Shell is expanding its collaboration with the BMW AG, following on from being named the recommended supplier of genuine BMW oil and BMW Group’s only recommended global supplier for aftermarket motor oils. Shell Lubricants – Shell Helix Ultra and Pennzoil Platinum – joins forces with BMW Motorsport as its premium technology partner and exclusive supplier of premium motor oils. ......read more
The next coming weeks a lot of interesting and exciting new cars will be launched separately or unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. But the launch of new models means automatically the end of other models. Two of such exciting cars which will turn into the final straight line will be the MINI Coupe and the MINI Roadster, which are the cause for the changeover at the MINI ......read more
Renault’s award-winning new Twingo city car range has been further bolstered by the addition of a new top-of-the-range model, the Dynamique S TCe 90. It features the previously optional ‘Sport Pack’ of exterior styling and interior trim embellishments as standard, and is powered by the 90 hp 0.9-litre TCe turbocharged petrol engine fitted to the former top model, the Dynamique ......read more
jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. These will include the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot, which have been provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. The Jaguar ......read more
Ford Motor Company today announced new research collaborations driving innovation in mobility and autonomous vehicles to help solve future global transportation challenges. This month, the Ford European Research & Innovation Centre, Aachen, Germany, and the Technology and Innovation Management Institute of RWTH Aachen University launch the Personal Mobility Experience ......read more
Aston Martin is set to do more than simply star in the forthcoming new motoring television programme The Classic Car Show, as the luxury British brand is providing the show with a once in a lifetime prize; the opportunity to own one of its sports cars. Today confirming its role as commercial associate of the new TV series, distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television and airing in ......read more
It is well-known that the Egyptian automotive market has lots of potential for foreign investors, especially since dozens of automotive and motorcycle headquarters (e.g. Volkswagen, Audi, Maserati, Harley-Davidson, etc.) are not satisfied with the performance of their importer or authorized dealer in this huge Egyptian market with its almost 100 million inhabitants. Add to this ......read more
The journey on The Road to the World Car continues with today’s announcement of the finalists in all five award categories. This release kicks off the countdown for the 2015 World Car Awards (the WCAs) prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Winners of the 2015 World Car of ......read more
Only a couple of month before launching the new Opel Astra, the Opel headquarter has announced today it is recalling 208.000 units of its current Astra sedan and Astra GTC models, because of a possible fire risk. Parts of the battery cover can break and block the ventilation of the water cooling system, which could lead to engine overheating, in extreme cases even to further damages ......read more
Qatari racing driver made motorsport history by becoming the first Qatari and Arab professional racing driver to win the toughest rally in the world, the Dakar, twice. The first time was in 2011 with his Volkswagen Touareg racing car team and the second time was 2015 on his MINI ALL4 Racing, which he rented from the German X-Raid company operated and managed by Sven Quandt. And while ......read more
Almost two million units of the BMW 1 Series have been sold worldwide over the last ten years, and this latest edition is poised to set another new benchmark in driving pleasure in the premium compact segment. The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series models come with a comprehensively revised engine line-up and additional measures designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, ......read more
Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FR) continue to be the men to beat at this year’s Dakar Rally. The successful duo also won stage ten in the MINI ALL4 Racing at the toughest challenge in motorsports extending their lead in the overall classification. It was their fourth stage win at this year’s Dakar. They are now leading De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz by ......read more
Aston Martin is further expanding its operations across Asia with news that the luxury British sports car brand is to open a first showroom in the South Korean capital, Seoul. Operated by Kiheung International Limited Company the new dealership will comprise a state-of-the-art 1,500 square metre facility at 235 Banpo Street, Seocho-gu in Seoul. Set to open to customers in April ......read more
The third generation of the very successful MINI, internally known by the code F56) was introduced for the first time at the LA motor-show in November 2013. A couple of weeks later the international media test-drive and launch event took place in Costa Rica, and many of the international magazines had only good stuff to say about the new MINI generation. Unfortunately no motoring ......read more
The BMW Group delivered more than two million vehicles to customers in 2014, the company’s fourth record year in a row. A total of 2,117,965 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were sold, more than ever before in the Group’s history (prev. yr. 1,963,798 / +7.9%). All of the company’s brands finished the year strongly with sales in December up 15.2% - a total of 215,217 vehicles ......read more
While Orlando Terranova and Ronnie Graue of the German X-Raid Team won the first Dakar stage yesterday on their MINI ALL4 Racing and while the extravagant and racing-stars-studded Peugeot TOTAL team made a smooth Dakar debut, it was the Renault Duster Team which surprised us with a sensational start to the 2015 Dakar Rally. The Emiliano Spataro/Benjamín Lozada crew ended the first ......read more
Modena based automotive design house ARES announced a new partnership with the STREIT Group. The development means that STREIT Group will have the rights to distribute ARES vehicles throughout their established networks in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to this, both companies have agreed to collaborate together on exclusive armoured passenger vehicles. Waleed Al Ghafari, ......read more
A couple of weeks ago we published an article on how the Pirelli radio show on Mega FM 92.7 is one of the most unprofessional radio shows in Egypt, and that the marketing department of Pirelli Egypt is one of the most unprofessional marketing departments we have ever witnessed. And although Pirelli Egypt marketing manager Mohamed Magdy kept on defending his engagement and sponsoring ......read more
فولفو تطرح سيارتها الرياضية V40 T5 المزودة بمحرّك Drive-E في الإمارات العربية المتحدة أعلنت شركة فولفو الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا للسيارات عن وصول سيارة فولفو الرياضية V40 T5 موديل 2015 المزوّدة بمحرك Drive-E إلى صالات عرض شركة الفطيم التجارية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. وترقى سيارة فولفو V40 بطرازها المدمج "هاتشباك" الجديدة ......read more
Less than one months ahead of the start of the 2015 Dakar Rally (3-17 January) X-raid, supported by MINI, has revealed its line-up for the 37th edition of the world’s most famous long-distance rally. A total of eight MINI ALL4 Racing with driver crews from ten countries will take on the ultimate motorsport adventure of the Dakar Rally. Defending Dakar champions Joan “Nani” Roma ......read more
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