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The new Mercedes AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: Powerful, innovative and efficient

Mercedes-AMG presents a new technological masterpiece: the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is a new development at the sporting heart of the new Mercedes-AMG GT car. This innovative eight-cylinder unit stands out for its sublime power delivery, the purposeful lightweight construction, as well as its high efficiency and environmental compatibility. With peak power of up to 375 kW (510 hp) and maximum torque of up to 650 Nm the new AMG V8 delivers motorsport-inspired performance. The new sports car engine follows in an impressive V8 tradition that started in 1967 with the M100 in the legendary 300 SEL 6.8 AMG racing car and continues with trendsetting features of the future.

The new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: Powerful, innovative and efficient

Powerful V8 engines have long been a core competence at AMG, the performance brand from Mercedes-Benz. Innovative and exciting high-performance engines come out of the location in Affalterbach. On this occasion, Mercedes-AMG GmbH is entirely responsible for both development and production.

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “V8 engines are an integral part of the AMG philosophy and the brand’s commitment to ‘Driving Performance’. The V8 biturbo engine for our new GT is going to delight our customers!”

Christian Enderle, Head of Engine and Powertrain Development at Mercedes-AMG: “The new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo sees us presenting an exciting and powerful sports car engine which, thanks to a number of measures, also represents the next step in efficiency.”

First sports car engine with ‘hot inside V’ and dry sump lubrication

The new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: Powerful, innovative and efficient

The new AMG V8 engine has two turbochargers which are not mounted on the outside of the cylinder banks but rather inside the V configuration – experts call it a ‘hot inside V’. The benefits are a compact engine design, an optimum response and low exhaust gas emissions. Dry sump lubrication allows the engine to be installed lower, which moves the centre of gravity closer to the road and forms the basis for high lateral acceleration. The M178 (in-house designation) from AMG is thus the world’s first sports car engine with hot inside V and dry sump lubrication. With a dry weight of 209 kg the new AMG V8 is also the lightest engine in its competitive segment.

The new AMG M178 V8 engine at a glance:

Cylinder arrangement

V8

Cylinder angle

90°

Valves per cylinder

4

Displacement

3982 cc

Bore x stroke

83.0 x 92.0 mm

Cylinder spacing

90 mm

Compression ratio

10.5 : 1

Output

375 kW (510 hp) at 6250 rpm

Output per litre

94.2 kW/litre

128 hp/litre

Max. torque

650 Nm at 1750 – 4750 rpm

Torque per litre

163.2 Nm/litre

Maximum engine speed

7200 rpm

Maximum charge pressure

1.2 bar

Peak pressure

130 bar

Engine weight (dry)

209 kg

Emissions standard

Euro 6

The new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: Powerful, innovative and efficient

Superior power delivery and motorsport-inspired performance

As the latest member of the Mercedes-Benz BlueDIRECT engine family, the AMG M178 stands out for its superior power delivery and motorsport-inspired performance. It boasts an emotive and unmistakable AMG V8 engine sound, along with an immediate response and high pulling power. The torque curve is synonymous with good driveability: the peak of 650 Nm is available in the broad range from 1750 to 4750 rpm.

The new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: Powerful, innovative and efficient

With a displacement of 3982 cc, in terms of technology the V8 is closely related to the AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine in the A 45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG and GLA 45 AMG, which is currently the most powerful, series-production four-cylinder engine in the world. Both AMG engines have the same bore/stroke ratio, guaranteeing high revving ability. Mixture formation comes courtesy of third-generation direct petrol injection with piezo injectors. The highly efficient and economical AMG 4.0-litre, V8 biturbo engine meets the Euro 6 emissions standard and the maximum particulate emissions level that takes effect in 2016.

Cylinder bore liners featuring NANOSLIDE® technology

The aluminium crankcase is produced using sand casting technology and features a closed deck design. This ensures extreme strength whilst keeping the weight as low as possible, and enables high injection pressures of up to 130 bar. The cylinder bore surfaces feature NANOSLIDE® technology which makes them twice as hard as conventional cast-iron linings.

NANOSLIDE® was developed by Daimler starting in the year 2000 and has so far been used in over 200,000 engines since 2006. The first unit with NANOSLIDE® technology was likewise an AMG V8: the extremely successful predecessor to the new AMG 4.0-litre biturbo. The application scope for this multi-award-winning technology has been continually widened. Since the start of the 2014 race season it is also being deployed in the new Mercedes F1 V6 turbo engine.

‘Spectacle honing’ is another measure to reduce friction and therefore consumption: in this complex process, the cylinder liners receive their mechanical surface treatment when already bolted in place. A jig resembling spectacles is bolted to the crankcase in place of the cylinder head mounted later. Any cylinder warpage that might occur during final assembly is therefore taken into account or eliminated as the cylinder liners are honed. This has advantages in terms of both durability and oil consumption. The new AMG V8 has forged aluminium pistons featuring a lightweight design and high strength. A low-friction piston ring package reduces fuel and oil consumption.

Dry sump lubrication for high lateral acceleration

Thanks to the use of dry sump lubrication, a conventional oil pan is redundant. Already installed low down, the engine could thus be dropped by a further 55 millimetres. This lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity, which is ideal for a sports car with extremely high lateral dynamics. In addition to improved agility, dry sump lubrication ensures direct oil extraction from the crankcases for optimal engine lubrication, even at high speeds on bends.

In the M178, dry sump lubrication deploys a suction pump, a pressure pump and an external oil tank with a capacity of 12 litres. The system circulates nine litres of engine oil in total. The oil suction pump extracts oil directly from the crankcases, cylinder heads and valve body assembly and delivers it to the external oil tank at a pump output of up to 250 litres per minute. Lubricant remains there for just five seconds before being pumped back around the high-performance engine. Efficient engine oil suction improves engine efficiency further. On-demand control of the pressure oil pump takes into account the engine rpm, temperature and load characteristics stored by the control unit. Made of plastic, the oil pan bottom section and oil tank are proof of a commitment to lightweight construction.

Cylinder heads with zirconium alloy

The cylinder heads in the AMG 4.0-litre, V8 biturbo engine are made of a zirconium alloy for maximum temperature resistance and thermal conductivity. Four overhead camshafts control a total of 32 valves. Camshaft adjustment on the inlet and outlet side enables an excellent response and optimises the gas cycle for each operating point. Optimised valve springs and the low-friction valve gear with cam followers deliver further fuel savings.

Direct injection with spray-guided combustion

A combination of biturbocharging and direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion increases thermodynamic efficiency, thereby reducing fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions. Particularly fast and precise piezo injectors spray the fuel at high pressure into eight combustion chambers. Multiple injection occurs on-demand, ensuring a homogeneous fuel/air mixture. The delivery of fuel is electronically controlled and fully variable for a fuel pressure between 100 and 200 bar.

Biturbocharging with ‘hot inside V’

The new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: Powerful, innovative and efficient

Unlike the previously conventional approach, both exhaust gas turbochargers in the new M178 are located inside the ‘hot inside V’ configuration rather than on the outside of the cylinder banks. The advantages of this layout are that the V8 engine is considerably more compact, which enables optimum weight distribution between the front and rear axle, as well as the low installation position. The ‘hot inside V’ also optimises the supply of fresh air to both exhaust gas turbochargers. Electronically controlled blow-off valves ensure a very immediate and direct response. The maximum charge pressure is 1.2 bar; the turbochargers have a maximum speed of 186,000 revolutions per minute. For combustion purposes, 2.3 times more oxygen atoms are pressed into the turbocharged engine as would be the case in a naturally aspirated engine. The two firewall catalytic converters in thin-walled ceramic material positioned down from the exhaust gas turbochargers respond very quickly due to their close-coupled configuration. In conjunction with two metal, underfloor catalytic converters, the M178 delivers effective emission control.

Sports exhaust system with variable exhaust flaps

Excitement, emotive appeal and recognition value: at Mercedes-AMG engine sound is an important target during development. The new GT has a sports exhaust system with fully variable exhaust flaps. This gives the driver the ability to vary the engine sound: depending on the selected mode they may experience the new AMG V8 with a focus on comfort and relaxed, long-distance journeys or with a more emotive, motorsport-inspired touch. The M178 has its own tonal characteristics which denote the GT’s membership of the AMG family but that also distinguish it from all other high-performance cars.

There is an exhaust flap on either side of the rear silencer which is actuated variably on a logic-controlled basis depending on the transmission mode, driver’s power requirement and the engine speed. At low loads and engine rpm the flaps remain closed. This causes the exhaust gases to cover a longer distance and flow through an additional damping element so that the engine sound is pleasantly subdued and irritating frequencies are effectively suppressed. When the driver accelerates, the flaps progressively open so that although some of the exhaust gases cover the longer, acoustically dampened distance, most travel the shorter distance. Under full load at higher engine speeds, both flaps are fully opened, thus allowing the occupants to enjoy the powerful sound typical of an AMG V8. In short, they are left in no doubt as to the performance potential of the 375 kW (510 hp) eight-cylinder biturbo engine.

Efficient cooling of charge air, water and engine oil

For optimum power output even when outside temperatures are high, Mercedes-AMG uses indirect air/water intercooling. The charge air cooler has a separate, low-temperature water circuit. Due to the optimised throughflow profile for the intercooler, the maximum intake air temperature is 180 degrees Celsius. The low-temperature cooler with its water circuit ensures that the intake air compressed by the turbochargers cools down effectively before it enters the combustion chambers, and maintains a consistently low intake temperature even under full load. A large radiator at the car’s front end ensures controlled cooling of the water circulating in the low-temperature circuit. Extremely short charge-air ducting makes for optimum responsiveness.

The engine coolant is cooled using the particularly efficient cross-flow principle and there is a three-phase thermostat to warm coolant faster. Because the water pump is driven by a timing chain rather than the usual poly-V-belt, a simplified belt drive system is used with less clamping force. The advantages: less loss of drive power. With a rated flow of 420 litres, the water pump conveys the equivalent of more than two full bathtubs per minute.

An external engine oil cooler in the front apron of the Mercedes-AMG GT helps with heat management for the V8 engine. A two-stage, controlled oil pump circulates the engine oil: it varies the flow rate depending on load and engine speed requirement, thereby benefiting fuel economy. At high engine speeds more than 1.0 litre of engine oil per second flows through the oil lines and ducts. To save on weight numerous oil and water lines are made of aluminium.

Sophisticated solutions are also deployed on the engine’s periphery:

  • Separate cooling-air flow for the exhaust gas turbochargers under high thermal load
  • Active engine mounts for excellent lateral dynamics with no loss of comfort
  • Auxiliary units efficiently powered by two short, low-friction belts with four grooves. Intelligent positioning of auxiliary units virtually neutralises belt forces on the crankshaft.
  • Two-mass flywheel with centrifugal pendulum prevents torsional vibration on the drive line for a smooth ride.
  • ECO start/stop function and alternator management to save fuel.

High-tech test benches for engines with over 470 kW

There are nine high-tech test stations in Affalterbach on which AMG engines with an output exceeding 470 kW and more than 1000 Nm undergo dynamic testing. These test facilities are able to simulate a very wide range of road and environmental conditions to reproduce any conceivable type of operation. Cold or hot starting, mountain passes, stop-and-go traffic or fast laps on the North Loop of the Nürburgring – the engines are required to give their utmost. Even different intake air temperatures and densities can be computer controlled.

Function and endurance benchtesting for the highest quality

The goal of the detailed bench tests is to verify the performance of all engine components, including the peripheral units. All measurement data for the engines examined is systematically compared and evaluated using reproducible test methods. The functional tests are accompanied by endurance testing. To ensure the very highest quality standards over their entire operating life, new AMG engines are required to undergo several thousand hours of endurance testing.

Extensive trials in every climatic zone on earth

Simultaneously the first test engines undergo intensive testing in practical trials. The standardised test programme at Mercedes-AMG includes all climatic zones and route profiles from the icy cold of northern Sweden to the merciless heat of Death Valley (USA), from fast laps on the North Loop of the Nürburgring and high-speed circuits in Nardo (Italy) and Papenburg to stop-and-go city traffic during rush hour. This programme makes the very highest demands on the day-to-day practicality, reliability and long-term durability of new generations of engine.

A tradition of hand-built excellence: “one man, one engine”

The AMG 4.0-litre, V8 biturbo engine is being made in Affalterbach according to the “one man, one engine” principle. In the AMG engine shop highly qualified fitters assemble the high-performance engines by hand according to the strictest quality standards. The fitter’s signature on the AMG engine plate attests to this exclusive type of engine production and indicates maximum quality and technology transfer from motorsport – from Formula 1 and the DTM to customer sport activities in the SLS AMG GT3.

Long tradition of powerful AMG V8 engines

Powerful 8-cylinder engines are an inseparable part of Mercedes-AMG’s history. Established in 1967, the company caused a stir with the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG which succeeded in taking second place at the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) in 1971 for a class victory. The AMG racing saloon was technically based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 with the M100 V8 engine. With an engine output of 184 kW (250 hp) at 4000 rpm and a top speed of 220 km/h, this luxury saloon was Germany’s fastest regular production car at the time. Classic tuning as well as an enlarged displacement from 6330 to 6835 cc resulted in an increase in output to 315 kW (428 hp) at 5500 rpm and in torque from 500 to 608 Nm.

Another important engine in the AMG story was the M117, its first eight-cylinder unit with a four-valve-per-cylinder design. With a displacement of 5.6 litres, 265 kW (360 hp) and 510 Nm of torque, this V8 accelerated the 300 CE 5.6 AMG to a top speed of 303 km/h. In 1987 this made the coupé the fastest German car in series production, and American AMG fans reverently christened it “The Hammer”.

The supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 of 2001 is another milestone in the history of AMG engine development: the M113 K delivered up to 428 kW (582 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. The supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 of the SLR McLaren dating from 2003 was even more powerful – the M155 generated up to 478 kW (650 hp) and 820 Nm.

2005 saw the début of the naturally aspirated, high-revving AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine known as the M156, which developed up to 386 kW (525 hp) and 630 Nm depending on the model. Exclusively reserved for the SLS AMG, the likewise 6.3-litre M159 had a maximum output of 420 kW (571 hp) and maximum torque of 650 Nm. In the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the M159 actually attained 464 kW (631 hp).

The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo M157 engine delivers between 386 kW (525 hp) and 430 kW (585 hp) depending on the model, and a maximum torque of between 700 and 900 Nm. M157 is regarded as the most efficient engine in its output and displacement class.

With a high specific output of 128 hp/litre and consumption of considerably less than 10 litres/100 km (NEDC combined), the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine leads the way in the long tradition of powerful V8 engines from Mercedes-AMG.

Bang & Olufsen Sound System with Symphoria in the new Audi TT

The new Audi TT also demonstrates its innovativeness in the Hi-Fi arena. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System in the coupe uses innovative Symphoria technology for a fascinating audio experience.

Bang & Olufsen Sound System with Symphoria in the Audi TT. Operated via the Audi virtual cockpit

The Bang & Olufsen Sound System with Symphoria is used in the top-of-the-line version of the new Audi TT. A processor analyzes intrusive cabin noise detected by a microphone to optimize the sound image. When combined with MMI navigation plus, sound is also output in 5.1 surround format. With 680 watts of power, the amplifier controls twelve speakers, including two center speakers and two encapsulated bass boxes in the doors. The sound system is visually accentuated by the strip of anodized aluminum bearing the logo of the Danish Hi‑Fi specialists that runs along the edge of the woofer. White LED light emanates from a narrow LED light guide.

With this system, Audi has once again substantially enhanced the premium audio experience. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen, the automaker developed the Symphoria software for the post-processing and rendering of audio signals. In the first step, the program separates the individual sound components within the audio signal with the help of a semantic analysis process. It then distributes the separated audio objects inside the interior of the car. The sound image becomes wider and deeper, conveying an entirely new spatial impression. Each passenger enjoys a top-quality, extremely precise audio experience.

Audi has already been setting benchmarks for automotive sound systems for years now. High‑end audio with the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System premiered in the Audi A8 in 2005. In 2012, premium sound from the Danish hi‑fi specialists found its into way to the compact class in the third-generation Audi A3. With Symphoria, the brand with the four rings is now taking a large step in the direction of 3D sound, a technology that Audi first presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early 2013. 3D sound enables the listener to also experience the spatial height as a third dimension – the next development step on the way to the audio experience of the future.

All New Honda Jazz 2014 Officially Launched in Malaysia. Price starts from RM72,800

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The wait is over! Honda Malaysia has officially launched the all new 2014 Honda Jazz. Available for viewing / test-drive / booking in all Honda showrooms nationwide. The all new Honda Jazz is now available in 3 variants – S, E and V variants. 

All 3 variants of the new Honda Jazz comes with the 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine which produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque. What’s excitingly new in this new model of Honda Jazz is the newly developed ‘Earth Dreams’ technology CVT gearbox. It is reported to claim 17.81km/L of fuel consumption. 

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Though the interior is similar to the current Honda City model, there are still slight differences that you can on the Jazz apart from the City’s interior. On the Jazz, there’s no ECON mode / button, cruise control and also no paddle shifts. What’s special is the rear seats that is able to fold in almost every way. Apart from folding it flat down, you can also have the option to lift up the base of the seat to insert tall items into the car. Both the front seats can also be reclined flat for long items inserting from the back. 

Comes base in all variants includes halogen headlamps, LED tail lamps, ABS, EBD and also brake assist. Grade S will feature a manual air-conditioning system, single-DIN head unit and only 4 speakers, dual airbags and 15″ steel wheels with plastic covers (not sport rims).

 Grade E, on the other hand, will come with much more accessories. Touch panel auto-aircond system, a console box with armrest, leather wrapped steering wheel, 15″ sport rims, 4 speakers, standard double-DIN audio system head unit, dual airbags. The grade E variants adds in hill-start assist, emergency start-stop signal and also VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist).

As for the top ranging Grade V, packed with whole lot of accessories such as 6 airbags, 16″ alloy wheels, 7-inch touch screen with HDMI connectivity, steering is mounted with a hands-free telephone control.

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You can now have an option to customize your Honda Jazz with either Modulo Package or the Mugen Package. The Modulo Package will include bodykit, sport pedals at only RM2,650. Adding on further customization, you can add on foot lights, cargo tray, trunk organizer and side step illumination at only RM1,250. As for the Mugen Package, it will include bodykit, spoiler and Mugen badge at RM4,900

OTR price for the all new 2014 Honda Jazz would be :-
Jazz (Grade S) - RM72,800
Jazz (Grade E) - RM79,800
Jazz (Grade V) - RM87,800

The all new Jazz will be available in few colors – Tinted Silver (new), Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Tafetta White, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic. 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage included. 

Check out the 2014 Honda Jazz gallery below :

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!