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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
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
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