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While the Middle East and parts of Europe are pre-occupied with the Euro2012 and some decisive historical elections, we found AUDI AG making its own historical headlines in LeMans, where it has achieved another technological milestone in motorsport. On the 80th running of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, a vehicle with hybrid drive â€“ the Audi R18 e-tron quattro â€“ has ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton became the magnificent seventh winner at the seventh round of the 2012 Formula 1 season, after an astonishing Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton was involved in a challenging three-way fight with pole-setter and early leader race leader Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, and driver championship leader Fernando Alonso. German ......read more
Sadat City Language School in Egypt is one of the finalist teams attending and competing at the Volvo Adventure in G?¶teborg, Sweden for a five-day trip from June 1-6, for their â€œSave Light, Save Earthâ€? project submitted through the Volvo Adventure program. Egyptâ€™s team include the Sadat City Language School students Ahmed Abdel Ghaffar, Ahmed Meragea, Maysara ......read more
Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber held his nerve throughout a nerve-racking finale to the Monaco Grand Prix finishing line, marking another milestone of motor racing history as for the first time ever six different drivers win the six prelude races in one Formula 1 season. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, and Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso and Red Bull team mate Sebastian ......read more
A special car to befit a special occasion: Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Italian VOGUE, has designed and presented her very own MINI model exclusively to mark the 20th anniversary of the charity event. The model in question is a MINI Roadster, the first open-top two-seater in the brandâ€™s history. The one-off creation, which went under the auctioneerâ€™s hammer at the ......read more
BMW X6 الجديدة تصل إلى الشرق الأوسط - أول سيارات النشاطات الرياضية الكوبيه لعام 2012 بشكلها الفريد ومزاياها المذهلة بإطلاق أولى طرازات X6 عام 2008، دشّنت BMW فئة جديدة في عالم السيارات عرفت باسم سيارات النشاطات الرياضية الكوبيه Sports Activity Coupé، و سوف تطرح الشركة طرازاً جديداً معدلاً من هذه السيارة حيث من المتوقّع أن تصل إلى ......read more
A myth, a legend â€“ the name alone is enough to electrify the fans: the Mille Miglia is one of the finest and most famous historic car races in the world, and is used as an ideal platform for internationally renowned automotive as well as non-automotive brands, such as Chopard and many others. This was reason enough for us at Auto Arabia to travel to Italy and attend this ......read more
The number of classic car enthusiasts is growing and classic car events are becoming more and more popular in the Middle East in general, and the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt in specific. This was reason enough for us to pay a visit to the cr?¨me-de-la-cr?¨me of the classic car events, the world-famous Mille Miglia, to see how important such events became for the major ......read more
Venezuelan Williams driver Pastor Maldonado gave Sir Frank Williams the best birthday present possible by scoring a maiden victory in Barcelona on Sunday. It was a tremendous day for Maldonado, who thoroughly deserved this long awaited Formula 1 win. Moreover, it was a terrific gesture on the podium, when Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen lifted him on to their shoulders to join ......read more
After 20 years of absence from the DTM racing scene and in the second race only of the long-awaited comeback season of the prestigious Bavarian car manufacturer, BMW scored the first and the third place on the podium of the 2012 DTM race held in Lausitzring. Exactly 19 years, six months and 25 days after the last triumph, Canadian DTM driver Bruno Spengler, at the wheel of the BMW M3 ......read more
For the seventh successive year, Aston Martin will compete in the ADAC Zurich N?¼rburgring 24 Hours (19/20 May) as a total of eight Vantage racers gear up for the endurance epic. The marque will field its most ambitious entry to date with four official Aston Martins â€“ including a pair of V12-powered Vantage GT3s â€“ supported by a further four customer cars. In excess of ......read more
Big profile for the legendary BMW 328: This successful model will be represented with twelve cars at the start of the Mille Miglia 2012. Alongside series versions, there will be a number of racing cars competing in the lightning trip from Brescia to Rome. The Bavarian fleet of cars will be led by the BMW 328 Touring Coup?©, the winning car in 1940. Behind the wheel will be Dr. ......read more
Aston Martin Works, renowned worldwide as the official service and restoration division of Aston Martin, has opened a state-of-the-art dealership at the companyâ€™s historic home - Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. An impressive new ten-car showroom is the outward face of a complete redevelopment at the 3.6-acre site on Tickford Street. Aston Martin Works Newport Pagnell ......read more
My first acquaintance with Automobili Lamborghini was back in 1996/1997 at the Lamborghini Racing Days on the Dijon Racing Circuit in South France. At that time Giuseppe Greco was the CEO of Lamborghini. During that racing weekend I was very anxious to test-drive the legendary LM002 all-wheel drive sport-utility vehicle, but unfortunately only the Diablo was available for a ......read more
The Middle East in general and the GCC region in specific are considered some of the most important key markets for Bugatti. But the Chinese market is becoming more and more important for Bugatti. That is why the latest model from Molsheim was launched at the beijing motor-show in China. Following the success of the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, Bugatti did not wait long before the ......read more
The new ? KODA compact hatch will be called the Rapid, the brand announced today at AUTO CHINA 2012 in Beijing. The car will make its debut in Europe before the year is out. A Chinese version of the Rapid will be built and sold in China from 2013. The close-to-series concept car, which ? KODA is displaying in Beijing, provides a preview of the new Chinese model specifically. ......read more
Two times World Champion and German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel jumped back into the spotlight - and at the same time captured the lead of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship â€“ after scoring a well-deserved victory in Sunday's 2012 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The Formula 1 double world champion of 2010 and 2011 coined his excellent starting place from pole ......read more
Since the start of the 2012 season, the Mercedes AMG Petronas team performance has steadily been improving during the qualifying, to reach the optimum by scoring a hard earned front row during the China 2012 Grand Prix qualifying session. Unfortunately, the team was never able to coin these strong qualifying results into valuable points due to the unusual tire degradation of their cars ......read more
Mercedes-Benz has once again significantly upgraded the G-Class, reemphasising its position as the leader among off-road vehicles allover the world, and especially in the Middle East and gulf region. The interior is characterised by high-quality appointments finished with exquisite materials. The instrument cluster and centre console have been completely redesigned. The driver's ......read more
Jaguar has become very popular in the Middle East and North Africa region recently, mainly due to the relatively unexpected success of the Jaguar XF and the Jaguar XJ against its European competitors. Now this popularity may grow larger, as Jaguar confirmed that it wil bring an all-new sports car to production; the Jaguar F-TYPE. Speaking at the New York auto show Adrian ......read more
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is mourning Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The Honorary President of the Supervisory Board died on 5 April 2012 in Salzburg, aged 76. Matthias M?¼ller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG, paid tribute to Ferdinand Alexander Porscheâ€™s services to the sports car manufacturer: â€œWe mourn the death of our ......read more
The Skoda brand is extremely successful in Europeâ€™s keymarkets and many parts of the world. The Octavia, Superb and Fabia just won best-in-class at one of the respected consumer buying guide awards in the United Kingdom. And while the different Skoda models such as the Octavia, Superb and Fabia won best-in-class in the UK, we found two â€?enthusiasticâ€™ employees from ......read more
At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show, the Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was declared the 2012 World Green Car. The Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was chosen from an initial entry list of twenty-three (23) new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of ten, then three finalists: the Mercedes-Benz S ......read more
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