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Friday, June 27, 2014

850th post: FULL REVIEW Mazda BT-50 2.2 MZ-CDi Auto

In this blog entry, I'm reviewing the Mazda BT-50 2.2 MZ-CDi Auto.  This is the 850th post in this blog so please congratulate me.  It's priced at RM92,883 OTR Without insurance.

The all new Mazda BT50 comes with Powerful, fuel Efficient and reliable MZ-CD common-rail direct-injection engine.The engine with Variable Geometry
Turbocharger (VGT) and 6 speed Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) auto gear box.

It's capable of delivering a maximum power of 110kw(150Ps) and 375Nm Torque.


As I start the BT-50, I expected the diesel rumble but was greeted with Near Silent engine sound.  The going ins and outs takes some time to get used to due to the vehicle heights.  The driving position's very car-like and seats are comfortable.  The ride and handling is a BENCHMARK for all SUVs and SUTs, I was challenged by the Salesperson to go over the speed bumps as fast as possible.  I  tried 80km/h and it feels "NOTHING", just glides through.  I was also challenged to go over potholes and this BT-50 goes through without a sweat.  Very comfortable Truck.  Turning circle's respectable 11.9m.
In short, this truck's very car like in terms of seating positions, steering positions, comfort and NVH.  Ride and handling's Mazda At its best.  Note that Mazda is FAMOUS for its EXEMPLARY ride and handling having owned an Astina before I SWORE by it.
I was given 3 rounds.  First 2 rounds normal driving mode (I managed to touch 100km/h).  3rd round, "Sports mode".  Under sports-mode, the Ranger's livelier to drive, I experienced better acceleration and slightly rev happier.  0-100km/h I estimate about 12 seconds.  Respectable for an automatic truck.

PROS:  Excellent Ride and handling, powerful, Share the same virtues as Ford Ranger but without the long waiting lists.  Also, better specs than it's Twin, Ford Ranger 2.2.  Slightly cheaper too.

CONS: Limited rear legroom and small rear doors - poor access.  Some Lag in Auto gearbox.

Standard Features AND Accessories:

-17 Alloy Wheels (265/65/R17)
-Rear Parking Sensor and Reverse Monitor
-Adjustable Leather Wrap Steering Wheel with Audio Controls
-Central Locking
-Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
-Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Condition
-Electronically Controlled Remote Foldable Side Mirrors with Turn-Signal Lights
-Power Window with Anti-Pinch System (Driver Side
-Halogen Headlamp with Auto On/Off
-Dot Matrix Audio Display-CD,MP3,AM/FM,USB
& AUX (6 speaker sound system
-Bluetooth Handsfree System with Voice Command

High Tensile Steel Body Shell
-Driver and Passenger's Front SRS Airbags
-4WD-ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake
Assist (BA)
-Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Lock Rear
Differential (LRD)
-Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
-Burglar Alarm with Immobilizer
- ANCAP 5 stars safety rating

Well, there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Without further ado, let's proceed to Photo galleries:


Alternator     12 volts - 110 amps
Bore x stroke (mm)     86.0 x 94.6
Compression ratio     15.5 : 1
Emission standard     Euro stage 3
Engine capacity (cc)     2,198
Engine type     2.2 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) diesel
Fuel consumption - combined (l/100km) *4     8.9
Fuel system     Common-rail, electronic direct injection
Fuel tank capacity (litres)     80
Gear ratio (1st)     4.171
Gear ratio (2nd)     2.342
Gear ratio (3rd)     1.521
Gear ratio (4th)     1.143
Gear ratio (5th)     0.867
Gear ratio (6th)     0.691
Gear ratio (final drive)     3.550
Gear ratio (reverse)     3.403

Maximum power (kW @ rpm)     110 @ 3,700
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm)     375 @ 1,500 - 2,500
Recommended fuel     Diesel
Throttle control     Electronic (drive-by-wire)
Transmission     6-speed automatic

Brake diameter (mm) front     302
Brake diameter (mm) rear     270
Brake type front     Ventilated disc
Brake type rear     Drum
Steering type     Rack and pinion hydraulic power assist steering

Suspension front     Independent double wishbone with coil over dampers and anti-roll bar
Suspension rear     Rigid (live) rear axle with leaf springs
Turning circle kerb to kerb (m)     11.8
Tyre index     111T
Tyre size     265/65 R16
Wheel size     16 x 7.0 J
Wheel size (spare)     16 x 7.0 J

Approach angle     27.6°
Cargo box floor height to ground (mm)     835
Cargo box floor length (mm)     1,549
Cargo box floor width (mm)     1,560
Cargo box height (mm)     513
Cargo box tailgate opening width (mm)     1,330
Cargo box top length (mm)     1,485
Cargo box top width (mm)     1,500
Cargo box width between wheel arches (mm)     1,139
Departure angle     27.1°
Ground clearance laden (mm)     200
Ground clearance unladen (mm)     232
Overall height (mm)     1,815
Overall length (mm)     5,373
Overall width (mm)     1,850
Overhang (mm) front     919
Overhang (mm) rear     1,234
Ramp breakover angle     24.4°
Track (mm) front     1,560
Track (mm) rear     1,560
Wading depth (mm)     800
Wheelbase (mm)     3,220

Axle capacity (kg) front     1,480
Axle capacity (kg) rear     1,850
Gross Combined Mass (kg)*6     6,000
Gross Vehicle Mass (kg)     3,200
Kerb weight (kg)     2,044
Payload (kg) *4     1,156
Seating capacity     5
Tow-ball download maximum (kg)     350
Towing capacity (kg) *5 braked     3,500
Towing capacity (kg) *5 unbraked     750

If you want to buy this car, Please Call:
Jeff Lim, 012-6852718.
Mike Lim: 012-254-6558

Please mention recommend by Jefferson Lim for better deal.


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-Low Interest Rates
-Strong connection with bank hence fast and easy Approval
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Before I go, here's a parting shot:

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Monday, June 02, 2014

CLOSE UP: Renault Megane RS265 Cup RBR Edition

In this blog entry, I'm posting about the AMAZING Limited edition Renault Megane RS265.  The one in the showroom is the Renault sport Megane Red Bull Racing (RBR) Edition.   This is the last unit of 20 units brought in by TC Eurocars.  Priced at RM252,888 HIGHLY Negotiable for 2013 year make.  All I can say is AT LEAST RM20,000 discount, but the salesperson indicates MUCH MUCH Higher discount.  "Name me your price!"   The last unit remained is Serial No.475.  
I even Enjoyed 14km TAXI ride by the Professional Sales Executive, Khairul Ikhwan.  He showcased the IMMENSE Talent of Megane RS265.  It's not I can't drive the car, it's my decision to let EXPERIENCED Sales Exec to SHOWCASE the BEST of this car.   Below, the Test drive car.
After all, this is the FASTEST FWD Cars in Nurburgring AT 8 mins, 08 seconds.  Besides, it's an AWARD Winning car.  Won 60+ awards worldwide.  

The Renault Megane RS265 is SO ALL ROUNDED, that after test riding it, my expectations of the Renault Fluence which I test driven 30 mins later is HIGH.  It's SO GOOD that it makes the Renault Fluence which I subsequently test DROVE feels HORRENDOUS!

THIS IS THE BEST Daily Driven TRACK CAR which fits 4 adults in great comfort.  Renault-Sport CUP Chassis is not only SOLID,  It’s a remarkable too. Even when laying down the power during mid-corner on an uneven road surface, the Megane RS265 refuses to unsettle. There’s no body roll whatsoever. This is go-kart handling without the go-kart ride quality.   The suspension is HARD yet Comfortable for daily driven. 

Only occasionally are you aware of the Direct injection 2.5 bar Turbo boost, as most of the time the power delivery is so linear and the engine so free spinning that you’re simply not aware of the forced induction taking place.  Driving the RS265 on a clean stretch by only swapping cogs as the rev limiter warning bell pings, and the car feels quicker than it’s claimed 0-100km/h time of six seconds flat.

The only transmission available with the Megane RS265 is a six-speed manual paired with LSD and Advanced Traction Control (option to off it).  All the pedals are both progressive and nicely weighted, too, and the four-pot Brembo brakes up front offer fade-free stopping power after repeated heavy applications on the downhill.  The SWEET SPOT is 3rd and 4th gear, in SPORTS MODE at 60km/h to 130km/h, where the 360Nm TORQUE fully unleashed. 

Claimed average fuel consumption is 8.2l/100km.  Quite good for a High Pressure Turbo HOT HATCH!

Few cars have this PERFECT Balance ride and handling.  Only the Civic FD2-R comes close.  But the Civic FD2 Type-R is no longer for sale.

That's all I can comment.  WORDS Can't Describe HOW INCREDIBLE THIS HOT HATCH IS.  You have to drive it yourself to believe HOW AWESOME this Renault Sport Megane RS265 RBR.

Rating 10/10.  The PERFECT HOT HATCH!  If you want to buy this car, please call Khairul Ikhwan at 013-62-111-39.  Please mention Recommend by blog owner Jeff Lim for better deals.

Well, there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Enjoy the Photo gallery.

 Above, surprisingly GOOD Legroom and headroom.  Seats 4 adults comfortably.

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