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Now Apple devices can unlock your BMW via Digital Key!

BMW has just announced Digital Key for iPhone, allowing Apple iPhone users to unlock a compatible BMW model. This comes after slightly after two years BMW introduced Digital Key for NFC-equipped Samsung devices. Typical of Apple, getting started is easy – you just need to pair your iPhone or Apple Watch to a BMW that supports Digital Key for iPhone, then hold your Apple device to the door handle. Once that’s completed, the authentication process with start and you can use either FaceID or TouchI


Jun 23, 2020

This new key fob will come with all future Mercedes-Benz models

Alongside the introduction of the all-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Stuttgart-based also gave its flagship sedan a new key fob. Despite all the technology buzz surrounding the brand-new S-Class, one may find it weird that Mercedes-Benz chose to use a traditional-looking key, instead of a fancier display key found on the BMW 7 Series. The main reason why Mercedes-Benz chose to use such a key is because the company already offers the Mercedes Me Connect app – its all-in-one app that features


Sep 3, 2020

How to start the Engine if the smart key battery is dead?

Just like a smartphone, smart Key Fob is something we can't do without. It's almost a magic until it ran out of power someday. Fun Fact: Every automaker makes provision for owners whose key fob battery is running out of juice. You can either check out the owner's manual or google the backup method according to the model. Here's one simple hack that can free you from flipping through the tedious owner manual and start the engine at the same time. 1st Step: Open the door A tried-and-true way to un


Aug 30, 2019

My BMW App dan MINI App baharu ganti aplikasi BMW/Mini Connected

BMW Group Malaysia pada hari ini telah memperkenalkan My BMW App dan MINI App yang terbaharu untuk memperkayakan lagi Pengalaman Pemilikan Premium yang dijanjikan dengan keupayaan personalisasi digital yang bertaraf lebih tinggi. Aplikasi baharu tersebut akan menggantikan aplikasi BMW Connected dan MINI Connected yang sedang digunakan ketika ini. Aplikasi My BMW App dan MINI App ini hadir dengan penampilan baharu yang serba intuitif dan dilengkapi dengan pelbagai fungsi yang komprehensif untuk m


Mar 31, 2021

BMW Z4, prices confirmed for Malaysia, RM 479,800

Following its earlier preview, BMW Malaysia has now confirmed that the Z4 is now available for purchase at all BMW dealerships nationwide, with a starting price of RM 479,800. That’s slightly higher than the previous estimated price of RM 456,800. Available in just a one sDrive30i variant, the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine Z4 produces 258 hp/400 Nm. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The chassis comes with M Sport Suspens


Jul 23, 2019

BMW M8 and BMW M8 Competition revealed

Another week, another new BMW M car. BMW M GmbH has unveiled the all-new BMW M8 and BMW M8 competition. Both of which comes in coupe or convertible form. Power is served by the flagship 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 producing 600 PS and 750 Nm mated to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission, and the engine’s power is channelled to all four wheels. The Competition model bumps the power up by 25 PS, making a total of 625 PS. 0-100km/h is completed in 3.3 seconds for the Coupe and 3.4 seconds for the Conve


Oct 9, 2019

iPhone may finally be able to unlock BMW via Apple CarKey

A problem we have with the G20 BMW 3 Series is that the Digital Key feature is only available for Android devices. However, the infotainment doesn't support Android Auto, only Apple CarPlay. So, one would need an iPhone and an Android smartphone to fully utilize its features. But that may not be for long because 9to5Mac discovered a new ‘CarKey’ feature on the first beta version of iOS 13.4. It is expected to be the same as the Digital Key feature, only rebranded to Apple CarKey. Which means it


Mar 30, 2020

Revealed! Proton X50 will get a similar key fob as Geely Binyue

The launch of the Proton X50 won’t be long now and more details of the B-segment SUV have been slowly surfacing on the internet. The latest detail to be reviewed is the X50’s key fob, as is seen on the Ajerul’s Facebook page. No this is not one of Ajerul’s cool renders, it is a real Proton X50 key fob. And yes, it is the exact same one that the Geely Binyue has right down to the colour of the fob and faux wood trim running down the middle. Stay tuned for more details of the Proton X50’s imminent


Sep 10, 2020

There's a new app to communicate with your BMW/MINI

BMW Group Malaysia has introduced the New My BMW App and the New MINI App to enable greater digital personalisation of the Premium Ownership Experience. The new applications will replace the BMW and MINI Connected Apps that are currently in use. The new My BMW App and MINI App both feature a new-look design, which is said to offer a simplified user experience and services that will better support individual electromobility in Malaysia. The new applications provide immediate access and management


Mar 31, 2021

2021 G30 BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI) launched in Thailand, from RM 405k

BMW Thailand has launched the seventh-generation (G30) BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI). Assembled in Thailand, the G30 BMW 5 Series facelift is offered in 3 variants: 520d M Sport, 530e Elite, and 530e M Sport. Here are the prices for each variant: BMW 520d M sport - 3.539m baht (RM 478k) BMW 530e Elite - 2.999m baht (RM 405k) BMW 530e M Sport - 3.739m baht (RM 505k) Powertrains Starting with the BMW 520d M Sport, power comes from a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine that delivers an output of


Jan 20, 2021

New BMW iX3 to be released by end of 2020, shares platform with X3

The BMW Group is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and will release the new BMW iX3 onto the market by the end of 2020. Standard production of the BMW core brand’s first pure electric model will get underway at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in China in late summer as planned. The testing required for homologation of the new BMW iX3 has now been successfully completed and the results submitted to the regulatory authorities in key automotive markets. More tha


Jun 15, 2020

After Thailand, 2021 BMW X7 will be CKD in Indonesia, Malaysia next

Following reports that the over-the-top 2021 BMW X7 will be locally-assembled (CKD) in Thailand, it appears that the luxury SUV will be locally-assembled in Indonesia next. According to our colleagues over at Autofun, the initial plan was to locally-assemble the BMW X7 in Indonesia in 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic effectively threw a wrench into the works. That said, BMW’s Indonesian arm has confirmed that local assembly work for the X7 will commence this year. "The BMW X7 occupies the highest


Feb 4, 2021

There is nothing more personal than BMW ConnectedDrive

While it’s cool you can tell a car to lower the air-conditioning temperature, but have you tried ordering chicken rice using your BMW? Yes, with the BMW Concierge Service, you can in fact order chicken rice (or in this case, navigate to a chicken rice shop) from the comfort of your car with just the press of a button. BMW Concierge Service is just one of many services that BMW offers under its ConnectedDrive umbrella. But that’s not all. With the BMW Connected app (available for Apple and Androi


Oct 25, 2019

The one problem with the G20 BMW 3 Series that BMW needs to fix

There is no doubt that about the BMW’s superior dynamics, which is far ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. We absolutely love the way it drives and sounds, even in the four-cylinder 330i. In terms of evolution of character, the G20 BMW 3 Series is closer to the more driver-focused E90 3 Series than the previous F30 model, which closer to the comfort-biased E46 than the sharper handling E90. The G20 BMW 3 Series is more spacious than the E90, without losing any of the excellent dr


Dec 31, 2019

Production of 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé starts alongside four new models

A month after its online premiere, BMW commenced production of the 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé (G22) at its Group Plant in Dingolfing. The sports coupé starts production alongside the updated BMW 5 Series, BMW M5, BMW 5 Series Touring and BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. Staying true to its aggressive style, the 4 Series Coupé sits on a bespoke chassis and combines lightweight construction and driver-focused options to emphasise sharp driving dynamics, handling and agility. The bonnet, front side panels a


Jul 2, 2020

Owner Review: The family heritage sedan - Story of my family's BMW 525i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1990 BMW E34 525i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Ariff Shah About the BMW E34 525i First of all, this is not my car, it is my dad's one which I inherited from him. So, the car is a 1990 BMW E34 525i and he bought it brand new from Auto Bavaria back in 1990 which cost him around RM 200k at that time if I’m not mistaken. My dad has chosen this BMW 525i as his workhorse since he had to travel for work from Kuala

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Jul 25, 2020

BMW X5 2020 baru dilancarkan dengan plug in hybrid. Lebih penjimatan?

BMW X5 BMW baru sahaja melancarkan model BMW X5 dengan plug in hybrid (PHEV) di Malaysia. Model ini berharga RM448,800 atas jalan, tanpa insurans. Sepanjang musim potongan cukai jalan ini, BMW X5 PHEV 2020 ini boleh didapati dengan harga RM440,745. Pacuan kuasa dan rekaan luar BMW X5 PHEV 2020 ini dijana oleh enjin petrol 6 silinder 3.0 liter B58 bercas turbo yang menghasilkan 286 PS kuasa kuda dari 5,000 rpm hingga 6,000 rpm dan 450 Nm tork dari 1,500 rpm hingga 3,500 rpm. Enjin ini dipadankan


Jun 17, 2020

New 2020 G20 BMW 320i launched in Malaysia – priced from RM 243,800

(BMW 3 Series Price and Specs | Gallery) BMW Malaysia has just unveiled the new 320i, a new addition to the G20 3 Series range in Malaysia. The new locally-assembled variant is priced from RM 243,800, making it RM 45,000 cheaper than the 330i (RM 288,800). While the new BMW 320i may share its 2.0-litre B48 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with the 330i, the cheaper model makes do with less power – 184 PS from 5,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and 300 Nm from 1,350 rpm till 4,000 rpm (258 PS, 400 Nm in


Jan 9, 2020

Leaked: The 2020 all-new BMW 4 Series before you're supposed to see it

The 2020 all-new BMW 4 Series that was leaked 2 days ago is revealed to the world with its first looks. The leaks actually date back months ago through spy photos of the 4 Series lapping the Nurburgring in camouflage. Currently the only photograph of the provided through the leaks is by the Instagram page, BMWorldM. The key features observed was its massive kidney-bean-like grille also seen on the M340i/M340d models. In addition to that, the pressence of air vents on the lower side of the front


Jun 1, 2020

New G32 BMW 6 Series GT facelift; 48V mild hybrid, Android Auto

Along with the global debut of the G30 BMW 5 Series facelift, BMW has also unveiled the 2020 BMW 6 Series GT facelift with a new face and a few upgrades. Exterior – Subtlety is key Changes on the exterior are rather subtle, starting with the slimmer profile headlights. Adaptive LED headlights with matrix technology is fitted as standard while the BMW Laserlight is available as an option. The grille is more angular and the slats protrude further compared to before, but size wise it remains conser


May 27, 2020

All-new 2020 BMW X5 plug-in hybrid launched in Malaysia, priced from RM 440,745

BMW Malaysia has just launched the all-new 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Malaysia, priced from RM 440,745 (without SST, valid until 31st December 2020). With SST in place, the X5 PHEV costs RM 448,800. Both prices are on-the-road, without insurance. What's under the bonnet? First up, the mechanical bits. The all-new BMW X5 xDrive45e gets a 3.0-litre B58 turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that does 286 PS from 5,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. Th


Jun 17, 2020

G30 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI) in Malaysia; from est. RM 343k, ACC with Stop&Go, Laserlight

BMW Malaysia has previewed the G30 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI). There are 2 variants available – 530e and 530i, both in M Sport guise. Estimated prices (OTR without insurance, with SST) for the locally-assembled (CKD) BMW 5 Series are RM 343,000 for the BMW 530e and RM 396,000 for the BMW 530i. The new variants are fitted with slightly larger kidney grilles and slimmer headlights with a new daytime running light design. The BMW 530e M Sport comes with Adaptive LED Matrix headlights, while t


Mar 26, 2021

BMW Malaysia introduces CKD 330i M Sport, priced from RM 288,800

BMW Malaysia today unveiled the new BMW 330i M Sport, the latest addition to the premium automaker’s locally-assembled portfolio. Assembled in Kulim, the 330i M Sport now retails for RM 288,800, an RM 40,000 reduction when compared to the imported model. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “We introduced the seventh generation of the world’s best-selling premium sports sedan earlier this year, raising the bar yet again in its segment. While the fully imported variant has


Sep 17, 2019

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 vs 2020 (F40) BMW M135i – Which hot hatch is spicier?

When the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic (RM 366,785 OTR 0% SST) was launched it only had one competitor and it is the out-going and no-less fun Volkswagen Golf R. We all know that with the dated features the Golf had to offer, it doesn’t come close to the A35. But come July, with the arrival of F40 2020 BMW M135i (RM 355,646 OTR 0% SST) to our shores, the A35 now has a worthy competitor. So, how do these hot hatches compare in terms of specs? Exterior There is no denying that the BMW M135i cuts th


Jul 28, 2020

2020 BMW 5 Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is worth waiting for?

In this exercise, we’ll compare the 2020 BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI) against its main rival, which also received a nip and tuck recently, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Since we’ve yet to test either of these two updated models, this is more of a visual and specs comparison. Exterior – Subtle tweaks for the 5 Series, radical change for the E-Class As usual, BMW went down the route of subtle yet noticeable tweaks to the design in this facelift. The headlights are new with revised LED graphics, g


May 29, 2020

The 2020 Proton X50 is smarter and safer than a BMW X1 with all that tech

Today’s the media preview of the 2020 Proton X50 and while most of you are probably anticipating the price and how it drives, let’s not forget one of the X50’s key selling points, its safety features. Speaking to the media, Lead Engineer, En. Muhammad Zulfadzli Che Mustafar, has shared the safety features of the X50. From the looks of it, the crossover definitely has an impressive array of safety features that puts even the BMW X1 to shame. These features are only available on the top-of-the-lin

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Sep 30, 2020

Sejarah BMW E46 – Permulaan keghairahan BMW 3 Series

Setiap penggemar kereta mesti ada satu model yang buatkan mereka gilakan industri ini. Antara yang sering menjadi idaman ramai ialah BMW 3 Series. Dengan saiz yang kompak, ia masih menawarkan ruang yang mencukupi untuk memuatkan 5 orang sekaligus. Ditambah pula dengan penghasilan yang cukup berkualiti, tidak dinafikan bahawa ia merupakan antara jentera premium yang menjadi idaman kalbu. Antara BMW 3 Series yang paling diminati ialah generasi E46. Generasi ini dihasilkan dari tahun 1997 hingga ta


Nov 30, 2020

Minat BMW? RM 100k untuk BMW 3 Series generasi F30, ini panduan membeli BMW terpakai

BMW 3 Series Ketua Editor Wapcar, Hans pernah makan malam bersama-sama dengan Ryo Yanagisawa, antara pereka kereta muda terbaik Mazda. Beliau adalah sosok di sebalik rekaan Mazda CX-30, Mazda 2 dan Mazda BT-50. Mengajukan persoalan “model kereta mana selain Mazda dan kereta eksotik, adalah paling cantik di mata anda?”, Ryo Yanagisawa tanpa teragak-agak menjawab BMW 3 Series generasi F30. Untuk konteks, perbualan ini terjadi pada tahun 2015, sebelum BMW 3 Series generasi G20 melakukan debut. Kami


Nov 7, 2020

BMW Malaysia introduces CKD 2019 BMW X3 M Sport

It’s a very sporty month for BMW Malaysia as they launch yet another M Sport equipped car - the 2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i M Sport. The kitted up X3 is now available for sale for RM328,000. Kulim will only be building 120 units of this variation of the X3 so if you’re a fan of M Sport, you do not want to miss this opportunity. On the exterior, the 2019 BMW X3 M Sport gets new 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Double Spoke Style 699 M along with M Aerodynamic body styling like the rear bumper with gloss


Sep 27, 2019

BMW Malaysia launches AR feature for 2020 BMW X5

Last month, BMW Malaysia launched the 2020 BMW X5 plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in Malaysia and it costs around RM 440,000 which is a huge price for most of us. However, if you’re the sort of person who’s awkward to step into a BMW showroom, you can view the new X5 all from the comfort of your phone. BMW Malaysia has just launched their first-ever augmented reality (AR) experience with the latest BMW X5 PHEV. This web-based experience allows users to see, hear, and experience the SUV all from th

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Jul 20, 2020