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Want to e-race? Join Alex Yoong’s Axle Sports simulator race competition

After last year’s successful debut of eRacing GP’s online competitions, Axle Sports will be returning with Global Edition 5, the latest season of the online racing series, on 3 April 2021.With the aim to elevate the competitive level among its participants, Axle Sports intends to upgrade its quadruple-based championship by exhibiting renowned powered race cars for each of its race categories - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.Under the Gold and Silver categories, drivers will be steer

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 3, 2021

Mazda 3 TCR race car revealed

The Mazda 3 Touring Car Racing (TCR) is the latest addition to Mazda’s motorsports program, which will hit the racetrack in 2020.Information on specifications are scarce but what we do know is that power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 350 horses mated to a 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters.The designers have spent countless hours to ensure that the Mazda 3 TCR is compliant with all TCR regulations and flows with the smooth lines on the Mazda 3, retain

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 4, 2019

Will TGR's Toyota Vios race against HMRT’s Honda City at the 2021 Sepang 1,000 km race?

At yesterday’s launch of the Toyota GR Yaris and Toyota Vios GR Sport, UMW Toyota Motor also announced its plans for the 2021 season 4 of its Vios one-make race series Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival.The highlight of yesterday’s announcement was the inclusion of the Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) into its racing calendar. The 9-hour endurance race will be known as the Vios Endurance Cup.This is not the first time UMW Toyota Motor has fielded a factory-backed team in S1K. Last year, the com

Hans

Hans

Dec 18, 2020

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera launched in Malaysia – 007’s new race car from RM 1.2 million

Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur appears to be on a roll of car launches these past few weeks. First, there was the Vantage with a homage to a caped crusader and this was followed by a brightly coloured DBX.Now, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur has launched its fastest production car, the beautiful DBS Superleggera, and it comes with a cool coat of green called Pentland Green.It’s a different name but it has a similar vibe as the classic British Racing Green as seen on many legendary British racing cars

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 1, 2020

Wanna race in this Honda City Hatchback? It’ll cost you RM 145k!

The Honda City Hatchback is definitely turning heads with its design. Whether you think it looks like a certain three-star badged premium hatchback or not, the replacement to the Jazz is one of the most anticipated cars to be launched this year.But if you wondered how would a track-focused City Hatchback look like, Grand Prix International, the organiser of the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS 2021) has produced this special City Hatchback made for the circuit.The track-ready hatchbac

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 26, 2021

While Malaysia dithers, Thailand and Indonesia have overtaken Malaysia in EV race

As recent as 2017, Malaysia was the leading country in the ASEAN region for electrified vehicles.We were the first in the region to assemble plug-in hybrid vehicles and for several years, Malaysia was among BMW’s top-five largest markets in the world for plug-in hybrid models, behind USA, UK, Japan, and China. Thanks to generous tax rebates for locally-assembled energy efficient vehicles (EEVs), Malaysia was, at one time adopting plug-in hybrid vehicles faster than Germany,

Hans

Hans

Sep 30, 2019

Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival sets an exciting race weekend at Bandar Malaysia

The Bandar Malaysia track is one of the fastest and longest ever constructed for the series. It features 20 corners and two long straights, the longest being 600 meters.It sets the stage for fastest street racing action so far in three seasons of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival. Higher speeds bring higher risks and that makes for an entertaining spectacle.For those unfamiliar with the Vios Racing Challenge, there are three categories: Sporting Class, Super Sporting Class, and Pro

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 11, 2019

BMW Malaysia celebrates ///Malaysia day with M-owners

In celebration of Malaysia Day, over 70 BMW M high-performing cars and hundreds of M fans gathered at Pavilion, Bukit Bintang on the 16th of September.The day began with BMW M owners as well as several members from the media, us included, gathering at Auto Bavaria Ara Damansara. Our car for the day was the F90 BMW M5 for the convoy to Pavilion.A quick cup of coffee and a briefing later, we hopped into the BMW M5 and set off in the convoy. First impression of the M5 was how refined it is. As a pe

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 18, 2020

Honda Civic Type R's boss Kakinuma joins Super Taikyu race

If you didnt know this already, the FK8 Civic Type R is one of the best - if not the best - hot hatch anywhere. It is a personal favourite of mine. Its amazingly refined when it needs to be, but morphs into a scalpel-sharp driving experience when you turn the wick up. Safe to say, the development team got this cars tuning absolutely spot on. That said, it seems that Honda isnt content to rest on its laurels. After all, one can always strive to scale greater heights. With that, Honda has announce

Jason

Jason

Feb 27, 2021

Audi pulls out of DTM racing series, upsets BMW

The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) is a premier GT racing series based in Germany, racing a silhouette race car that's based on a mass-produced road car since the year 2000. The series used to consists mainly of the big-3 premium German manufacturers, namely Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.In DTM 19 year's history, Audi has won a total of 7 DTM championship.However, the DTM series has seen a steady decline, evident by a shock withdrawal from Mercedes-Benz in 2017, leaving only BMW and Au

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 6, 2020

The 2020 Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) race has been cancelled

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has announced that the 2020 edition of the Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) race has been cancelled due to the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and tighter SOPs for sporting events.Citing the permitted number of participants exceeds the amount allowed by the government, the 2020 edition of the Sepang 1,000 km race was originally scheduled to commence from 27-November to 29-November.SIC says that view public health and safety as a serious matter and decide

Eric

Eric

Nov 7, 2020

2020 BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition launched in Indonesia, only 12 units!

BMW SUV customers in Indonesia have racier options to look forward to as BMW Group Indonesia officially unveiled the 2020 X3 M Competition and the 2020 X4 M Competition via a virtual event. These are the most powerful variants of the X3 and X4 SUVs. Apart from platform and general look, that’s about all that’s similar with their regular counterparts. On the outside, theyre already much sportier than the standard variants thanks to lots of M goodies. Both cars have their iconic kidney

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 17, 2020

2004 Proton Satria R3 1.8, Race Rally Research’s first-ever star

Established in 2003, Race Rally Research, better known as R3, is Proton’s official performance and motorsports division.Proton R3's founding team membersHeadquartered in Proton’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Shah Alam, R3 does more than just cosmetic accessories or sport rims, as they have the desire to achieve the same status like what NISMO is for Nissan and STI for Subaru.Because of that, the team at Proton R3 felt that they needed to come out with a complete tuned-up car wit

Eric

Eric

Jun 11, 2020

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?ExteriorThere is no denying that the BMW M135i cut

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 28, 2020

How the Proton Saga and Iriz grew up to become race cars

Remember that time when we witnessed a Proton Saga R3 racecar chase down an FD2R? Well Proton’s R3 team is proud to show to us just how the car was built.In a brand new web-series, the Proton R3 team explains that all the R3 cars started out as normal cars built for the roads.Engineers would pick a car from the line-up and strip it down to its bare basics before fitting the car up with circuit racing requirements like roll cages and six-point harness seatbelt.We’ve already been

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 8, 2019

Stuck at home during MCO? Here’s a list of awesome car movies to binge on!

In case you missed it, the whole of Malaysia except Sarawak will be observing the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 4 February 2021. While we can’t show our love for our cars by driving them, we can always sooth our souls with some car related action movies. Here’s a list of car movies that you can binge on during the lockdown! The rather mainstream films (No Fast and Furious movies included)Need for SpeedIf you’re looking for something to kick start your weekend, then Need f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 23, 2021

What happened at the Nurburgring 24h before the Toyota Corolla Altis won the race? Watch this!

As you know, the Toyota Corolla Altis created history by winning the 2020 ADAC 24 Hours of Nurburgring’s SP3 class recently. Now, watch how the Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport Thailand (TGRMT) team won the race in this special YouTube video!Did you know that the race was red-flagged halfway through due to heavy downpour? The video even documented what were the biggest obstacles the team faced during the race and even the precautions the team members had to do to protect themselves from the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 7, 2020

BMW M4 crash in Tanjong Pagar, how and why it all went wrong

Image creditBy now, you would have read all about the BMW M4 crash at Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore. First things first, our condolences to all who lost their lives in the accident. And we hope for the best for Miss Raybe Oh, the 6th victim currently fighting for her life in hospital. Among the many questions, the obvious one is, what caused the crash? We will attempt to find that out here. Bear in mind that this is not meant to condemn the incident, nor the deceased. Instead, we do this in hope

Jason

Jason

Feb 17, 2021

15 years ago, this Korean car invented the SUV-coupe, not BMW!

Love it or hate it, the crossover coupe segment is here to stay. Car manufacturers from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Volkswagen have dipped their toes into this emerging segment. Sales in 2019 have gone up according to industry analysts, especially in China where the market is saturated with them.Even Proton’s owner, Geely jumped into this opportunity with the Xing Yue in 2019. In Malaysia, you could see BMW’s X6, X4 and Mercedes’ GLE Coupe prowling on the road, scarin

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jun 29, 2020

Owner Review: Luxury meets performance - Experiencing the BMW 740Le

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 BMW G11 740Le owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Author: Kevin WongHave you ever looked to the car next to you or on a billboard while driving or while it is parked and it is a BMW 7-Series and you admire the lines and curves? I was exactly like that and I can say that I am lucky enough to be able to drive it daily (it’s a company car, does not belong to me... haha). My first encounter with a BMW 7-Series was an E

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 31, 2020

Owner Review: Alternative to Uncle's Car? - My Process of Owning & Refining the BMW 320i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 BMW 320i Sport Line owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Andrew ChumPrior to Purchasing the BMW 320iThis is my current daily, a 2016 BMW 320i LCI Sport Line. I purchased this car back in early 2017 from Premium Selection after considering a numbered of cars in the same segment as well as a different segment with a similar price range. The survey started more than 6 months before settling down with

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 26, 2020

Evolution of the BMW 3 series in 7 generations – still the ultimate sedan?

Hailing from Munich is the famous German automaker, BMW. The brand has been around since 1916 and its badge proudly displays the colours of the Bavarian flag. If there is one BMW model that well-represents the brand, it has to be the BMW 3 series. The model is compact, accessible, and has an iconic status.Gracing our roads today is the 7th generation of the 3 series, the G20. Like many other long-running car models, the 3-series has evolved over the years, grown larger, and has adapted much more

Arif

Arif

Oct 25, 2020

Watch a Kia EV6 GT drag race against supercars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren

Weve long established that electric cars are the way forward, although there are always naysayers. Well, the naysayers wont like watching this: A Kia EV6 GT electric car going toe to toe with some of the worlds fastest supercars. Watch as Kias latest and greatest battle it out in a drag race against renowned performance cars like the Lamborghini Urus, Ferrari California T, McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 and Mercedes AMG GT. Fast cars in their own right.Can the Kia EV6 GT, or will it end up with egg o

Jason

Jason

Apr 18, 2021

2021 BMW 430i Coupé (G22) launched in Malaysia, priced from RM 406k

This is it - BMWs huge new grille trend has finally reached Malaysia with todays launch of the all-new 2021 BMW (G22) 430i M Sport Coupé. Prices for the fully-imported (CBU) sports car starts from RM 405,600 sans extended warranty and service package. In case you havent heard, BMWs prior 5-year warranty and service package is now optional. Should you pick this option, then the 430i M Sport will be priced from RM 418,800 for you. What is the 430i M Sport Coupé?BMW terms this, uh, co

Sanjay

Sanjay

Feb 26, 2021

All-new 2021 G22 BMW 4 Series open for pre-booking, priced from RM 419k

The controversially-styled all-new 2021 G22 BMW 4 Series is now open for pre-booking in Malaysia. BMW Malaysia is only offering a single variant for the G22 4 Series which is the 430i Coupe M Sport and prices start from RM 418,800 (inclusive of extended warranty and service package).Powering the 430i is a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged BMW B48 inline-4 (259 PS/399 Nm) that is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The latter sends power to the rear wheels.The 430i Coupe M Sport comes with the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 15, 2021

BMW 4 Series G22 kini dibuka untuk tempahan! 259 PS, 399 Nm, RWD pada harga RM 419k!

BMW M4 CoupeBMW Malaysia telah membuka tempahan untuk model BMW 4 Series generasi G22 dengan 1 varian sahaja iaitu BMW 430i Coupe M Sport. Harga yang ditawarkan adalah RM 418,800 (harga tanpa jaminan lanjut dan servis percuma).Model BMW 430i ini dijana oleh enjin 4-inline berkembar 2.0 liter turbocharged BMW B48 (259 PS / 399 Nm) yang digandingkan dengan transmisi automatik 8-kelajuan.Karakter pemanduan pula adalah pacuan roda belakang (RWD).BMW 430i Coupe M Sport hadir dengan kelengkapan sepert

Haris

Haris

Jan 15, 2021

Michael Schumacher's son Mick to race for Haas F1 team in 2021

It’s official! Mick Schumacher has secured a race seat in Formula 1! The 21-year-old will be racing for the Haas F1 team alongside Russian driver, Nikita Mazepin.The young drivers will form the all-new line-up for the American outfit, replacing current duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.Schumacher is currently leading the ongoing Formula 2 Championship season by 14 points, winning 2 races among 10 podiums. Mazepin, meanwhile, sits third in the championship with 2 wins in the bag as we

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 2, 2020

Remember this BMW M5 chasing down a land speed record car ad? It has come to life!

Remember this ad of the BMW M5 camera chaser car filming a land speed record car in the early 2000s? The ad was made to showcase the M5 as the “fastest saloon on the planet”. Fast forward to 2020, this ad has become reality as a video producer converted a BMW M5 into the perfect camera car.Dubbed “The Bavarian Ranch Hand”, this 2002 E39 BMW 5 Series M5 is a purpose-built camera chaser car capable of capturing car-to-car footages at speeds over 200

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 14, 2020

BMW 430i Coupe M Sport 2021 (G22) dilancarkan di Malaysia - 258 PS, 400 Nm, harga RM 455k!

BMW Group Malaysia hari ini telah melancarkan model coupe sport BMW 430i Coupe M Sport 2021. Model coupe sport ini mendapat perhatian umum disebabkan oleh rekaan semula ‘kidney gril’ BMW yang ikonik ke tahap yang lebih moden.Dilancarkan bersama BMW X7 CKDSebagai sebuah model sport, BMW 430i Coupe M Sport ini dijana oleh enjin 4 silinder 2.0 liter B48 BMW TwinPower Turbo dengan gandingan transmisi 8 kelajuan automatik Steptronic Sport. Kesemua kuasa sebanyak 258 PS / 400 Nm memacu rod

Haris

Haris

Feb 25, 2021

Have you ever wondered how the BMW 3 Series came to be? What was the car that came before the model?

The BMW 3 Series is a well-loved model. Since the 70s, the 3 Series has come a long way to become a status symbol for young executives with an enthusiasm for sharp handling cars, as well those who are less car savvy.But do you know how did the 3 Series came to be? What spurred BMW to create the model and which car did the 3 Series succeeded and continued its legacy?The car that preceded the 3 Series was the BMW '02 Series. This series was BMW’s idea of an entry model in

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 10, 2019