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BMW is recalling an estimated 176.000 of its four-cylinder, gasoline-powered vehicles from the 2012-2014 model years because of potential problems with the power brakes, the German car manufacturer stated. The affected BMW models, because of insufficient lubrication to a vacuum pump, can lose the power assistance when braking. A BMW spokesman said the driver can still stop the car in ......read more
No other car lives up to the standards so famously set by company founder Gottlieb Daimler quite as comprehensively as the top model from Mercedes-Benz. The S 600 with V12 biturbo engine is the top model in the already successfully established S-Class and is available exclusively with long wheelbase and with a luxurious package of equipment and appointments. Its performance data: ......read more
Sporty, compact and versatile: It is with these attributes that the Audi allroad shooting brake makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a crossover and so it is not limited to paved roads. Its high level of functionality makes it ideal for recreational sports. Its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a ......read more
Bugatti has opened its first exclusive showroom in Hong Kong creating a dedicated sales representation for the French luxury marque in the Far East and Asia-Pacific region. A Service Center for customer cars will follow in the course of this year. Bugatti now has more than 30 dealer partners in 19 countries. Bugatti’s new address is located in the heart of the financial and ......read more
2014 is not starting well for BMW as the German luxury cars and motorcycles manufacturer has to recall almost 51,000 motorcycles because of a possible fuel leak, according to official statements. Most of the recalled BMW motorcycles are 2005 till 2011 models from the popular R and K series models, of which many are used in the police forces in Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates ......read more
Porsche is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, model year 2013 Cayenne Diesel and model year 2014 Cayenne S, S Hybrid, Turbo, and Turbo S vehicles manufactured May 27, 2013, through July 10, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the calculated range of the remaining fuel displayed on the instrument cluster may be higher than the actual range. Additionally, the ......read more
Mercedes-AMG rigorously continues its product initiative, and with the new GLA 45 AMG the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz makes another dynamic statement in the strongly growing segment of the compact SUV. The combination of powerful-distinctive design, exclusive appointments as well as superior engine power and driving performance is unique: the most powerful ......read more
The German Ingolstadt-based premium car manufacturer Audi is presenting a fascinating technology concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 6 to 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA. The Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept is reminiscent of the classic Sport quattro of 1983 while pointing towards the future – with the latest of the brand's technologies in plug-in ......read more
Honda Aircraft Company announced two significant milestones in the development of the world’s most advanced light jet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued the first Type Inspection Authorisation (TIA) certificate for the HondaJet and also has certified Honda Aircraft Company’s customer service facility as a Part 145 repair station on Dec. 20, 2013. TIA is a pivotal ......read more
With just a few days until the start of the Dakar 2014, Iveco has launched a new section for its website, dedicated to keeping the keenest motorsport fans up to speed with all Iveco’s Dakar news. The site will allow fans to uncover all the secrets of the Iveco De Rooy Petronas team vehicles in the build-up to the rally, and then follow the event step by step with daily updates from ......read more
A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment, with the brand new Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment, according to Lamborghini. With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics ......read more
Daimler AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. have signed an agreement for a significant technical partnership between Daimler, Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a 100% subsidiary and high-performance brand of German automotive corporation Daimler AG, and Aston Martin. Following the signing of a Letter of Intent in July this year, the two companies have continued to work together, exploring opportunities ......read more
While BMW Egypt (Bavarian Auto Group BAG) was organizing the BMW Golf Cup International Tournament at the Kattameya Dunes Resort last week, coincidently the BMW Championship was named the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year for the second year in a row, at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Thursday, December 5, at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The award was one of two ......read more
2013 has been a year of key landmarks and achievements for Bentley and its customers. The company confirmed it will build the world’s fastest and most luxurious SUV at its Crewe headquarters, creating a further 1,000 jobs at Bentley and its suppliers, as well as taking Bentley drivers ‘off-road’ for the first time in the marque’s history. UK Prime Minister David Cameron ......read more
The uber-exciting BMW stand at the Detroit Motor Show will prove that onemore time that BMW is not only very popular in the Middle East and Egypt, but obviously also extremely popular in the USA which is one of the important key-markets for BMW AG and its competitors. This is one of the main reason why BMW AG has decided to unveil and display a couple of extremely exciting ......read more
Although some consumers in many parts of the world, such as the Middle East and North Africa, do not really care much about fuel-efficiency and emissions, we still find every car manufacturer worldwide trying to improve the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as much as possible. The Stuttgart-based luxury car manufacturer Mercedes Benz is no exception. Mercedes-Benz is working by ......read more
BMW Motorrad sold 8.8% more vehicles in November than in the corresponding month of the previous year, thereby once again achieving an all-time November high. 7,342 vehicles (previous year: 6,749 units) were supplied to customers worldwide. As of November, vehicle supplies total 108,872 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 100,289 units). This puts BMW Motorrad ahead of its ......read more
Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron. Since the production run of the Veyron and its variants is limited to just 450 models, this means just 50 more are still available. The 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse and has been bought by a customer in the Middle East. With the sale of the 400th Veyron, Bugatti is celebrating another milestone and so begins the final lap of the super ......read more
VERSO FIRST TOYOTA TO USE NEW BMW-SUPPLIED 1.6-LITRE DIESEL ENGINE The Verso 1.6 D-4D compact MPV will be the first Toyota be equipped with an engine supplied by the BMW Group under a contract agreed by the manufacturers two years ago. The addition of the 111bhp/83kW engine to the range early in 2014 will increase the number of powertrains available to Verso customers in the UK to ......read more
While most African and Middle Eastern country have severe traffic and road safety problems and while Egypt cannot even solve its Mehwar and Daeri Ring Road accidents, we find Sweden and Volvo Cars entering a new era of road safety as the Swedish car manufacturer will play a leading role in the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project in which 100 self-driving Volvo ......read more
Over the past 100 years Maserati cars have never been as popular and successful as they are now, not only in the Middle East region but worldwide. This popularity is mainly due to the impressive and extremely fun-to-drive all-new Quattroporte and all-new Ghibli, as well as the extremely well-performing and good-looking GranTurismo. So with the month of December Maserati ......read more
The last quarter of the year is always extremely busy for the professional motoring media, as many important events take place at that time of the year, such as the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Abu Dhabi F1 GP, the Dubai Motor Show, the Middle East Motor Award ceremony as well as many regional car launches and media test-drives such as the McLaren 12C Spider test-drive and the Bentley ......read more
Not too many cars can draw a smile on the face of the professional motoring journalists when they receive the key of the test-car. The Lamborghini Aventador and Lamborghini Gallardo are two of those few cars. The later has reached its production end and we feel very sad about that. . In the historic factory buildings of Sant’Agata Bolognese, the last Lamborghini Gallardo has left ......read more
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Is Egyptian car market corrupt or collapsing?
Is the Egyptian car market collapsing or is it just a corrupt and unprofessional car market? This is surely one of the most asked questions these days. Everybody is asking ...