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Although the Middle East region is hosting two Formula One races at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and at the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama, there are hardly any professional beginner’s racing series currently in this region. The Middle Eastern edition of the Formula BMW Cup was launched in Bahrain shortly after the first F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain in 2004, ......read more
Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso drove a fantastic race in Germany on Sunday afternoon to become the first three-time winner of the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship. Fernando Alonso was under consistent pressure, firsat from German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and later from Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Jenson Button, both of whom got within less than a second of the Ferrari ......read more
The success of Mercedes Benz in the compact segment in the Middle East region and Egypt had been quite modest over the past years. With the new A-Class this success could signifcantly improve to the better, even though the competition in the 'premium' compact segment is quite high, with other key-players such as the recently-launched and very advanced Volvo V40, the established Audi A3 ......read more
The stunning new 12C Spider may now be seen in action for the first time, with the launch of a high quality short film: Shot using cinema-quality RED camera technology, the film begins with a 12C Spider finished in glorious Volcano Red in high speed action on track, before it traverses the winding mountain roads of Andaluc?­a in Southern Spain. The exciting sequence underlines the ......read more
Road Safety is a very serious issue in Egypt and the Middle East. The crash numbers and road fatalities in Egypt are among the highest, if not the highest worldwide. Egypt Today Magazine started a series of reports of this very important issue and interviewed Auto Arabis's editor Mohamed Sheta for that reason. Mohamed Sheta is not only a recognized and well-known jury-member in ......read more
The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide 15,000 vehicles in an exclusive fleet contract with the Paris-based nutritional food company Danone. The first-of-its-kind deal for the Alliance provides a full range of vehicles to Danone in 25 countries for at least five years. Danone, one of the fastest growing food companies in the world, selected the Renault-Nissan Alliance for its wide ......read more
Once the lights went off at the start line of British Formula 1 Grand Prix held at the famous Silverstone circuit, it seemed that Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso was set to repeat his historic 2011 British victory for the Scuderia Ferrari, until Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber turned the tables with just five laps remaining. Both drivers started from the front row, ......read more
Mercedes-AMG is once again demonstrating its qualities as a visionary, this time with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. The new AMG high-performance vehicle is the exciting enhancement of an innovative vehicle concept. As an attractive alternative for design-oriented car enthusiasts, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake combines performance with style and usability in a completely new ......read more
Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber secured victory in today’s (08.07.2012) British Grand Prix after a superb move on Fernando Alonso in the final laps of the thrilling race. The Australian’s win, his second at Silverstone, brings the Red Bull Racing Renault partnership’s tally of victories to 30, while edging Renault’s total wins in Formula 1 to ......read more
After testing several refined and high-quality VW models this year such as the most under-estimated and superb Phaeton, the practical Passat Alltrack, the US-version of the spacious Passat NMS (offered only in the USA, China and the Middle East, not including Egypt), the very good value-for-money and reliable VW Jetta, the extremely advanced and very safe European-version of the Passat, ......read more
The 11th International Automobile show is scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 28th November to 1st December, and the organizers are busy putting together an exhilarating event. Following the success of the previous event in 2010, a range of new models will be unveiled at the show later this year. If you are planning to change your car this year then the IAS 2012 will be ......read more
Unfortunately there is still a HUGE difference between living in Europe or the Middle East & North Africa region, when it comes to how the car companies treat their customers and offer them unique offers, exciting raffles and superb customer-binding incentives. Even the car launch events and marketing activities differ significantly between the Middle East and North Africa on one hand ......read more
During the last few weeks we conducted several test-drives with some of the finest and some of the most exciting motorcycles, electric vehicles, sedans, compact SUVs, midsize SUVs, large SUVs, sport sedans, sport cars and super sport cars in Dubai and Cairo, in order to feature them here on autoarabia.org as well as in our new media projects which will be launched very ......read more
Spanish Scuderia Ferrari driver and Formula 1 double World Champion Fernando Alonso scored a sensational victory for Ferrari in an action-packed 2012 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe held in Valencia on Sunday afternoon in front of his home crowd, despite starting from 11th place on the grid. What made his victory even more rewarding, was the fact that neither one of his ......read more
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 – the Audi R18 e-tron quattro – 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 “Save Light, Save Earthâ€? project submitted through the Volvo Adventure program. Egypt’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 brand’s history. The one-off creation, which went under the auctioneer’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 – 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
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