at 1500-5750 rpm, 0-100 km/h 4.4 seconds, top speed 250 km/h   What is it? Fifth generation […]

B5 biodiesel now sold in KL

B5 biodiesel now sold in KL

B5 biodiesel – diesel fuel blended with 5% of palm oil – is now available in Kuala Lumpur. This follows the opening of the first pump for the Putrajaya area in June, Melaka in July and Negri Sembilan in August. At the official launching ceremony at a BHPetrol station along […]

BMW’s wish-list for Budget 2012

BMW’s wish-list for Budget 2012

Over the past few years, the Malaysian government has shown its seriousness about protecting the environment by encouraging green technology to be used more widely in this country. Incentives have been provided in the form of exemption of import and excise duties on hybrid models (only offered to official franchise […]

BMW keeps growing in Malaysia

BMW keeps growing in Malaysia

Guenther Seemann (left), Regional Director for BMW APAC and South Africa, and Geoffrey Briscoe, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia. BMW Group today announced record performances globally, regionally and in Malaysia for the first 8 months of 2011 during an exclusive business briefing session chaired by Guenther Seemann, Regional Director […]

Performance enhancers for BMWs

Performance enhancers for BMWs

A complaint that many enthusiasts have about ‘sports kits’ offered by many authorised distributors here is that the ‘sportiness’ is mainly cosmetic. The stuff that can boost performance meaningfully is usually not offered, the usual reason being that it’s hard to provide a warranty due to the extreme conditions that […]

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 […]