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On the 19th of April 2009 Porsche celebrated the World Premier of the Porsche Panamera together with selected international media representatives by bringing the car up 425 meters to the world's highest event platform on the 94th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center in China standing straight up in the freight elevator. Later on in June 2009 Porsche invited the international ......read more
Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time – Nissan DeltaWing. A highly-advanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June). While Nissan DeltaWing will ......read more
Introducing an exciting new phase in the partnership, which started in 2011 with the sponsorship of the Ducati Team in MotoGP, Ducati and Diesel now launch the Monster Diesel with a dedicated Capsule Collection. The brand new customised model is an �urban military chic’ interpretation of Ducati’s iconic naked motorcycle and will be unveiled alongside the new ......read more
Mercedes-AMG is set to feature prominently in the 2012 Formula 1 season: the opening race in Melbourne, Australia (16 - 18 March 2012) will not only witness the debut of the newly christened MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team, but also the return of the Official F1â„¢ Safety Car and the Official F1â„¢ Medical Car from Mercedes-AMG. The SLS AMG and C 63 AMG Estate ensure ......read more
As the countdown begins for the seventh edition of World Ducati Week 2012, online ticket sales have started ready for thousands of Ducatisti to descend on the Misano World Circuit on the Riviera Romagnola 21- 24 June for the year’s most eagerly-awaited Ducati event. With motorcyclists all over the world making travel plans for WDW2012, this year entitled: The Planet of ......read more
The 60th anniversary edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring (17 March) will provide an appropriately illustrious backdrop for both the competitive debut of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE and the first ever round of the new-for-2012 FIA World Endurance Championship. Florida’s Sebring International Raceway will host the 12-hour epic, with Aston Martin Racing’s sights firmly trained on ......read more
New Generation i30 looks set to build upon the remarkable success achieved by the original model when its hits showrooms today. It will offer consumers a stylish and more refined alternative with improved comfort and packaging, an increased level of standard feature, lower emissions and cost of ownership. Prices start from ?£14,495 (on the road) and rise to ?£20,795 – offering ......read more
? KODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen believes that a podium finish on the forthcoming Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingl?©s (15-17 March) would be another significant step in the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) drivers’ title, after his recent victory on the opening round in the Azores. The Canary Island-based event is the first asphalt rally ......read more
The BMW Group will undertake a strategic realignment of its Board of Management structure, effective 1 April 2012. “The rigorous implementation and refinement of our successful Strategy Number ONE will place even further demands on our company in the future. We need an organisation that can handle the increasing complexity of the tasks involved to ensure that the BMW Group maintains ......read more
Following its highly successful debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, the GranCabrio Fendi will go on sale with a limited production of 50 units, starting this Spring. Each of the 50 cars will feature a plaque, positioned on the right of the dashboard next to the GranCabrio logo. The plaque is engraved with the famous Maserati trident, the Fendi logo and a serial number ......read more
Thanks to the excellent work of the international communication team at VW AG in Wolfsburg and at Volkswagen Middle East in Dubai, I had the chance to test-drive some of the finest and most interesting cars available these days on the international markets, such as the VW CC and the Passat Alltrack which surely belong to the �finest’ cars. One of the ......read more
Kia today revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market. Referred to by its codename �KH’ until now, the company also confirmed that the Korean market name will be �K9’ – while the name for export markets, as well as overseas launch timings, will be revealed ......read more
Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on 6th March. The all-new V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package. "The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to ......read more
BMW already has a very huge fan-base in the Middle East and North Africa region, and especially in Egypt. Now this fan-base will probably grow a little bit more, after we see the highlights and new models which BMW AG is launching at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Especially the existing as well as the potential new owners of the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes CLS, the ......read more
Open for customer ordering from today, Renault’s new performance flagships, M?©gane Renaultsport 265 Cup and 265 are priced ?£24,825 and ?£26,025 on-the-road, at any Renault dealer in the UK. The key improvement on the second phase of the French brand’s halo model is a 15hp hike on its predecessor, plus an extra 20Nm torque, both released through the ......read more
The new Maserati GranTurismo Sport that will premiere at the next Geneva Auto Show is characterized by an elegant overall restyling stressing its sporty nature and by increased performances. An innovative functionally redesigned new front bumper optimizes the front air flows for both engine and breaks cooling. A new design of the bumper with a new style profile frames the new ......read more
Audi UK has confirmed that the ultra-exclusive 256PS A1 quattro will be priced at ?£41,020 OTR when an extremely limited quota of just nineteen UK-bound, left-hand-drive examples officially becomes available to order in early March. UK Audi Centres already have deposits for the vast majority of these exceptional high performance subcompacts, which are not only unique in featuring ......read more
The BMW X3 and BMW X5 are already quite popular in Europe and the Middle East. Especially the SKD-BMW X3, assembled in Egypt by the Bavarian Auto Group, is one of the most attractive alternatives in its segment in the Egyptian market. But this is no reason for BMW AG not to consider new innovative alterations to the range of engines and equipment, which would emphasize the ......read more
Autocar, one of the world’s most respected car magazine, this week became the first publication in the world to sample the ?£1.4 million Aston One-77 on the road and track. During the ride, Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley hit 196mph on Aston’s test track while being driven by Aston’s chief development driver Chris Porritt. The One-77 is super ......read more
2011 was a successful year for Volkswagen in the Middle East, recording a 21 percent growth in sales (2010-2011) placing the German manufacturer among the fastest growing brands in the automotive industry in the region. 2011 has been a successful year for Volkswagen Middle East, with the highlight being the launch of the All-New Jetta. With over 9.6 million Jetta sold worldwide the ......read more
Aston Martin is not very popular in the Middle East and North Africa region, although this might change slightly with the new V12 Zagato (road car), of which Aston Martin today reveals the first images and which is scheduled for production later this year and which shows the the final design signed-off and engineering development work progressing apace. The V12 Zagato is the pinnacle ......read more
Japanese automaker Suzuki’s Kizashi has placed 5th in the Affordable Midsize Cars category of the 2012 Best Cars for the Money Awards in the USA. According to Suzuki, this once again reaffirms Suzuki’s industry leadership and commitment to excellence and further strengthens its position in the global markets, including the KSA. Kizashi was 5th out of the top 19 ......read more
Audi competes in the 80th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16–17, 2012 with a total of four LMP1 sports cars. Two of the four cars in action will be equipped with hybrid drive for the first time. Audi Sport Team Joest also follows a two-pronged approach in the newly created FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during the 2012 season. Following the first win ......read more
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