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Audi introducing 48 volts electrical system for better power and efficiency

Audi is to upgrade part of its vehicle electrical system from twelve to 48 volts. The move represents another technical building block for facilitating the integration of new automotive technologies while increasing the power and efficiency of its cars.

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“We are using the full bandwidth of electrification in our drive principles strategy. Running part of the vehicle electrical system at 48 volts plays a central role in this,” commented Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi. “It enables us to make more energy available. That paves the way for new technologies with which we can make our cars more sporty, more efficient and more convenient to use.”

Audi recently showcased the scope of the 48‑volt electrical system with the technology demonstrators Audi A6 TDI concept and RS 5 TDI concept. Both models are fitted with an electrically powered compressor. This operates independently of the engine load and therefore fundamentally improves the acceleration performance. 48‑volt technology is moreover ideal for realizing convenience systems for dynamic chassis control. Audi will shortly be unveiling a variety of applications in this field.

The current state of the art technology has taken 12‑volt electrical systems to their very limits. Especially at low temperatures, all the various static‑load consumers can account for the entire power generated by the alternator, which can deliver up to three kilowatts. The battery power is no longer capable of meeting the demands of new, dynamic‑load consumers such as high‑performance electric compressors.

The solution is a second subsidiary electrical system running at 48 volts, to complement the 12‑volt power supply. The higher voltage means smaller cable cross-sections are needed; this translates into lighter cable harnesses with lower power dissipation. The 48‑volt electrical system features new storage technologies and delivers much more power than the 12‑volt system with lead batteries. That makes it an important element of the Audi strategy of electrifying various stages of the drivetrain. The Group’s developers have already come up with a scalable platform concept, including a version that incorporates the electrically powered compressor.

In currently the highest development version, a compact lithium‑ion battery supplies 48 volts as the energy source during engine‑off phases; a DC/DC converter integrates the 12‑volt electrical system. The lithium‑ion battery operates in conjunction with a new, efficiency-optimized alternator that qualifies the drivetrain as a mild hybrid. Within this concept there are diverse ways of starting, controlling and deactivating the combustion engine as needed. The powerful alternator achieves an energy recovery output of ten kilowatts, far more than is possible at present. That adds up to a saving of up to ten grams of CO2 per kilometer (16.1 g/mi), equivalent to around 0.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (62.1 miles).

12-year old wins a brand new XC60 with hole-in-one

At the recent 40th RSGC Ladies Amateur Open Championship, held at the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Natasha Oon, a 12-year old golfer, became the envy of everyone when she won a brand new Volvo XC60 T5 worth RM288,888 by notching a hole-in-one on the first day of the Championship!

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A delighted Oon quipped, “I didn’t realise that I scored a hole-in-one. Honestly, I was just trying to do my best (in the Championship).”

What happened next was nothing short of adorable – Oon brought her mother, Yenni Hasnawi, to the XC60 T5 on display and said, “this is the car that you will use to drive me to school every day.”

Oon’s hole-in-one is a remarkable feat that was only achieved at this particular Championship, a good 15 years ago.

The hole-in-one prize was sponsored by Volvo Car Malaysia’s authorised dealer, Federal Auto Cars.

The XC60 T5 is powered by the 4-cylinder Drive-E engine which produces 245hp at 5,500rpm and a maximum torque 350Nm at 1,500-4,800rpm. Whilst the engine offers greater output than the previous generation, it still retains class-leading fuel consumption figures for petrol engines in the segment and improved CO2 emissions at a 157g/km.

Available from RM288,888, the XC60 T5 showcases a new hood shape and chrome bar grille which emphasizes the car’s width, together with prominent horizontal lines that will visually connect the car to the road. The tailpipes are now integrated with the diffuser and act as a visual.

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the all-new BMW X4

On August 21st, BMW Group Malaysia introduced the all-new BMW X4 as the first ever Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact crossover segment. The new BMW vehicle was unveiled by both incoming Managing Director Mr. Alan Harris as well as outgoing Managing Director, Dr. Gerhard Pils.

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the all-new BMW X4

The all-new BMW X4 combines hallmark BMW X features, an unmistakable coupé character, a distinctive emotive design, and supreme dynamic ability with excellent driving comfort and low fuel consumption.

Presenting the all-new BMW X4, Mr. Alan Harris, new Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “When BMW first presented the BMW X6 in late May 2008, the premium motoring world was introduced to an exceptional and revolutionary vehicle concept that redefined how premium four wheel drive vehicles should look and feel. The BMW X6 was a runaway success with over 250,000 units sold globally. This success demonstrated that there was indeed a demand for a premium activity vehicle with Coupé-like styling and proportions. Now, we at BMW are proud to introduce the first ever BMW X4 which will carry forward the success story of the BMW invention of a Sports Activity Coupé in the midsize segment.”

Dr. Gerhard Pils meanwhile said,  “As the leader in the premium automotive segment, we at BMW Group Malaysia are constantly looking to build and introduce premium vehicles that will continue to position us at the forefront of development within the segment. The all-new BMW X4, the latest addition to the BMW X family here will further strengthen our number one position in the Malaysian market and this can be reflected in BMW Group Malaysia’s latest year-to-date sales performance. Up to the month of July, a total of 5,039 vehicles comprising of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad were delivered, marking a 10% increase as compared to the same period in 2013 where we delivered 4,575 vehicles.”

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the all-new BMW X4

Introduced in the form of the BMW X4 xDrive28i and the BMW X4 xDrive28i M Sport , the dynamic pedigree of the all-new BMW X4 is underlined by a cutting-edge high-performance engine, the xDrive all-wheel-drive system and an exclusive spread of standard equipment features such as Performance Control and Variable Sport Steering as well as a comprehensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance Systems, Services and Apps.

Colours available for the all-new BMW X4 include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Sophisto Grey and Sparkling Brown. Further accentuating its sporty elegance, the all-new BMW X4 features interior upholstery options consisting of Leather Nevada Mocha and Leather Nevada Black.

The estimated retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI)) for the all-new BMW X4 is:

BMW X4 xDrive28i – RM 438,800.00
BMW X4 xDrive28i M Sport – RM 468,800.00

Photo Gallery: BMW X4 Malaysia

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Celebrates Merdeka with Attractive Nissan Deals

In conjunction with the 57th Merdeka Day celebration, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is offering attractive deals for selected Nissan models.

ETCM Merdeka Deals

The Merdeka campaign, already running in full gear, is valid till 30th September 2014, and offers Malaysians the chance to own any one of Nissan bestselling models – the Nissan Navara, Grand Livina, Almera and Serena S-Hybrid, some with deals and savings worth more than RM 6,000.

For fans of the Serena S-Hybrid, a booking entitles them to a Free Navigator system, on top of a special personalized package. Fully-imported from Japan, the Serena S-Hybrid comes with a unique front grille and bumpers, larger 16-inch alloy wheels combined with sports suspension and a dark interior trim. The mid-sized MPV is also top in its class when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Those with sportier tendencies who also appreciate enhanced driving dynamics can also enjoy a 50% discount on the Impul Aerokit when purchasing the spacious and stylish Grand Livina or the Nismo Aerokit for the popular sedan, the Almera. Since its launch in 2012, the Almera had quickly captured the hearts of Malaysians, and was named Frost and Sullivan’s 2014 Malaysia Excellence Awards Best Car of the Year.

The Navara also comes with an attractive trade-in deal and down payment rebates. With an aggressive new design and impressive comfort level and off-road capabilities that appeals to adventure-seekers, the tough pick-up is one of Nissan’s top three best-selling models in Malaysia.

Lamborghini LM002 start displaying now in Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up Museum

Do you know Lamborghini ever launch a SUV before? The answer is yes!

The SUV model known as Lamborghini LM002 and it is currently on display in the Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop Up museum. The LM002 is the very first SUV as well as the first four wheel drive model in the Lamborghini history.

Lamborghini LM002 start displaying now in Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up Museum

About LM002

At the end of the 1970′s, the American company MTI commissioned Lamborghini to design an off-road – the project, failed, it was proposed again in 1981 and after several prototypes had been built, Lamborghini presented the LM 002 series model in 1986. It was an SUV as well as  the first four-wheel drive model built by Lamborghini. This powerful off-road with the Countach engine was liked by kings, actors and racers alike – the first LM 002 was delivered to the King of Morocco. In 1987 an LM 002 was built and used also for the pharaohs’ rally and for the Paris-Dakar one year later.

About Lamborghini HK Pop-Up Museum

The first-ever Lamborghini Popup Museum in Hong Kong located at Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown is opened in May till September 2014.

It has attracted over 20,000 visitors since its open. The Museum has featured Lamborghini treasures from the past to the present days, including the historical 400 GT 2+2, Countach LP400, Reventón Roadster and the remarkable anniversary editions; Diablo SE 30th Anniversary Edition, the Murciélago 40th Anniversary, the Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario Roadster and Gallardo LP 550-2 HK 20th Anniversary Edition. In August, we have a very special model to be displayed. The Lamborghini LM002 – the first four wheel drive and the only SUV model in the Lamborghini history. 

Lamborghini HK 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