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Mercedes-Benz & Hap Seng Star Launch First Autohaus with Luxury Boutique

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Hap Seng Star Sdn Bhd launched the first Autohaus with Luxury Lifestyle Boutique, featuring exclusive Mercedes-Benz design collection and accessories for customers and their Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

The new Brand Presence reaffirms Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to lead a new era of retail experience. It strengthens the company’s customer-centric efforts in Malaysia by offering star branded exclusive products to complement the exclusivity and luxury that the brand carries.

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Providing a lifestyle experience of tomorrow, the Hap Seng Star Kuala Lumpur Autohaus is managed by 20 personnel, seated on a 29,300 sq. ft land and handles everything related to vehicle sales.

The lifestyle experience includes Malaysia’s first Mercedes-Benz Luxury accessories and collection boutique, catering to a wide range of customers with a variety of collectables and products.

hap seng autohaus boutique

The boutique offers a range of accessories, including business and casual wear, trendy sunglasses, elegant watches and many such products. Customers can now choose the right outfit to suit every occasion as well as the matching Mercedes-Benz accessories like belts, wallets, and cufflinks.

The new HSS Autohaus also has a private lounge on Level 2, overlooking the busy crosswalk of Jalan Sultan Ismail. Furthermore, a café on Level 3 is available with refreshments for customers to enjoy.  The spacious delivery bays, span over 2,000 sq.ft. are fitted with special illuminations delivering a unique vehicle handover experience.

mercedes-benz autohaus boutique

The new Mercedes-Benz brand presence makes it possible for the material dimension of its corporate culture and brand promise to be experienced beyond the online world, offering individually tailored experiences for each Mercedes-Benz customer.

Hap Seng has invested a total of over RM300 million to date in enriching customer touchpoints nationwide, with an investment of RM3.5 million in the Hap Seng Kuala Lumpur Autohaus alone.

It currently operates Autohaus in 11 locations, including Kuala Lumpur, Kinrara, Balakong, Jalan Ipoh, Bukit Tinggi, Setia Alam, Melaka, and Iskandar in Peninsular Malaysia. In Sabah and Sarawak, Hap Seng is present in Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu.


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Launched – Only RM899,888 Boss

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Alongside the new GLE Coupe, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also announced the introduction of the new 2020 GLS 450 4MATIC AMG Line today.

The GLS 450 4MATIC AMG Line is powered by the 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine electrified with 48-volt technology. It produces 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque with a further 250 Nm of torque and 22 hp via the EQ Boost over short periods.

The power is transmitted by the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. The broad ratio spread of gears one to nine allows a clear perceptible reduction in engine speed and is a decisive factor behind the high level of energy efficiency and ride comfort.

The GLS comes with the enhanced AIRMATIC air suspension system with Adaptive Damping System Plus fitted as standard. This setup uses highly complex sensor systems and algorithms to adapt the damping characteristics to the road condition and driving situation in real time.

All components have been enhanced compared with the previous generation, and the wheel suspension mountings have been optimised to maximise ride comfort. In addition to this, the air suspension keeps the car at the same level, regardless of the load on board.

Measuring 5207 mm in length and 1956 mm in width, with a wheelbase length of 3135 mm (60 mm longer than its predecessor), highlights on the GLS’ exterior include the upright radiator grille in an octagonal SUV interpretation, the prominent, chrome-plated underguard in the front apron with the bone-shaped air inlet grille, and the bonnet with two powerdomes.

This striking appearance is emphasised by the distinctive headlamp design by day and night. The GLS is equipped with MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, with a total of 112 LEDs per headlamp.

The GLS cuts an imposing figure from the rear, too. This is particularly ensured by the powerful shoulder muscle extending from the rear doors to the tail lights, which enables the GLS to strike an imperious pose on the road.

The two-piece tail lamps are based on LED technology, and their high-calibre, three-dimensional look conveys depth and solidity. The reflectors are relocated lower down, giving the tail lamps a flatter appearance. They are crowned by a slender, continuous chrome trim strip. The rear is strikingly rounded off with the chrome-plated underguard.

Inside, the central element in the dashboard’s design is an impressively sized screen unit embedded in a distinctive dashboard support. The dashboard support flows into the door panels, and the integral trim element likewise extends to meet the doors.

The prominently wide, raised centre console creates a robust contrast with the free-floating appearance of the dashboard. As a typical feature of off-roaders, there are two prominent grab handles on the centre console. Apart from good ergonomics, fluent leather surfaces create a modern, luxurious impression, rounded off by a broad area of trim and flush-fitting sunblinds. The controls with haptic and audible feedback appear to have been milled from a solid metal block.

The large touchscreen of the MBUX infotainment system allows all the GLS comfort features to be controlled from the driver’s seat. Very fine chiselling and the pyramid structures of the trim surfaces show the desire for perfection and craftsmanship. The new multifunction sports steering wheel with its striking spoke design accentuates the impressive appearance of the SUV’s interior.

The new GLS has a considerably longer wheelbase than its predecessor (3135 mm, an increase of 60 mm). This creates more space, especially in the second seat row, which can furthermore be adjusted fore and aft. Legroom here is increased by 87 mm when the seats are in their rearmost position, which also makes it easier to get into the vehicle. The second row has a 60:40-split folding rear bench seat with adjustable 40:20:40-split backrests.

All seats are electrically adjustable as standard. The same applies to the EASY-ENTRY function, which makes it easy to get into and out of the two individual seats in the third row. For this, the seats in the second row move a long way forwards and fold forwards.

A push of a button is all that is required to stow away the comfortable seats and make full use of the 2400-litre boot space in the GLS. The switches on the left and right of the load compartment and on the front of the wheel arches on the front-passenger side in the C-pillar area allow the seats in the rear rows to be folded completely flat.

It is also possible to fold down all the seats simultaneously by pressing the “ALL” button. The carpet-trimmed backs of the backrests form part of a flat, practical load area. Another push of a button lowers the boot sill by approx. 50 mm to make it easier to load heavy items.

The MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment System is available for all seating variants – for even more entertainment and convenience. It includes two 11.6-inch touchscreens that allow passengers in the second row to enjoy movies or music, use the integrated web browser, or call up and input trip information.

Each screen displays the content selected by the individual user. In addition to the options offered by the MBUX infotainment system, users can also play their own media from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

With the Mercedes me connect, the GLS is virtually in your pocket. It puts a world of remote features, from starting the engine to locking its doors to scheduling service, in a handy smartphone app.

Other standard features include:

  • 4-way lumbar support
  • AIR BALANCE package
  • Ambient lighting
  • AMG Floor mats
  • Auto dimming interior and driver’s side exterior mirror
  • Dashboard and door beltlines in ARTICO leather
  • Double sunblind
  • EASY-PACK load compartment cover
  • Electric sunblinds in rear doors, left and right
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory function
  • EXCLUSIVE interior
  • High-gloss anthracite lime wood trim
  • Interior chrome package
  • Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather
  • Surround lighting with logo projection
  • THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, front and rear
  • Third row of seat with EASY-ENTRY system
  • 2 wireless head sets
  • Additional USB ports
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Burmester® surround sound system
  • Communications module (LTE) for Mercedes me connect services
  • Extended MBUX functions
  • Hard disc navigation
  • Live Traffic Information
  • MBUX Multimedia system
  • MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment system
  • Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
  • Pre-installation for rear entertainment system
  • Remote engine start
  • Widescreen cockpit
  • Wireless charging for front

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, AMG GLE 53 Coupe Launched in Malaysia

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today introduced the GLE 450 4MATIC Coupé and the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé.

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Pricing is as mentioned below:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC Coupe – RM661,009
  • Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe – RM787,357

The GLE 450 Coupé is powered by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder in-line turbo engine that produces 367 hp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm which enables acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupé on the other hand, is powered by an electrified 3.0-litre engine with twin turbocharging by a turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor.

mercedes-amg gle 53 coupe engine

The 6-cylinder in-line turbo engine generates 435 hp and delivers a maximum torque of 520 Nm. Its EQ Boost starter-alternator delivers an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque for a short period, and also feeds the 48 volt onboard electrical system.

The new GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé is also equipped with fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system, AMG Active Drive Control, AMG Specific display, AMG Performance steering wheel, up to 22-inch wheels, AMG Track Pace, and a whole lot of AMG goodies.

Both models feature the AIRMATIC air suspension system, an adaptive adjustable damping feature which uses highly complex sensor systems and algorithms to adapt the damping characteristics of the road condition and driving situation in real time, providing maximum ride comfort for any situation.

Measuring 4,939 mm long and 2,010 mm wide, the GLE Coupe is now 39 mm longer and 7 mm wider than its predecessor. The wheelbase has grown by 20 mm compared to its predecessor, but remains 60 mm shorter, which benefits its sporty handling as well as its appearance.

The interior of the new GLE Coupés share numerous common features such as the modern cockpit with two large screens in the format 12.3 inches, Artico man made leather upholstery, and the latest dashboard design among others.

There is more space as well, as the wheelbase is 60 mm shorter than on the GLE SUV, but 20 mm longer than in the previous coupé, and these extra benefits the occupants seating and legroom. The entrance dimension has even been enlarged by 35 mm.

In many places the new member of the family offers improvements to the interior dimensions, which add up to a significantly better sense of spaciousness. The capacity of the stowage spaces in the interior has been increased to a total of 40 litres.

The GLE Coupé models also offer the latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with intuitive operating structure, brilliant graphics with a high visual quality.


Review: 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45S Edition 1 – They’ve Found the Sweet Spot

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“With great power comes great responsibility” is a proverb that does not only apply to superheroes but other things as well, and that includes cars, especially cars like the one you’re looking at here – the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45S Edition 1.

However, there is one big difference between being a superhero and driving the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45S – While superheroes go out of their way to save the world from the bad guys, what happens when you’re in the A45S is that the “bad guys” actually go out of their way and come to you, tailgate, rev, brake check, and do everything they can just to rile you up, and make you floor it.

mercedes-amg a45s review front

In fact, that was exactly what happened to us during our stint with the A45S recently, as everyone wanted to see what the new A45S AMG is capable of.

The reason for everyone to be so excited about the car is simple – it is the officially the most powerful production hot hatch in the world at the moment, with a mindblowing 421 hp and 500 Nm of torque at your disposal.

mercedes-amg a45s review rear

Just to put things into perspective, the predecessor which made about 380 hp was already labelled as “mad” by almost everyone who got behind its wheels, and things have been taken a notch even higher with the new A45S.

Similar to most AMG models, the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 now comes in two variants – the base A45 and the A45S. However, only the latter is offered here in Malaysia.

mercedes-amg a45s review side

The difference between the base A45 and the A45S is that the latter makes an extra 33bhp, and comes with more equipment, 19-inch wheels (vs 18-inch), larger exhaust pipes, double the number of diffusers, bigger brakes, and more driving modes.

Priced at RM443,270 on the road minus insurance and SST, the AMG A45S here, which comes in the Edition 1 guise, comes with the Panamerica grille, large air intakes, a jet-wing-profiled front bumper, flared wheel arches, diffusers in front and the rear, 19-inch AMG wheels, AMG Night Package, quad exhausts, as well as a rear spoiler.

mercedes-amg a45s spoiler

Inside, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45S features AMG Performance seats, an AMG Performance steering wheel, dark aluminium Edition 1 trim, AMG floor mats, illuminated AMG door sill panels, and the MBUX infotainment system with two 10.25-inch widescreen displays. 

One of the coolest features in the A45S model is the AMG Track Pace data logger, which is for use at the race tracks.

mercedes-amg a45s engine

What Track Pace does is that it stores all kinds of information from the car such as speed, acceleration, steering angle, and so on, and compiles all of that data to help you improve on the track. There’s even an Augmented Reality function that shows the ideal racing line on a number of pre-stored racetracks, functioning as a virtual instructor.

So, how does it drive?

The issue with the previous-gen A45 was that the level of comfort was almost non-existent. A couple of hours of enthusiastic driving in that thing would probably have you saying “man, I need a massage.”

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As crazily fast as it was, it was just too firm and harsh to be driven on a daily basis on our pothole-filled roads. The new A45S, to our surprise however, is actually nothing like its predecessor as the folks at AMG have somehow managed to find the sweet spot between manic performance and everyday usability, resulting in a car that is much more comfortable and refined.

The best part is that performance has not been compromised one bit. In fact, there is so much more power at your disposal and this is exactly what makes the new A45S such a desirable car.

mercedes-amg a45s rear seats

The 421 hp and 500 Nm coming from the engine and the RM443,000 price tag puts the Mercedes-AMG A45S a level well above every other mass-produced hot hatch on sale today.

Be it the Golf R, the MINI John Cooper Works GP, the Megane RS, or any other hatchback for the matter – all you’ll be able to do is smell the A45S’ smoke, and we’re not even exaggerating.  

mercedes-amg a45s boot

The fact that the new AMG A45S can accelerate from naught to 100 km/h in under four seconds even puts it in the same league as some supercars out there in terms of performance, and what this means is that we have a 2.0-litre hatchback that can mess around with almost anything out there.

You bawalah apa you mau…No problem…

When you drive it in a chilled manner, the A45S is at its best behaviour, calm and composed. And then, once we hit the highway or B-roads, it is a case of “just ask and you shall receive” with the accelerator pedal.

mercedes-amg a45s rims

At the same time, it is also a case of “be careful what you wish for” as once you floor it, this thing just goes for it, passing by the rest of the world at unbelievable speed.

Thanks to the 8-speed AMG Speedshift dual clutch transmission and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, not only is the power delivery so smooth, but there is always sufficient grip as well.

mercedes-amg a45s steering

Throughout our stint with the Mercedes-AMG A45S, about 90% of the time was spent in Comfort mode, in which the car already felt too powerful for our roads. And then we had the Sport and Sport+ mode, which are not for the weak.

Once we switched to Sports, the exhaust note got louder, the steering got slightly heavier, and the throttle got more sensitive, itching to just pounce and eat everything that comes in its way. This firmness and the rawness of this mode actually reminded us of the previous generation A45.

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Sports+ on the other hand, is even nastier. This mode is actually ideal only for all-out track driving as the way power is delivered, and the sensitivity of the throttle and what not, was just downright scary. So, after fiddling around, back to Comfort mode we went to enjoy the drive.

On top of the engaging drive and all the power, we have the lovely interior. The generous dose of leather and Alcantara upholstery, all the yellow contrasting accents, the dual screens that run across the dashboard, the ambient lighting, and the AMG flat-bottom steering make the A45S’ cabin such an enjoyable place to be in.

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It is spacious as well – there is actually enough head and leg space for four six-footers to sit comfortably in the car for a few hours – something that we didn’t expect at all to be frank.

And then, there is the boot with 370 litres of space with the seats up, and 1,210 litres with the 40:20:40 split rear seats folded – which is 10 litres more than the BMW 1 Series. Impressed yet?

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Last but not least, we have smartphone integration, wireless charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and of course the Burmester surround sound premium audio system.


In a nutshell, the new Mercedes-AMG A45S surprised us in many ways with what it has to offer. Not only is it more powerful than the outgoing model, but also more spacious, more visually appealing, more comfortable, and simply put; more sensible.

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The only catch here is the hefty price tag that is close to half-a-million Ringgit. But then again, a lot of good things in life come at a price don’t they?

So, in case you’re wondering how much money you need to spend to have everyone looking at you, and to have a car that is practical enough to be driven everyday yet potent enough to mess around with almost any car on the road as well as the racetrack, the answer is RM443,000 minus SST.


The Mercedes-Benz Zetros: Made for the Roughest Conditions

When it comes to traversing through rough terrain, not many vehicles out there can cut it like the Zetros here.

The robust off-road specialist is made for transport goods in tough and inaccessible terrain. The highly capable 40-tonne off-roader has been designed specifically for operations in markets with a high proportion of off-road use.

The Zetros here, which is seen being used by Contractor Philip Wareing from New Zealand who specializes in fertiliser application & transportation however, has been completely re-worked all-round compared to the previous generation Zetros.

From a technical standpoint, the new-generation Zetros comes equipped with more powerful engines capable of delivering as much as (510 hp) as well as a pleasing 2400 Nm of torque.

On the outside, the new model generation is discernible from the striking, restyled radiator grille which, thanks to optimised air-flow guidance, ensures even more effective cooling.

The new Zetros is characterised by extreme off-roading capabilities which result from its permanent all-wheel drive system. It features numerous detail improvements, including such things as easier access to the cab or a re-designed instrument panel.

Just as before, the new Zetros remains available in Euro III and Euro V variants for markets with poor fuel quality and thus finds its principle markets in regions like the Middle East, Africa or Latin America.

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a heavy-duty truck which has been developed for demanding transport tasks involving high payloads. This is why it is often used for delivering supplies to remote regions, as well as in energy exploration and in forestry operations. The new Zetros can be used the world over in all manner of extreme climates – from hot desert regions right up to the Arctic.


2020 Mercedes-Benz Actros Launched – CKD, From RM360,000

Hap Seng Trucks Distribution yesterday took the wraps off the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz Actros Prime Mover.

Priced between RM360,000 and RM480,000 for the truck alone, the locally assembled Actros 5 will be offered in 10 variants in our market, comprising 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 configurations and three cab layouts – the M-Cab, L-Cab ClassicSpace, and L-Cab StreamSpace.

Power comes courtesy of a Euro 3 compatible 2.8-litre 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which makes between 360 PS and 476 PS depending on variant, and distributing all the power is a new Powershift 3 transmission. Peak torque figures stand between 1,800 Nm and 2,300 Nm.

Also worth mentioning here is that the new Actros is also the winner of the “International Truck of the Year 2020” award, which was earned thanks to features like the Active Drive Assist, the enhanced cruise control and transmission intervention system, Predictive Powertrain Control, the fully digital Human Machine Interface in the form of the Multimedia Cockpit, and the state-of-the-art safety systems.

There’s another new key feature that has helped the new Actros to take a further step forward in terms of safety – Active Brake Assist 5, which since the beginning of 2020 has been part of the standard specification for the Actros.

This latest version of the tried and tested emergency braking assistant works with a combination of radar and camera systems. Amongst other things, the reaction to moving individuals in the speed range up to 50 kilometres per hour has been improved.

The new Actros also sets a benchmark with its Sideguard Assist system: in 2016, the vehicle became the first truck to feature a cornering assistance system that was fully integrated into the vehicle architecture. The warning system minimises the likelihood of dangerous accidents occurring on the co-driver’s side of the vehicle during a nearside turn.

During the course of development of the new Actros, Sideguard Assist was linked to the mirror camera system. The system now works hand in hand with the MirrorCam: if Sideguard Assist is installed, the MirrorCam display shows the warning messages of that system in critical driving situations.

Drivers will also benefit from the connectivity solutions in the new Actros such as the new Multimedia Cockpit. The first fully digitalised cockpit in a series-produced truck brings unknown operating possibilities and improved operating convenience.

The Multimedia Cockpit has two large displays, where the primary display replaces the conventional instrument cluster.

A second touchscreen on the instrument panel serves to operate selected apps from the Mercedes-Benz Truck App Portal along with virtual switches, as well as for the representation of the new navigation system. That being said, the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz Actros, which has a service interval of one year/55,000 km, is offered with a three-year/450,000 km warranty. 


The New Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is Not to be F****d With

With close to 400 horses under the hood right out of the factory, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is without a doubt, among the most powerful “everyday” cars we have out there.

And guess what, the 2021 version is officially here and it is even more powerful than it was, but before we get to that, let us get the boring bits out of the way first.

On the exterior, the new GLA 45 now looks more like a full-blown SUV, sporting a curvy silhouette that is complemented by a long bonnet with bulging powerdomes, an AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical slats, LED High Performance headlamps, a front splitter in silver chrome, 19-inch light-alloy wheels (S-Model 20-inch wheels), as well as twin tailpipes.

The GLA 45 4MATIC S on the other hand, gets a pair of larger, oval exhaust tailpipes with a diameter of 90 mm, which feature internal fluting and AMG lettering.

Inside, we have the usual suspects like the MBUX infotainment system, black Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfiber upholstery, AMG highlights with double topstitching in red, red seatbelts, as well as AMG carbon fibre-look trim element in the dashboard support. The chromed air vents are likewise upgraded with a red ring.

In the S model, we have yellow highlights throughout the interior, AMG Performance steering wheel with a yellow 12 o’clock marking, AMG steering wheel buttons, an AMG logo, plus ambient lighting.

Also standard is the centre console in piano-lacquer look with a touchpad as standard has a further control array with additional switches for controlling the 3-stage ESP, the manual transmission mode, the adaptive damping system AMG Ride Control.

Now, the juicy bits – as revealed earlier, there will be two variants; the GLA 45 4MATIC+ and GLA 45 S 4MATIC+, which come with the most powerful mass-produced 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine in the world.

While the base model delivers 387 hp, the S‑variant kicks out a massive 421 hp. Both come with the AMG Speedshift DCT 8G Dual Clutch gearbox, and the active, fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system that distributes power to the rear axle wheel-selectively by AMG Torque Control. Maximum torque has also increased from 475 to as much as 500 newton metres.

How the AMG Torque Control feature works is that it distributes power to the left and right rear wheels flexibly and at different ratios, according to the given driving situation – resulting in optimum traction, whatever the road surface conditions and whatever course the route takes.

Thanks to the package, the GLA 45 does the century sprint in 4.4 seconds, while the GLA 45 S does it in 4.3 seconds. Both models come with a factory limited speed limit of 270 km/h.

There are six AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs to choose from – “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+”, “Individual” and “RACE” (standard for S-Model, included in the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package for the base model) which allow a wide spread of vehicle characteristics, from comfortable to highly dynamic, where numerous relevant parameters are modified:

The AMG developers have also extensively reinforced the body shell, increasing the torsional rigidity at the vehicle’s front end. In addition, diagonal struts at the front and rear of the underbody further improve rigidity.

That being said, we can expect the new GLA 45 AMG to arrive here by the end of next year or even earlier, but it will definitely be coming here, looking at how successful the existing version is.


Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line Launched – RM252k

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today announced the introduction of the new C 200 AMG Line, which will be replacing the outgoing C200 Avantgarde.

The C200 is upgraded with AMG line together with a host of enhancement including an even more dynamic engine, sports suspension, state-of-the-art digital infotainment system and Mercedes me connect.

Powering the Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line is a new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 204 hp and 300 Nm of torque, paired to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. Prior to this, the C200 was powered by a 1.5-litre EQ Boost hybrid powertrain.

Where performance is concerned, the C200 AMG Line accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and achieves a top speed of 250 km/h.

On the exterior, key features include the new diamond radiator grille integrated with the Mercedes star and pins in chrome, the AMG front apron with sporty air intake and chrome trim element, and the AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in black. Also new with the C200 is the 18-inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels.

On the inside, the C200 AMG Line also comes with the AMG Line interior. The numerous highlights of the AMG Line include the ARTICO leather upholstery, galvanised steering wheel gearshift paddles and AMG sports pedals.

Like its predecessor, safety features in the new C200 includes the Active Brake Assist, PRE-SAFE and Blind Spot Assist.

The new C200 AMG Line is now equipped with Mercedes me connect, the newest generation of connectivity that helps Mercedes-Benz owners to stay connected and in sync with their vehicles.

Other features of the Mercedes me connect includes Mercedes–Benz emergency call system (E-call), remote vehicle diagnostics, pre-entry climate control, predictive navigation, and parked vehicle locator.

Priced at RM251,587 on the road without insurance, the C200 AMG Line can be owned with EaseProtect Financing starting from RM2,988 per month.

The car also comes with Comprehensive Motor Insurance along with Tyre & Rim Insurance for the first year of ownership.


Buy a Mercedes-Benz with NZ Wheels, Win a Ducati Diavel

NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, an authorised dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia, is now giving customers a reason to look forward to Double Celebrations with a chance to win a Ducati XDiavel S with any purchase of a selected Mercedes-Benz model during the NZ Wheels Double Celebration campaign.

Running from now to 30th September 2020, the NZ Wheels Double Celebrations campaign offers customers an exciting chance to win a Ducati XDiavel S sport cruiser bike worth RM161,900, on top of the tax exemption recently announced by the government.

To be in the running, every successful booking, purchase and take delivery of selected Mercedes-Benz vehicles at any authorised NZ Wheels Autohaus is entitled to ONE contest entry only.

Participants are required to fill in a contest form with proof of purchase attached to qualify as one entry for the contest. The details of the grand prize winner will be displayed on the NZ Wheels website and social media channels; Instagram and Facebook, 30 days after the contest period. The winners will also be notified directly via telephone and invited to a prize presentation ceremony held at NZ Wheels premises.

Customers can visit the nearest NZ Wheels Autohaus to check out the Mercedes-Benz models on display.

All NZ Wheels Autohauses strictly adhere to the implemented health and safety measures under the Mercedes-Benz Star Shield initiative, a safety protocol for our dealers and customers.


Mercedes-Benz Launches New Insurance and Takaful Plans for Customers

Mercedes-Benz Protection, under Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia (MBSM), has introduced two new insurance and takaful solutions to provide Mercedes-Benz owners with greater peace of mind.

The solutions are a first-of-its-kind in the premium motor insurance and takaful category, and amongst other things, offer a temporary Mercedes-Benz replacement vehicle benefit for up to 20-days per period of insurance if the insured car is in an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop for accident repair.

There are also new benefits which include a nationwide limitless towing distance, reimbursement of car key replacement costs, and an all driver cover which does not require a prior driver name submission to the insurer.

Under the improved insurance and takaful packages, vehicles will be covered for basic loss or damage such as damage resulting from accidental collision, burglary, housebreaking, theft and attempted theft, or any malicious acts, and liability to third parties, with additional protection for impact damage caused by falling trees due to convulsions of nature.

Other new features of Star Protect and Star Protect Plus include coverage for all drivers of a car, both individually-owned and company-owned, even if a driver’s name is not stated during the insurance submission process.

The towing assistance will also see a comprehensive plan upgrade which includes unlimited towing distance for breakdown and accident with one-way toll charges of up to RM30 included.

Under the towing plan, customer can utilize the flood towing for up to six occurrences, 24-hour minor roadside repairs and free assistance in arranging value-added benefits that offer accommodation, taxi transportation, and cross-border towing services. Customers will only have to pay for the value-added benefits if used.

The packages also offer owners car key replacement, compensation for loss of possessions as a result of window snatch theft, flood relief allowance for damage due to flood, and personal accident coverage for the driver and up to four (4) passengers.

If the car is in an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop for accident repair, Mercedes-Benz Protection will provide customers with a temporary Mercedes-Benz car for up to 20 days per period of insurance.

Star Protect Plus will come with an additional four (4) Tyre and four (4) Rim coverage to ensure protection at every turn. This provides protection for accidental damage caused by road debris or curbing which can adversely impact the resale value of a car, as well as optimum vehicle performance. 

The Star Protect and Star Protect Plus insurance and takaful solutions are available at all leading and authorised Mercedes-Benz dealerships.