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Next-generation BMW 7 Series to include a fully electric variant

BMW 7 Series The next-generation BMW 7 Series will be available as a diesel, petrol, as an electrified plug-in hybrid and, for the first time, as an all-electric model. BMW calls this “Power of Choice”. In a statement made by Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said the BMW 7 Series will run a much more efficient fifth-generation electric drivetrain. As with the previous BMW 7 Series, the model is considered as BMW’s flagship car. Naturally, any new technology or innovat

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Mar 26, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: Oh gosh, this will be the next-gen BMW 4 Series

Vertical kidney grille will be face of the next-gen BMW 4 Series Design and profile inspired from the sexy BMW 8 Series Coupe Basically, it’s a baby 8 Series Coupe! Taking centre stage at BMW’s stand at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) is the BMW Concept 4. The new concept foreshadows the Bavarian’s forthcoming 4 Series coupe. Clearly BMW is very proud of their 8 Series Coupe as the Concept 4’s design is heavily referenced from its handsome larger sibling. Except for the grille, but we’ll get

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Sep 11, 2019

Spied: Geely Vision S1 crossover in Malaysia, Proton to test 1.4L turbo & CVT?

Since Proton and Geely signed their partnership agreement in 2017, Malaysia has become one of the testing grounds for the Geely Auto group. Previously we’ve seen Lynk & Co models running around on Malaysian roads. Our friends over at Funtasticko broke the story that a Geely Vision S1 was spotted in the compound of an undisclosed Proton facility. You can spot an X70/Boyue in light camouflage in the back background. It’s almost certain that it’s the Vision S1 as told by the C-pillars, the side win

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Apr 2, 2020

Sony Vision-S arrived in Tokyo, to begin road testing?

Sony’s electric car, the Sony VISION-S has arrived in Japan for further development. Unveiled at Las Vegas and later returned to the engineering facility in Graz, the VISION-S is moving on to road testing in Tokyo. Like most electric cars, the VISION-S has floor mounted batteries and reports some fast numbers. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.8 s and maximum velocity is 240 km/h. Total power output is 400 kW or 542 PS. No further information has been revealed on the battery system of the car. Power i


Aug 7, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is an all-wheel drive BEV luxury sports sedan

Future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship electric-powered sedan Not necessarily the next generation S-Class All-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 475 PS, 760 Nm The latest in Mercedes-Benz’s series of Vision concept cars, the EQS points towards the future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedans. As with all Mercedes-Benz models with EQ designation, the EQS is a battery electric vehicle (BEV). Despite the EQS name, the concept car may or may not preview the next S-Class. Remember that the EQC has no r


Sep 11, 2019

Give it 5 years, and Mazda will be the new BMW, with very good reasons too

Soon, Mazda will be launching a new rear-wheel drive sedan with a 6-cylinder engine. It might be for the all-new Mazda 6, but it could also be a new model positioned above the 6. Mazda 60 maybe? Its goal is to take on BMW. A Mazda competing with BMW? What blasphemy is this? To be clear, Mazda is still a long way off from being seen as an equal to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, or Audi. Just look at how Lexus is doing. Instead, what's going to happen is for Mazda to slowly take over the space for premium, d


Apr 17, 2020

Next-gen Mazda 6 might output up to 300 PS, due March 2022?

An scoop from a Japanese publication has reported the next-gen line-up of Mazda’s most popular cars. The most interesting of the bunch would be the Mazda 6, leading the Mazda CX-5, Mazda 2 (speculated September 2021), and Mazda CX-3 (expected June 2022). The highlight of the “upcoming” Mazda 6 would be the inline-6 SkyActiv-X engine that does 300 PS and 343 Nm. A straight-6 could only mean one really big thing, and that’s the rear-wheel-drive layout. Mazda’s SkyActiv-X engines are equipped with


Sep 8, 2020

BMW i Hydrogen NEXT gets its fuel cells from Toyota

The electric future is inevitable. The only question is, will fuel cell technology catch on with battery? BMW believes that they will co-exist in the future and affirms their commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology. BMW Group has been working with the Toyota Motor Corporation on fuel cell technology since 2013. The BMW i Hydrogen NEXT will get its fuel cells from Toyota while BMW develops a fuel cell stack and overall system. Japanese car makers have always been keen on hydrogen fuel. Nissan


Mar 31, 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 SUV, i4 electric sedan


Jul 28, 2020

Sony tidak akan menghasilkan kereta. Tetapi mereka membina kereta konsep Sony Vision S. Mengapa?

Jika anda membesar pada era 90-an, Sony bukan sahaja membuat PlayStation, malah Sony juga membuat pelbagai jenis peralatan seperti radio, televisyen, kamera, komputer, telefon, cakera kompak, dan lain-lain. Tidak cukup dengan itu, syarikat gergasi Jepun itu telah mempamerkan kereta pertama mereka pada awal tahun ini iaitu Sony Vision S. Vision S kelihatan seperti sebuah Tesla. Ia dikatakan memecut sepertinya dan berkebolehan untuk memandu dengan sendiri. Walaupun ia masih sebuah konsep, Vision S


Aug 24, 2020

BMW X5 Crash on NKVE: From driving machine to flying machine

By now you've would've seen the video of an accident involving a BMW X5 on the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). In the dashcam video, you can clearly see from the driver's point-of-view, that traffic ahead was braking - easily 200 metres ahead - due to an earlier accident. There were also blue warning lights from a Police patrol bike on the left and a man furiously waving his flashlight on the right. As far as warning signs go, there was ample warning. Still, the driver of the BMW X5 manage


Jun 16, 2020

BMW 330e M Sport 2020 rasmi dilancarkan. 2.2 liter / 100 km! Harga bermula RM 264,000

BMW 3 Series BMW Malaysia hari ini mengambil satu langkah lagi ke masa hadapan dengan pelancaran BMW 330e M Sport yang lebih mesra alam. Sedan eksekutif premium berkuasa elektrik ini merupakan satu lagi penambahan baru dalam produk BMW yang merupakan perintis konsep mobiliti hijau. Dilancarkan bersama-sama dengan BMW M340i xDrive, sedan eksekutif hibrid ini dipasang di kilang pemasangan BMW yang berada di Kulim, Kedah. Rekaan luaran dan dalaman Dari segi luaran, BMW 330e M Sport dilengkapi denga


Oct 22, 2020

India launches long wheelbase BMW 3 Series, Malaysia next

BMW India launched the long wheelbase (LWB) 2021 BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine (codenamed G28) today. This launch marks India as the first country to get the right-hand drive (RHD) version of the stretched 3 Series. And yes, if you've been following our posts, you'd have noticed that Malaysia could be the next country to receive this model. More on that later. Longer, with more legroom Let's start with the obvious: the car's size. Other than the longer wheelbase, the G28 is also slightly taller th


Jan 21, 2021

2020 (G20) BMW 330e to be launched in Malaysia next month

The number of spyshots of the upcoming 2020 (G20) BMW 330e have been ramping up recently, suggesting that BMW Malaysia is gearing up for the imminent arrival of its latest plug-in hybrid model. Expected to be priced between the BMW 320i (without SST: RM 241,497) and BMW 330i (without SST: RM 286,187), the upcoming plug-in hybrid 330e is expected to be introduced in Malaysia some time next month, alongside the locally-assembled M340i. As seen on the earlier spyshots, the Malaysian-spec BMW 330e w


Oct 18, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 12, 2019)

Today is Thursday, Sep. 12 Local news Toyota Malaysia teased the all-new 2019 Corolla "12 generations across more than 50 years. Get ready to meet the All-New Corolla." More on: Toyota Malaysia Facebook Honda Malaysia presents the Civic Type R to His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in celebration of his official birthday The Civic Type R was the model which claimed the title of ‘World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive’ production car at Germany’s legendary Nurburgring race track when it was first in


Sep 12, 2019

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

Sony is not going to build cars which is why it built the Sony Vision S concept car

If you grew up in the 1990’s Sony wasn’t just “that company that makes PlayStations”. Sony was that rich kid who brought every imaginable gadget to school. They built radios, televisions, cameras, computers, phones, its own compact disc format, and even owned Michael Jackson. If that wasn’t enough, the Japanese giant revealed its first car earlier this year, the Sony Vision S. Billed as a concept, the Vision S looked like a Tesla, is said to be able to accelerate like one, and drive itself too.


Aug 19, 2020

Next BMW 530e to have buttery smooth straight-six engine

The G30 BMW 5 Series is about to receive a facelift, due later this year. Although with the Covid-19 situation, it may arrive later than initially anticipated. In the facelift, a new plug-in hybrid powertrain is expected make its way into the 5 Series as reported by BMW Blog, likely called the 545e and potentially replaces the 530e. Sitting under the bonnet will be a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine that makes 286 PS and 450 Nm of torque on its own. Supplementing the engine is a 113 PS


Apr 6, 2020

BMW M340i dilancarkan di Malaysia – RM 402,354 , 0-100 km/j dalam masa 4.4 saat

BMW Malaysia hari ini melancarkan keluaran 3 Series yang baharu iaitu M340i xDrive. Sedan kompak ini merupakan model M Performance pertama yang dipasang tempatan (CKD). Dengan pengecualian cukai SST sehingga 31 Disember 2020, BMW M340i xDrive berharga RM 402,354 tanpa insuran. Tren kuasa Untuk maklumat anda, ia didatangkan dengan enjin 3.0L 6-silinder sebaris yang menghasilkan 367 PS dan 500 Nm tork. Kuasa ini dipadankan dengan transmisi automatik 8-kelajuan. Dengan berpacuan semua roda xDrive,


Oct 22, 2020

Gambaran awal model baharu Mazda 6 tular. Sasar untuk saingi BMW dan Mercedes Benz?

Terdapat intipan daripada laman web Best Car Web yang menyenaraikan beberapa model Mazda yang sedang dirancang. Paling menarik sekali adalah Mazda 6 yang bakal menjadi model eksekutif dalam barisan produk Mazda. Perkara yang paling menarik pada model Mazda 6 ini adalah enjin 6 sebaris SkyActiv-X. Enjin 6 sebaris ini memberi kemungkinan paling menarik iaitu enjin pacuan belakang (Rear Wheel Drive). Enjin SkyActiv-X Mazda dilengkapi dengan supercharger jenis Roots yang berfungsi untuk membuat nisb


Sep 9, 2020

Former BMW designer Jochen Paesen joins Kia to lead interior design

It looks like Kia has been busy recruiting some of the best talents from BMW. The latest recruit to Kia Motors is Jochen Paesen, a former BMW interior designer. The Belgian-born Paesen will become Kia’s vice president of interior design, reporting under a team led by Karim Habib - himself a former BMW head of design. Coincidence? Maybe not. With Paesen's appointment, this marks Kia’s third major recruitment from BMW over the past years. Along with Karim Habib, this also includes Albert Biermann,

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Mar 30, 2020

2021 BMW iX is an X5-sized EV with 600 km range, 500 PS, and a massive grille that it doesn't need

Yesterday saw the reveal of BMW’s latest electric car – the 2021 BMW iX. Following the trajectory of the BMW i4 concept, G80 M3, and G82 M4, the iX sports an unmissable kidney grille upfront. Whether beautiful or not, it certainly gives a visual impact. Referred to as an SAV, The BMW iX is comparable with the BMW X5 in length and width, and is almost the same height as the BMW X6. The wheelbase of the iX is 3,000 mm Let’s look at the stats: BMW iX electric Battery capacity >100kWh Battery range


Nov 12, 2020

New 2021 BMW 5 Series to launch in Thailand ahead of E-Class, Malaysia next?

BMW Thailand has teased the pending arrival of the G30 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift, or in BMW speak Life Cycle Impulse (LCI). The Thai Media are also predicting that the top-of-the-range BMW 530e plug-in hybrid will also be launched in Thailand. As this is a minor update, not much has been changed on the sedan. The most notable change, as is seen in the teaser photo posted by BMW Thailand, is the new simpler L-shaped motif LED daytime running lights. Other than that, the upcoming 5 Series will al


Jan 11, 2021

Next-gen BMW M3 and M4 discussed by BMW M Head of Development

With the upcoming 2020 BMW M3 and M4 set to launch in Sept, BMW is slowly trickling info to set tongues wagging. This week's properly juicy - we have the top M engineer offering insights into the new M cars' development process. Dirk Haecker, BMW M’s head of development shares his views on the cars as he races around Sachsenring. It’s a pretty technical track, and it bodes well for M fans as he says the car offers improved overall driving performance over its predecessor. The new upcoming perfor


Aug 31, 2020

BMW i3S: Now available in Malaysia, starting from RM 278,800

Launched in April this year with an estimated price of RM 279,900, BMW Group Malaysia have now confirmed that the all-electric i3S will be priced at RM 278,800 excluding insurance. The model will be sold by selected BMW dealerships, specifically the ones that carry the BMW i branding. To recap, the i3S is the highest specification variant of BMW’s i3 range. The four-seater hatchback is powered by a 184 hp/270 Nm electric motor - that’s 14 hp/20 Nm more than the standard i3 (not sold here). The s


Aug 5, 2019

If BMW made an FWD sports sedan, it would be the Toyota Camry 2.5V

(2019 Toyota Camry Price & Specs | Gallery) I’ve always been under the assumption that everyone who drives a Toyota Camry is either an accountant or someone in an accounts related position. It’s reliable and predictable but oh so boring to drive – basically sums up the profile of your everyday accountant. But there’s nothing wrong with that, in fact, it’s one of the most sensible cars money can buy. However, the new generation Toyota Camry has thrown the rulebook out of the window and has all th

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jan 4, 2020

BMW's big grilles, are the tastes of Chinese buyers that bad?

Remember the BMW Concept 4? Some were surprised, put off, or even amused by it, thinking that it's just a concept. But we'll get back to it in a moment. Peter Henrich, who is the Head of Product Management at BMW, told Autocar that the feedback from customers about the change in styling on recent models like the 7 Series and X7 has been positive. It would seem that the bold move to introduce a huge grille on the 7 Series and X7 has paid off then, and BMW doesn't plan to stop there. In 2018, BMW


Feb 24, 2020

Evolution of the BMW M3 – M Power or AMG?

Racing homologation cars are the best thing that ever happened to car enthusiasts. Manufacturers make them because they are required to. They are basically just stripped-out and rambunctious versions of otherwise practical cars. One happy result of such requirements is the BMW M3 derived from the 3-series. The M3 name has been around for about 35 years. In appreciation of the poster-child of the M badge, let’s look back at the M3s that we have been blessed with over the years. BMW 2002 turbo (th


Nov 4, 2020

Elon Musk calls hydrogen cars “mind-boggingly stupid”, but BMW still believes in them

I’ve been to the BMW Museum twice. Once in 2013 and once again this year. During the first visit, BMW had its older hydrogen cars display. They were not there the second time around. The hydrogen cars were the BMW H2R and the BMW Hydrogen 7. Now, back in the early 2000s, what BMW did with hydrogen was different from what we typically hear about hydrogen cars. Hydrogen cars are typically hydrogen fuel cell cars which generate electricity from Hydrogen gas (H2). Instead, what BMW did back then was


Jun 16, 2020

Nissan Ariya Concept unveiled, radical next-gen Murano teased?

At the ongoing 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the Ariya Concept, which is an electric vehicle (EV) that is set to preview Nissan’s new design language. The exterior of the Ariya Concept features Nissan’s evolution of its V-motion design language, with a large front shield (in place of a grille on a traditional internal combustion engine car) flanked by thin LED headlights. The front end of the Ariya Concept also gets an illuminated Nissan emblem. The roofline and 21-inch wheels are finis


Oct 23, 2019