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Following up on the success of the seventh­ generation Golf, the new Golf R is powered by a newly designed 280 bhp TSI engine, which is 24 bhp stronger but more than 15 percent more fuel efficient than that in the previous model.

Like all three previous Golf R models, the new model also transfers its turbocharged  engine power to the road via a permanent all-wheel drive system; in this case, it is the latest version of the 4MOTION system with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling.

Delivering pure dynamic performance are a newly configured sport suspension system (body height lowered by 20 mm), the new progressive steering system and ‘ESC Sport’ -which can now be fully deactivated for driving on a race track. Also standard is the further developed DCC dynamic chassis control system with the driving profile selector that features a new Race mode.

The Golf R completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 5.0 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Despite the car’s exceptionally agile driving performance and extra power, fuel consumption has been reduced from 8.4 to 7.1/100km. C02 emissions were also improved from 195 to 164 g/km.

The new Golf R is equipped with an extensive package of customised and exclusive features. Along with specially designed bumpers, side sills and18-inch alloy wheels, the car can also be visually distinguished  as an impressive sports model by details such as bi-xenon headlights with newly designed LED daytime running lights (in dual-u design), dark red LED rear lights and a two-branch exhaust system with four chrome tailpipes.

Inside, the Golf R underlines its position as the flagship of the model range with sport seats in Vienna leather upholstery, a leather trimmed three-spoke  sport steering wheel, a 320 km/h speedometer, blue ambience lighting, and a navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen. [click to continue…]

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CF11 another success… apart from the venue

14 January 2013

Brunei‘s biggest and longest-running consumer expo, the Consumer Fair (CF), closed with a high yesterday with thousands of visitors flocking there over the last week to check out the products on offer and to capitalize on the great deals as well. I dropped by over the weekend to check it out and found the venue […]

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SMSS Peter Pan Musical Wows Crowd

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An audience of 4,000, amongst them proud parents and family members of students from Seri Mulia Sarjana School (SMSS), witnessed the adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1953 cartoon classic, Peter Pan The Musical. The three-hour evening spectacle was held in conjunction with the school’s 20th anniversary celebration at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre. The well-known and much […]

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Toyota PriusC Bonza Test Weekend

29 October 2012

I’ve always wondered what it’s like to drive one of those eco-friendly hybrid golf-carts cars which have become the butt of many a petrol-head joke. Does it really drive like a golf-cart? Will it be pedestrian in power and speed delivery? Well, last weekend, I had my questions answered via an extended test-drive of the […]

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Grazie Mauri!

10 December 2010

Dropped by my buddy Mauri’s joint in Gadong last night to try out his carbonara promo. I was not disappointed. Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish based on eggs, pecorino cheese, bacon (locally we use beef bacon) and black pepper. I think many people prefer carbonara to bolognaise, which is a tomato based sauce and […]

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Bruneimotors.com test drives the AWESOME 2012 Nissan GT-R Supercar

18 November 2010

Couple of weeks ago, fellow blogger Haji Suhardi from Bruneimotors.com was among the first in Asia to test drive the new 2012 Nissan GT-R R35 on normal roads and race track in Sendai Highland Raceway located north of Tokyo. Along with him were other motoring journalists including from Top Gear. The undisclosed event was by […]

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A night at Yen Sushi

14 June 2010

After the “inda berapa” experience at Yo! Sushi in Leicester earlier this year, I resigned myself to the fact that I would be sushi deprived for the duration of my stay in Leicester. But last weekend, a new sushi bar opened and it served up some pretty good sushi. So the karaoke gang and I […]

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Yo! Sushi? Inda brapa yo!

28 January 2010

The Bruneian gang in Leicester and I descended upon Yo! Sushi in the city cos they were offering 40% off which kind of makes the sushi experience in UK slightly more reasonable cost-wise. Having been spoilt silly by the availability and quality of sushi at a truly reasonable price in Brunei, I must say, I […]

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