Chinese New Year 2019
Chinese New Year 2019
Chinese New Year 2019
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Chinese New Year 2019
07.02.2019

QAF Auto held a lively Chinese New Year open house and 3 lucky customers to go for BMW Driving Experience at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit announced.

BRUNEI. QAF Auto, the sole importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in Brunei, held an open house in conjunction with the Lunar New Year for their customers at the BMW showroom.

The open house was held as a way to show appreciation to their customers. One of the highlights of the event was a surprise lion dance and a Yee Sang tossing. Another main highlight of the event was a lucky draw for their recent campaign which ran from 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019. Three lucky customers who bought a BMW during the period had a chance to win a 4D4N trip to Australia for BMW Driving Experience program at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The lucky draw was done by the General Manager of Baiduri Finance, Tuan Hj Haliluddin Bin Dato Hj Talib, the Sales Manager of Baiduri Finance, Hj Mohd Ali BM Hj Metussin and Hj Mohd Rayme Hj Bakri, Marketing Manager of Baiduri Finance. The three lucky winners were announced during the event. They were Pg Saiful Shahrin Bin Pg Kamaluddin, Hjh Mona Nurdiyana Binti Hj Mohammad and Hjh Dyg Nora’ain Binti Hj Awg Besar.

Before the Yee Sang tossing, the General Manager of QAF Auto, Mr Sivakumar Krishnan said in his welcome remarks that he would like to take the opportunity to wish all their Chinese customers and friends Happy Chinese New Year. He also wished that this year may bring happiness, good health, success and fortune to all.

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3 Series Launch
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03.03.2019

All-new BMW 3 Series reaches Brunei shores.

QAF Auto, the sole importer of BMW in Brunei Darussalam officially welcomed the 2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan last night to its customers and car enthusiasts in the Sultanate.

Attending the launching event at Indera Samudra Grand Hall were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Muqtadir, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Amalin A’Ishah Putri binti Sultan Ismail Petra and Pengiran Wajeeh Al-Bolkiah bin Pengiran Haji Mohammad Hakimmuddin.

The ceremony began with welcoming remarks by Sivakumar Krishnan who cited the success story of the mid-size luxury sedan, in front of previous models of the BMW 3 Series on display.

The all-new BMW 3 Series is a sedan that represents not only the core of the BMW 3 Series range, of which over 15 million units have now been sold worldwide since 1975, but also the heartbeat of the BMW Brand.

Meanwhile, Christoper Wehner also took the floor to highlight some of the new features and facts about the all-new BMW.

The seventh generation of the hugely successful BMW 3 Series range, the new 3 Series Sedan is set to dominate the premium mid-size luxury car market.
 

The latest edition of QAF Auto’s range of BMW vehicles, the sedan combines enhanced sporting prowess with a refined interior ambience, eye-catching design and state-of the-art driver assistance, control and connectivity technologies.
 

The 330i is powered by a new 2.0-litre, 258 horsepower, turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds.
 

Among notable features of the luxury mid-size sedan include a sharper driving dynamic thanks to an upgraded chassis, new damper technology, stiffer body structure, low centre of gravity and even 50-50 weight distribution, high-performance and comfortable experience for both driver and passenger alike.
 

The striking design come from the full LED headlights, along with stylishly darkened rear LED lights, with additional extra including Adaptive LED headlights with BMW’s non-dazzling technology.
 

The premium characteristics of the all-new BMW 3 Series can be further enhanced with the M Sport package which helps to provide targetted individualisation. BMW’s latest iDrive 7.0 infotainment system is accessed through a new 10.3-inch touchscreen display, which comes paired with a 12.4-inch digital cockpit, a first for the 3 series.
 

For a more premium characteristics of the all-new BMW 3 Series, QAF Auto will also bring in the M Sport variant.
 

The all-new BMW 3 Series is now available for viewing at the QAF Auto showroom.

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26.04.2019

Lucky customers leave for BMW driving experience in Melbourne.

THREE lucky BMW customers left for Melbourne, Australia yesterday to participate in the BMW Driving Experience at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit from tomorrow until April 30.


Officials from QAF Auto Sdn Bhd led by General Manager Sivakumar Krishnan bid farewell to the participants at the Brunei International Airport.


The lucky customers – Pengiran Shaiful Shahrin bin Pengiran Kamaluddin, Hajah Mona Nurdiyanaa binti Haji Mohammad and Hajah Nora’ain binti Haji Besar – purchased cars during QAF Auto’s campaign that started from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019.

They were selected through a lucky draw session during QAF Auto’s Chinese New Year open house last February.
 

They are accompanied by representative from QAF Auto Abu Bakar bin Haji Besar during the trip. They will learn safe driving techniques from the BMW Driving Experience team and involve in activities on the track such as slalom exercise, ideal cornering lines and paced circuit laps.
 

They will also tour Melbourne’s arcades and laneways to discover and learn about the soul of the city through the local designers and specialty retailers as well as to learn its art, architecture and historical tales.
 

“We want to reward our customers to enjoy international circuit and indulge their enthusiasm in BMW technology through the varieties of driving activities that will be taught by the BMW Driving Experience team at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit,” said Sivakumar Krishnan.

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02.05.2019

QAF Auto’s BMW Driving Experience awarded “Best Brand Experience” by BMW Group Asia in the Importer Region Asia Pacific, Aftersales awarded “Best Parts Performance”.

BRUNEI. QAF Auto was honoured by BMW Group Asia as “Best Brand Experience” for their most-talked-about event BMW Driving Experience held last year in August. The award was presented at the regional Conference held in Singapore recently in March 2019.

This award reflected QAF Auto’s commitment in giving their customers a unique experience through their well planned-out event which involved 208 customers and 14 cars over 3 days . “Our customers are our number one priority, our motto ‘Your Satisfaction is our Commitment’ says it all. This award is our proud accomplishment which solidifies our position as an importer of a premium car brand, ” said Siti Salwa Hj Mustapa, Marketing Manager of QAF Auto, BMW importer.

“We can’t wait for our next event where we’ll be organizing a similar event but will be far more interesting. We will be replicating the Bromo Experience to Brunei, ” she added, giving us a hint of what the next event will be. “ Recently, we sent 3 of our lucky customers and 1 sales consultant to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne Australia and they really really enjoyed it. It was a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline-charged experience for them. We want to bring the BMW Driving Experience to Brunei, nearer to where our customers are. ”

“We always emphasise customer centricity, hence we would ensure that we know what our customers need and want, and always be driven by customer sentiments,“ said Mr Sivakumar Krishnan, the General Manager. He added that he is proud and confident with his team which is his biggest asset and they will together strive to become the leading luxury automotive brand in Brunei.

“Best Parts Performance” award was honoured to QAF Auto for their outstanding parts sales growth in the Importer Region Asia Pacific. Pg Shahrulzaman Pg Hj Abdul Rahman, Head of Aftersales of QAF Auto in an interview said, “We have improved our parts performance over the last year by boosting our marketing activities and diversifying our strategies which was initially to ensure that we consistently meet our periodical performance targets but we managed to go beyond what we originally expected. All our Aftersales departments from the Parts department to the front-line customer service section have significantly contributed to the success of the company’s overall performance. ” He also added that they always ensure that their staff have the skills, knowledge and expertise to meet customers‘ needs by constantly sending their staff to BMW training facilities all around Asia (mostly Malaysia and Singapore) in order to further enhance their respective competencies and have them certified. They also actively promoted numerous service and repair promotional packages and campaigns dependent on the time and occasion throughout the year. On top of that, they also improved on the fourth level by also upselling towards third-party and smaller workshops by supplying them with original BMW performance parts and also adoption of the new Integrated Service Process Application (ISPA) Next and Mobile system from our parent company in Germany in which we have started using in our daily operations from mid-2017 but have gained traction throughout 2018. By adopting the system, they were able to be more efficient and streamlined in their service consultation procedures and be more transparent with their processes and prices with customers.

“These awards is a proof that we are international level players for a global brand, locally. We would also like to thank our customers for their continued support and loyalty. ” Sivakumar Krishnan added.

This awards programme celebrates the efforts of the regional BMW retail network and underlines the role dealers play in the company’s success. It also recognises the long-term efforts of the BMW Group and the retail network to set new benchmarks in sales around the region and strengthens the dealers’ leading position in their home markets.

Coverage of BMW Driving Experience can be viewed on Youtube via this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw6JIEXImyw .

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Supa Save, Panaga
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30.03.2019

Test drive, free coffee voucher at BMW mini roadshow.

QAF Auto Sdn Bhd invited the public for a test drive during the three-day ‘BMW mini roadshow’ at the parking lot of Supa Save, Panaga.

The roadshow that started on Friday 29 March to 31 March 2019 with complimentary coffee voucher from Coffee Bean Brunei.

The roadshow also showcases the all-new BMW 3 Series that was launched last week, as we as several other top models from the German carmaker.

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Joy Welcomes Ramadhan 2019
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Joy Welcomes Ramadhan 2019
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Joy Welcomes Ramadhan 2019
Joy Welcomes Ramadhan 2019
26.04.2019

Joy Welcomes Ramadhan.

Brunei Darussalam. QAF Auto Sdn Bhd welcomes Ramadhan by holding a roadshow dubbed "Joy Welcomes Ramadhan" at the Mall Gadong which commenced today until Sunday from 10am to 10pm, showcasing a fleet of their latest BMW range, namely the newly launched BMW 330i M Sport, BMW X1 sDrive18i M Sport and BMW X3 xDrive20i xLine.

The three-day event allows customers to enjoy QAF Auto’s exclusive Ramadhan package which consists irresistible free 5 Years BMW Service Inclusive or 100,000km* and high trade-in offers. The main highlight of their Ramadhan promotion is that those who buy a BMW during this campaign will stand a chance to win an exclusive trip to visit BMW Welt in Munich Germany, a place full of stories in a place full of history to experience the history of a global brand, new visions for tomorrow and the future of mobility. What’s more, for a very limited time only, customers will get to enjoy low interest rate of 3.75% when they purchase at the roadshow.

The sole importer of BMW vehicles in the sultanate also brought over their BMW Lifestyle and Merchandise items at the event for purchase such as t-shirts, shoes and backpacks among others. Members of the public also get to test drive the cars during the event and will receive a coffee voucher instantly. To book for a test drive, call 2453377 ext 604/605 or to find out more about their exciting offers.

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22.07.2019

QAF Auto lends a helping hand to underprivileged.

QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of BMW and MINI vehicles in the Sultanate, organised its annual Ramadhan ‘Joy of Giving Charity Drive’ yesterday, an initiative to share joy with the underprivileged families during Ramadhan.

Leading the charity drive was General Manager of QAF Auto Sivakumar Krishnan along with QAF Auto management team and staff.

The entourage began their journey at QAF Showroom to pack all donations and food supplies contributed by the dealership into a fleet of BMW cars before heading out in a convoy to underprivileged recipients.

The general manager of QAF Auto said, “We feel privileged that we’re able to give back to the community. We want to share our blessings with underprivileged families in this holy month.”

QAF Auto has made charity drive as part of its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and will be continuing its charity drive again throughout the week.

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Raya Open House 2019
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Raya Open House 2019
Raya Open House 2019
Raya Open House 2019
05.07.2019

QAF Auto hold Hari Raya get-together.

QAF Auto Sdn Bhd held its annual QAF Auto Hari Raya open house at its BMW showroom in Beribi yesterday.


During the celebration, five lucky BMW customers bagged flight to Munich, Germany to experience the BMW Welt, the company’s automobile collection centre, popular for its futuristic architecture.


The winners were chosen during a live draw yesterday, following a campaign that ran from April 1 to June 30. Participants were eligible to join by virtue of purchasing a BMW vehicle during the campaign period.


On hand to distribute the prizes was QAF Group Chief Executive Officer Albert Lau, alongside General Manager of QAF Auto Sivakumar Krishnan and Area Manager Joanna Sia.


One of the winners, Miswani binti Haji Zolkefri told the weekend Bulletin she has always been a BMW enthusiast. She previously owned a BMW X1 and 3 Series sedan, and currently drives the latest generation BMW 3 Series.


The annual gathering was attended by BMW customers, including motorcycle owners from BMW Motorrad, BMW enthusiast and QAF Centre personnel.


Guests were treated to a scrumptious buffet spread, festive favourites as well as instant photo-booth to capture the memories with QAF Auto, the exclusive importer of BMW vehicles in Brunei Darussalam.

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7 Series & X7 preview
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22.07.2019

Head-turning BMW variants make debut.

BMW Asia and QAF Auto, the exclusive importer and distributor of BMW automobiles in Brunei Darussalam, on Saturday announced the availability of the first-ever BMW X7 and the new BMW 7 Series during a corporate preview and high tea session with heads of diplomatic missions in Brunei and its corporate partners.


The event at One Riverside in Jalan Gadong also saw the re-introduction of the BMW Preferred Partner Programme – which was first introduced in 2017.

 

General Manager of QAF Auto Sivakumar Krishnan in his opening remarks lauded the positive working relationship they have had with embassies and their corporate partners. He also shed more light on the two new BMW showcased variants, highlighting each car’s appeal for society leaders.

 

The BMW Preferred Partner Programme is designed to enhance the ownership experience of corporate customers by offering them exclusive services and benefits – including complimentary BMW Service Inclusive Plus package for up to five years or 100,000km, and complimentary one set of tyres.

 

Sivakumar said the programme offers peace of mind as customers are also entitled to the future value of the BMW vehicle purchased through the programme. The benefits are extended to all of the programme’s customers, including their company directors, spouses of the directors and employees.

 

Among those present at the event were German Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Peter Hermann Wolff and representatives from different diplomatic missions.

 

QAF Auto said the first-ever BMW X7 pulled back the covers on a new definition of automotive luxury in the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment and is the newest and largest model in the BMW X line-up.

 

“Its outstanding powertrain and chassis technology, coupled with generous levels of space and advanced equipment deliver a luxurious driving experience at the highest level,” QAF Auto added that the BMW X7 represents the next stage in the premium carmaker’s ongoing model offensive in the luxury segment.

 

“Its increased presence in the class and the systematic expansion of the BMW X model portfolio are among the key areas the BMW Group has identified.”

 

In Brunei, the first ever BMW X7 is offered with six seats as standard in Design Pure Excellence – and available with seven seats as an option. It will be available in the showroom from 23 July 2019.

 

In the new BMW 7 Series, QAF Auto said that the luxury sedan makes a clear statement of intent with its confident presence, sophisticated elegance and strikingly innovative control/operation, stingingly innovative technology.

 

The new BMW 7 Series in Brunei is offered in the long-wheelbase body variant in BMW 740Li Pure Excellency. The wheelbase length of 3,210mm promises all occupants, especially the rear-seat passengers, an abundance of space and opulence. At an overall length of 5,260mm, the luxury sedan is 22mm longer than its predecessor while the width and height remain unchanged.

 

The new BMW 740Li Pure Excellence will also be available in showrooms from 23 July 2019.

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17.08.2019

xDrive Xperience 2019.

The event was divided into eight sessions and spread across three-days, with each session lasting about three hours from registration, safety briefing and actual test-drive.


Participants got their hand behind the latest car models equipped with xDrive technology comprising of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles (SAVs) such as BMW X1, X3, BMW X4 and BMW X5.


Under the expert guidance of BMW trainers led by Wong Kah Keen, a Certified Advance, Intensive and Mottorad Instructor by the BMW Driving Experience and International Instructors Academy.


Participants got to experience the extraordinary control, manoeuvrability and the grit of signature BMW xDrive technology on specially designed off-road course located in Jalan Ban 1.


Each driver had to complete several checkpoints during the session which include the mud pool, hill climb and decent, ninja crawl and slide slopes.


However, the intelligent all-wheel drive system in BMW SAVs enables participants to drive their vehicles like a sports car on off-road terrain.


The team also managed to venture into the beach and jungle trek on the last day of the BMW xDrive Xperience 2019.


Customers were also shown a demonstration of BMW xDrive on articulation ramp where it stimulated conditions where one or two wheels are off the ground – BMW xDrive system will transfer more force and power to the wheels that have more traction on the ramp.


Also the time-lag between the loss of wheel grip on the surface and the re-distribution of drive forces to wheels with grip is only a few milliseconds.


According to Mr Wong Kah Keen – or popularly known as Mr KK Wong, “It was great to share and let the BMW enthusiasts experience what is so special about our SAVs and the amazing capabilities of these cars with xDrive technology. The cars went through challenging natural terrains with different surfaces such as beach, mud, gravel and easily overcame these challenges.”

Meanwhile one participant, Ariffin Hj Masrah, CEO of a shipping company, in an interview said, “It was a fantastic experience. Never had experienced this before. During the activity, I was driving the all-new BMW X5, same car that I have. The xDrive system is very beautiful. I’d like to experience this one more time in the future.”


For Mohd Hafiiz Bin Awg Ramle, co-founder of a car detailing company, his experience was quite different than other driving experiences that he had joined previously.


“BMW Brunei did a great job. The challenges were very real-life. The system in the xDrive really was amazing especially the automatic changes following the situation of the terrain.”


As claimed by Captain Sharifah Czarena Suriany Binti Syed Hashim “It was really good! I was really looking forward to this (event). It was what I expected and a bit more.”


“I was driving the BMW X5 and it was very responsive and I think it drove really well on the track itself. I think the air suspension really helps a lot and it was also a car that I was looking forward to trying – just because it was a similar-ish car that we drive at the moment. It was good to experience the BMW X5 on the track. It gives a lot of confidence on what the car is capable of. “


General Manager of QAF Auto, Siva Kumar Krishnan commented that the event aim to provide new, memorable experiences to customers, therefore, it was befitting that this year’s drive focused exclusively on BMW X models.


Last year, QAF Auto organised the BMW Driving Experience at Jerudong Park where it was awarded the best BMW Brand Experience by BME Group Asia.


QAF Auto is focused on experiential marketing by creating physical and emotional engagement with customers by providing track-driving, off-road and on-road experiences.


“We will be sending customers to Sepang later on in October this year for BMW M Track Day. We want our customers to enjoy and test our BMW cars and to be confident with our brand. They will be able to unleash the power of the newest and most dynamic models in the BMW M lineup,” said Siva Kumar Krishnan.

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