Mercedes-AMG powers up the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG

From the grounds of Affalterbach comes the desirable A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG in 4MATIC+ and S 4MATIC+ versions. View Gallery    Two variants are made available with a newly developed 2.0-liter engine, the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Output for the cars range from 387 hp all the way up to 421 hp on the S versions. Torque pushes from 475 up to 500 Nm for the newer AMGs. Power to the wheels is made possible with the new AMG SpeedShift DCT-8G dual-clutch transmission with eight gears.   For reference sake, 0 – 100 km/h... Read More

Ford GT MKII, limited to just 45 examples

The Ford GT MK!! for track only is one of the main attractions at Goodwood Festival of Speed. This 700 hp Ford GT beast takes up a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, race-proven aerodynamics and competition-oriented handling. This special edition is limited to just 45 examples in the world, with a price tag of 1.2 million USD.   A brainchild of Ford Performance and Multimatic, the GT MKII is developed based on the experiences garnered from the WEC (World Endurance Championship) and IMSA SportsCar Championship. The Ford GT is iconic, no matter how you look at it. It’s a pure-bred crafted... Read More

Honda still leads Non-national brands

Honda Malaysia has registered 44,200 cars for the first half of the year. The numbers put them at the top spot of the non-national brands. This was enabled by a strong month of May where sales tallied 10,550 cars. This half-yearly total puts Honda in the firm lead of the Non-National segment and a runner-up spot with a martket share of 15.3% in the overall TIV (Total Industry Volume). Honda models contributing to the sales chart Despite a tough economy, Honda has achieved a couple of major milestones, with deliveries of the 130,000th unit of the Civic and 100,000th... Read More

Preview of the New BMW X6

Slated for debut in November, the New BMW X6 SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) in third-generation spots a clean, exclusive design, new powertrains and chassis technology. When it comes to looks, the New X6 exudes stretched proportions and muscularity. The car although sleeker is bigger and wider than its predecessor. The front-end is dominated by the large, single-frame kidney grille (optional illuminated grille) and standard twin headlights or optional  Laserlights with Adaptive LED headlights, Moving to the side, the X6 has a refined character line and dynamic roofline, to go with  19-inch light-alloy wheels. Optional wheel sizes range from 20... Read More

Auto Tips: Drive safely in the rain

Welcome to Allcarschannel.com’s Auto Tips! With Malaysia’s constant heavy thunderstorms and flash floods, we like to offer some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Have you ever faced a situation when you’re driving and suddenly there’s a heavy downpour? You’re not alone, as thousands road users have had to confront such a situation on a daily basis, particularly if you’re a Grab or taxi driver. It rains three quarters of the time throughout the year in this country.   Heavy downpour usually slows traffic to a crawl as people take caution for all kind of... Read More

Owning a Mercedes-Benz is easier than ever with MobilityPlus!

Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia through its financial arm, Mercedes-Benz Financial, has announced the new MobilityPlus program. This unique program offers a car replacement for customers who have chosen to finance or lease Mercedes-Benz cars. It’s never a better time than now to own a Mercedes-Benz with the MobilityPlus. The MobilityPlus is the first of its kind in auto financing. The program is geared towards comprehensive and innovative financing solutions. A replacement car is made available for owners, who send their cars for regular services and warranty claims, which usually take 2 days. Mercedes-Benz Services MD Mike Ponnaz remarked, “As value... Read More

Porsche Taycan put through first drive on world tour

Prior to its official unveiling, the Porsche Taycan is going on a world tour in its prototype stripes. The Taycan is of course Porsche’s first all-electric sports car. First stop for the Taycan prototype is the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) in Shanghai. The PEC @ Shanghai is the first in Asia and the sixth Porsche Experience Center globally, and it has direct access to the 5.5-kilometer Shanghai International Circuit. Features of the track include a 1.4 km handling track with skid pan, hydraulic kick plate and dynamic area. There is also an off-road track. Next stops for the electric... Read More

Proton continues sales spike despite slow month

National Carmakers Proton has announced its highest market share since July 2015 in a latest press statement.  Sales in June hit 7,615 units, which denotes second highest for Proton this year, overall. This translates to a market share of 18.1% share in a month. The (TIV) total industry volume  has reduced by 30.8% for the month, equivalent to 42,090 units. The mid-year blues is always prevalent this time of the year, in this country. This season, the SST effect and post festive period were the main culprits for the sales drop across all brands. Despite the downturn this year,... Read More

McLaren Speedtail and McLaren GT take limelight at Chantilly Arts & Elegance showcase

McLaren Speedtail, the fastest McLaren ever, and McLaren GT recently appeared at a one day only showcase in Chantilly Arts & Elegance, located in the north of Paris. Both new grand touring models were crowd pullers at the grand French exhibit. The McLaren Speedtail even entered the concours competition and joined a supercar parade. The Speedtail was picked as the ‘Best of Show’ showcar. A Gran Tourer that needs no introduction,  the Speedtail could hit a top speed of 403km/h, and just for the show the Speedtail is decked in a never-before-seen livery of Saragon Quartz body and Oxblood... Read More

Debut of the Aston Martin DBX

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin is showcasing its past and present desirable beauties. After all, Aston Martin has never failed to participate once at Goodwood for seven decades, till present.    The main highlights for Aston Martin this year are the DBS Superleggera Volante, the limited edition Vantage AMR. Rapide E and the first Aston Martin SUV, the DBX. With so many fine beauties, it’s no wonder the Goodwood event is a not-to-missed auto showcase. For UK folks, the Aston Martin Rapide E electric sports car will driving up the hill. The first electric Aston... Read More

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