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Blazing in a Passat with Petron Blaze 100

POSTED BY Amirul Hazmi ON 19 April 2016

Petron Fuel Happy JB 2016-113

 

60 participants experience first hand the efficient performance of the Euro 4M fuel

 

Petron Malaysia recently took customers and media partners on a 300-kilometre road trip so they can experience the power and efficiency of the revolutionary Blaze 100 Euro 4M fuel, in hand.

With the Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4M, Petron Malaysia is the first to introduce in the Malaysian market with a Research Octane Number (RON) of 100, delivering fuel-efficient performance.

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0004.JPGPowered by the high-octane fuel, car enthusiasts from Porsche Club Malaysia and Lotus Cars Club Malaysia were joined by the media to drive a bevy of Volkswagen Passats, courtesy of Volkswagen Group Malaysia, to Puteri Harbour in Johor Bahru.

“We wanted our customers to feel the thrill of driving vehicles fueled by Blaze 100 and from their reactions, our product exceeded expectations,” said head of retail, Faridah Ali.

She added, “Due to the higher demand, we have increased the number of service stations carrying our super gasoline product from the original eight to 40 stations.”

IMG_5468During the opening speech at a Petron station in Dengkil RSA (Rest and Service Areas), head of corporate affairs, Zaimi Harun said, “The Blaze 100 with its high octane number, would let these high performance cars unleash their true potential during the trip.”

IMG_5456The road trip asserts Blaze 100 “Tri-Activ” qualities that provide better power, engine protection and fuel economy as vehicles performed under various road conditions during the journey – acceleration, highway cruising and city stop-and-go.

After group photos with the Petron management team, the media as well as Porsche and Lotus owners’ club members headed to the south and exited at Ayer Keroh in Melaka for a go-kart challenge at the Melaka International Motorsport Circuit before continuing their journey to Puteri Harbour in Johor Bahru.

Petron Fuel Happy JB 2016-135We had our lunch at Philea Resort & Spa, Ayer Keroh before the next energy-consuming activity, the karting challenge.

This writer find that the karting challenge is an appropriate activity to resemble the characteristic of high octane Blaze 100 fuel.

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0023.JPGThe adrenaline-pumping challenge is held at the Melaka International Motorsport Circuit (MIMC) which is situated just a few minutes drive from the resort.

Petron Fuel Happy JB 2016-191The team with the fastest laptime will start at the pole position of the grid, typical method of any championship races.

Petron Fuel Happy JB 2016-204Other than the weather heat and the need to learn the unfamiliar track, the challenge of the race is that it is done in endurance format of a 60-minute race, and each teams must complete four mandatory stops for driver change.

The races and prize giving ceremony ended just before five o’clock. Then, all the drivers continued the journey to Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru.

Petron Fuel Happy JB 2016-237Although the Passat B7 is not considered a sports car, the 1.8-litre turbocharged engine is a high compression unit that complements the aspects offered by Petron Blaze 100 fuel.

Petron Fuel Happy JB 2016-130The power delivery of the car throughout the trip was progressive and the engine feels effortless during acceleration, despite the super-smooth twin-clutch gearbox.

Even after high speed cruising, plenty of speed changes and air-cond switched on more than half of its capability during the day, the Petron Blaze 100 helps the car to return a respectable 8.6 l/100km – not so far from the official combined figure of 7.0 l/100km.

The price for the Blaze 100 fuel for April 2016 is RM2.60 per litre, as compared to RON95 and RON97 at RM1.70 and RM2.05 respectively.

By: Amirul Hazmi