air suspension malaysia

2020 Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG Line drops Airmatic suspension

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has quietly revised the specifications of the Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG Line. Specifically, the Airmatic Suspension has been replaced by Sports Suspension, like the one in the C200 AMG Line. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Airmatic Suspension is Mercedes-Benz’s term for their air suspension. Compared to traditional strut suspension, there are no coil springs or shock absorbers on air suspension systems. Instead, it uses bags made of rubber and polyurethane filled with air. Drivers can


Nov 9, 2020

What is Airmatic suspension on the Mercedes-Benz C300?

If you’re car shopping in the RM 300k range, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is likely to show up under your radar. Perhaps you’ve already been to the showroom, and one of the features highlighted by the salesperson was the Airmatic suspension. But what makes it a USP of the Mercedes-Benz C300? Airmatic Suspension is Mercedes-Benz’s term for their air suspension. Compared to traditional strut suspension, there are no coil springs or shock absorbers on air suspension systems. Instead, it uses bags made


Dec 30, 2019

In Brief: 2019 Lexus RX 300 - Who needs air suspension?

The Lexus RX 300 was given a facelift last year and the 200t moniker has been dropped in favour of 300, but the powertrain remains unchanged. All three variants of the RX 300 (Premium, Luxury, and F-Sport) are propelled by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 238 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Power is channeled to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic. The one we have here is the F-Sport variant, priced at RM 424,187 (without SST). What are its pros and cons? Like all Lexus models,


Jul 22, 2020

Anti-haze air-conditioning: Only two car manufacturers offer it in Malaysia

Malaysia’s almost annual battle with haze is becoming especially severe this year. Several locations in Penang and Sarawak have already recorded API (Air Pollution Index) readings of over 200 (very unhealthy). The reading in Kuching is inching closer to the hazardous level of 300. Haze is contributed by microscopic size particulate matter (PM) pollutants measuring no more than 2.5 micrometers. Ordinary air filters are ineffective against PM 2.5 pollutants, which is why the public are advised to


Sep 19, 2019

GrabCar Premium vehicles in Malaysia to get Nanoe air purifier

Soon GrabCar Premium rides will offer premium riders with cleaner air thanks to Grab Holdings Inc’s new collaboration with Panasonic Corporation. The new partnership will see the installation of Panasonic’s Nanoe X Generator in 5,500 vehicles registered under GrabCar Premium across 5 cities, including Kuala Lumpur. The partnership is part of Panasonic’s continuous campaign to promote the importance of quality air in the South East Asian region. Installing the air purifier in Grab cars will allow


Jan 18, 2021

Kereta dengan torsion beam suspension tak bagus? Betul ke?

Jika anda ada kereta bajet, besar kemungkinan kereta tersebut mempunyai tetapan ‘torsion beam’ (atau ‘twist beam’). Jika kereta anda kereta “premium” atau “performance”, ia barangkali menggunakan tetapan ‘multi-link suspension’. Maka, ‘torsion beam’ adalah jenis suspension yang kurang baik lah, kan? Tapi, kereta-kereta seperti Renault Megane RS dan FK2 Honda Civic Type R menggunakan tetapan ‘torsion beam suspension’. Mazda 3 pun beralih dari ‘multi-link’ ke ‘torsion beam’. Oleh itu, ia mungkin a


Feb 12, 2021

Cara selamat redah banjir dan cara periksa enjin masuk air

Setiap tahun, pasti ada musim banjir di beberapa kawasan sekitar Malaysia. Awal tahun 2021 disambut dengan kedatangan hujan lebat yang meliputi hampir seluruh Semenanjung Malaysia sepanjang hari, lagi-lagi ketika cuti hujung minggu panjang dimana ramai penduduk Malaysia merentas negeri. Ada yang terkandas di kampung halaman, ada juga yang tersekat di lebuh raya dek hujan yang seperti tiada penghujungnya. Lebih menyedihkan, kita dikejutkan dengan berita kenderaan yang hanyut dibawa arus deras seh


Jan 4, 2021

Carmakers don't know how to tune suspension properly nowadays

Recently, I was ranting about how new cars are becoming increasingly uncomfortable. However, it seems unfair to only attribute one component of the car - which, in the aforementioned article, was wheel size - to a car having a bone-jarring ride. A car's ride and handling are chiefly determined by two things, wheel size and also suspension tuning. Today's question is very simple, have carmakers lost the art of suspension tuning? Think about it, when did you last sat in a new car and felt the ride


Feb 16, 2021

A Remedy for Mitsubishi Outlander: a rear air circulator at RM 1,485

Since Mitsubishi Outlander has been introduced into Malaysia in 2016, the defect without rear air vent has been always the obstacle for consumers to make the purchase. Recently, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) finally finds a solution to this problem. They launched the air circulator as the official accessory for Outlander 2.0L and 2.4L at price RM 1,485. The air circulator works by drawing in fresh cool air from the front, charge it and blast it at the rear passengers. Furthermore, there are t


Jul 20, 2019

Is torsion beam suspension in the 2019 Mazda 3 a step backwards?

Sometimes it really feels like the more we learn, the less we know. In this case, it’s about the types of suspensions used in a car. At first, we learnt that torsion beam sits at the bottom of the suspension hierarchy. A means to save cost as well as maximizing interior space. In torsion beam setups, both sides of the axle are linked together and when one wheel goes through a bump for example, the other is affected, which disrupts the ride. Although there’s a certain degree of flexibility in the


Dec 11, 2019

Toyota Harrier tergelongsor ke tali air, bayi nyaris lemas

Seorang bayi lelaki berusia setahun enam bulan nyaris lemas ketika berada di dalam Toyota Harrier yang tergelongsor masuk ke dalam tali air berhampiran sekatan jalan raya (SJR) Pos Nibong, Tumpat pada Rabu (17 Mac) kira-kira 6.30 petang. Dua anggota Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) Batalion 7 tendengar jeritan dipercayai daripada ibu bayi berkenaan lalu bertindak pantas menyelamatkan bayi yang terperangkap di dalam SUV berkenaan. Sumber PGA memberitahu Kosmo yang anggota berkenaan kemudiannya ternampak


Mar 19, 2021

2020 Proton X70 CKD gets stiffer suspension for better ride & handling

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) brought about a number of surprises for consumers. Not only did it got a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and improved kit list, Proton has also revised the suspension on the X70 CKD for better ride and handling. In the fully imported (CBU) units of the X70, it received high praises for its stellar ride comfort. It absorbed and filtered road undulations like nothing else in the segment. However, the flip side of the slack suspension is that i

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Feb 12, 2020

Aduh, kereta ada tompok air dah! Macam mana nak hilangkan?

Sekiranya anda melihat kereta baharu, anda perasan tak bahagian cat dan cermin kelihatan licin tanpa sebarang bekas? Sedap mata memandang, bukan? Lama-kelamaan, bekas tompokan air akan mula kelihatan disebabkan oleh cuaca panas dan hujan yang melampau. Tetapi kenapa tompokan ini boleh terjadi? Air hujan atau air basuhan kereta mempunyai mineral yang boleh menyimpan habuk atau bahan yang tercemar daripada persekitaran. Apabila air ini kering dengan begitu sahaja, ia akan meninggalkan bekas minera


Nov 4, 2020

Deal breakers: The Mitsubishi Outlander air-conditioning system needs to be improved

Although the Mitsubishi Outlander is often overlooked in the C-segment SUV market, it remains as a very competent option for families seeking a 7-seater SUV. While some may scoff at the Outlander’s lack of ADAS features or uninspiring design, it remains as a very capable (and surprisingly comfortable) family mover. Small niggles aside, the biggest gripe we had with the Mitsubishi Outlander is its air-conditioning system. In an effort to appear driver-centric, the Outlander’s centre and driver’s


Apr 28, 2020

New Volvo Car 3S centre in Ara Damansara is the first air-conditioned workshop in Malaysia

Sime Darby Swedish Auto Sdn Bhd, which was appointed Volvo Car Malaysia’s dealer-partner in October last year, today unveiled its new Volvo 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) Centre in Ara Damansara. The four-story facility is part of the Sime Darby Motors City in Ara Damansara. The 3S Centre was built in adherence to Volvo Car’s retail standard – the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). It is the first 3S Centre to be equipped with a VR Studio (Virtual Reality Studio) and a RATC Bay (Reception at The


Jan 13, 2020

Tangki petrol stesen minyak masuk air, 20 kenderaan tersadai tepi jalan

Gambar dari FB Info Roadblock P/J Terengganu Group Malang tak berbau, seorang pengusaha stesen minyak di Jerteh terpaksa menanggung kos menunda 20 kenderaan yang tersadai beberapa meter dari stesen minyaknya kerana air termasuk ke dalam tangki bekalan petrol. Pengusaha stesen minyak Petron itu berkata mereka mula menyedari perkara itu antara pukul 7 dan 8.30 pagi Rabu lepas apabila ada beberapa kereta terhenti setelah beberapa meter meninggalkan stesen tersebut. Siasatan lanjut mendapati petrol


Nov 20, 2020

Volvo Cars raise the cabin air quality game with this new tech

Volvo Cars have taken the bid for better air quality in the cabin another step further with their new Advanced Air Cleaner Technology. The system is the first in the world as no other cars in the segment has an air quality technology reader in its cabin. Although Volvo cars have always been equipped with PM 2.5 air filters and the company puts great emphasis on cabin air quality, they have never had a sensor to measure PM 2.5 levels in the cabin and display the results via the Volvo On Call smar


Sep 17, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-S – Superb suspension, lackluster powertrain

New to the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is the addition of the GR-Sport (GR-S) variant, sitting on top of the G variant. The Toyota Vios GR-S adds a few goodies like a reprogrammed CVT with 10 virtual ratios, sports-tuned suspension, and 17-inch wheels just to name a few. Trade in User's Car Form If you’re pondering on whether to fork out another RM 8k over the G variant – we’ve listed pros and cons to help on your buying decision. Pros Superb suspension tuning Aggressive exterior styling Cons Slow


Apr 12, 2021

Talaan suspension kereta makin lama makin teruk? Pembuat kereta buat apa?

Baru-baru ini, kami ada 'complain' tentang betapa tak selesanya kereta-kereta serba baru masa kini. Namun, tak adillah kiranya jika kami letakkan kesalahan ini pada satu komponen kereta sahaja, dimana dalam artikel terdahulu ia disebabkan oleh saiz tayar. ‘Ride and handling’ atau keselesaan pemanduan dan pengendalian kereta sebahagian besarnya bergantung kepada dua benda, iaitu saiz tayar dan juga penalaan suspensi. Soalan kami kali ini ialah: Adakah pembuat-pembuat kereta sudah kehilangan seni


Mar 6, 2021

Don't drive through flooded roads with your air-cond on, here's why

Just when we thought the rainy season has passed, we’re plagued by non-stop storms once again. While it has not turn apocalyptic (let’s hope there is no “yet” in this context) Malaysia is still known for sudden flash floods and they’re never pleasant to drive in. At times like these, do not drive through flooded roads! But if you are confident that the water level is low enough, here are some tips to deal with flooded roads. First things first, stop and observe if others can drive through it. Th


Dec 18, 2019

How to use the new off-road driving features in 2020 Toyota Hilux - Superflex suspension, Auto LSD, new A-TRC

Earlier this year, UMW Toyota Motor launched the new 2020 Toyota Hilux, which now comes with a more powerful 204 PS/500 Nm 2.8-litre common rail turbodiesel engine, plus an expanded set of safety features which now include Toyota Safety Sense, packing autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) as well as adaptive cruise control. There’s also a 150 PS/400 Nm 2.4-litre engine for the lower variants – same power output as before but


Nov 20, 2020

Deal breakers: Love the Volkswagen Tiguan, but wish its suspension was more pliant

Make no mistake, the Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent SUV. It’s an excellent daily companion and a first-rate cruiser on highways. But like every other car, it isn’t perfect. Yes, it lacks any form of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). There’s no autonomous emergency braking or even a blind spot monitor. To some, this would be the deal breaker, and understandably so. Volkswagen Tiguan But personally, ADAS isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to buying a car. It’s nice to have but


Jul 20, 2020

Price drop for 2020 Mercedes-Benz C300, no more Airmatic, RM 2k less

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has dropped Airmatic Suspension from the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG Line. The Airmatic Suspension is replaced by Sports Suspension, as seen in the C200 AMG Line. The rest of the specification list remains as before. Price has gone down by RM 2,000 to RM 291,800 (OTR without insurance and SST, valid until 31st December 2020). Mercedes-Benz C-Class Airmatic Suspension is Mercedes-Benz’s term for their air suspension. Compared to traditional strut suspension, there are no co


Dec 2, 2020

More details emerge of the 2021 Toyota Vios GR Sport - 10-speed CVT, sports suspension!

You know by now that a new, facelifted 2021 Toyota Vios is on its way - but seemingly out of nowhere, it's the new 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift that takes bookings first. You've been asking about what happened to the upcoming Vios and for that, we have some info of the upcoming Vios GR Sport! Vios GR Sport details Here's the information gathered on what the spicy Vios will have: CVT with 10 virtual ratios Stabiliser bars as standard GR Sports suspension Sportier wheels So far, prices have not been


Nov 2, 2020

Don't turn on your air-conditioning when starting the car, fact or myth?

Which type of car owner are you? Are you the type who makes sure your car air-conditioning is off before you even start the engine and start driving? The is a debate that has started since the concept of A/C in a car was invented, we bust the myth on whether this practice actually makes a difference. The myth of keeping all accessories off came from back in the day when cars still run on carburetors. This was when the advice to let your engine warm up came to be. But, we've since left carburetor


Nov 29, 2020

2020 (F98) BMW X4 M Competition launched in Malaysia, 510 PS/600 Nm, from RM 904k

BMW Malaysia has launched the 2020 BMW X4 M Competition, priced at RM 904,276 (OTR without insurance, inclusive of SST discount). The BMW X4 M Competition goes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 Coupe and Porsche Macan Turbo. Like the BMW X3 M Competition, at the heart of the BMW X4 M sits a new S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six, producing 510 PS and 600 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission deploys the horses to all four wheels via the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. Unli


Aug 14, 2020

2020 (F97) BMW X3 M Competition launched in Malaysia, 510 PS/600 Nm, RM 886k

BMW Malaysia has launched the 2020 BMW X3 M Competition, priced at RM 886,551 (OTR without insurance, inclusive of SST discount). The BMW X3 M Competition goes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 and Porsche Macan Turbo. At the heart of the BMW X3 M sits a new S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six, producing 510 PS and 600 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission deploys the horses to all four wheels via the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. Unlike the system on the F90 BMW M5, ther


Aug 14, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4Matic launched, 7-seater luxury SUV, RM 899k

Dubbed as the “S-Class of SUVs”, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4Matic is launched in Malaysia. It sits on top of the Mercedes-Benz SUV tree, priced at RM 899,888 (OTR without insurance, with SST incentive) and its direct rival would be the BMW X7. The Mercedes-Benz GLS comes in only one variant – GLS 450 4Matic. A 3.0-litre in-line 6 turbocharged engine, supplemented by a 48V mild hybrid system, propels the car with 367 PS and 500 Nm of torque. Transmission duty is handled by a 9-speed automatic tra


Sep 11, 2020

Launching in Malaysia in 2021, the W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is peak luxury

The all-new 2021 (W223) Mercedes-Benz S-Class was unveiled back in September and being the flagship meant that the Germans have stuffed it with all the latest technology. It has been said that the S-Class is like a crystal ball into the future of the automobile and it will be arriving in Malaysia in 2021. So, let’s check out all the newest tech that’s been fitted to the German luxobarge. What are the new comfort features? We’ll start with what makes the S-Class what it’s famous for, class-leadin

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Jan 1, 2021

Mod My Car: 1994 Mercedes Benz E280 (W124): Straying away from ‘standard’

** This article is the personal experience of a 1994 W124 Mercedes Benz E280 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Instagram: @chrisxching About the Mercedes-Benz E280 (W124) The Mercedes-Benz W124s, or people like to call them “German tanks”, have a reputation of being built to last, not to mention over-engineered as well. Some people say that these cars are the last “real” Mercedes-Benz ever built, due to the newer models having more electronics, reducing the fun in drivi

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Aug 21, 2020