At the first place, why should i bother to write down some specification of Proton Wira Special Edition? While Proton already stop promoting this car? Well, just for instant review of Proton Wira SE and Standard for car buyers in Malaysia to buy. Because now we found that many of Proton Wira used or second hand for sell around Malaysia and some of us need an information about this car unfortunately if you go to Proton’s Website, they are not providing full specification of Proton Wira. And here I try to compile some information about Proton Wira standard and SE for second hand car buyer’s review.
PROTON WIRA 1.3 & 1.5 SE SPECIFICATION – THE LEGENDARY MALAYSIA’S FAVOURITE CAR
Wira is the perfect family sedan for practical people like yourself: economical, comfortable and reliable. Proton Wira once upon a time have been the most famous and prefered car in Malaysia. Just because of its spaciousness and the affordable price like Proton Persona, its replacement model for today.
You believe in getting value for your money. That’s why Wira is perfect for you. Firstly, Wira offers you a great deal on price. It’s also designed to help you save in many ways. You’ll be surprised to find driving Wira a very comfortable and pleasant experience indeed.
Wira lets you enjoy economical pricing – plus a host of attractive features:
Aerodynamic design adds to fuel economy
Contoured support seats add to driving comfort
Advanced coil spring suspension system for greater stability and easy handling
Noise, vibration and harshness reduction for more enjoyable ride
Minimal engine maintenance required
Advanced fuel management systems lets you travel further per litre
This is what i like the most on Proton Wira: The interior quality. If you compare today’s proton car such as Saga and Persona, you will see much different in terms of interior quality such as noise reduction, soft material for dashboard, nice dashboard design etc.
The suspension is also better but the car is too lowered until you have so many difficulties when you reach a bumper on the road where you always stuck with your Proton Wira. And that is why many of the wira owner change the spring to higher adjustment and many people call it “wira sawah” then.
The Proton Wira is a car manufactured by Malaysian carmaker Proton, released as a four-door saloon and four-door hatchback beginning 1993. The Wira was intended as a newer alternative to the Proton Saga Iswara. The Wira was later planned to be replaced by two similar in-house designed Proton cars: The Proton Gen-2 (launched in 2004 to replace the “Aeroback” hatchback variant) and the Proton Persona (launched in 2007 to replace the saloon variant).
PROTON WIRA 1.3 GLi STANDARD SPECIFICATION (ENGINE)
5-speed MT (F5M21)
Multi Point Injection (MPI) Fuel System
Max output : 74 bhp (55 kW; 75 PS) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque : 108 N·m (80 ft·lbf) @ 4,000 rpm
Max speed : 163 km/h (101 mph)
Fuel consumption : 10km/l – 13km/l
PROTON WIRA 1.5 GLi STANDARD SPECIFICATION (ENGINE)
5-speed MT (F5M21) / 3-speed AT (F3A21)
Multi Point Injection (MPI) Fuel System
Max output : 89 bhp (66 kW; 90 PS) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque : 126 N·m (93 ft·lbf) @ 3,000 rpm
Max speed : 174 km/h (108 mph) (manual); 165 km/h (103 mph) (automatic)
Fuel Consumption : 10.5km/l – 13km/l
DIMENSION AND CHASSIS SPEC OF PROTON WIRA in mm
ABOUT PROTON WIRA SE SPECIAL EDITION
Wira SE is a good car. Good in a way that enthusiasts would describe it. For starters, the sporty Wira SE wears Gti spec 16-inch tyres that fills the wheel arches. The five spoke alloys themselves look the part and it lifts the appearance of the car in a way never before.
Proton is not like Perodua. Proton adjust fully on its “SE” model including the performance, not like Perodua that just make a facelift of its “SE” model.
To ensure that this doesn’t compromise ride, in the same way that it didn’t in the fabulous Gti, Proton did away with the standard car’s suspension and had up rated the dampers, coil springs and bushings. Although they had enough information on how to make a car behave well with low-profile tyres, they had to start from scratch with the Wira SE as they couldn’t take the GTi’s suspension and plonk it into the Wira SE as it is a bigger and heavier car.
They have done a swell job at it. It reminds one of the GTi’s set up but still feels amazing considering that they have managed to replicate the surefooted feel of the Lotustuned hatch in a longer and heavier car such as the Aeroback. Hit a bump and the suspension just soak it up without ever transmitting the shock into the cabin. The steering is fast and accurate with just the right amount of weight to balance at low and high speeds.
Where most cars with low-profile tyres just crash in bumps and transmit suspension noise, the Wira SE hides them from the occupants.
WIRA SE DIFFERENCES ON CHASSIS
The brilliant suspension tuning work is complemented by a retuned exhaust that is said to offer up to 8 per cent “more power” to the car. Whatever it may be, the 1.5-litre lump sure does feel alive. The car has a very lively throttle response, and especially meaty around 3000-4000rpm.
The number of things that they’ve got right with the car definitely justifies buying it for the handling alone but priced at RM49,000 makes it the bargain of the year.
Yes, this Wira SE is a great car for car enthusiasts. The handling is soo good and different with the standard proton Wira with minimum body roll while cornering with sharp steer. I remember when trying my brother’s Wira SE ( black version picture above this post ) after we have a picnic at Ulu yam with very zigzag road i still manage to handle the car and feel safe even at higher speed.
But now Proton has replaced this model with Proton Persona. The price for second hand Proton Wira Standard and SE now is around RM25k to RM35k.
If you want to buy between Wira 1.3 and 1.5, I would suggets just go for 1.5 because the performance of Wira 1.3 is too bad, not responsive and very high fuel consumption.
I hope my description here will help you a bit on the Proton Wira standard and SE review.