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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

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

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 2, 2020

New 2020 BMW X1 facelift, now with M Sport – RM 233,800

BMW Malaysia starts the new year rolling with the introduction of the new 2020 BMW X1 facelift. As before, the updated BMW X1 range is only available in one variant, but this time it's the front-wheel drive X1 sDrive20i M Sport. The updated SAV is locally assembled in Kulim and goes at a price of RM 233,800.Cosmetically, the new X1 comes with minor changes to the front and rear bumpers, with the M Sport items now featuring larger air intakes, plus larger tailpipes respect

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 9, 2020

BMW X1 sDrive18i 2020 dilancarkan! RM 208k, 1.5L 3 silinder turbo, 140 PS kuasa kuda / 220 Nm tork!

BMW X1BMW Malaysia telah memperkenalkan BMW X1 sDrive18i pada hari ini, iaitu model terbaru dalam portfolio kenderaan yang dipasang secara domestik (CKD). Varian BMW X1 yang ini adalah keseinambungan daripada varian BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport yang menerima sambutan yang memberangsangkan pada tahun lepas.BMW X1 sDrive18i terbaru ini hadir dengan lampu hadapan LED, termasuk lampu kabus LED bahagian hadapan, rel bumbung dan trim luaran aluminium dengan kemasan satin serta set rim aloi 17 inci de

Haris

Haris

Jul 24, 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

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

Review: All wheel drive 2020 Mazda CX-30, at RM 176k, you can buy a CPO BMW X1, worth it?

To be clear, the all wheel drive Mazda CX-30 is not a rival to the BMW X1, but as you know the imported from Japan all wheel drive CX-30 is not cheap, no thanks to additional import/excise taxes.So you still want the high specs AWD Mazda?For about the same RM 176,059 (with SST) asking price of this top specs all wheel drive Mazda CX-30 variant, you can buy a lightly used, barely a year old certified pre-owned (CPO) but low specs front-wheel drive BMW X1 sDrive20i from BMW Premium Selection.So yo

Hans

Hans

Sep 13, 2020

All-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA to launch in Malaysia on 15 Dec, more expensive than BMW X1?

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia have announced that the all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA (H247 generation) will be launched via an online, digital premiere event on Facebook on 15 December, 11 am.The launch of the GLA, a 5-seater compact SUV comes about 4 months after the launch of its 5+2 seater sister car, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB.Together with the A-Class hatchback, A-Class sedan, B-Class, and CLA-Class, the GLA and GLB complete Mercedes-Benz’s MFA-II platform compact car family.Mechanically, al

Hans

Hans

Dec 11, 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

2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i-T Eyesight launched in Thailand; Priced like a BMW X1

TC Subaru (Thailand) has launched the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i-T Eyesight at the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). Only one variant is available on sale and it comes fully imported from Japan.On the outside, the Outback gets automatic LED headlights paired with C-shape DRLs. The crossover rides on new 18-inch dual-tone 5-spoke wheels. The SUV also gets hands-free electric tailgate to make things more convenient for loading items.Head inside and you will find a dual-tone tan and bl

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 24, 2021

80 Malaysians bought a BMW M last year, BMW Group Malaysia sold 9,890 cars in 2020

BMW Group Malaysia ended 2020 with a total of 9,890 BMW and MINI cars delivered, down 5 percent from 2019’s 10,442 units, due to the Covid-19 pandemic of course. Including BMW Motorrad bikes, the Group sold a total of 11,016 vehicles in 2020.Of the 9,890 cars delivered, over 2,200 units are plug-in hybrid models, contributed mostly by the 530e and 740 Le.xDrive.A very high 87 percent of the Group’s total sales come from locally-assembled (CKD) models, made at BMW’s vehicle asse

Hans

Hans

Feb 19, 2021

0-100 km/j: Bagaimanakah pecutan Proton X50 berbanding HR-V, CX-3, X1, dan Kona?

Berikutan perincian dan sesi pandu uji media yang lalu, kita telah mengetahui bahawa Proton X50 mempunyai pemanduan yang lebih selesa berbanding Geely Binyue, ciri keselamatan yang lebih canggih berbanding BMW X1, dan merupakan kereta yang paling murah yang mempunyai sistem parkir sendiri.Proton turut memberikan perincian mengenai angka prestasi pada X50 dimana ia cukup hebat untuk sebuah segmen B.Sewaktu sidang pratonton media di litar Sepang semalam, ketua jurutera Proton mengesahkan bahawa en

Faisal

Faisal

Oct 1, 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 avail

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 30, 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

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

CKD 2021 BMW X7 due for Thailand, Malaysia to follow soon?

BMW Thailand is preparing for the launch of the locally-assembled (CKD) BMW X7. Since its launch in Thailand in March 2019, the BMW X7 has been an imported (CBU) from USA. South-African-spec BMW xDrive30dHeadlightmag reports that the Thai-CKD BMW X7 will be the BMW X7 xDrive30d with a 3.0-L twin-turbo inline-6 diesel engine (265 PS/620 Nm), 8-speed auto transmission, and AWD.In Malaysia, the BMW X7 is currently only available in the petrol-powered xDrive40i variant (340 PS/450 Nm). As a CBU fro

Arif

Arif

Jan 27, 2021

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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 27, 2019

BMW Malaysia updates price list for 2021, BMW 320i cheaper by RM 1,911

BMW Malaysia has released the updated price list for 2021 with a few notable changes. Prices have fluctuated for some models while some remained the same, like the BMW 218i Gran Coupe and BMW X1 sDrive 18i.Here’s the interesting part – the prior 5-year warranty and service package is now optional; standard is a 2-year warranty without free service. This means prices have dropped across the board with the standard 2-year warranty, but goes back to the same price as before should custo

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 18, 2021

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

BMW jenama premium CKD No.1 paling laris di Malaysia, 'tapau' Mercedes-Benz!

BMW Group Malaysia berjaya menyerahkan 11,016 unit kenderaan dari portfolio BMW, MINI dan BMW Motorrad pada tahun 2020, 87% daripadanya dipasang di dalam negara (CKD) – lantas mengukuhkan kedudukannya sebagai peneraju dalam segmen automotif premium di Malaysia dengan lebih daripada 52% dalam segmen tersebut!Walaupun industri automotif bergelut dengan kemelesetan akibat pandemik yang melanda dunia, BMW Group Malaysia kekal kukuh dengan pengenalan 25 varian model yang meliputi tiga jenama ut

Mersita

Mersita

Feb 22, 2021

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

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 4, 2020

WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 10, 2019)

Today is Thursday, October. 10 Local News All-new Toyota Corolla Altis launched in MalaysiaA couple of weeks after appearing in UMW Toyota Motor’s outlet in Petaling Jaya, the company has now launched the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis in Malaysia.Similar to the all-new Toyota Camry and C-HR, the all-new Corolla Altis is built on the company’s TNGA platform. Out goes the torsion beam rear suspension, now replaced with a more sophisticated double wishbone rear suspension set u

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 10, 2019

2019 BMW and MINI models now offered with SST exemption/ discount

As you know, all new locally-assembled (CKD) passenger cars will be exempted from paying the 10 percent sales tax starting 15-June until 31-December. Imported new cars will be given a 50 percent discount on sales tax, meaning that sales tax is still applicable, but at a lower 5 percent rate. BMW Group Malaysia, however, has extended the exemption to their 2019 units as well.In a statement today, BMW Group Malaysia has declared that they will be offering full SST reduction for selected 2019 year-

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 27, 2020

In Brief: All-new CKD G20 BMW 3 Series 2019, when driving matters most

(BMW 330i M Sport | Gallery)First launched as a fully-imported model back in March, BMW Malaysia has just introduced the locally-assembled version of the G20 BMW 330i M Sport.How Much Is BMW 3 Series 2019?For the Malaysian market, the sole 3 Series variant - the BMW 330i M Sport - is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 261 PS and 440 Nm. The only transmission option is an 8-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels.The locally-assembled version

Eric

Eric

Sep 23, 2019

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is RM 30k cheaper than 2019 BMW X2 M35i, but is it better?

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just launched the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35, priced at RM 363,137 (OTR without insurance, including SST incentive).As the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 has yet to arrive in Malaysia, its closest competitor in the compact SUV segment at the moment would be the BMW X2 M35i, priced at RM 398,800 (OTR without insurance, with SST).Which is the better choice on paper? Lets find out.Powertrain – BMW X2 M35i is quicker on paperThe Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is powered by the M260 2.0-litre 4-c

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 22, 2020

All-new 2020 (F40) BMW M135i launched in Malaysia – 306 PS/450 Nm, RM 356k

BMW Malaysia has just launched the all-new 2020 F40 BMW M135i in Malaysia alongside the 2020 BMW X1 sDrive18i. This comes shortly after BMW Malaysia teased the model on its Facebook page. It is priced from RM 355,646 (on-the-road, without insurance, with SST deduction, until 31-Dec 2020).The model is imported from BMW's plant in Leipzig, Germany. Local assembly (CKD) of the F40-generation 1 Series won't happen, so don't hold your breath for that. What’s unde

Eric

Eric

Jul 24, 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 th

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 11, 2019

New MINI Clubman: Answers to frequently asked questions

As you probably already know, MINI Malaysia recently introduced the facelifte 2019 MINI Clubman to our shores. We already know of the changes that MINI has made to the car but here’s an even in depth look!How much is it? The new 2019 MINI Clubman has an asking price of RM 298,888. This is a massive price hike compared to the outgoing version that had a price tag of RM 262,888.We suspect that the price hike could be due to the current fluctuation of the forex exchange. I

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 13, 2019

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