BMW Malaysia has recently introduced a revised version of the BMW X5 xDrive35i, dubbed the BMW X5 Performance Edition. The Performance Edition badge slapped on the rear translates to more power, performance, technology and luxury than before.+Continue Reading
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BMW is set to add another variant of the coupe and convertible to the 6 Series line-up with the 640d xDrive in spring 2012. The new BMW 640d xDrive coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. The 6-cylinder 313hp diesel powerplant uses BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology to ensure outstanding efficiency. With the standard 8 speed automatic gearbox, the average fuel consumption of the BMW 640d xDrive Coupe is only 5.7 – 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres. The xDrive system is an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that distributes the power generated by the engine precisely between the front and rear wheels as the situation demands. No word on when this will arrive on our shores.
In line with engine downsizing, BMW introduces a 4 cylinder 2.0 litre turbocharged engine to the X3, which is 245 hp and 350 Nm of twist force. The engine is also mated with a new 8 speed automatic transmission. The xDrive28i shaves off 0.2 seconds, going at 6.7s compared to the 3.0 litre in-line six naturally aspirated (6.9s) in century sprint. Besides that, the fuel consumption is better at 31 mpg (7.6l/100km). With the new engine, BMW’s Driving Experience Control will be included as standard in all of the upcoming models. The control system allows drivers to select between four adjustment choices, offering different driving dynamics to suit the mood of the driver.+Continue Reading
Ok, this might not be an apple to apple comparison but the new N20 engine, which is used in the new BMW F30 is more fuel efficient than the N57 used in the E90 335d. The N20 is a 2-litre twin-turbocharged inline-4 petrol engine, producing 245hp and 350Nm of torque while the N57 is a 3 litre straight-six turbocharged diesel engine with significantly higher figures; 282hp and 580Nm of torque. Strictly from figures, one can logically surmise that the E90 335d will trump the F30 320i, but no, you’d be surprised.+Continue Reading
3 days ago, we looked at the BMW M Diesel. Here’s a video of all of them in action. They are the BMW M550d xDrive (saloon and touring), BMW X5 M50d and the BMW X6 M50d that is powered by the new 3.0 liter in-line-6 diesel engine with three turbochargers. Output comes in at 381-hp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque is 740 Nm available from 2,000 rpm to 3,000 rpm. All models are mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission and returns petrol M Performance but kinder to the wallet.+Continue Reading
BMW M division launched a new performance cars range, based on oil burners. The 4 models – M550d X-drive saloon, M550d X-drive touring, X5 M50d and X6 M50d will go on sale in Europe later this year. The oil burner is an all-new, 3.0 litre, 6 cylinder engine, consisting of not one, not two, but three turbochargers. Power output is 381 hp at 4,000 rpm while maximum torque is 740 Nm available from 2,000 rpm to 3,000 rpm. All models are equipped with an 8 speed automatic gearbox.+Continue Reading
I would like to wager that many of you did not really understand or like BMW’s previous marketing campaign, “Joy”. We at TCG love BMW’s because of one crucial factor – it claims to be the Ultimate Driving Machine.
So, when BMW North America engaged Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners to spearhead their newest campaign, we were overjoyed to hear that they have reutilized the tagline Ultimate Driving Machine. The video after the jump, reinforces the idea that BMW only makes one thing – the Ultimate Driving Machine.
We immediately want to own one already.+Continue Reading
Hello 2012! Here is the list of cars that TCG is expecting to hit the showrooms in Malaysia this year.+Continue Reading
After rounds of deliberation, we’ve arrived at the Top 10 cars of 2011. The list consists of cars that were launched in Malaysia in 2011 and are what we think of as industry movers and also signals of greater things to come in 2012. Note: none of the TCG members were hurt when compiling this list.+Continue Reading
According to unofficial sources, BMW Malaysia will be bringing in two units of 1 series M coupe. The F10 M5 will go on sals in May too. Nice, but to the mere mortals like us, the most interesting story would be the F30. There would be 3 models. Our guess is that the three models would be the 320d, 328i (which is 2.0 litre twin turbocharged) and top of the line 335i, which has a 3.0 litre single turbocharged N55 motor. Price wise, we think it’ll be more expensive than the E90. Stay tuned for more news on the F30!