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General Motors added more than 588,000 vehicles to a recall to fix ignition switches that can inadvertently shut off engines and cause crashes. This problem has now been linked to 31 crashes and 13 front-seat deaths, the Detroit-based company said yesterday (25.02.2014). More details to follow shortly. MS 26.02.2014 Detroit - Dubai - ......read more
Automobili Lamborghini will present its renewed Ad Personam program at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show - the personalization program which allows clients to create their own made-to-order Lamborghini. Currently available for the Aventador range, it will soon be extended to the Huracán. The new options increase the ability to commission a new Lamborghini right down to the smallest ......read more
Tyre engineers in Japan have for the first time, employed a super computer normally used for climate simulation, together with the SPring-8 Materials Research Centre and its synchrotron radiation facility, to create a new energy-efficient tyre. These powerful simulation tools, offering the ability to analyse at sub nano level, the effects of compound and construction, form part ......read more
The Lamborghini Huracán, which has good chances of becoming the 'star of the show' at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, has already obtained 700 orders during a, as yet unfinished, month-long private preview tour worldwide for VIP clients. This promises an excellent start for the heir to the best selling Lamborghini to date, the Gallardo. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is powered by ......read more
Bentley’s new Flying Spur made its debut on the snow and ice in Finland and proved quickly to be one of the star attractions at this year’s Power on Ice 2014 event in Finland. Guests and the four-time World Rally champion Juha Kankkunen alike are enjoying the opportunity to put the 6.0-litre W12 luxury sedan to the test on a range of challenging circuits carved into the ......read more
Driving a Mercedes Benz is not only a ‘luxurious’ driving experience’ but also a ‘safety’ driving experience. And while I enjoyed very much driving the luxurious Mercedes E 500 and the mind-blowing E63 AMG during the international launch last year on the roads in and around Barcelona (Spain), it was even more enjoyable to experience some of the advanced active safety features ......read more
Is it really possible to promise a customer a truck that is always operational? Until now, no truck manufacturer has dared to do this; however, Volvo Trucks has now become the first truck brand with a service contract that promises 100 per cent uptime. For more than 30 years, Volvo Trucks has been offering its customers service contracts of various kinds. Based on this experience, ......read more
Richard Hill and Pat Cooper took their newly-built MKII Ford Escort to an historic win in last weekend’s Red Kite Historic Stages event – the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship. The 60-strong field enjoyed stages in the Calo and Crychan complexes and, though conditions were surprisingly good considering the ongoing wet weather, the return of ......read more
 
Breitling celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse by dedicating to this exceptional team an exclusive version of the Chronomat, complete with personalized dial and engraved caseback. Issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition, this authentic aviation chronograph once again reflects the special ties between the Swiss brand and the world’s elite pilots. In ......read more
The first quarter of 2014 will be full with interesting events and launches for the Mercedes fans in Egypt, the Middle East and the rest of the world. Besides some interesting Safety Driving Training events as well as the launch of the all-new Mercedes C-Class in Marseille, Mercedes-Benz will be extending the model range of the successfully launched S-Class with the ......read more
Today, the Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. (“Fiat”) approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equity interest in Chrysler Group LLC, previously held by the VEBA Trust, the Fiat Board of Directors has reviewed options for the most ......read more
Following an initial phase with the two corporate logos appearing side-by-side – symbolising the desire to respect the history, culture and industrial roots of the two groups – both Fiat and Chrysler now require a new corporate identity representative of an organisation that is much more than the sum of its two component parts, based on strong core values, that represents a ......read more
Only ten days after autoarabia.org published the official BMW recall of 176.000 units of the 3 Series, 5 Series and X1 Series for technical problems with its power brakes on 15.01.2014, the Bavarian Auto Group (which is the importer of BMW and MINI in Egypt) together with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency CPA published an official and paid announcement in the weekly ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s WRC star Yazeed Al-Rajhi tops the entry list for Rally Jeddah, the Kingdom’s new cross-country event that gets underway on Thursday afternoon in Obhur with the start podium and a three-kilometre timed prologue stage. The Riyadh-based driver heads a provisional starting list of 38 cars, one truck and eight bikes and quads, which will tackle two days of off-road ......read more
 
Sebastian Husseini has proved himself to be one of the best quads riders in the world on the biggest international stage, but he expects a difficult test on his return to home territory in the UAE Desert Championship, which returns to Dubai with a record number of entries this weekend. Earlier this month the Dubai-based Dutchman won two stages in the grueling Dakar Rally, finished ......read more
 
The Volvo Concept XC Coupé won two prestigious design awards this week, further raising the excitement around Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design language. The Concept XC Coupe was awarded the title “Best Concept Car” at the 2014 EyesON Design Awards at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, while Volvo’s latest concept vehicle also won the award for “Best use of Color, Graphics ......read more
Porsche has taken off into the 2014 racing season with a victory in the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend in America. Porsche factory drivers Richard Lietz (Austria), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Patrick Pilet (France) won the highly-competitive GTLM class of the sports car race in Florida in their Porsche 911 RSR run by the Porsche North America factory squad. With the ......read more
KTM is well-known for its undisputed victories and success stories at the world’s most grueling desert rallies, the DAKAR. So it was a little bit unfamiliar to see KTM launching its latest models on a racing circuit, in this case the well-known Dubai Autodrome. But it only shows that KTM is becoming one of the key-players in a new motorcycle-segment. That is why KTM Middle East ......read more
Volkswagen opened the new season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a dream result. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) produced an irresistible fightback and an outstanding driving display to secure victory on the first weekend of the 2014 season. The success at the “Monte” is their 17th victory in the WRC, and their tenth with Volkswagen. The win was the ......read more
The personal safety and protection gear is most important when riding motorcycles, especially in the winter time. So, with the winter season in full swing, Dainese’s range of Gore-Tex and D-Dry jackets, gloves and boots are an interesting option for warmth and protection against the elements. All items feature Dainese’s unrivalled protection, while retaining the Italian style ......read more
2013 was a record year in KTM’s history as sales, revenue and the number of employees increased again strongly. By consequently implementing the global product strategy and the expansion in the growth markets Asia and South America, KTM increased both sales and revenue and achieved a record year in 2013. Therefore, KTM is the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world for ......read more
Whereas leading car manufacturers are starting the New Year with great efforts to achieve the ambitious sales numbers, improve the satisfaction rate of their car owners and to gain more clients for their brand, the renowned Bavarian car manufacturer BMW is starting the year 2014 with another safety related recall. The Bavarian automotive maker has issued a recall for a wide range ......read more
Bentley Motors today (14.01.2014) unveils a new Limited Edition model exclusively for European customers, the Birkin Mulsanne. Taking inspiration from Sir Henry ‘Tiger’ Tim Birkin – the legendary Bentley Boy who travelled and raced extensively around Europe in the 1920s and 1930s – this new model features numerous unique styling details and represents the pinnacle of British ......read more
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