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BMW M unveils the all-new BMW X5 M and X5 M Competition

BMW M has introduced the third generation all-new 2019 BMW X5 M. Also introduced alongside the X5 M is the even more powerful BMW X5 M Competition variant. The 2019 BMW X5 M’s new engine gives the car a push of 750 Nm and a power output of 607 PS. That is a 25 PS power hike compared to the outgoing X5 M. Meanwhile the all new 2019 BMW X5 M Competition has been tuned to the music of 625 PS while the maximum torque of the X5 M Competition is maintained at 750 Nm, similar to its less powerful sibli


Oct 7, 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

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

BMW X5 PHEV vs Volvo XC90 T8 - Which is the better buy?

BMW Malaysia recently unveiled the BMW X5 PHEV, priced from RM 440,745 (without SST). Meanwhile, the Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Plus goes for RM 391,150 (without SST). Volvo XC90 We’ve yet to get our hands on the X5 so we won’t get into driving impressions. Instead, we’ll walk through the spec sheets of the BMW X5 xDrive45e and the Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Plus. Powertrain Underneath the bonnet of the BMW X5 xDrive45e lies a 3.0-litre B58 turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that does 286 PS


Jul 5, 2020

What Malaysian customers can expect from the BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid

Revealed last year, the BMW X5 (G05) xDrive45e replaced the previous generation X5 (F15) xDrive40e which was one of BMW Malaysia’s popular SUV or as they call it, SAV model. The BMW X5 (G05) is currently available in only one variant, the xDrive40i M Sport that is fully imported (CBU) and is priced at RM 618,800. It is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine that makes 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque. In the plug-in hybrid variant, the xDrive45e is also powered by the same engine alb


Apr 9, 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

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

394 PS, 600 Nm 2020 BMW X5 plug-in hybrid teased, launching in Malaysia on 17 June

BMW Malaysia has teased the imminent arrival of the all-new 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e. The second-generation plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s popular SUV will be unveiled via livestream on 17th June, on both Facebook and YouTube. Under the hood, the all-new X5 xDrive45e gets a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that does 286 PS and 450 Nm, hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The petrol engine is hooked up to an electric motor that does 113 PS and 265 Nm, allowing for a comb


Jun 15, 2020

RM 2k for extra space?  5-seater VW Tiguan vs 7-seater Tiguan Allspace

Yesterday, we are pretty much inundated with a trio of Volkswagen launches but while the Arteon and Passat R-Line have their own merits, the biggest news would be the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the 7-seater (or to be precise, a 5+2) bigger brother to the regular 5-seater Tiguan. This is without a doubt one of the most significant models in Volkswagen's Malaysian line-up as the Tiguan is one of the brand’s best-sellers. Then again, what are the differences between both the 5-seater and 7-seater?

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Aug 13, 2020

VinFast unveils Vietnam's first luxury SUV based on the BMW X5

VinFast, Vietnam’s first local carmaker founded by the country’s richest man, has taken its first luxury foray with the unveiling of the VinFast President. The luxury SUV will cost a whopping $ 164,000 (that’s RM 684,716) and limited to only 500 units. The President is VinFast’s very ambitious project to go up against SUVs like the Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol. Ambitious because, like the rest of the world, the country is currently experiencing an economic downturn due to the coronaviru


Sep 9, 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. Headlightmag 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 from USA, the BMW X7 starts at RM 8


Jan 27, 2021

Rendered: Proton X90 7-seater SUV, third Proton SUV for Malaysia?

Since the Proton-Geely partnership in 2017, we have witnessed two popular SUVs bearing the Proton badge - the Proton X70 and Proton X50. A third Geely-based model is due for 2021, and it is most likely the Proton X90, based on the Geely Haoyue, a 7-seater SUV. We’ve talked about the Proton V70/Geely Jiaji as a viable candidate previously, but the agreement to purchase the Jiaji will lapse by 31-Dec 2020 and the MPV segment is a diminishing one. With images of the Geely Haoyue at hand, we took th


Dec 26, 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

Geely Haoyue - Proton's first 7-seater SUV?

Geely has dropped several more teasers of its upcoming 7-seater SUV, this time releasing sketches of the new model’s dashboard. Codenamed VX11, the upcoming SUV will be called Haoyue (豪越) when it goes on sale in China. Prior to the model’s debut, Geely has dropped some interior sketches of the new SUV, giving us an early look of the dashboard. According to Geely, the Haoyue’s centre air-conditioning vents incorporate an infinity (∞) design, with a floating-style infotainment display sitting on t


Mar 12, 2020

COTY 2020: Mitsubishi Xpander, vote for your favourite 7-seater

As you know, Wapcar is holding our first-ever Car of the Year awards and you’re invited to cast your votes! One of the nominees in our 7-Seater Family Car of the Year award is the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. Though late to the game in Malaysia, here’s why the SUV deserves your attention. Although the Xpander is ranked as a B-segment, the interior feels larger than its competitors which is not a surprise since the Xpander's wheelbase does measure longer than the Toyota Innova. Other than the acclaim


Dec 21, 2020

2021 Kia Sonet 7-seater debuts in Indonesia – Ready to fight the Rush or Raize?

Though the 5-seater Kia Sonet made its world debut in India last year, its larger 7-seater variant (a 5+2 to be more precise), the 2021 Kia Sonet 7 was unveiled to the world in Indonesia. That makes sense since 7-seater MPVs and SUVs are still wildly popular in the archipelago. The Sonet 7 is fully imported (CBU) from India, just like the regular Sonet. Dimensions Model Kia Sonet Perodua Ativa Length 4,120 mm 4,065 mm Height 1,615 mm 1,635 mm Width 1,790 mm 1,710 mm Wheelbase 2,500 mm 2,525 mm T

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Apr 13, 2021

How the 7-seater Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace makes sense in Malaysian market

If you want an SUV that’s not too large and is able to seat 7, there aren’t many options in Malaysia. There’s the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, and Peugeot 5008. That’s pretty much it. Then we have the "big boys", the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, and Mazda CX-8, but those can be little cumbersome to navigate about in tight spaces. And that brings us back to C-segment SUVs. As it stands, the Tiguan has to compete against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and of co


Feb 21, 2020

Top Rank: Which 7-seater to get for less than RM 100k?

A 7-seater makes sense for someone who wants a vehicle large enough to carry the whole family for a trip back to their hometown. Whether it's an MPV, an SUV, or a crossover, there's still a demand for them in Malaysia. But what if you’re considering a 7-seater that wouldn’t break your wallet? There are a few brand-new 7-seaters which cost under RM 100,000. The online classifieds offer even more options if you don’t mind going second-hand. So, for this Top Rank, we take a look at 7 of the most bu

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Nov 8, 2020

Perodua Aruz vs Proton Exora: The inevitable national brand 7-seater comparison

Before we start the story, allow us to clarify: No, the Proton Exora and Perodua Aruz are not in the same segment. The Exora is an MPV while the Aruz is an SUV. But the reason we’re comparing both cars together is because they’re similarly priced (the Aruz from RM 72,900, Exora from RM 59,800; before SST exemption) and they sit 7. If you’re wondering that the Perodua Alza would be a better comparison to the Exora, allow us to explain that though the Alza sits 7, it is more of a 5+2 setup rather


Oct 10, 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

Pros & Cons: Perodua Aruz – The value-for-money 7-seater SUV

When the Perodua Aruz was first launched in January 2019, some people mistakenly put it in the same category as the Proton X70. While both the X70 and Aruz are SUVs, that’s where the similarities end. The Aruz is seen as a 7-seater SUV and priced much more affordably than the X70 which is clearly targeted for a more premium demographic. But enough clarifications, we’re here to shine the spotlight on one of the best-selling SUVs in Malaysia. Without further ado, what are the good and the bad of t

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Oct 6, 2020

BMW Malaysia upgrades hybrid battery warranty to 8-year/160k km, also available for existing owners

BMW Malaysia extends its current PHEV battery warranty programme for BMW and MINI vehicles by an additional 2 years and 60,000 km, bringing the programme to 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first. The new warranty programme applies to the hybrid battery only, the rest of the vehicle is covered by the 5-year unlimited mileage warranty. From now until 31 December 2020, existing BMW PHEV customers are able to purchase the new hybrid battery warranty as an extension for the BMW 330e, X5 xDrive


Jun 2, 2020

Video: Mitsubishi Xpander is a practical 7-seater worth waiting for

The Mitsubishi Xpander has long been on sale in neighbouring countries for years and has quickly risen to become one of the most popular 7-seater SUV. In Indonesia for example, the Mitsubishi Xpander was the second best-selling car in 2018 having only going on sale in the country in late 2017. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has recently confirmed that they will be launching the long-awaited Mitsubishi Xpander in 2020. The reason for its delayed arrival to Malaysia is due to the preparations fo

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Dec 4, 2019

Geely Haoyue debuts, 7-seater SUV with 1.5T & 1.8T, should this be the ‘Proton X90’?

Geely has officially launched its largest SUV yet, the Geely Haoyue. At launch, the Haoyue is offered as a 7-seater while a 5-seater configuration will be available in the future. Visually, the Haoyue takes after the Geely ICON’s boxy silhouette. Familiar cues include the expanding cosmos grille, Geely inscription across the tailgate, and slim LED taillamps. Note that the rear quarter glass is fairly big to give the 3rd-row passengers an airy impression inside. The Haoyue aims squarely against t

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Apr 29, 2020

Vietnam’s VinFast sets their aim at Tesla; To build plant in USA

Vietnamese car brand VinFast is planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) factory in the USA. Work on the factory will start after the company is done setting up their 50-member San Francisco research office in anticipation to start selling cars in California in 2022. In case you didn’t know, VinFast is founded by Vietnamese billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong back in 2017. The first cars that rolled out of the brand’s factory were BMW-licensed vehicles like the VinFast Lux A2.0 executive sedan (F10 B


Mar 3, 2021

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 utamany


Feb 22, 2021

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

2021 DFSK Glory 580 in Malaysia - launching in Jan, 7-seater SUV for RM 95k!

For those looking for 7-seater cars, most minds will snap back to the 2020 Toyota Innova. It's a reasonably safe option in a safe space, but it seems that it suddenly has a rival in the 2021 DFSK Glory 580. Who or what is the DFSK Glory 580? DFSK is short for Dongfeng Sokon, and judging by the name you already know it's a Chinese carmaker. They're not new to Malaysia as their distributor - Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (M) Sdn Bhd - has been selling the brand's commercial vehicles (lorries) here s


Dec 8, 2020

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 assembly facility in


Feb 19, 2021

Rendered: 2022 BMW 7 Series - Did someone order more grille?

The next generation BMW 7 Series, codenamed G70, was spotted testing in Germany with heavy camouflage. Artists have gone to work based on the spyshots available and here is one of them. Do bear in mind that early test mules are typically covered with additional panels to hide some of the design elements, so renderings may not be entirely accurate at this point. Having said that, it’s still interesting to see what the 2022 BMW 7 Series could look like. Starting with the front grille of course, wh


Oct 28, 2020