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عمان ـ الاردن: تعهد السائق الفرنسي سيباستيان لوب بطل العالم للراليات 6 مرات بوضع واحدة من أكثر الحوادث الغريبة التي صادفها خلال مسيرته المهنية المرموقة خلف ظهره، وبذل أفضل ما لديه من مهارات للفوز بلقب رالي الاردن ووصفه بأنه "عالمي المستوى". وكان لوب قد تعرض لحادث اصطدام بسيارته مع سائق زيمبابوي كونراد راوتنباخ، مما ......read more
First it was Bahrain, then came Dubai, then Qatar, later on Abu Dhabi and now it is Saudi Arabia which is booking its place ?³n the international and regional motor-sport map. The upcoming importance and role of Saudi Arabia in the international motor-sport scene just became very obvious this week when FIA President Jean Todt completed a one-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as ......read more
In a few days the historical comeback of F1-legend Michael Schumacher will take place at the 2010 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama. But today Vodafone McLaren already unveiled a historic partnership. X-Trade Brokers, a Warsaw-based brokerage house specialising in foreign exchange (FOREX), commodity and stock market investments, announced today the historic partnership with the ......read more
Car designers round the world voted the Aston Martin Rapide and the Cadillac Converj as their favourite designs for 2009, and their creators received awards during the Geneva Motor Show last week. The two cars won Best Production and Best Concept categories respectively of the Car Design of the Year Awards. They are particularly respected in the design community as accolades from ......read more
The Michelin guide France 2010, available from 4 March, features a selection of the best restaurants and hotels in France. The new edition includes over 100 newly designated Bib Gourmand restaurants, exclusive offers in more than 1,000 restaurants during the Printemps du guide Michelin and a boxed set of regional guides (not available in UK and Ireland). The Michelin guide France 2010 ......read more
Racing talents and racing enthusiasts in the Middle East and North Africa region always had the problem of not finding a proper and professional racing team to support them in their races. That is why a lot of Middle Eastern talents were never able to show their real talent . Now, Audi has a solution for those talented and probably also very wealthy customers and racing drivers: The ......read more
One of the most elegant convertibles of the past decade is finally arriving to showrooms in the Middle East. The highly appealing Cabriolet, first seen by the world’s press at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi last December, is the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class line-up and will be available in showrooms across the Middle East, Levant and North Africa this month ......read more
Not too long ago the British MINI One, which is sold in Egypt by the Bavarian Auto Group, lost a comparison test against the much cheaper Japanese Suzuki Swift. Now, the powerful MINI Cooper and MINI Clubman will be facing a new nightmare: The new Czech Skoda Fabia RS and Fabia Combi RS, which ? koda Auto just presented today (02.03.2010) at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The Skoda Fabia ......read more
Mercedes Benz is known in Egypt and the Middle East mainly for its luxurious and powerful models, such as the Mercedes S500, the E 350, the G55 AMG, the Maybach 57s and many more. But only few know that Mercedes Benz is also keen on developing and offering 'green' and environment-friendly cars for its customers. This message was the core of Mercedes Benz Board Chairman Dieter Zetsche's ......read more
Even more dynamic, lighter, more powerful and stunning – the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the new top model in the Gallardo line-up. Its evocative “superlight� badge refers to a driving machine of true sporting character and describes a high-performance and lean automotive athlete. The Superleggera makes its entrance to continue the success of ......read more
Bosch has recently developed a new generation antilock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles which has the potential to prevent 38 per cent of motorcycle accidents involving personal injury and 48 per cent of those leading to fatalities, according to a study published by the Swedish highways authority. Further, a study published by the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) ......read more
Only a few days after shocking the established upper middle class, known here in Egypt as the luxury class or business class and mainly represented by the BMW 5 series and Jaguar XF, with the all-new Skoda Superb, Skoda Egypt / Artoc Auto is now planning to restructure the extremely popular compact-class with the new face-lifted Skoda Fabia and Skoda Roomster. ? koda Auto is ......read more
Spyker Cars N.V. today (23 February, 2010) confirmed it has finalized the deal with General Motors Company to purchase Saab Automobile AB. The transfer of ownership took place at 16:30 on February 23. Going forward Saab Automobile and Spyker Cars will operate as sister companies under the umbrella of the Amsterdam Euronext listed parent company Spyker Cars N.V. (Ticker symbol:SPYKR). ......read more
Motorcycles in general are not very popular in Egypt and the Middle East region. But some brands such as BMW, Ducati and Harley Davidson are very popular among a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts. And now the Ducati Multistrada will probably be able to be a really strong competitor to the best-selling BMW GS 1200 R. That is why the new Multistrada 1200 continues on its tour ......read more
In Germany and Europe Skoda cars are bestsellers and compete with great success against its many established rivals such as BMW, AUDI and Volkswagen. Back in 2004 the previous Skoda Superb even won a comparison test against the Mercedes E-Class and the Cadillac CTS. And as a first reaction from the Skoda competitors, BMW Egypt published an advertisement in the Al-Ahram ......read more
Mercedes-Benz’ F 800 Style research vehicle is showing the future of premium automobiles from a new perspective, as the five-seat upper-range sedan combines highly efficient drive technologies with unparalleled safety and convenience features and an emotive design idiom, which interprets current Mercedes-Benz styling in line with the brand’s hallmark attribute of ......read more
Although Maserati does hardly have any presence in Egypt due to the very poor Maserati & Ferrari service and after-sales of its Egyptian dealer MTI and also does not have the media and public awareness it deserves in the Middle East region, we at Auto Arabia still decided to publish this Maserati article as we believe in the essence and the importance of this traditional Italian brand in ......read more
The iPhone is one of the most popular smart phones among trendy and stylish people in Egypt and the Middle East region. Now, all you need to be more trendy and stylish is a smart car in order to be able to use the latest iPhone app. This week smart became the first car brand to develop its own drive app for the iPhone. Together with the vehicle-specific smart cradle for the iPhone ......read more
Less than one week after we drove the new 2010 Hyundai Sonata and the 2010 ix35 in Oman and highlighted the 'big jump' forward which Hyundai did with these two models, the Korean car manufacturer won the prestigious 'Carmaker of the Year' award. The leading industry publication AM Magazine presented the prestigious award of Carmaker of the Year to Hyundai, at its annual ceremony ......read more
Opel / Vauxhall will unveil a dramatic concept car at this year’s Geneva Show that is set to boost its credentials as a leader in environmental vehicles. The Flextreme GT/E illustrates how extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology can be plugged into large or mid-sized vehicles, as well as compact cars, like the upcoming Ampera. Opel / Vauxhall calls the ......read more
Not too many people in the Middle East and North Africa know what Hyundai is really about and many of them have a wrong impression about this Korean giant. Only a few know that Hyundai has been investing millions of Euros in the FIFA Soccer World Cup since Opel stepped out in 1998. Only a few know it is a three-digits figure since 1998, and an estimated 40-45 Million Euros for past 2006 ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce a new partnership with Processia Solutions – a Canadian PLM (product lifecycle management) implementation specialist who will work alongside the team to improve the software associated with the design, build and integration of its Formula 1 cars. Processia’s role will be key during the design and development stage: ......read more
Four Mercedes-Benz models have the lowest depreciation in their segment, and can justifiably call themselves the "Value retention champions 2010" – the E, C, S and R-Class. These are the findings of analyses carried out each year by the Saarbr?¼cken-based market research institute B?¤hr & Fess Forecast on behalf of a German motoring magazine. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are ......read more
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