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Formula One fans have been waiting for this moment for several months now, the start of the 2013 F1 season which promises to be an extremely exciting one. The 2013 Formula One championship will get underway in Melbourne this week with the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, held at the Albert Park circuit in the city. For MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, 2013 sees an ......read more
Renault is known for receiving many top ratings at the Euro-NCAP for its excellent active and passive safety features in its model range. Now, another Renault model has achieved another success, as the Renault ZOE has been awarded a five-star rating following the passive safety tests carried out by Euro NCAP, despite the harsher noting system introduced by this independent body in ......read more
At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced today. The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show ......read more
In the year of its 50th anniversary Automobili Lamborghini is presenting an extremely exclusive model at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Only three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno will be built and sold. Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully ......read more
Audi is working intently to electrify the drivetrain using plug-in hybrid technology. The brand with the four rings is showing the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of system torque, sporty performance is guaranteed. The A3 Sportback e-tron is a true Audi. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) ......read more
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity and pleasure of experiencing the sheer power of the E63 AMG and the E63 AMG 4Matic S with its 585hp and 800Nm on some wet and curvy country roads around Barcelona. And since then AMG has been dominating the international headlines over the past few days and weeks. So, only a few days after the first pictures of the SLS AMG Black Series and the SLS ......read more
In every business field there are a few black sheep who jeopardize the reputation of the remaining white sheep. The automotive industry and the motoring media are no exception, especially since both those sectors have a very sensitive and critical relationship, which in some cases lead to a very obvious corruption for the advantage of the car company and a certain editor or ......read more
What started as a very promising 100.000km long-term test seems to be having a not-so-happy end, due to a possible engine failure, but also due to the extremely reckless, careless and unprofessional attitude of the service center of Skoda Egypt – Artoc Auto. It is taking the responsible engineers and customers service managers such as Eng. Mahmoud Mahmoud more than two years now (yes, ......read more
The Volkswagen Polo R WRC is just a matter of days away from its much-anticipated competitive debut on gravel in the FIA World Rally Championship. The 315 hp four-wheel drive powerhouse from Wolfsburg will take on very specific conditions when it rolls down the starting ramp at the third round of the season, the Rally Mexico, from 7th to 10th March. Reaching altitudes of up to ......read more
Driving an armored passenger car has become essential for many Middle Eastern citizens, especially after the significant lack of security in many Arab countries after the so-called ‘Arab Spring’. Having a reliable and well-tested all-wheel-drive on your armored vehicles like it is the case with the Audi A8 Security improves your safety and security a lot, especially when trying ......read more
It seems that 2013 will be a very competitive year for BMW, Audi, Porsche, MINI and Volvo in Egypt. One of those reasons is of the course the fact that the Daimler representative office in Egypt, Mercedes Benz Egypt, has witnessed some structural and personnel developments over the past few months, in addition to the huge wave of new models expected to be launched by Daimler AG and ......read more
As the exciting new A-Class was introduced to the UK market for the first time, Mercedes-Benz in the United Kingdom recorded a 7.4 per cent rise in registrations for the month of January, according to figures released by the SMMT. Among the strongest performers in January was the C-Class Saloon, placed first in its highly-competitive market segment with a 12.8 per cent increase ......read more
French car giant Renault has announced this week its plans to set up a new Middle East operational division in a bid to build on sales growth in the region. Effective from February 1, the company will combine management operations across 12 Middle East countries with a regional office based in Dubai. The move is part of Renault's plan to become the number one European brand in ......read more
Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialisation of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology. The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each company will ......read more
BMW Group Middle East has developed and produced BMW Individual Pearl cars from the company's bespoke optioning programme, BMW Individual, which enables customers to tailor their vehicle to a bespoke design that suits their individual style by using a range of premium materials, paints and interior trims. The shallow and warm waters of the Arabian Gulf are famous for creating the ......read more
HE’s patronage and presence is a testament to how important this event is, not only to Qatar, but to the region and the automotive world. His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, will cut the ribbon officially inaugurating the third edition of the Qatar Motor Show before touring exhibitor stands ......read more
The Renault group is successfully pursuing its international offensive. In 2012, the Group set a new record outside Europe with 1,279,598 vehicles sold (+9.1%). For the first time in its history, the Group generated more than half of its sales outside Europe. However, this international success did not offset an 18% fall in sales in Europe. Overall, with 2,550,286 vehicles sold ......read more
With new, efficient engines, new assistance systems from the future S-Class and a new design idiom, Mercedes-Benz has comprehensively modernised the E-Class. The new E-Class has made a significant step forward when it comes to efficiency and ecology too. Among other things, this comes courtesy of new, powerful BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines featuring sophisticated direct ......read more
Over the past two editions, the Qatar Motor Show was able to raise the bench-mark among the other regional motor shows, especially in regards to the high-caliber automotive managers and CEOs attending the motor-show as well as in regard to the automotive summits and conferences. Therefore the Qatar Motor Show can be indeed considered one of the most anticipated event in the ......read more
BMW Group again was able to reaffirm its position as the world’s leading premium car manufacturer with the delivery of more than 20,000 vehicles in the Middle East in 2012 – the most successful year in its history in terms of regional sales and a 14% increase on 2011 figures. With a total of 21,314 BMW and MINI vehicles sold across 13 Middle East markets, the company’s ......read more
Renault, SNVI (Société Nationale de Véhicules Industriels, Algeria's National Company of Industrial Vehicles) and the country’s National Investment Fund (FNI) signed a shareholders’ agreement yesterday for the creation of a joint venture (owned 51 percent by the Algerian partners and 49% by Renault) to develop the automotive industry in Algeria and support local market growth. ......read more
Global automakers have saved their best for the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and with less than one month to go before the curtain rises, the industry remains focused on one of the top automotive events in the world. "This show is a reflection of the positive changes that are occurring in our industry," said Jim Seavitt, chairman, 2013 NAIAS. "Automakers ......read more
In a season of firsts, the 2012 season marked the competitive debut of the McLaren 12C GT3, with 23 examples campaigning in 14 different series with 13 McLaren GT customer teams. Between them, the teams have claimed a total of 19 victories, and covered more than 106,000 kms collectively. With this successful return to the world of customer GT racing, the 12C GT3 is considered by teams to ......read more
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