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The Monster family introduces the 796, an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to the Monster family. The Monster 796 is fitted with the micro-bikini fairing and single ......read more
18-4-2010, Shanghai - Cairo McLaren had lots of headlines this week in the international and Middle Eastern media. Not only is McLaren Automotive considering a new headquarter in Bahrain, but also the Vodafone McLaren F1 Team managed to score a One-Two victory at the China F1 GP today. With a do-or-die attitude Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver and 2009 Formula 1 World Champion ......read more
In a very dramatic qualifying session at the China F1 Grand Prix this morning, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel snatched the pole position ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Marc Webber and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Michael Schumacher only reached 9th position in today's qualifying. Sebastian Vettel was able to maintain his current dominance among the other F1 teams, by ......read more
The 2008 Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton scored today (16.4.2010) the fastest time (1:35.217) in the second round of the free practice held on the Shanghai circuit. It was a continuation of what happened in the first round of the free practice, when 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button topped the time sheets driving his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes around the track ......read more
Although the image of Land Rover and Jaguar is more than excellent in many parts of the world, it seems that the image of Jaguar and Land Rover in Egypt is still miles away from that positive reputation. Just within the last week I met two persons in Cairo, who were very eager to tell me their experience with MTI, the official Jaguar and Land Rover dealer in Egypt, when they heard I ......read more
Mercedes-Benz now equips the successful C-Class C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY and C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY models featuring a six-speed manual transmission with a sophisticated ECO start/stop function, which reduces the four-cylinder models' fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10 percent, while direct petrol injection makes these models even more responsive than their ......read more
The Daimler AG's and Renault SA's boards approved plans for a global alliance focusing on sharing small- car technologies and development costs. This deal will include Renault and Japanese partner Nissan Motor Co. Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche are scheduled to attend a joint press conference today (Wednesday 07.04.2010) in Brussels. Nissan and Renault ......read more
Stuttgart, Cairo, Abu Dhabi – Although the year 2010 started with nightmares for some automotive companies such as Toyota, Hummer and BMW it seems that other companies such as Mercedes Benz are experiencing a totally different situation. In March 2010, Mercedes-Benz continued the positive sales development of the prior two months, increasing sales by nine percent to 109,300 ......read more
Finally, and after failing to convert pole position into victory in the first two rounds of the much anticipated 2010 Formula 1 season, Redbull driver Sebastian Vettel scored a maiden victory on the Sepang Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Starting from P3 behind Nico Rosberg who scored the first front-row for Mercedes GP and teammate and pole sitter Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel took ......read more
The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) announce that from the forthcoming Australian Grand Prix onwards every car run by its member teams will carry a �Make Roads Safe’ logo to show full support to the campaign led by the FIA and the FIA Foundation. FOTA applauds the FIA and the FIA Foundation for this excellent initiative, whose impact in terms of lives saved globally is ......read more
Representatives from Rolls-Royce dealerships in the Middle East region, excluding Egypt since Bavarian Auto Group is no longer authorized Rolls Royce dealer in Egypt, convened near Laguna Beach, California, to discuss business development for the next decade and bid farewell to the outgoing CEO. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO, Tom Purves, who will retire at the end of the month, ......read more
When Fernando Alonso used to drive for the Renault F1 Team, his 'official' company cars where usually Renault Espace or Laguna. Now that he is driving for the legendary Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F1 Team, things have changed completely. The two-times Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has "unveiled" today (18.10.2010) in Fiorano his new 'company car' that he has selected, ......read more
In recognition of the outstanding racing and sales success of the Vantage GT4 race car since its launch as the Vantage N24 three years ago, Aston Martin is announcing a four-pronged programme of enhanced support and incentives for race teams and owners of the cars across Europe for 2010. At the heart of this exciting programme is a new six round competition - the Aston Martin British ......read more
Good news for fans of sporty and individual VW cars in the Middle East and North Africa. Mercedes fans had AMG models, BMW fans had M-GmbH models and Audi fans had the S-Line models. Now,the Volkswagen R GmbH will be offering VW fans in the Middle East and North Africa sporty and exclusive models from Volkswagen in the future. Volkswagen AG has bundled the responsibilities ......read more
There are only a few one-make cups taking place on the racing circuit in Middle East region, like the amazing Yas Marina Circuit or the promising Al Reem Circuit. One of those cups with the biggest heritage is surely the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, where the Saudi Arabian participants, such as Abdul Aziz Al Faisal (Al Faisal Racing Team), Faisal Binladen and Raed Abuzenadah from the ......read more
There are hardly any professional riding events in Egypt or the Middle East offered by the motorcycles manufacturers. Therefore the only possibility to ride and train in a safe environment is to participate in one of the driving experiences such as Harley Davidson's breath-taking trips in the beautiful South Africa or the Ducati Riding Experience on Italy's finest racing circuits. So, ......read more
“The Torero killes the Bull� - This is what the above-mentioned title means in Spanish, and which easily describes what happened at the first round of the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship, which took place on the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain last Sunday (14.3.2010), where Ferrari finished at first and second place while Vodafone McLaren finished at a respectable third place. ......read more
Fernando Alonso finished first on his race debut with the Prancing Horse, while Felipe Massa came second on his comeback after the accident in Budapest last year. This is victory number 211 for the Scuderia from 794 Grand Prix starts, the fourth in the seven editions of this race. For Fernando, it is win number twenty two from 141 Grand Prix starts, his third ......read more
The Middle East region had never been very famous for its automotive and motor-sport importance over the past decades. The most important international motor-shows and new model launches took place in Frankfurt and Geneva, the most important F1 races took place in Silverstone and Monza and recalls were taken very seriously in California and Munich. But this now seems to be changing. ......read more
The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, the region’s premier sportscar championship, today announced a record entry for the 2010 season, which gets underway in April as part of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Twenty-three of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will line up on the grid, with an exciting field of Asian and European GT professionals and keen amateur racing ......read more
Mercedes Benz is not only successful on-road with its regular Mercedes models, but also off-road with some more special models. Last year The Irish/French duo Jeanette James and Anne-Marie Ortola achieved first place in their category in a Mercedes-Benz Viano 4matic at the Aicha des Gazelles Rally. This year two female Daimler AG employees will try to repeat the same success. ......read more
Although TAG Heuer is not very popular or well-known in the Middle East and North Africa region, the Swiss brand is quite successful in other parts of the world. Brazil is apparently one of those parts. Starting March 28, 2010, S?£o Paulo, TAG Heuer will enjoy the honour of being official Timekeeper and Timing supplier for the Brazilian Motorsport largest series: Stock Car ......read more
In what was an exceptional year, global transport volume plummeted worldwide in the course of 2009, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region. Purchases of new trucks were correspondingly low. After years of record sales, the sharp decline hit Europe at the beginning of 2009. The North American truck market once again contracted significantly last year, while the ......read more
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