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Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has announced that its ADVAN Sport tires for premium sports cars - part of its global flagship series - have been selected as original equipment for Mercedes-Benz C-Class models produced by Daimler AG. The tires adopted for the C-Class consist of three sizes: 205/55R16 91V, 225/45R17 91W, and 245/40R17 91W (the last only for the rear). Yokohama ......read more
Affalterbach/Cairo â€“ AMG, the high-performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, is presenting the new E 63 AMG. This dynamic sports saloon with day-to-day suitability is the top-of-the-line E-Class model, offering an impressive combination of outstanding performance, exhilarating driving dynamics and a technology transfer from the SL 63 AMG high-performance Roadster. The new E ......read more
Decades ago Mercedes had been the only popular European luxury brand in the Middle East region. One of the best-selling luxury cars was the top-of-the-range Mercedes 450 SEL with the 6.9 litres engine. By 1975 the USA had long mothballed its moon vehicles, as with the Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9, W116 series the Germans unveiled a road rocket, whose thrust felt like it could easily rival a ......read more
Not every car looks stunning in a bright yellow color. Only a very few selected sports-car look really cool in a signaling yellow, such as the Ferraris, the Lamborghinis or the Audi RS models. Now, a new Japanese contester entered this unique yellow â€?color-circleâ€™: The Nissan 370Z Yellow. Itâ€™s already the one bright spot in the affordable sports car market, but ......read more
The famous Skoda brand is not very well known and well-established as it should be and deserves to be in the Middle East and North Africa region. Nor is it known for any famous sport or social engagement. In Europe this is totally different, where we find Skoda involved in supporting many sponsoring several sports and social events. One of these events is the legendary Tour de ......read more
With an unbeaten record of 16 victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours race, the reputation of Porsche has been founded on success in the high speed, high pressure motor sport environment. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 917, the first Porsche to win Le Mans outright, and it is therefore appropriate that the theme of the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 3-5) is ......read more
? koda has extended a range of offers available across its range until the end of September. Zero per cent finance is available on facelift Octavia* and a low rate of 7.9 per cent across the ? koda range with its Solutions product. Great finance offers are supported with free servicing for three years or 30,000 miles on facelift Octavia and Superb, whereas it excludes the Octavia ......read more
Have you ever wanted to commute everyday in an Aston Martin instead if using public transportation or in a small compact car? Well, that might be possible one day as Aston Martin has developed a new luxury commuter concept; the â€?Cygnetâ€™ which will offer customers a distinctive, intelligent and exclusive solution for urban travel in style and luxury. The concept will ......read more
How can you make a Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, built in a limited edition of just 499 vehicles, even more exciting and more exclusive? Easy, just take it to NOVITEC ROSSO, the world?´s leading refiner of the sports cars from Maranello. There the open-top lightweight model is fitted with the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE Bi-Compressor engine with 696 hp / 512 kW. It propels the Ferrari to a ......read more
Motorsport boss Max Mosley says there will be no breakaway F1 championship in 2010 after teams agree deal FIA and FOTA reach agreement on F1 future FIA President Max Mosley announced today that he will not stand for re-election next October, in a move that appears to have saved the Formula One championship from imploding. Max Mosley's announcement came after a meeting of the ......read more
Affalterbach/Cairo â€“ The Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and S 65 AMG, the powerful top-of-the-line S-Class models, are now even more appealing: thanks to a series of subtle yet extremely effective fine-tuning measures, the two performance saloons are even more striking and priceless than ever before. The updated technology is aimed at ensuring a more dynamic driving experience as well ......read more
Silverstone, 18 June 2009 - 'Since the formation of FOTA last September the teams have worked together and sought to engage the FIA and commercial rights holder, to develop and improve the sport. Unprecedented worldwide financial turmoil has inevitably placed great challenges before the F1 community. FOTA is proud that it has achieved the most substantial measures to reduce costs ......read more
لندن – يتعاون فريق باناسونيك تويوتا في بطولة العالم لسباقات سيارات الفورميولا 1 مع أكبر جهة للشئون الإنسانية في العالم يوم الأحد المقبل (21 يونيو/حزيران) من أجل محاربة الجوع في سباق جائزة بريطانيا الكبرى للسيارات. ويقود سائقي فريق باناسونيك تويوتا جارنو تروللي وتيمو جلوك طوال موسم سباقات 2009 سيارات تحمل شعار حملة ......read more
Volkswagen has secured overall honours at the 2009 International Engine of the Year Awards, winning the accolade for the first time in the companyâ€™s history with its diminutive yet powerful 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger engine. The unit is offered across much of the VW model range, including the Golf, Scirocco and Eos, and is used to good effect by Seat in the Ibiza Cupra. The ......read more
In the coveted "International Engine of the Year Awards 2009", engines from Mercedes-Benz and AMG were voted the best in three categories. The powerful AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine carried off two awards: in the "Best Performance Engine" and "Above 4 litres" categories, this high-revving, naturally aspirated engine developing up to 386 kW/525 hp took first place by a wide margin in each case. ......read more
Scoring outstanding wins in the three categories of the International Engine of the Year Award, the BMW Group once again highlights its top position this year as a manufacturer of particularly powerful and, at the same time, efficient engines. In the worldâ€™s most significant engine contest, the V8 power unit featured in the BMW M3, the straight-six with Twin Turbo Technology to ......read more
Ford is boosting its Mondeo ECOnetic range. With the introduction of a new, 2.0-litre, 115PS model â€“ the lowest CO2 Mondeo yet â€“ and broadens the choice of Ford models available with less than 140g/km CO2. The new Ford Mondeo ECOnetic is offered in five-door or estate form, each with the same, 139g/km CO2 rating, furthering Fordâ€™s commitment to creating ......read more
تتطلع الفئة E-Coupé الجديدة التي تتوفر في صالات العرض في انحاء الشرق الاوسط في يوليو الى استهداف الحواس مباشرة بخطوطها المشدودة وعضلاتها القوية ومقدمتها الحادة السهمية الشكل. وقال فرانك بيرنتالر مدير عام التسويق والمبيعات، سيارات مرسيدس-بنز الشرق الاوسط:" تعتبر هذه السيارات ذات البابين بملامحها الكلاسيكية لسيارات ......read more
Due to the success of the Governmentâ€™s scrappage scheme and an especially high demand for ? kodas, the Czech manufacturer is introducing an even higher discount on the Octavia range. Customers purchasing the 1.8 TSI Octavia will now enjoy a generous ?£3,200 reduction at the showroom, including the Government incentive of ?£1,000, whilst the newly-introduced1.6 MPI Octavia S ......read more
This evening's thrilling qualifying session saw Team Peugeot Total's St?©phane Sarrazin put the N?°8 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP (Sarrazin/Montagny/Bourdais) at the sharp end of the grid for the Le Mans 24 Hours for the third year in a row. Saturday's race will in fact start with four Peugeot's sitting on the top five places, with the Pescarolo-run N?°17 car joining the three factory machines ......read more
Qualifying for the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours took place on Thursday evening during two sessions, from 7pm to 9pm and from 10pm to midnight. After a rain-affected free practice on Wednesday night, conditions for qualifying were dry, enabling the cars to run on slick tyres for the first time on the 13.4-kilometre circuit. Although start position is not so critical at the Le Mans 24 ......read more
The factory gates open and the first Volvo FH16 700 appears. An eager Tore Aase from Norway is there to take delivery of the worldâ€™s most powerful series-manufactured truck. On Norwayâ€™s hilly west coast, the truckâ€™s power will come into its own. The truck will be used in long-haul operations in the west of Norway, hauling equipment for the oil industry. The ......read more
China's quality inspection agency has halted the import of several models made by French carmaker Renault, citing what it called 'serious safety risks' and failure to meet technical standards. The General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine said that 'in recent import inspections, we have repeatedly found batches of passenger vehicles made by the French ......read more
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