New S60

Kuala Lumpur, 6 April 2011 – Malaysians are in for the ride of their lives once they get behind the wheel of the all-new, all-gorgeous and all-powerful S60.

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The all new BMW X3

Kuala Lumpur, 14th March 2011 – BMW Group Malaysia today launched the all new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the eagerly anticipated four-wheel drive offering which complements the dynamic lifestyles of discerning BMW owners perfectly.

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Exclusive Proton R3 Satria Neo 

Subang Jaya, 7 March 2011 – Engineered for more spirited and dynamic driving enjoyment, Proton today introduced an exclusive hot hatch, the Proton R3 Satria Neo.
 
Built by Proton’s Motorsports Division under the Race, Rally, Research (R3) brand name, the car is distinctively recognizable by its striking Fire Red exterior with a black painted roof.
 
Running the tried and tested 1600cc CAMPRO CPS engine, R3 engineers have upgraded its performance with the addition of Stage 2 performance upgrades inviting car enthusiasts to experience a greater dose of excitement. This increases power from the standard 125 bhp and 150 Nm of torque to 145 bhp at 7000 rpm and 168 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm coupled to a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission.
 
“Motorsports is one of several key strategies being pursued to enhance the Proton brand. It is a platform that allows us to not only promote the brand and increase awareness in new and potential markets, both domestically and abroad, but it is an equally rewarding proving ground,” said Proton Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.
 
“The R3 Satria Neo is an extension of our involvement and experience in motor racing, and it caters to a demanding segment of customers and enthusiasts who desire vehicles that are purpose-built for performance as much as it is practical for everyday usage.”
 
The R3 Satria Neo’s promise of an exhilarating drive is further conveyed by its all-round CPS bodykit; an R3 designed rear roof spoiler; a front lip for improved down force; titanium coloured side strips; and a more muscular stance the result of a 10 mm drop in ride height. R3 engineers also made significant enhancements to ride and handling, with the use of specially-designed R3 performance springs for reduced body roll; recalibrated alignment, toe and camber settings for more grip and steering precision; and R3 edition 16” inch gunmetal lightweight alloys wrapped in softer compound Bridgestone Potenza RE001R 205/45 series profile tyres for better traction.
 
Inside, the R3 Satria Neo features a sporty, yet classy and alluring matte red and black two-tone interior. R3 limited edition front bucket seats wrapped in nappa leather with ‘Trivel’ finish, carbon effect PVC and red stitching replaces the standard seats. Its fiery personality is also accentuated by the use of matte red dashboard trims, gear console and handbrake handle; two-tone door trims; R3 floor carpets, an engine start button; aluminium foot pedals and gear knob.

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Limited edition R3 Satria Neo

Subang Jaya, 8 February 2011 – Built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, and injected a bigger dose of high performance into its products, national car manufacturer Proton Holdings Berhad today unveiled for sale a limited number of Proton R3 Satria Neo hot hatches.
 
Engineered for a more spirited drive by engineers from Proton’s Motorsports Division, the R3 Satria Neo features Stage 2 upgrades to the standard 1.6-litre Campro S4PH engine and is rated at 145 brake horse power at 7000 rpm and 168 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.
 
Available only with a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission, the R3 Satria Neo sports re-profiled camshafts that increases valve lift and overlap; a performance calibrated on board computer with revised fuel maps for spirited drives; a carbon fibre air intake system; a higher flow 4-2-1 performance exhaust system; and adjustable aluminium camshaft pulley.
 
Weighing in at 1,200kg, ride and handling has also been enhanced further to cope with the R3 Satria Neo’s personality. R3 performance springs drops the car 10mm lower to reduce body roll, and recalibrated alignment, toe and camber settings increases grip and steering precision. Complementing the overall handling and dynamic package, the R3 Satria Neo is fitted with R3 edition 16” inch gunmetal lightweight alloys wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE001R 205/45 series profile tyres that have a softer compound. The R3 Satria Neo is also factory fitted with high performance brake pads capable of withstanding high-temperatures of up to 500 degree Celsius for increased fade resistance often associated with constant heavy braking.
 
“The R3 Satria Neo is an extension of Proton’s involvement and experience in motorsports which will see a new generation of selected showroom models being injected with greater dynamic elements and excitement, mainly in catering to a niche segment of customers and enthusiasts who desire vehicles that are purpose-built for performance,” said Proton Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir
 
Offered only in exclusive Fire Red with a black painted roof, the R3 Satria Neo sports a very distinctive exterior styling which sets it apart from its predecessors. The all-round CPS bodykit is complemented by a redesigned R3 designed rear roof spoiler; a front lip which improves down force on the front axle and reduces undercarriage turbulence; prominent fender arches; and titanium coloured side strips or mouldings.
 
The fiery theme extends to create a sporty, classy and alluring matte red and black two-tone interior. The R3 Satria Neo also comes fitted with R3 limited edition front bucket seats wrapped in nappa leather with micro fiber finish, carbon effect PVC and detailed in red stitching; matte red dashboard trims, gear console and handbrake handle; two-tone door trims; and R3 floor carpets. An engine start button, aluminium foot pedals and gear knob accentuates the R3 Satria Neo’s performance-driven attitude. All cars also come with solar and security protection. The car is also fitted with a 2-DIN audio head unit with 3D GPS navigation. Safety features include dual front airbags, and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
 
The R3 Satria Neo is priced at RM79,797 (MT Metallic) and is available for immediate booking at all PROTON Edar showrooms in Peninsular Malaysia. Booking fee is RM2,000 and lucky early birds will be invited to the launch event and  get photographed with our very own star drivers, Tengku Djan Ley and Faidzil Alang, both of whom are attached to the Motorsports Division of Proton.

Record performances for BMW

Cyberjaya, 10 January 2011 – BMW Group Malaysia today announced that the organisation had achieved record performances in 2010 for all of its Malaysian business units – BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad.

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