Published on May 14th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Driven and More | Watch our Latest Vid Podcast

The DSF video podcast is back! In episode 8, we discuss the new BMW 3-Series launch as well as the launch of the new A-Class Sedan. Finally, we talk about the car we’re driving at the moment: a Nissan X-Trail Hybrid.

More on each topic here

BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3-Series Sedan has epitomised the concept of sporty driving pleasure in the global premium midsize class for more than 40 years. Exuding dynamic design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, it takes the signature characteristics of a BMW and turns the volume up several notches.

The sedan represents not only the core of the BMW 3-Series range (of which over 15 million units have now been sold worldwide) but also the heartbeat of the BMW brand.

When the first BMW 3-Series was launched in 1975, it simultaneously brought to life a new breed of car; the sports sedan concept underpinned the rise of the 3-Series to become BMW’s most successful model – a status it retains to this day.

Over the course of its six model generations to date, the BMW 3-Series has been ranked the world’s biggest-selling premium car, led the way for high-performance powertrain and chassis technology and earned a reputation as a pioneer of technological innovations in the midsize segment.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan

Two CBU variants will be introduced in Malaysia. These are the A200 Progressive Line and A250 AMG Line. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia say these will cost around RM230K and RM268K (estimated) each. They only showed the A200 Progressive Line at today’s launch.

n Malaysia, this is now the most affordable 4-door Mercedes-Benz you can buy new. Previously the CLA 200 and C200 were cheaper at RM237K and RM260K. Before the C-Class got its facelift, the C180 model was available for as little as RM216K at one point.

The new A-Class Saloon comes with a boot (420L, about the volume of a modern Proton Saga’s), 4 doors and a classic 3-box shape.

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

The Nissan X-Trail facelift now offers a new Hybrid variant and 3 Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) variants. The 2.0L (MR20DD) Hybrid with Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control) engine paired with XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), produces an output of 144PSand 200Nm of torque along with the output from the Electric Motor of 41PS plus 160Nm of torquedelivers an exhilarating drive, whilst producing the best in class fuel economy of 16.1km/L (based on ECE R101 test mode).

Apart from the new 2.0L Hybrid variant, the new X-Trail Facelift is also available in the following variants; a 2.5L 4WD, a 2.0L 2WD MID and a 2.0L 2WD. All variants of the new X-Trail Facelift are certified Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV).

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