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Ratings - Honda CR-V's performance and ride comfort, high marks for engine performance

Let’s take an in-depth look at the Honda CR-V’s driving performance as well as ride comfort through our WapCar Ratings.Engine performance of the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-PThe range-topping Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque. Power goes to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).It’s one of the quickest SUV in its segment, although it does not feel like it due to the smooth CVT characteristi

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 16, 2020

Ratings - Nissan X-Trail performance and ride comfort, 4/5 for seat support

In this section, well scrutinize the Nissan X-Trails driving performance and ride comfort through WapCar Ratings.Engine performance of the Nissan X-Trail 2.0L MidThe Nissan X-Trail Mid is powered by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that makes 144 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a CVT that sends power to the front wheels.Century sprint takes 11.9 seconds, which is modest at best. What it lacks in outright pace, it makes up for it with direct and linear response of the trans

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 5, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Driving performance

We’ve scrutinized the Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 by putting them through the WapCar Ratings. This time, we’re comparing driving performances between the X70 Premium, CR-V 1.5 TC-P and CX-5 Turbo. Facts and Figures Proton X70 Premium (CBU) Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-cyl turbo 1.5L 4-cyl turbo 2.5L 4-cyl turbo Transmission 6-speed AT CVT 6-speed AT Power 184 PS 193 PS 230 PS Torque 285 Nm

Shaun

Shaun

Jun 5, 2020

Review: Porsche Taycan 4S - an electrifying, synapse-frying performance car

"Why do petrolheads hate electric cars?" Asked my colleague Shaun as we barrelled along in the Porsche Taycan 4S. I didnt have an answer actually, because up until now, electric cars didnt really do it for me. I have driven a Nissan Leaf before this, and I quite liked it. But did it stir my loins and make me wanna buy one? Not really.But a Porsche Taycan? Who would say no to that? Well, at RM 699,986 (OTR without insurance, 0% SST) as tested, my bank account, most likely. Porsches firs

Jason

Jason

Mar 20, 2021

All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series (G22): Here's the M Performance parts catalogue

Fancy the all-new 2021 G22 BMW 4 Series with a bit more M? There will be a catalogue of M Performance Parts for the all-new 4 Series. The package consists mostly of visual & aesthetic enhancements, with carbon fibre featuring prominently.Starting with the front bumper, you can see carbon fibre bits in the front lip, air curtains and also the canards on the side. The M Performance treatment is rounded off at the front by blacking out the iconic kidney grill - which is now a one-piece item &nd

Jason

Jason

Jun 4, 2020

Mazda service centers switches to Petronas Syntium engine oil

Today, Bermaz Motor announced a supply agreement with Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia (PLMM) for the supply of Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil to Bermaz Motor dealership“For customers, Bermaz's agreement with PLMM represents another milestone in our pursuit of enjoyable and hassle-free ownership experience. Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil will replace our current use of semi-synthetic engine oil at our Bermaz Motor dealerships. Beginning next month, th

Brian

Brian

Jun 15, 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

Toyota Supra Chief Engineer: Promise To Offer More Performance With Each Additional Version

Toyota Supra is a classic Japanese sports car. Born in 1979 and rolled out of the production line in 2002, Supra has been a legend of a Japanese sports car. After withdrawing from the mill for 17 years, Toyota Supra rises up again with a brand-new stance and prestige.The revival of the new Supra spurred great excitement among fans who prefer performance vehicles, while some concerns that a maximum of 335 horsepower will lead the Supra far away from derring-do.Recently, a

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 12, 2019

Review: Honda City Hybrid – electrified performance for the masses

(Model | Gallery)The Honda City needs no introduction, as it is Malaysias favourite non-national B-segment sedan.Honda Malaysia offers several variants of the City, ranging from the affordable City 1.5 S (from RM 73,836) all the way up to the City Hybrid (from RM 92,172). We reckon that the Honda City Hybrid is worth it, as the sophisticated powertrain transforms the unassuming Honda City into a capable performer that does not sacrifice fuel consumption.Exterior – Few Hybrid emblems that s

Eric

Eric

Nov 1, 2019

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo WapCar Ratings results, 166.5/250 score, superb performance

We've examined the 2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo in detail from its exterior panel gaps, interior space to fuel consumption in our WapCar Ratings. Here's an overview of all our tests.With 230 PS at its disposal, the CX-5 2.5 Turbo is the most SUV in the segment. Being a Mazda, it also has unrivaled handling prowess but at the slight tradeoff of ride comfort. NVH levels in this latest generation CX-5 is comparable to rivals of the segment. Being the range-topping variant,

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 30, 2020

Can Tesla Model 3 Performance do the same as the new Porsche Taycan on 0-90-0?

The all-electric Porsche pulled off a 0-90-0 spec of an impressive 10.17 seconds. That is what we learned from the teaser video.Here comes a question: Can Tesla Model 3 Performance also do 10.17s on 0-90-0 time challenge? DÆrik will give you the answer!This is not a jokeBackground knowledge: you can buy THREE Model 3 Performance for the base price of one Taycan and still have $20,000 to spare.DÆrik mentioned three things that need to be taken into account for the final outcome. 

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 10, 2019

What's so special about the Isuzu D-Max's new 1.9L turbodiesel engine?

Isuzu Malaysia recently took the covers off the updated Isuzu D-Max, now equipped with the company’s new 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine, which replaces the older 2.5-litre turbodiesel unit.But what makes this new 1.9-litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel so special?Although the new engine might be a lot smaller than the older 2.5-litre unit, the new 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC turbodiesel makes 14 PS and 30 Nm more, bringing the total output figures to 150 PS and 350 Nm. This can be attribute

Eric

Eric

Sep 19, 2019

Honda City 1.0L Turbo, engine review: Should Malaysians demand for this new engine?

As you might have already know, the latest fifth generation Honda City has just gone on sale in Thailand earlier this year. Hondas B-segment sedan will now one-up its chief rival the Toyota Vios with an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged engine.The latest Honda City is not expected to be launched in Malaysia until 2021. Thailand remains the only market in the world to sell it, to be followed by India in the second half of 2020, and the rest of world starting 2021.This means that we cant give you our

Hans

Hans

May 26, 2020

Is synthetic engine oil bad for older cars?

Besides the viscosity rating of engine oil, we also have the choice of what type of oil we’d like to use in our car – mineral oil, semi-synthetic oil, and fully-synthetic oil. While most of us would agree that fully synthetic engine oils are the better choice, some older cars show problems when fully-synthetic engine oil is used.We’ve talked about their differences before, and the main advantages of fully-synthetic oil would be the more consistent molecule size and the longer s

Arif

Arif

Dec 6, 2020

2020 (G20) BMW M340i vs 2019 (W205) Mercedes-AMG C43 - Which is the ultimate performance sedan?

Last week, BMW Malaysia introduced the first-ever locally assembled M Performance car - the G20 BMW M340i xDrive. It is priced at RM 402,354 (without SST), valid until 31 December 2020.The BMW M340i goes head to head against the Mercedes-AMG C43, which is also locally assembled, priced at RM 401,114 (without SST). Since we’ve yet to get our hands on the BMW M340i, we’ll just take a side by side look at the spec sheets.Powertrain - Mercedes-AMG C43 has more power, but slower from 0-10

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 27, 2020

Ratings: 2020 (G20) BMW 320i Sport - Excellent driving performance, 181 pts overall

Moving on from the Honda Accord last week, were analysing the 2020 G20 BMW 320i Sport in the WapCar Ratings test.And technically, the BMW 3 Series is a D-segment sedan as compact executive sedans fall in the subset of the segment. But were not here to start another chain of arguments, lets talk numbers instead.BMW 3 SeriesDriving Performance – 42.5/50 pts, handles like a champ 2020 G20 BMW 320i Sport - Facts and Figures Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo Transmission 8-speed

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 15, 2020

Owner Review: The Kompressor Engine - How I met my Mercedes-Benz C200K

** This article is the personal experience of a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C200K owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Harindranath RavindranathMy AspirationWell, before I start on my car, a little bit about myself. I am a self-proclaimed car buff (totally my own opinion). So, when I was old enough to buy my own car, I decided I shall own cars that are known for something. Good design, great performance, unique shape, a great ride, etc. Boring cars that a normal

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 5, 2020

BMW Malaysia introduces Elite M Card for owners of M and M Performance models

Complements existing BMW Privileges Elite Card Discounted prices for BMW M track and BMW Driver Training events Discounted prices for BMW lifestyle merchandise Priority service appointmentsBMW Malaysia today introduced the BMW Elite M Card for owners of BMW M and M Performance vehicles. The privilege programme provides an exclusive array of M-specific benefits to complement the existing BMW Privileges Elite Card enjoyed by BMW owners.Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia sa

Hans

Hans

Sep 5, 2019

Top-3 most powerful cars with a 3-cylinder engine

Previously, we’ve explained why manufacturers continue the use of 3-cylinder engines. Fuel-efficiency and emission are among the top reasons, but what if they decide to extract every bit of performance from a 3-cylinder engine?So without further ado, here are the current top-3 most powerful cars, which are either on sale or will be on the market, with a 3-cylinder engine.BMW i8, from RM 1,408,800The BMW i8 is actually more than 6 years old now and it still looks like it belongs in a s

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 15, 2020

Do larger wheels and lower profile tyres give better performance?

A common practice for manufacturers when it comes to differentiating their model trim or specification level is to have different wheel sizes. Higher rung models often have larger wheels thus having lower profile tyre, and the general consensus is that larger wheels look better. But are there actual benefits of having larger wheels?First, let’s take a brief through what exactly is the profile of a tyre. It refers to the gap or distance between the edge of the rim and edge of the tyre, it i

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 13, 2020

Proton X50 1.5L Turbo has an award winning engine, so what's the big deal?

Say what you want about Made in China because the Chinese have come a very long way from mass-producing cheap knockoffs to becoming the technology hub they are today.Huawei, Alibaba (yes Alibaba is a tech company) and Geely are now familiar names to the rest of the world. Although the latter only made its wave among Malaysians in 2017 after acquiring a 49.9% stake in Proton.Since then Geely-Proton partnership has made technologies such as 4G online connectivity, intelligent voice command, Advanc

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 9, 2020

Future locally assembled Proton-Geely models will use Petronas engine oil

The Proton X70 is the first model to be introduced to the local market since the inception of the Proton-Geely era. At present, the Proton X70 is fully imported from China while Proton upgrades its existing Tanjung Malim manufacturing facility. Some of you may not know but currently, the X70’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TGDi engine is fed with Shell-branded engine oil. This raised some eyebrows among consumers as to why Proton did not engage its long-time lubricants partner, Petr

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 26, 2019

Scoop: 2021 Subaru WRX could get up to 300 PS from 2.4-litre boxer engine!

The Subaru WRX is one of those old-school four-door performance sedans that just refuses to give up. Even in an age where hot hatches are the in-thing.Subaru too isn’t giving up on an icon by slapping it on a crossover, unlike some other Japanese manufacturer. Just like the barrage of Mazda scoops yesterday, our Japanese media friends are also busy with another smaller Japanese carmaker.According to Best Car Web, Subaru is eyeing to unleash the next-gen WRX in August 2021. This will b

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 9, 2020

Hyundai MR23T test mule spotted, a mid-engine rear-wheel drive hatch?!

There’s a mysterious Hyundai MR23T spotted being ferried around in South Korea and reports claim that this is the test mule for Hyundai’s next mid-engine rear-wheel drive mega hatchback!These pictures were uploaded to Korean car website, Bobaedream. From the pictures, we can see a Hyundai Veloster that’s been heavily souped-up with flared wheel arches and aggressive bumpers.What’s interesting is the ‘MR23T’ text plastered on the side and rear of the car. &lsqu

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 2, 2020

2019 Mazda CX-5, 2.0L, 2.5T, 2.2D, which engine to pick?

(Model | Gallery)The 2019 Mazda CX-5 boasts the most engine choices for any SUV sold in Malaysia. From the naturally aspirated 2.0 and 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol to the innovative 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel as well as the soon-to-be-launched 2.5-litre turbocharged SkyActiv-G petrol.“2.0L underpowered lah”, “2.5L road tax expensive lah”, “Diesel very noisy lah” are not uncommon remarks from shoppers who are looking at a CX-5. Price point and fe

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 10, 2019

Ratings: 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Good grade in Driving Performance, 165/170 overall

We’ve rated the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris and this week we’re taking an in-depth look at the 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback facelift.Mazda 2 HatchbackDriving Performance - 38/50 pts, brilliant powertrain 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Facts and Figures Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder NA Transmission 6-speed automatic Power 114 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque 149 Nm @ 4,000 rpm Weight 1,097 kg 0-100 km/h 10.5 seconds 100-0 km/h 39.7 metres Unlik

Shaun

Shaun

Aug 16, 2020

Mitsubishi Xpander’s 1.5L MIVEC engine, is it powerful enough?

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has previewed the highly-anticipated 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander in Malaysia. Prices of the Xpander will be announced in November and it will rival the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz, and Toyota Rush.Like its core rivals, the upcoming Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Codenamed 4A91, this naturally-aspirated petrol engine is good for 105 PS and 141 Nm. It also gets MIVEC variable valve timing on the intake and as well as timing chain.Th

Eric

Eric

Oct 26, 2020

New Proton X50 engine designed to last for 15 years or a distance of 350k km

The highly anticipated Proton X50 was finally publicly unveiled last week and although some mistakes were made on our part, we’re still very much excited to see how it drives.Besides having Proton’s trademark ride and handling on the hot crossover, another thing to look forward to would be the brand-new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder port injected engine. Proton labels this engine as a multi-point injected (MPI) engine – perhaps an homage to the Iswara which was badged as an MPI in the U

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 24, 2020

Engine mounting: 3 symptoms of bad engine mounts

Thanks to modern day sound insulation, you don’t realise how hot and bothered things are under the hood. Holding the engine in place and absorbing most of the engine's vibration are engine mounts. They take a lot of punishment. Although generally low-maintenance, engine mounts may wear out sooner than you think. Here we will discuss the symptoms of bad engine mounts in your car.A car engine is heavy. Even a small Perodua Axia’s 1KR-VE weighs about 70 kg. A Perodua Myvi&

Arif

Arif

Jul 21, 2020

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

Once upon a time, a man didn't change the oil in his Audi TT for 130,000 km.With complete service packages offered when you buy a new car, you rarely need to make a choice when it comes to engine oils. Buy a brand-new Perodua Axia and Perodua will make sure the car uses the brand’s namesake oil during the warranty period. The same goes for other brands which may officially use Petronas or Shell lubricants at their service centres.Even when you go to your local workshop,

Arif

Arif

Jun 23, 2020