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BMW AG plans to take two-wheeled travel to a whole new level with the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive, thanks to a 118 kW (160 hp) in-line six-cylinder engine that melds superlative power with exemplary refinement, as well as boasting superb standards of equipment and comfort. Spearheading the BMW Motorrad tourer range, the “Exclusive” model already lays claim to a ......read more
For some strange reason I noticed that Nissan does not care much about the Nissan GT-R in the Gulf region and Egypt, although there are many GT-R fans in the Middle East and North Africa region. Is it maybe because many racing car fans call the Nissan GT-R a tuned 'Datsun' when compared to the other established sport cars? Well, we will never really know. In any case, we decided to ......read more
After each Formula 1 race in this 2013 season, I was very surprised to see Renault and Renault Motorsport not paying any attention to increasing the public and media awareness in the Middle East and North Africa about F1 in general and the success of Renault in F1 in specific. Especially after some successful races for Renault, such as the 2013 USA GP, were Renault-powered cars locked ......read more
A few days ago we published an article about the special edition BMW 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo which is conceptualized and produced exclusivity for the Middle East market and which is the is the first 7 Series model to wear the famed M badge (article BMW 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo) . The 760Li is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 Twin-Turbo charged engine that produces 544hp, 750 Nm of torque and ......read more
The BMW 7 Series is one of the most popular models in its segment in Germany, as well as in the GCC region and Egypt. That is why I was very surprised, and happy at the same time, when a few weeks ago I saw a 'special-edition' BMW 760Li at the AGMC BMW dealer showroom on Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai. Now the BMW 760 Li V12 M Bi-Turbo is making its official debut which I consider one ......read more
Red Bull driver and newly-crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel has won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, starting on the P Zero Yellow soft compound, before running two stints on the P Zero White medium. The majority of drivers started the race on the soft tyre. The exceptions were McLaren’s Jenson Button, the Williams of Valtteri Bottas, Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez, Force India’s ......read more
This week we started our ‘Business-Class’ Luxury Car Test-Drive Series with the Volvo S80, which in Egypt is the direct competitor of the established Mercedes E-Class, the dynamic and sporty BMW 5 Series as well as the not-so-widespread Audi A6. The new 2014 face-lifted Volvo S80 comes with two main (and major!) advantages: 1.) The extremely competitive and in this luxury ......read more
Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renaultsport F1 today secured their fourth consecutive Constructors' World Championship title. In 2013 the hugely successful partnership has scored 10 wins, 8 pole positions, 10 fastest laps and 470 points to date. It is the first time in over 20 years that a constructor-engine partnership has achieved such an unbroken run of success. In fact, only once in ......read more
With three races left of a 19-round 2013 Formula One season Infiniti Red Bull Racing have sealed the double, becoming consecutive four-time Constructors' World Champions and claiming the Drivers' World Championship crown at the hands of Sebastian Vettel, who becomes the youngest consecutive four-time winner in the sport's history. "To join people like Prost, Fangio and Michael ......read more
جاكوار تكشف إقليمياً وللمرة الأولى عن أربع سيارات جديدة خلال معرض دبي الدولي للسيارات 2013 أعلنت شركة جاكوار، المتخصصة بصناعة السيارات الفاخرة، عن اختيارها للنسخة المقبلة من معرض دبي الدولي للسيارات من أجل الكشف للمرة الأولى في المنطقة عن أربعة موديلات جديدة. وخلال المعرض الذي ستجري فعالياته من 5 ولغاية 9 نوفمبر المقبل ......read more
A few days ago I had the pleasure of testing the mind-blowing Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 in and around Dubai. Today the Italian manufacturer of superb super-cars is showing us another mind-blowing vehicle. As a further highlight of its 50th anniversary year, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting one of the most exceptional super sports cars of all time, which can indeed easily ......read more
After the starting lights went off, it seemed that French Lotus driver Romain Grosjean or Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber might end victorious from a tactical and strategy guided race in Japan on Sunday, but in the end it was Webber’s team mate namely German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel who took his ninth success of the season - and fifth in a row - after a clever timed ......read more
The past three months have been extremely hectic and busy for us at Auto Arabia, since we had dozens of exclusive and impressive test-drives with the best luxury and super sport cars worldwide, which we conducted allover Europe, Egypt and the UAE, in addition to opening a new representative office in Dubai. The most interesting and impressive test-drive during those past months was ......read more
One of the test-cars included in our current test-drive series is the Jaguar XJ which came to us in a beautiful wine-red colour. Since the 2014 models are not available in the UAE yet, our Jaguar XJ test-car was a 2013 model. Nevertheless, we will of course inform you about the 2014 modifications, as the 2014 model year Jaguar XJ is the latest in a long line of luxurious Jaguar ......read more
McLaren Automotive this weekend held McLaren 50: The Drive, an exclusive event which brought together one of the largest gatherings of McLaren supercar owners in the world, to celebrate the five decades of motorsport success and road car innovation. The event saw more than 20 examples of the 12C and 12C Spider, as well as Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren supercars congregate at The ......read more
German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel took his sixth win of the season in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2013 at Monza on Sunday afternoon, beating emerging Spanish Suderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso who finished in a distant second, and his Australian Red Bull team mate Mark Webber, who occupied the last spot on the podium. After scoring his 40th pole position, the German ......read more
The testing programme for the McLaren P1™ has continued at a relentless pace throughout the summer, and in the latest short film from McLaren Automotive, the production-intent McLaren P1™ is shown testing in some of the harshest and most challenging conditions. With first deliveries scheduled in the coming weeks, the development team have been pushing the limits of the car to ......read more
Coupe, Roadster, Cabriolet, Sportback, Avant and SUV – very soon the UK introductions of the RS Q3 and the RS 7 Sportback will broaden the Audi RS range to a total of eight models with six body styles and one clear goal – to deliver breathtaking performance without compromising everyday all-weather usability. The new RS Q3 – the first Audi SUV ever to wear the RS badge – is ......read more
In celebration of the team’s 50 years, McLaren staff joined together at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England, to mark half a century of race winning, by one of the most successful names in motorsport. Mirroring the launch of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 Formula 1™ car from earlier this year, the celebrations saw a parade of some of the most iconic race- ......read more
Question: When did Harley-Davidson start in the Middle East and how has been the generic growth of riders over the years in percentage, as well as the total numbers of HD bikes sold in the Middle East last year? Answer: The region has been steadily growing ever since our first dealership in region opened back in 1989 already. It was Dubai who took the first step, followed by Kuwait ......read more
German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins his first Formula 1 race in Belgium in front of Spanish Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso and third place winner and pole setter British Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton. German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel took the lead from P1 starter and British Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap of the 2013 Formula 1 ......read more
McLaren is considered one of the most exclusive brands for supercars worldwide. So it is no surprise that when McLaren organizes an event for its loyal and enthusiastic customers in the Middle East, that this event will be extremely exclusive as well. That is why McLaren Automotive decided to invite its customers throughout the Middle East region to join the anniversary celebrations ......read more
To celebrate the successful launch of the new F-TYPE sports car, Jaguar has launched its #YourTurnBritain campaign; inviting people to share photos that encapsulate the best of modern Britain through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. The best images submitted will win one of four unforgettable F-TYPE driving experiences. A fleet of six F-TYPEs, with special Union Jack artwork, ......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 ...