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Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power

In celebration of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities, Shell V-Power has just launched a new contest called “Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power”, which aims to make the long balik kampung drive much more enjoyable with Shell V-Power – the formula for driving excitement.

Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power

This month-long contest will give Malaysians a chance to share their balik kampung tips with some of the nation’s most well-known personalities, including comedian Nabil Ahmad; singer Heliza Helmi; and real-life couple, actor-director Farid Kamil and actress/model Diana Danielle, as they embark on their very own personal balik kampung journey powered by Shell V-Power.

“Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a festive occasion celebrated by Malaysians all over the country, as everyone prepares for the long journey home to their loved ones. Malaysians can now share their excitement with their favourite celebrities by recommending balik kampung tips that can win them a private meet-and-greet session with them. Whilst it is important to reach the destination safely, we also hope that Malaysians would also enjoy the journey itself, powered by Shell V-Power as they “jalan-jalan,” said Tuan Haji Azman Ismail, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Timur Sdn. Bhd.

Participants who take part in this contest stand a chance to win a dinner and drive for two with their chosen celebrity. Up to two lucky winners per celebrity will be chosen for sharing the most interesting or exciting balik kampung tip that can enrich the journey of their favourite star, from driving tips on the road to delicious local foods or even scenic sightseeing spots – little bursts of excitement in an already exhilarating trip fuelled by Shell V-Power.

Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power

“As one of the world’s most advanced fuels, Shell V-Power is more than just a fuel for your car: it is a formula for driving excitement. Besides ensuring that drivers get the best from their car, Shell V-Power is the only fuel for those who are not only passionate about their car but also passionate about the driving experience. After all, it was developed via our 60-year technical partnership with the Ferrari team, using experience that we’ve gained from the Formula One race track,” added Tuan Haji Azman.

The celebrities, who will be making the long drive home for the festivities, have also expressed their excitement for the journey, which will be powered by Shell V-Power.

“Driving home is always the most exciting part of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and I can’t wait to embark on my trip. I love discovering the amazing sights and sounds of our beautiful country during these long drives, so this is really the time for me to excite my journey with Shell V-Power,” said Nabil, who hails from Kampung Baharu Mambau, Negeri Sembilan.

“Driving up to Kedah is always a treat for us as a couple,“ said Farid Kamil, who will be co-driving with his wife, Diana Danielle. “Although the pinnacle of excitement for our balik kampung journey is always when we are reunited with family, we absolutely love indulging our senses along the way. It’s almost like our personal driving adventure! We hope that this time, with Shell V-Power, our adventures will be even more exciting than before.”

Singer Heliza Helmi also expressed her excitement about driving home to Kuala Terengganu, where she was born. “The best part about driving to the East Coast is the long roads and endless expanse of sea and scenery that I can take in at my own leisure. With Shell V-Power, there’s definitely no better place to be than behind the wheel feeling the exhilaration of the drive!”   “Jalan-Jalan Balik Kampung Dengan Shell V-Power” kicks off on 14 July 2014 and ends on August 2014. During this four-week period, participants can join the contest by submitting their balik kampung tips at www.shell.com.my/balikkampung. Fans will also be able to follow the live updates of their favourite celebrities on social media via the hashtag #vpowerbalikkampung, as well as catch them on Astro channels throughout Ramadan and Syawal.

Additionally, from 17 to 27 July 2014, customers can stop by selected Shell Helix Service Centers on their balik kampung journey home and enjoy a free 15-point car inspection check. There will also be sampling activities hosted at selected stations from 23 to 27 July 2014 and 30 July to 3 August 2014, while customers will also receive free duit raya envelopes.

All-new Honda Jazz will be launched in Malaysia this month!

The All-New Jazz that is due to arrive this month in Malaysia. The 3rd Generation All-New Jazz maintains its well-loved and popular design concept of being practical, stylish and compact while offering an enhanced powertrain and completely new redesigned body. Meanwhile, the interior comfort, fuel economy, styling and driving performance is brought to a higher level.

The Jazz is not without its own following and fans worldwide. It captured the hearts of many from the day it was launched in 2001, with over 4.87 million units sold worldwide to-date. Both the first and second generations were also accorded numerous awards which is testament to its design excellence and wide acceptance.

The 3rd Generation All-New Jazz

Since the introduction of the CKD Jazz Petrol last July, Honda Malaysia have sold more than 6,770 units in less than one year. Comparatively, the CBU Jazz Petrol sales for 5 years prior to 2013 averaged at about 650 units a year. This big jump in sales clearly indicate that Honda Malaysia’s strategy of expanding its production capacity and locally assembling the Jazz is indeed in the right direction with the current market sentiment. This can only mean one thing, that the cost savings has been translated to the end users, without compromising on the quality of the Jazz.

The All-New Jazz will be available in three variants namely the Jazz S, Jazz E and Jazz V. All 3 variants are powered by the enhanced 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine (maximum power 120PS @ 6,600 rpm and maximum torque 145Nm @ 4,600 rpm) coupled with the advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel efficiency.

Measuring 3,955 mm in length, 1,524 mm in height with a width of 1,694 mm, the All-New Jazz epitomizes Honda’s philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, providing overwhelming space and comfort for both driver and passengers that is ahead of its competitors. Known for its innovative features such as central fuel tank and easily-transformable Ultra Seats with rear seat reclining, the 3rd Generation All-New Jazz is developed based on the concept of “Best Functional Compact” to capture the hearts of customers who demand for a car that is fun yet versatile and functional to meet the needs of their multi-faceted lifestyles.

Exterior wise, the All-New Jazz carries Honda’s new design identity of the “Solid Wing Face” which was developed based on the “Exciting H Design!!!” concept. On the interiors, the All-New Jazz offers a sophisticated futuristic cockpit with thoughtful and practical interior features as a result of the new design concept. Some of the first-in-class features that customers can expect are 7-inch Display Audio, Touch Panel Auto Air Conditioning and 9 Cup Holders.

The All-New Jazz has all the important and necessary safety features you will expect from a Honda car. With safety features such as 6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Start Stop signal and Hill Stop Assist (HSA), owners of the All-New Jazz can have a peace of mind and focus on the joy of driving the car!

The All-New Jazz will be available for bookings from 1- 15 July 2014. With a low interest rate of 2.53% and a chance to win a trip to the Maldives, Honda Malaysia is leaving no room for excuses!  Book the All-New Jazz now and wait to be surprised!

Lamborghini Anniversary Special Editions start displaying from July in Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up Museum

The first-ever Lamborghini Pop-Up Museum in Hong Kong located at Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown is open for free to public from now until September 2014, in celebration of the Lamborghini’s heritage with more than 50 years of history. The Museum has attracted over 10,000 visitors since its opening in May. A collection of the iconic Lamborghini car models will be showcased on rotation to give a glimpse of the brand’s epochal designs at different periods of time. In addition, the Museum is now featuring a line-up of Lamborghini anniversary edition, including the well renowned Diablo SE 30th Anniversary Edition, the Murciélago 40th Anniversary that marked an important milestone in the history of Lamborghini, and the Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario Roadster.

Lamborghini Anniversary Special Editions start displaying from July in Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up Museum

Mr. Albert Wong, Director of Lamborghini Hong Kong, said, “The three Lamborghini anniversary editions on display soon are all delivered by Kingsway Cars Limited, which has been the official dealer of Lamborghini in Hong Kong since 1992. These models marked more than 50 years of Lamborghini’s heritage as well as the important milestones in Kingsway’s development. We are very honored to have the opportunity to showcase these rare and prestige anniversary models in a special place like this for local car enthusiasts.”

Lamborghini Pop-Up Museum Opening Hours

Date: From now until September 2014
Time: 10am – 7pm, Monday – Sunday (Open on Public Holidays)
Venue: G/F., Soundwill Plaza II Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Admission: Free

Shell Malaysia Introduces Hello Kitty Tokidoki Designer Collectible Figurines!

To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday while rewarding its loyal customers, Shell Malaysia will launch a range of Hello Kitty Tokidoki ​designer collectibles, which will be available for purchase exclusively at Shell Select stores nationwide effective today.


This new promotion will feature ten cute one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty figurines in a variety of edgy, fun and cool Tokidoki designs by Simone Legno. Each collectible is priced at RM9.00 and can be bought with a minimum purchase of any Shell Select promotion, or a combination of any Shell Select products worth RM6.00 and above. Customers can also purchase an exclusive Hello Kitty Tokidoki Collector’s Kit at RM25 with 50 BonusLink points.

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BMW Group Malaysia introduces the all-new BMW M3 Sedan, the all-new BMW M4 Coupé

BMW Group Malaysia introduced the all-new four-door BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new two-door BMW M4 Coupé as the fifth generation high-performance automobiles from the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series range. Also introduced were New BMW M Performance Parts and Accessories for the current generation of series models for BMW.

Presenting the two all-new high-performance sports cars and new performance components, Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé represents BMW’s philosophy of combining the best of our motorsporting capabilities and heritage with uncompromised everyday usability to create sports cars that are not only emotional in terms of looks and performance but also very practical for everyday use. Both cars are the embodiment of taking motorsport technology from the track to the road; and with the thousands of test laps on Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit – the most demanding race track in the world – the new models are prepared for just that.”

Dr. Pils further added that BMW Group Malaysia now also offers a new selection of original BMW M Performance accessories for the current line up of BMW models available in the country. The new after sales accessories consist of the BMW M Aerodynamics Kits, BMW M Performance Interior Trim and Selector Lever in Carbon Fibre as well as a selection BMW M Performance Alloy Wheel options, Sports Brakes and Suspension.

“Our customers with motorsports aspirations can now personalise their cars further with a selection of BMW M Performance accessories which will give their cars a sportier look and feel. We are currently running a special campaign for BMW M Performance parts and accessories for the new BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 series,” said Dr. Pils.

2014 BMW M3 and M4

The design of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé immediately visualizes the outstanding performance capability and impressive handling properties of the two new high-performance sports cars. At first impression, the exterior design of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé delivers a visual impact which elevates the BMW M design language to a new level of expression – all of which are highlighted by a purposeful character, emotional appeal and dynamic verve.

The considerable visual edge of the new high-performance sports cars are expressed in specific BMW M design features. From the front for example, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé stand out most prominently with their powerful contours and a strongly defined three-dimensionality, lending them a powerfully expressed face which are further characterized by the distinctive M double-bar kidney grille. The powerfully designed front apron also highlights conspicuously large air inlets which supplies cooling air to the high-performance engine and brakes.

Among other hallmark BMW M design features is the distinctive powerdome on the lightweight aluminium bonnet which hints at the potential of the brawny M TwinPower Turbo engine as well as creates space for the intercooler. Also demanding particular attention are the striking exterior mirror housings with a suggested double-foot design made to  further optimise the aerodynamics of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé.

The sides of both cars meanwhile, extend the dynamic impression created by the respective front ends of the the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé. The hallmark BMW proportions of a long bonnet, long wheelbase, set-back glasshouse and short front overhang are combined with familiar M design elements such as BMW M double-spoke wheels and muscular wheel arches which underline the dynamic potential of the new high-performance sports cars. These dynamics-accentuating details include likewise newly designed M gills, which perform both a stylistic and a functional role. Integrated into them are Air Breathers which teams up with Air Curtains in the front apron to help optimise airflow around the wheel arches, thus improving the aerodynamics of the new high-performance sports cars.

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A flowing roofline then lends the sporting overall appearance of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé an extra elegance and finesse which is finished with a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic roof featured as standard. This intelligent lightweight design which sheds off around 5kg for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and more than 6kg for the all-new BMW M4 Coupé not only minimises the overall vehicle’s kerb weight to deliver outstanding dynamic performance and exemplary fuel efficiency, but also lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity and gives a visual indication of the car’s consistently lightweight design.

“The use of carbon in these models is a reminder that BMW is a global leader in high-strength, lightweight CFRP construction, and that it was BMW who brought out the first mass production vehicle with a body consisting entirely of this material – the innovative BMW i3,” added Dr. Pils.

The design of the rear end meanwhile displays striking differences in the two new models. The all-new BMW M3 Sedan for example, is fitted with a Gurney spoiler to reduce lift, while the tailgate of the all-new BMW M4 Coupé features an integrated rear spoiler which is also made from a particularly lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic. As well as performing a functional aerodynamic role, the tailgate also contributes significantly to the all-new BMW M4 Coupé’s standalone design. Accompanying which, is a characteristic BMW M detail of the rear end – a highly-polished pair of diagonally cut twin exhaust tailpipes which are featured in both the new high-performance sports cars and are framed by the sculptural rear apron with its integrated diffuser.

The engine is the heart of every M model and both the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé draw a tremendous power development from a newly developed 3-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine. Playing a central role to the increase in power is M TwinPower Turbo technology which also provides far more shove at lower revs as compared to the two new sports cars’ predecessors. On top of that, drivers will further experience an increase in power delivery and performance with 40 per cent more torque. Despite this immense increase in real-world performance, BMW M GmbH engineers have also succeeded in reducing fuel consumption and emissions by 25 per cent.

Unlike their preceding models with their naturally aspirated V8 engine, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé are powered by a newly-developed turbocharged engine which delivers a maximum output of 431 hp at a maximum of 7,600 rpm – an unusually high-revving capability for a turbocharged engine. In that, the three-litre turbo engine also ensures response with great immediacy without a single hint of turbo lag. The M TwinPower Turbo technology meanwhile ensures that peak torque which has been increased by 37 per cent to 550 Nm is maintained over a far wider range of engine speeds.

At a top speed of 250 km/h, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé takes off from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. A further hallmark to the new powerplant is its excellent fuel economy where the two new high-performance sports cars achieve a fuel consumption of just 8.3 l / 100 km and CO² emissions of 194 g / km – an improvement of 26 per cent over the previous models’ figures.

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Combined with a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission gearbox which was conceived and developed for a high-speed power unit, the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé experiences an optimum gearshift and even more dynamic acceleration without the slightest interruption in the flow of power, thus emphasizing both the sports driving experience and gearshift comfort for the driver. Furthermore, the seven-speed M DCT which is considerably more compact and lighter by 12 kg as compared to its predecessor, also contributes to the cars’ perfect 50/50 front-rear weight distribution.

Just as with the integrated Launch Control which allows maximum acceleration from a standstill, an extremely dynamic driving experience is achieved by producing acceleration figures which would be out of range with the manual gearbox. The seven-speed M DCT also features Stability Clutch Control which functions to open the clutch when the vehicle oversteers in order to stabilise the vehicle, as well as Smokey Burnout function which allows for a certain amount of rear wheel slip while the vehicle is moving. The seven-speed M DCT also includes functions such as Drivelogic modes which can be selected by the driver to give the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé more comfortable, more efficient, or even sportier characteristics.

The punchy performance of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé is given further prominence with an exhaust system which comes with two twin tailpipes and an innovative flap concept. The electronically controlled flaps positioned just before the rear silencer minimizes the exhaust back-pressure and produce a striking and unmistakable BMW M sound over the entire engine speed range, with different engine sound profiles which the driver can adjust via Driving Experience Control modes – Nomal, Sport, or Sport +.

The chassis system for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé meanwhile has been newly-developed from the ground up. Numerous aluminium components ensure that the high-performance sports cars are extremely lightweight and various engineering design features contribute to the cars’ exceptional steering precision and directional stability. The mixed 19-inch tyres for example, were integrated into the overall design process from the beginning and are specifically geared towards the high dynamic potential of both the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé. In addition to the standard M compound brakes, the optional M carbon ceramic brakes also represent an even more lightweight and powerful braking system, which also provides an additional visual highlight with its gold-coloured calipers and M logo.

Among the other elements which add fresh polish to the dynamic repertoire of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé is the Active M Differential equipped to optimise traction and stability by means of an electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential which continually varies locking power between 0 to 100 per cent. By linking up with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, the multi-plate limited-slip differential takes into account the position of the accelerator pedal, the rotational speed of the wheels, and the car’s yaw rate.

The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI)* for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and the all-new BMW M4 Coupé are:

BMW M3 Sedan        -           RM 738,800.00
BMW M4 Coupé        -           RM 748,800.00

*BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS +RI) comes complimentary with any new BMW vehicle acquired from any BMW Authorised Dealer and covers professional service, maintenance and repair for 3 years or 60,000 km.  This complimentary warranty provides BMW owners with an assurance that their BMW will always be serviced with precision and that only Original BMW Parts will be used to ensure reliability, safety and quality. The Service programme covers normal wear-and-tear repairs or replacements of Original BMW Parts as specified by the Condition Based Service (CBS) system in the vehicle. Meanwhile, the Repair programme covers repairs of factory fitted mechanical and electrical components.