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BMW 330i vs Mercedes-Benz C300, you might be surprised what a RM 300k car doesn't have

A battle older than time itself – BMW 3 Series against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Although the BMW 3 Series has been with us for a longer time through 7 generations from 1975 (5 generations for the Merc, from 1982), the C-Class certainly gave and is still giving the 3 Series a run for its money. For a time, the common knowledge when it comes to these two is that the 3 Series provides a sportier drive while the C-Class is a more relaxing and comfortable car to be in. Now though, it’s not as strai


Jan 2, 2020

BMW X3 vs Volvo XC60 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC - Which is best?

If you’re looking for an SUV within the range of RM 350k, the BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC will likely appear in your radar. To help with your decision between these three mid-size luxury SUVs, here’s a quick specs comparison. Performance In terms of performance output, the Volvo XC60 T8 eclipses the rest with its hybrid powertrain. It makes 407 PS and a tarmac-ripping 640 Nm of torque. We’ve tested its 0-100 km/h time to be 5.6 seconds, which is ludicrous for a comfort-biased SUV. I


Aug 22, 2020

BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Volvo S90, which is the better buy?

The executive sedans - BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Volvo S90 - are due a facelift, all of which are expected to arrive sometime this year in Malaysia. But before that, let’s refresh our minds and see how they stack up against each other. To recap, there are 3 variants of the G30 BMW 5 Series currently available: 520i Luxury – RM 318,589 530e M Sport – RM 333,692 530i M Sport – RM 372,061 Prices stated are on-the-road without insurance, with SST exemption and extended warranty + free


Jan 25, 2021

BMW 320i or Mercedes-Benz C200, which is better on paper?

Previously, we've compared the BMW 330i and the Mercedes-Benz C300. Since then, BMW Malaysia has introduced a new variant to the G20 3 Series lineup - the 320i. Once more, we’re pitting these two against each other but at one rung below, the BMW 320i vs the Mercedes-Benz C200. What's better BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class? One of the major differences between them is the powertrain; the BMW 320i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 184 PS and 300 Nm, the Mercedes-Benz C2


Jan 17, 2020

BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Volvo S90 – mana paling berbaloi?

Sedan eksekutif seperti BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, dan Volvo S90 telah menerima kemaskini pada tahun lepas. Ketiga-tiga model facelift ni dikhabarkan tiba di Malaysia pada tahun ini. Tetapi sebelum itu, mari kita imbau kembali perbezaan buat ketiga-tiga saingan ini supaya lebih mudah untuk anda memilih diantara mereka. Bagi anda yang belum tahu, BMW 5 Series G30 didatangkan dengan varian: 520i Luxury – RM 318,589 530e M Sport – RM 333,692 530i M Sport – RM 372,061 Harga yang tertera ad


Jan 30, 2021

COTY 2020: BMW 320i vs Mercedes-Benz C200, vote for your favourite!

Earlier this year, BMW Malaysia introduced the BMW 320i to the G20 3 Series lineup and was subsequently updated with the inclusion of ADAS. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia refreshed the Mercedes-Benz C200 with a new powertrain and AMG Line outfit. Let’s get prices out of the way first, the BMW 320i is priced at RM 239,883 (0% SST) and the Mercedes-Benz C200 is a tad pricier at RM 251,587 (0% SST). Side note - in case you didn't know, the sales tax exemption has been extended to June 2021. What


Dec 29, 2020

Volvo S60 T8 vs Mercedes-Benz C300 vs BMW 330i, which is best for you?

The locally assembled (CKD) Volvo S60 T8 has arrived and now it is at level playing field with the Mercedes-Benz C300 and BMW 330i. These are the CKD compact executive sedans that you’re probably looking at if you’re in the market for one, and we’re here to help you find which is perfect for you. Let's get the prices out of the way first. The Volvo S60 T8 is priced between the two at RM 295,888, the Mercedes-Benz C300 is the priciest here at RM 304,888, and the BMW 330i is the least expensive at


May 19, 2020

BMW 320i vs Mercedes-Benz C200 – sedan mana patut menang kategori kereta mewah?

Awal tahun ini, BMW Malaysia memperkenalkan BMW 320i ke barisan keluarga 3 Series G20 dan kemudiannya dikemas kini dengan sistem bantuan pemandu ADAS. Sementara itu, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia memberi satu lagi kemas kini pada Mercedes-Benz C200 dengan trenkuasa baru dan kit badan AMG Line. Sebelum itu, mari mulakan dengan harga kedua sedan ini. BMW 320i berharga RM 239,883 (0% SST), manakala Mercedes-Benz C200 berharga RM 251,587 (0% SST). Sekiranya anda tidak tahu, pengecualian cukai penjualan tel

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Jan 1, 2021

Toyota Camry vs Mercedes-Benz C200 vs BMW 320i Sport - sedan Jepun lagi baik dari Jerman?!

Sedan segmen D di Malaysia bukan lagi kereta yang dikhaskan untuk golongan ‘uncle’ kerana segmen ini telah diberi nafas baru, cenderung ke gaya sebuah sports sedan. Sedan ini lebih sesuai untuk mereka yang masih menghargai dinamik pemanduan dan perasaan memandu sedan yang rendah, bukannya SUV yang tinggi. BMW 3 Series Sedan Jerman terbaru dalam segmen ini adalah BMW 320i Sport (G20) yang dilancarkan Januari lalu di Malaysia. Sepanjang hayatnya, BMW 3 Series sering menjadi pilihan utama untuk pem

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Sep 3, 2020

Mercedes-AMG A35 2020 vs BMW M135i (F40) – hot hatch mana lagi padu?

Ketika Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic 2020 (RM 366,785 dengan cuti cukai SST) dilancarkan, ia hanya mempunyai satu pesaing iaitu Volkswagen Golf R yang luar biasa dan menyeronokkan. Namun, kita semua tahu Golf R agak ketinggalan dari segi spesifikasi yang ditawarkan. Maklumlah, dah tua. Kini, BMW baru sahaja melancarkan BMW M135i F40 2020 (RM 355,646 OTR dengan cuti cukai SST) di Malaysia, dan ini bermaksud A35 kini mempunyai pesaing yang layak. Dalam rencana ini, kita akan membuat perbandingan ringkas

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Aug 6, 2020

2020 BMW 320i vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C200 - which is the ride and handling champ?

In this ride and handling comparison, we’re pitting the 2020 (G20) BMW 320i up against its archrival – the 2020 (W205) Mercedes-Benz C200. BMW 3 Series For a time, the common knowledge when it comes to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class is that the 3 Series provides a sportier drive, while the C-Class is a more relaxing and comfortable car to be in. Does this still hold true today? Well, sort of. Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class Ride Comfort - Neither is the last word in comfort The G20 BMW 3 S


Oct 1, 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? Exterior There is no denying that the BMW M135i cuts th


Jul 28, 2020

BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Volvo S90,谁更值得购买?

BMW 5 Series、Mercedes-Benz E-Classz和Volvo S90这三款行政级轿车很快都将推出改款车型,并且它们可能都会在今年内登陆我国。不过在这之前,让我们先刷新一下思路,将它们进行一次横向的对比吧。 总结一下,目前的G30 BMW 5 Series共有三个型号可选: 520i Luxury – RM 318,589 530e M Sport – RM 333,692 530i M Sport – RM 372,061 *上述价格为不含保险费用的落地价格,包含保固延期+免费服务包,并且已免除了SST(销售税),2021年6月前有效。 Mercedes-Benz E-Class同样有三个型号可选: E200 SportStyle Avantgarde – RM 318,270 E300 Exclusive – RM 367,062 E350 AMG Line – RM 384,523 *上述价格为不含保险费用的落地价格,并且已免除了SST(销售税),2021年6月前有效。 与上面的两者相同,Volvo S90也有三个型号可选: S90 T5 – RM 320,1


Jan 29, 2021

All-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs G12 BMW 7 Series - Size comparison

Despite being the largest car in the model range, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has grown in every dimension in its latest iteration. How does it compare to the G12 BMW 7 Series? Let’s take a quick look. Length wise (both long wheelbase versions), the all-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class measures 5,289 mm long while the G12 BMW 7 Series measures 5,260 mm long. Wheelbase is just millimetres shy of each other; the S-Class measures 3,216 mm whereas the 7 Series stretches at 3,210 mm. In terms of width, t


Sep 7, 2020

Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 vs BMW 3 Series G20 – pujaan hati mana yang anda pilih?

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2021 (W206) baru sahaja membuat debut global. Sebelum menyambut ketibaan C-Class baru di Malaysia, apa kata kita banding sedan eksekutif kompak yang ternama ini dengan pesaing pahitnya, iaitu BMW 3 Series G20. Eksterior Dengan rekaan lampu yang lebih tirus, Mercedes-Benz C-Class generasi baru nampak lebih garang berbanding model sebelum ini. Gril depan yang berbentuk seperti huruf “A” juga nampak lebih agresif. Mengenai BMW 3 Series G20 pula, anda mungkin sudah cam kereta i


Mar 27, 2021

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 0-100 km/h Pow


Oct 27, 2020

Specs comparison: 2020 BMW X3 M Competition vs Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

Not to be outmatched by Volkswagen, BMW too have launched four brand new models at a launch last week. There was the X4 M Competition which is an absolute beast that can reach 100 km/h from rest in 4.1 seconds, the exquisite and expensive M8 Coupe and Gran Coupe, and finally our star, the X3 M Competition. The BMW X3 M Competition is the Bavarian’s latest performance SUV, competing against the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and the Porsche Macan. But we’re going to focus this battle as a 2-way battle betwe

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Aug 18, 2020

This RWD 2023 Mazda CX-50 is Japan’s answer to the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe

The Mazda CX-30 will eventually be followed up by a bigger, more expensive, and more importantly, a six-cylinder rear-wheel drive powertrain coupe-SUV – the 2023 Mazda CX-50. To be styled in similar fashion with the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, the Mazda CX-50 will, according to Japanese publication Best Car Web, be launched in April 2023. It will ride on Mazda’s all-new FR large vehicle architecture that was announced late last year. Also read: Look hard enough, and you will see the all-


Mar 23, 2021

2020 BMW 5 Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is worth waiting for?

In this exercise, we’ll compare the 2020 BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI) against its main rival, which also received a nip and tuck recently, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Since we’ve yet to test either of these two updated models, this is more of a visual and specs comparison. Exterior – Subtle tweaks for the 5 Series, radical change for the E-Class As usual, BMW went down the route of subtle yet noticeable tweaks to the design in this facelift. The headlights are new with revised LED graphics, g


May 29, 2020

BMW M cars outsold Mercedes-AMG by 20k units in 2020!

The rivalry between BMW M GmbH and Mercedes-AMG is as eternal as it goes. With Mercedes-Benz and BMW recently releasing their 2020 sales figures, once again we pit both the mighty German brands head-to-head. While Mercedes-Benz does its best in introducing potent AMG models left and right, based on sales data, it’s BMW’s M-badged performance cars that most buyers prefer. In 2020, BMW M GmbH sold 144,218 cars worldwide while Mercedes-Benz sold 125,129 of its Mercedes-AMG models. That meant BMW so

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Jan 13, 2021

采用后驱的2023 Mazda CX-50,将直接对标BMW X4和Mercedes GLC Coupe

继Mazda CX-30之后,又将会有一款更大、更贵、更重要的六缸后驱轿跑SUV登场,它就是2023 Mazda CX-50。 据日本媒体Best Car Web报道,Mazda CX-50将拥有与BMW X4和Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe相似的造型设计,并将于2023年4月推出。 它将采用Mazda去年年底公布的全新FR大型车架构平台。 推荐阅读:Look hard enough, and you will see the all-new 2022 Mazda 6’s inline 6-cylinder engine 新平台的设计可以兼容直列6缸引擎,搭配后轮驱动或全轮驱动变速箱,并将兼容包括插电式混动和48V轻混动力在内的多级电气化动力系统。 新的FR平台经常和下一代Mazda 6一起被提到,但从最新的报道来看,首款采用这个新平台的车型将是一款SUV。 另外,也有消息显示,新一代Mazda CX-5将改用直列6缸引擎和后轮驱动,其对标车型将是Mercedes-Benz GLC。 推荐阅读:Next gen 2023 Mazda CX-5 to be priced


Mar 25, 2021

BMW and Mercedes PAUSE on collaboration, timing is not right

The BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz AG are putting their cooperation on development of next-generation technology for automated driving temporarily on hold. The two companies have arrived at a mutual and amicable agreement to concentrate on their existing development paths, which may also include working with current or new partners. Both explicitly wished to emphasise that cooperation may be resumed at a later date and that the two organisations’ underlying approach to matters such as safety and cu


Jun 23, 2020

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatch vs A-Class Sedan; what’s different other than looks?

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has always been known to us as a hatchback. Indeed, the A45 AMG still holds the reputation of being the most powerful hot-hatch in its class, but Mercedes-Benz decided to mesh things up and unleashed a sedan version as well. What’s different other than its looks? The answer is: not much. Launched into the Malaysian market just six months after the hatch, the A-Class sedan, or rather the A-Class Limousine as Mercedes-Benz knows it, is really the beloved hatchback but wit


Feb 1, 2020

BMW one-ups Mercedes with new iDrive 8 curved display

The latest generation of BMW iDrive brings a new design language for the newly-developed BMW Operating System 8. Taking centre stage is a pair of widescreen displays with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen merged, not unlike the outgoing Mercedes-Benz MBUX. However, unlike Mercedes-Benz, the display is curved to which BMW aptly calls the BMW Curved Display. It is angled towards the driver to provide better ergonomics. Since the number of buttons and switches


Mar 16, 2021

This Mercedes has a BMW heart: Sacrilege or genius?

Since time immemorial, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been at each other’s throats, vying for supremacy on the racetrack and showrooms. But, what if, just for once, they put their competitive differences aside and brought their engineering know-how to create a car together? Well, left-field German tuners Hartge (think Alpina, Brabus, and the likes) made that a reality in 1988 by shoehorning a BMW M88 straight-six engine into a Mercedes W124 chassis, and named it the F1 (curiously unrelated to the sp


Jun 15, 2020

2020款 BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class,哪一款更值得等待?

在此次测评中,我们要用最近才进行了LCI改款的2020款BMW 5 Series与它最主要的竞争对手——同样刚刚进行过改款的2020款Mercedes-Benz E-Class做对比。 因为我们还没有对这两款升级后的车型进行过实际测试,所以这次对比更多的是从视觉和配备方面进行对比。 外观——5 Series小改,E-Class大改 和往常一样,BMW这次的小改款依旧设计得微妙却显眼,换装了新的大灯,大灯的LED灯珠布局也是改进过的。进气格栅的尺寸也变大了一点,并且换装了新的前保险杠。 相似的,E-Class也进行了前脸的“整容”,不过设计上的变动更大。现在进气格栅变成了A形,大灯和保险杠都换成了全新的设计。以前的双层LED日间行车灯也变成了现在的L形。 车尾部分,5 Series的改动更加小,只有尾灯上黑色部分的形状是新的,后保险杠只有细微的调整。 E-Class则有全新的尾灯设计,变成了三角形的造型, 并且贯穿进了尾厢,让车子看上去更宽了。 内装——两款车都与之前大同小异 从内部看,两款车的改动都很小。5 Series现在可以选装更大的12.3英寸媒体显示屏和新的数字仪表板,就这样。


Oct 25, 2020

Lexus ES outsells BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class in USA

USA is Lexus’ biggest market, contributing nearly 40 percent of its total sales worldwide, followed by China at 25 percent. Since the Lexus ES was launched last year, the model has been very successful in the all-important US market, outselling the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. According to data compiled by Jato Dynamics, the Lexus ES sold 51,336 units in USA last year. This compares against the BMW 5 Series’ 38,707 units, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class’ 25,180 units and Audi A6’s 17,799 un


Apr 3, 2020

After the 2020 BMW 330e, will the Mercedes-Benz C300e plug-in hybrid return to Malaysia?

Earlier this week, BMW Malaysia launched the G20 generation 2020 BMW 330e, marking a return of the locally-assembled, plug-in hybrid BMW 3 Series. Kitted with M Sport package, the 330e is priced at RM 264,413 without SST, valid until 31-December 2020. With the resumption of SST, prices will increase to RM 268,800. Mercedes-Benz’s equivalent to the 330e is the C300e. On paper, the C300e packs more power than the 330e, with a combined system output of 320 PS (DIN hp) versus the BMW’s 292 PS. The C


Oct 23, 2020

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? Let's find out. Powertrain – BMW X2 M35i is quicker on paper The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is powered by the M260 2.0-litre 4-cy


Sep 22, 2020

10 Kebaikan & Keburukan: BMW 320i Sport G20, best dari Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line?

Sebut saja model teras BMW, kemungkinan besar anda akan sebut BMW 3 Series. Bagi banyak orang, BMW 3 Series mewakili entri ke pemilikan BMW atau ayat yang biasa kita sebut "kereta Continental". Sebagai sebuah model teras, ianya sangat penting untuk mendapatkan resipi 3 Series ini dengan betul. Jadi mari kita lihat apa yang best dan tak best pasal BMW 320i Sport G20 ini. Kebaikan 1. Reka bentuk yang bergaya dan sporty Jika anda lihat eksterior BMW 3 Series G20 ini, anda boleh nampak elemen rekaan

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Oct 9, 2020