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It seems that Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge will finally get more attention in the Middle East, as Volkswagen Middle East has announced the appointment of Stefan Mecha as the new Managing Director for the Middle East region with immediate effect. Mecha has over 15 years experience in the automotive industry, with five years at Volkswagen and will be responsible for driving the ......read more
Stuttgart/Cairo. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is sending the new 911 GT3 RS to the starting line: Delivering even more engine power, offering lower weight, and featuring shorter transmission ratios as well as body and suspension elements upgraded to an even higher standard, the new 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the racing version of the 911 GT3 and ......read more
Stuttgart/Affalterbach/Cairo – For the first time in the company's history stretching back over 40 years, the Mercedes-Benz performance brand is presenting a vehicle developed in-house, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The super sports car serves up an exciting proposition with its unique technology package: aluminium spaceframe body with gullwing doors, AMG? 6.3-litre V8 front-mid ......read more
Maranello / Abu-Dhabi / Cairo - Consequences of bike-injuries make a return impossible. Schumacher has revealed he won’t return to Formula One racing at the European Grand Prix later this month: "Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I'm not able to step in for Felipe. I really ......read more
From November 2009, Mercedes-Benz is launching the Estate version as another highly distinctive member of the E-Class family. Like the Saloon and Coup?©, the Estate, which is available now, combines unique design with leadership in safety, comfort, quality and practicality. The new E-Class marks the debut of a number of technical innovations which no other car in the world in this ......read more
After Ferrari confirmed that 7-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 on the 23rd of August during the Valencia F1 race, Michael talks about the competitive edge at Maranello, how Stefano Domenicali has brought a new era to the Scuderia and how Shell works alongside both the road car and sporting departments, promoting the transfer of technology from the race track ......read more
Following a fourth overall and highest petrol finish at the Le Mans 24 hour race in June, Aston Martin Racing continues with the remainder of the Le Mans Series (LMS) and heads to the new Autodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal for the first ever LMS night race. Aston Martin Racing will field two LMP1 cars for the third round of this year’s Le Mans Series. Hoping to ......read more
30.07.2009 - Stuttgart / Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, is in advanced talks on the sale of the cash settled options with respect to Volkswagen shares to one or several investors. Amongst these investors is especially Qatar Holding LLC (QH) with whom talks about an investment in Porsche SE also is underway. The preparation for the sale of the options on Volkswagen ......read more
Wolfsburg, July 30, 2009 – In the first half of 2009, the Volkswagen Group extended its global competitive position and strengthened its financial base. In the first six months of the year, Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer delivered 3.1 million (H1 2008: 3.3 million) vehicles worldwide. Although the overall market contracted by around 18 percent, Group ......read more
Maranello, July 2009 - Ferrari is pleased to announce the launch of the new “With You� roadside assistance service to be provided free of charge to owners of all Prancing Horse cars built since 1947 and not covered by either existing factory or POWER warranties. Under the new scheme, Ferrari clients will not only enjoy 12 months of roadside assistance if their vehicle ......read more
Europe's biggest car manufacturer Volkswagen AG is planning to purchase all of Stuttgart-based sports carmaker Porsche, which has run into massive financial problems linked to its overly ambitious plan to take control of Volkswagen. Such a take-over is expected to be influencing the Porsche networks world-wide, and especially the networks in the Middle East and North Africa The ......read more
القاهرة - دبي: اعلنت مرسيدس-بنز الشرق الاوسط اليوم عن اسعار سيارة السيدان الرياضية الفخمة الجديدة E 63 AMG. وستباع هذه السيدان الرائدة في فئتها بسعر 117,000 دولار امريكي فقط وستكون منطقة الشرق الاوسط واحدة من اولى المناطق في العالم التي سيتم فيها طرح السيارة في صالات عرض مرسيدس-بنز في سبتمبر. وقال فرانك بيرنتالر مدير ......read more
9 July 2009 -If you are living in Egypt and were planning to buy a Jaguar this summer, then you should think twice and wait until September. Why? Because then the all-new Jaguar XJ, which Jaguar Cars tonight officially unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea (London) will be available in the show-rooms. And since the Jaguar Importer in Egypt, MTI, didn't release anything about the new ......read more
In performance tires, there’s a new leader of the pack: the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11™.RE-11 accelerates away from the pack with outstanding performance Bridgestone’s Potenza RE-11, the newest member of the well-known performance tire line, recently earned first overall in Tire Rack’s Real World Road Ride and Performance Test Track Drive of Extreme ......read more
There had been some new development in the FIA-FOTA case. Here is the latest development and official statement from the FOTA, which we received today (08.07.2009): Representatives of all FOTA teams attended a meeting of the Sporting Working Group at the N?¼rburgring today. During the course of this meeting, the team managers were informed by Mr Charlie Whiting of the ......read more
Ferrari showcased three of its latest supercars in the Sunday Times Supercar Runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: the innovative Ferrari California, the remarkable 599 GTB Fiorano with HGTE package, and the limited edition Scuderia Spider 16M. To the appreciation of packed crowds which lined the hillclimb under gorgeous blue skies throughout the weekend, Ferrari fans were thrilled by ......read more
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 – 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 �color-circle’: The Nissan 370Z Yellow. It’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
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