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2020 Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG Line drops Airmatic suspension

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has quietly revised the specifications of the Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG Line. Specifically, the Airmatic Suspension has been replaced by Sports Suspension, like the one in the C200 AMG Line. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Airmatic Suspension is Mercedes-Benz’s term for their air suspension. Compared to traditional strut suspension, there are no coil springs or shock absorbers on air suspension systems. Instead, it uses bags made of rubber and polyurethane filled with air. Drivers can


Nov 9, 2020

What is Airmatic suspension on the Mercedes-Benz C300?

If you’re car shopping in the RM 300k range, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is likely to show up under your radar. Perhaps you’ve already been to the showroom, and one of the features highlighted by the salesperson was the Airmatic suspension. But what makes it a USP of the Mercedes-Benz C300? Airmatic Suspension is Mercedes-Benz’s term for their air suspension. Compared to traditional strut suspension, there are no coil springs or shock absorbers on air suspension systems. Instead, it uses bags made


Dec 30, 2019

Kereta dengan torsion beam suspension tak bagus? Betul ke?

Jika anda ada kereta bajet, besar kemungkinan kereta tersebut mempunyai tetapan ‘torsion beam’ (atau ‘twist beam’). Jika kereta anda kereta “premium” atau “performance”, ia barangkali menggunakan tetapan ‘multi-link suspension’. Maka, ‘torsion beam’ adalah jenis suspension yang kurang baik lah, kan? Tapi, kereta-kereta seperti Renault Megane RS dan FK2 Honda Civic Type R menggunakan tetapan ‘torsion beam suspension’. Mazda 3 pun beralih dari ‘multi-link’ ke ‘torsion beam’. Oleh itu, ia mungkin a


Feb 12, 2021

Carmakers don't know how to tune suspension properly nowadays

Recently, I was ranting about how new cars are becoming increasingly uncomfortable. However, it seems unfair to only attribute one component of the car - which, in the aforementioned article, was wheel size - to a car having a bone-jarring ride. A car's ride and handling are chiefly determined by two things, wheel size and also suspension tuning. Today's question is very simple, have carmakers lost the art of suspension tuning? Think about it, when did you last sat in a new car and felt the ride


Feb 16, 2021

Is torsion beam suspension in the 2019 Mazda 3 a step backwards?

Sometimes it really feels like the more we learn, the less we know. In this case, it’s about the types of suspensions used in a car. At first, we learnt that torsion beam sits at the bottom of the suspension hierarchy. A means to save cost as well as maximizing interior space. In torsion beam setups, both sides of the axle are linked together and when one wheel goes through a bump for example, the other is affected, which disrupts the ride. Although there’s a certain degree of flexibility in the


Dec 11, 2019

2020 Proton X70 CKD gets stiffer suspension for better ride & handling

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) brought about a number of surprises for consumers. Not only did it got a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and improved kit list, Proton has also revised the suspension on the X70 CKD for better ride and handling. In the fully imported (CBU) units of the X70, it received high praises for its stellar ride comfort. It absorbed and filtered road undulations like nothing else in the segment. However, the flip side of the slack suspension is that i

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Feb 12, 2020

Honda City Hatchback racecar di Thailand, RM 145k je! Ke baik beli Civic Type R di Malaysia?

Sepertimana anda tahu, Honda tidak akan membawa masuk Honda Jazz generasi ke-4 di Malaysia, menggantikannya dengan City Hatchback. Ada yang menyatakan ia nampak seperti Proton Suprima S, atau Mercedes-Benz A45. Apa-apa pun, ini adalah salah satu kereta yang dinanti-nantikan. Juga baca: 3 sebab utama Honda Jazz keluar dari pasaran Malaysia! Pada mana yang kaki ubahsuai kereta dan sedang mencari idea bagaimana jika Honda mencipta City Hatchback versi kereta lumba, ini mungkin akan memberikan anda

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Mar 26, 2021

Pros and Cons: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-S – Superb suspension, lackluster powertrain

New to the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is the addition of the GR-Sport (GR-S) variant, sitting on top of the G variant. The Toyota Vios GR-S adds a few goodies like a reprogrammed CVT with 10 virtual ratios, sports-tuned suspension, and 17-inch wheels just to name a few. Trade in User's Car Form If you’re pondering on whether to fork out another RM 8k over the G variant – we’ve listed pros and cons to help on your buying decision. Pros Superb suspension tuning Aggressive exterior styling Cons Slow


Apr 12, 2021

Talaan suspension kereta makin lama makin teruk? Pembuat kereta buat apa?

Baru-baru ini, kami ada 'complain' tentang betapa tak selesanya kereta-kereta serba baru masa kini. Namun, tak adillah kiranya jika kami letakkan kesalahan ini pada satu komponen kereta sahaja, dimana dalam artikel terdahulu ia disebabkan oleh saiz tayar. ‘Ride and handling’ atau keselesaan pemanduan dan pengendalian kereta sebahagian besarnya bergantung kepada dua benda, iaitu saiz tayar dan juga penalaan suspensi. Soalan kami kali ini ialah: Adakah pembuat-pembuat kereta sudah kehilangan seni


Mar 6, 2021

Deal breakers: Love the Volkswagen Tiguan, but wish its suspension was more pliant

Make no mistake, the Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent SUV. It’s an excellent daily companion and a first-rate cruiser on highways. But like every other car, it isn’t perfect. Yes, it lacks any form of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). There’s no autonomous emergency braking or even a blind spot monitor. To some, this would be the deal breaker, and understandably so. Volkswagen Tiguan But personally, ADAS isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to buying a car. It’s nice to have but


Jul 20, 2020

More details emerge of the 2021 Toyota Vios GR Sport - 10-speed CVT, sports suspension!

You know by now that a new, facelifted 2021 Toyota Vios is on its way - but seemingly out of nowhere, it's the new 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift that takes bookings first. You've been asking about what happened to the upcoming Vios and for that, we have some info of the upcoming Vios GR Sport! Vios GR Sport details Here's the information gathered on what the spicy Vios will have: CVT with 10 virtual ratios Stabiliser bars as standard GR Sports suspension Sportier wheels So far, prices have not been


Nov 2, 2020

Wanna race in this Honda City Hatchback? It’ll cost you RM 145k!

The Honda City Hatchback is definitely turning heads with its design. Whether you think it looks like a certain three-star badged premium hatchback or not, the replacement to the Jazz is one of the most anticipated cars to be launched this year. But if you wondered how would a track-focused City Hatchback look like, Grand Prix International, the organiser of the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS 2021) has produced this special City Hatchback made for the circuit. The track-ready hatchb

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Mar 26, 2021

How to use the new off-road driving features in 2020 Toyota Hilux - Superflex suspension, Auto LSD, new A-TRC

Earlier this year, UMW Toyota Motor launched the new 2020 Toyota Hilux, which now comes with a more powerful 204 PS/500 Nm 2.8-litre common rail turbodiesel engine, plus an expanded set of safety features which now include Toyota Safety Sense, packing autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) as well as adaptive cruise control. There’s also a 150 PS/400 Nm 2.4-litre engine for the lower variants – same power output as before but


Nov 20, 2020

Pros and Cons: Love the 2020 Proton X50's comfortable suspension, hate the seats

Over the weekend, we got the 2020 Proton X50 with us - and with it being arguably the nation's hottest car at the moment, we got a ton of content lined up for you. In short, here's the pros and cons of the Proton X50: Pros: Good performance Ride and handling Best-in-class technology Build quality Cons Infotainment is miles behind Not very practical Ergonomics need getting used to Quite the fuel guzzler Now let's go over them one by one. Pros - Good performance For our review, we got the Flagship


Dec 2, 2020

Mod My Car:  Shopping for a niche 15-year old car - My Subaru Impreza WRX STI

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Timothy Tam ↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓ I first fell in love with JDMs back in 2003, fuelled by 2 Fast 2 Furious and Need For Speed: Underground. I used to spend hours on end customizing my cars on NFS:U and always wanted to own one of them one day, with the Skyline R34, Evo and Impreza being my favourites. Fast forward 15 years later, I finally decid

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Jul 21, 2020

In Brief: 2019 Lexus RX 300 - Who needs air suspension?

The Lexus RX 300 was given a facelift last year and the 200t moniker has been dropped in favour of 300, but the powertrain remains unchanged. All three variants of the RX 300 (Premium, Luxury, and F-Sport) are propelled by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 238 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Power is channeled to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic. The one we have here is the F-Sport variant, priced at RM 424,187 (without SST). What are its pros and cons? Like all Lexus models,


Jul 22, 2020

Here it comes: 2021 Toyota Vios GR Sport leaked before launch in Malaysia!

Hot on the heels of the 2021 Toyota Vios facelift is this - the Vios GR Sport. Heavily touted to be what's launching in Malaysia tonight, here's your first look at it courtesy of this leaked photo found on Facebook. It's a real, printed poster so the car is not something we made up: that's a real Vios wearing a GR Sport badge, folks. First impressions are it looks great - the squared-off front bumper, bespoke bodykit and wheel combo makes it look a bit like the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris. Much of the


Dec 17, 2020

All-new 2020 Nissan Sylphy debuts in USA, Malaysia launch next?

Nissan has taken the covers off the all-new 2020 Nissan Sylphy for the North American market, where the model is known as the Sentra. The model will make its public debut later this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The model will go on sale in the US early next year, making it the second major market after China to launch the Sylphy/Sentra. The all-new Sylphy gets a new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine that does 149 hp and 198 Nm. The Nissan Sylphy was last sold in Malays


Nov 20, 2019

Owner Review: A not so reliable Toyota - Story of my Toyota Celica

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic Information TOYOTA CELICA ZZT231 1.8 (M) YEAR MAKE 2000 Reasons why I bought this car Previously driving a Proton Satria 1.8 Gti, car stolen & was looking for a 2 door coupe. Caught my attention on how the engine's potential of 190BHP as advertised by various motor trading website 10 years ago. Car selection process I had a budget of: 75,

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Jan 30, 2021

BMW Malaysia celebrates ///Malaysia day with M-owners

In celebration of Malaysia Day, over 70 BMW M high-performing cars and hundreds of M fans gathered at Pavilion, Bukit Bintang on the 16th of September. The day began with BMW M owners as well as several members from the media, us included, gathering at Auto Bavaria Ara Damansara. Our car for the day was the F90 BMW M5 for the convoy to Pavilion. A quick cup of coffee and a briefing later, we hopped into the BMW M5 and set off in the convoy. First impression of the M5 was how refined it is. As a


Sep 18, 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

Stricter drunk driving Bill passed; License suspension up to 10 years

We previously reported that the Transport Ministry is looking to implement stricter punishments on driving under influence, now the amendment has been passed with a simple voice vote at the Dewan Rakyat. The Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2020 was first proposed last month amidst growing concerns on drunk driving after multiple reports of drunk drivers crashing and victims losing their lives. The passing of the Act means that those caught driving under the influence or reckless driving and caus


Aug 27, 2020

The 4 choices you have when buying a Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177) in Malaysia

As we welcome the Mercedes AMG A45 S and AMG A35 to our shores, it is a good time to have an overall look of the range of Mercedes-Benz’s C-segment hatchback available in Malaysia. We currently have 4 variants available for the A-Class; two with the AMG badge and two without. The AMG models come with the Mercedes-Benz 4Matic all-wheel-drive system while non-AMG models come standard as front-wheel-drive. All A-Class models are turbocharged, albeit with varying engine displacements and varying pow


Jun 3, 2020

Quick Review: 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross in Malaysia, the proper benchmark for family SUVs

Toyota Corolla Cross The 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is now finally launched in Malaysia and we had a brief session with it, bringing you a first drive review of Toyota’s latest SUV. No matter how much “enthusiasts” complain about SUVs, consumers just cannot get enough of tall-riding, big cars, and I am completely on the consumer's side. SUVs are practical, offer great outward visibility and generous ground clearance (especially for our roads). For a sensible family man like myself, what is there

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Mar 25, 2021

2020 (F98) BMW X4 M Competition launched in Malaysia, 510 PS/600 Nm, from RM 904k

BMW Malaysia has launched the 2020 BMW X4 M Competition, priced at RM 904,276 (OTR without insurance, inclusive of SST discount). The BMW X4 M Competition goes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 Coupe and Porsche Macan Turbo. Like the BMW X3 M Competition, at the heart of the BMW X4 M sits a new S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six, producing 510 PS and 600 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission deploys the horses to all four wheels via the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. Unli


Aug 14, 2020

All-new Toyota Corolla Altis launched in Malaysia, from RM 128,888

(Toyota Corolla Altis Prices and Specs | Gallery) A 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 up. Unlike the predecessor model which had two engine choices (


Oct 9, 2019

Potong Stim: Volkswagen Tiguan memang best, tapi suspension kena lebih lentur lagi

Memang tak dinafikan, Volkswagen Tiguan ialah SUV yang amat cemerlang. Tak kiralah sebagai kereta kegunaan harian atau peluncur bangga di lebuhraya. Tapi, sama seperti mana-mana kereta di atas muka bumi ini, ia tidaklah sempurna. Bagi mereka yang memang hendakkan kereta dilengkapi Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), mungkin sedari awal lagi dah 'cancel' VW Tiguan. Ia memang tiada brek kecemasan berautonomi mahupun pengesan titik-buta. Tapi bagi sesetengah orang, ADAS bukanlah sesuatu yang


Jul 24, 2020

2020 (F97) BMW X3 M Competition launched in Malaysia, 510 PS/600 Nm, RM 886k

BMW Malaysia has launched the 2020 BMW X3 M Competition, priced at RM 886,551 (OTR without insurance, inclusive of SST discount). The BMW X3 M Competition goes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 and Porsche Macan Turbo. At the heart of the BMW X3 M sits a new S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six, producing 510 PS and 600 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission deploys the horses to all four wheels via the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. Unlike the system on the F90 BMW M5, ther


Aug 14, 2020

BMW Z4, prices confirmed for Malaysia, RM 479,800

Following its earlier preview, BMW Malaysia has now confirmed that the Z4 is now available for purchase at all BMW dealerships nationwide, with a starting price of RM 479,800. That’s slightly higher than the previous estimated price of RM 456,800. Available in just a one sDrive30i variant, the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine Z4 produces 258 hp/400 Nm. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The chassis comes with M Sport Suspens


Jul 23, 2019

Renewal of road tax at Pos Malaysia counters suspended until 31 March 2021

In a statement issued by Pos Malaysia Berhad, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has suspended road tax renewal processes for private vehicles at all post offices nationwide. The suspension will start on 23 February 2021 and end on 31 March 2021. All other services such as renewal of driving license and vehicle insurance are still available at all post offices nationwide. Other than that, Pos Malaysia’s statement also reminded the public that the Ministry of Transport has imposed an exemption f


Feb 23, 2021