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  • 0-100 in 7.9 seconds, how the 2020 Proton X50 compares with the HR-V, CX-3, X1, and Kona?

    As revealed in more detail at the media drive today, we know that the 2020 Proton X50 will ride better than the Geely Binyue, have safer tech than the BMW X1, and could be the cheapest car that parks itself.Now Proton has unveiled some interesting performance figures coming from the X50 and they are definitely impressive coming from the B-segment.During the media preview event in Sepang earlier today, Vehicle Chief Engineer (E1), En. Noor Hisham Ismail has confirmed that the 1.5T MPI engine has

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Sep 30, 2020

  • Comparison: BMW X1 sDrive18i vs Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI

    With the recent introduction of the CKD 2020 F48 BMW X1 sDrive18i on our shores, we set out to pit it against another small premium SUV, which is CBU from Germany, the Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI. Both cars are priced quite close to each other, with the X1 coming in at RM 208,368, while the Q2 retails for RM 212,041. Which one should you dole out your precious money for?PowertrainBoth cars come with turbocharged powerplants strapped to 7-speed DCT transmissions, but the biggest difference is

    Jason

    Jason

    Aug 02, 2020

  • Next-gen BMW X1 and 5 Series to feature electric powertrains

    BMW is pushing ahead its ‘Power of Choice’ agenda as the next-generation BMW 5 Series and BMW X1 will feature an all-electric powertrain.Like the 2020 BMW iX3, BMW will offer four powertrain options for these next-gen models, including the BMW 7 Series: conventional petrol and diesel engines, both with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, plus a plug-in hybrid and a pure-electric drivetrain. By the time these models arrive, BMW would have already rolled out the iNext electric SU

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Jul 28, 2020

  • Android Auto for BMW models in Malaysia will arrive in 2021, details TBA

    It’s been a long time coming, but BMW owners in Malaysia can soon look forward to Android Auto support in 2021, complementing Apple CarPlay.During the introduction of the 2020 BMW M135i and 2020 BMW X1 sDrive18i, BMW Malaysia also stated that they will offer support for Android Auto on selected models running on BMW OS 7.0 starting 2021.While the company’s announcement is good news for Android users, further details were lacking, such as wireless support and cost.Yes, cost.Back in 20

    Eric

    Eric

    Jul 24, 2020

  • BMW 1 Series for Malaysia will be CBU-only, no more CKD

    The outgoing F20-generation BMW 1 Series is the only generation of the 1 Series that was assembled in Malaysia, as the all-new F40-generation 1 Series is imported from Germany.BMW Malaysia has no plans to locally-assemble (CKD) the F40-generation 1 Series.For the Malaysian market, the 1 Series line-up will be represented by the sole M135i variant – no more 118i or 120i variants.Recall that when the F20-generation 1 Series was on sale in Malaysia, prices started from RM 188,800 for the

    Eric

    Eric

    Jul 24, 2020

  • 2020 BMW X1 sDrive18i launched in Malaysia - RM 208k, 1.5L 3-cylinder turbo, 140 PS/220 Nm

    Following the introduction of the 2020 BMW X1 facelift – in sDrive20i M Sport guise – earlier this year, BMW Malaysia has expanded the BMW X1 lineup with the sDrive18i.It is locally assembled (CKD) from the Kulim plant, priced at RM 208,368 (OTR without insurance and SST). As there are no plans to locally assemble the all-new BMW 1 Series, the X1 serves as the new entry point for BMW.PowertrainThe 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged engine makes 140 PS and 220 Nm of torque, mated

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Jul 24, 2020

  • Lexus UX vs Audi Q3 vs BMW X1 vs Volvo XC40, which is the perfect car for you?

    How much is the Lexus UX?Bookings for the Lexus UX has just been opened by Lexus Malaysia. It is fully imported from Japan and there are three variants to choose from – Urban, Luxury, and F Sport with prices from RM 243,888 to RM 299,888.Let me guess, it shares the same platform with another ToyotaIt rides on the TNGA (GA-C) platform that is shared with the Toyota CH-R. They share similar suspension setup with MacPherson struts at the front and double wishbones at the rear.In theory,

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Feb 18, 2020

  • New 2020 F48 BMW X1 facelift – What’s new?

    BMW Malaysia recently unveiled the X1 Life Cycle Impulse (LCI, facelift in BMW lingo), alongside the new 320i.Let’s take a closer look at the new X1 LCI versus the model it replaces.Starting with the front end of the new BMW X1, the X1 LCI gains a new trapezoid kidney grille, surrounded by new LED headlights with more angular integrated LED daytime running lights.The mid-life update for the X1 also gives the compact luxury crossover new full LED tail lights.Furthermore, unlike the earlier

    Eric

    Eric

    Jan 20, 2020

  • In Brief: 2020 BMW X1 (F48 LCI) – A more practical, more comfortable MINI Countryman

    First introduced back in 2009, the BMW X1 is the first-ever luxury crossover from the Bavarian manufacturer.It proved to be so well-received that BMW went on to sell over 820,000 units over the model’s 6-year lifespan.Malaysia received the first-generation X1 (E84) back in 2010, before introducing the second-generation model in 2015. Fast forward to 2020, BMW Malaysia just took the covers off the facelifted F48 X1, (LCI, short for Lifecycle Improvement in BMW terminology) which is the mode

    Eric

    Eric

    Jan 17, 2020