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02.03.2009 / Abu Dhabi - Cairo / A few days ago I was delivering a speech at Europe's largest Sports & Business Summit in Munich, in which I talked about the motor-sport future in the Middle East and said that a new motor-sport era will begin with the Abu Dhabi F1 GP 2009. Now, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge seems to be confirming this new motor-sport era as well, by being launched ......read more
01.03.2009,Cairo: Nissan Egypt recently launched the face-lift of the locally-assembled Nissan Sunny, the only locally-assembled car with Japanese technology aside the Nissan X-Trail. Nissan Egypt said that the Sunny holds the slogan MADE IN NISSAN manufactured according to the Japanese quality standards and also said that the Sunny is considered one of the most popular car in ......read more
A few days ago Mercedes Benz sent out a press release informing us about the 30th anniversary of the legendary Mercedes G-Class. Brabus on the contrary paid a much different and much more exiting tribute to this 30th anniversary: Instead of sending a press release, they created the world’s most powerful off-roader, the Brabus G V12 S Biturbo with 700hp and 1.320 Nm of torque! It ......read more
25 February 2009 / Crewe-Cairo-Dubai / Bentley and Rolls Royce car are found parked in a lot of private garages in the Middle East region. Now the Bentley fans in the region will have a potential candidate for their private garages: The new Bentley Continental Supersports. The Continental Supersports is not only the fastest but also the most powerful Bentley ever. It is the ......read more
Warwickshire-Cairo-Dubai / 25.02.2009 / It is such a pity that there is currently no Aston Martin regional office or press office taking care of the Middle East media and their test-drive request, as the Aston Martin cars would surely be one of the most featured and tested cars in the region. Now, this wonderful line-up of exquisite Aston Martin cars has been joined by a new model, ......read more
Modena-Cairo-Dubai / February 23rd, 2009 / – It seems that the Italian car manufacturer Maserati will stick to it’s commitment to introduce a new model at each international car show. This time it is the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic which will premi?¨re at the next Geneva Auto Show. The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 V8 which develops 440 HP (323kW) ......read more
دبي – القاهرة - تستعد مرسيدس-بنز للكشف عن سيارة الفئة E Coupé في معرض جنيف للسيارات مطلع شهر مارس المقبل بعد ثلاثة اشهر فقط على كشفها لسيارة الفئة E الصالون في معرض ديترويت. وقال فرانك بيرنتالر مدير عام التسويق والمبيعات، سيارات مرسيدس-بنز الشرق الاوسط:" تعتبر هذه السيارات ذات البابين بملامحها الكلاسيكية لسيارات الكوبيه ......read more
Yesterday I was watching an episode of BBC’s Top Gear show, in which Jeremy Clarkson was testing (and obviously enjoying very much) a Lamborghini Murci?©lago on the Top-Gear testing circuit. The joy you could see on Jeremy’s face and hear in his voice reminded me instantly with the same joy I had nine years ago in summer 2000 on the Catalunya F1 Racing Circuit in ......read more
Friday 20 February 2009 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will unveil its latest experimental car, called 200EX, at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2009. The car will be revealed by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Chairman, Ian Robertson, at a press conference at 1.45pm CET. 200EX is a design study for a contemporary four-door saloon and shows the direction for RR4, a new model series ......read more
Instead of organizing a media-event and press test-drive to celebrate the 30th anniversary for the longest-serving series-production car, Mercedes Benz Middle East decided to just send out a so-called �08/15’ press release for the local media. The problem is that over 90 % of the local media representatives never drove a Mercedes G-Class before and therefore wouldn’t ......read more
The fact that two Arab cities, namely Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are among the top five dealers of an automotive manufacturer makes any Arab motoring journalist quite proud. When this manufacturer is Rolls Royce, then this is even more impressive. That’s why we wanted to be the first Arab motoring magazine and website to announce the �facelift’ and product update of the ......read more
16.02.2008 - S?©bastien Loeb claimed his 49th World Rally Championship victory in Norway at the weekend as he won a thrilling battle with rival Mikko Hirvonen. With his first win on the event, five-times World Champion Loeb now stands just one win away from becoming the first rally driver ever to claim 50 victories at the highest level. After securing the opening Rally of 2009 in ......read more
In our constant and continuous effort of teaming up and working with the leaders and benchmark-setting institutions and entities world-wide, in order to offer our readers and viewers the most comprehensive and up-to-date motoring media in the Middle East and North Africa region, Auto Arabia is proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with Monaco’s most exclusive ......read more
16.02.2009 / Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo / We at Auto Arabia always try to stay in close contact with our dedicated readers and viewers. In this section we will we will show and publish the various experiences and attempts of our readers in becoming racing drivers, by following their efforts in the local championships. Ayoub Ghiblawy is one of those dedicated and ambitious ......read more
A worldwide preview of the Fiat 500C presentation will take place at the next Geneva Motorshow, before its launch throughout Europe this spring. Evocative of "freedom and emotion", this original 'cabriolet' pays homage to the open-top 1957 model whilst offering leading-edge solutions for mechanical units, powerplants and interior comfort. All this in authentic Fiat tradition giving access ......read more
دبي / القاهرة - ( 15 فبراير 2009) - تقدّم شركة نيسان مجموعة من السيارات الجديدة في معرض جنيف الدولي للسيارات التاسع والسبعين، الذي يُقام في مركز "باليكسبو" من 5 ولغاية 15 مارس 2009. وسيشهد المعرض السويسري الشهير، الإطلاق الأوّل للسيارة الاختبارية الجديدة "كازانا" Qazana، بالإضافة إلى نسخة مدمجة مخصّصة للركاب من مجموعة NV200 والتي تنتمي ......read more
Ingolstadt/Cairo, 2009-02-15 A vehicle that knows no boundaries: Audi is launching the A4 allroad quattro. With its permanent all-wheel drive and increased ground clearance, the A4 can handle any road or trail; it also offers driving pleasure – even on unpaved surfaces. Naturally, the Audi A4 allroad quattro features all the innovative technologies which impart to the A4 model line ......read more
With the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW opens a new segment in the automobile market by incorporating BMW driving dynamics, quality, and style into a new type of vehicle. As was the case with the BMW X5 as the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle and the BMW 1 Series, to this day the only rear-wheel-drive premium small car, BMW is again developing a new market segment ......read more
Shortly after the market launch of the new E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is also offering the world's most successful business saloon as a specially protected E-Guard model. This is mainly distinguishable from the standard model by a network of intelligently conceived protective features of special steel, which are invisibly integrated beneath the otherwise identical body. This protective ......read more
Munich. Delivering 24 186 BMW M Automobiles to customers in the 2008 business year, BMW M GmbH has scored the second-best result in the thirty-year history of the company, increasing sales by approximately 50 per cent over the previous year. "Particularly the ongoing high level of BMW M Car sales also in the second half of the year underlines the great emotional appeal our products have ......read more
Stuttgart/Cairo 29/01/2009 Last Wednesday at the headquarters of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen the new Porsche-Museum was officially declared open. On the occasion of the ceremonial act in the spectacular new building on the Porscheplatz Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, Chairman of the Board of Porsche AG, welcomed State Parliament President Peter Straub, the Prime Minister ......read more
R?¼sselsheim-Cairo-Dubai / Opel has announced Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15). “With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers several hundred kilometers of non-stop electric driving,â€? said ......read more
With a hard-fought victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Porsche has again lived up to its role as the most successful manufacturer in the history of the long distance classic in Florida, USA. On the Daytona International Speedway, David Donohue (USA), Darren Law (USA), Buddy Rice (USA) and Antonio Garcia (Spain) won the 47th running of the time-honoured Grand-Am Series season-opener behind ......read more
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