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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 â€?08/15â€™ 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 wouldnâ€™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. Thatâ€™s why we wanted to be the first Arab motoring magazine and website to announce the â€?faceliftâ€™ 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 Monacoâ€™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 â€“ 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 worldâ€™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). â€œWith 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
R?¼sselsheim - Cairo - Dubai / While the Opel managers where receiving the prestigious European Car of the Year Award, the amazing-looking Opel Insignia shined through absence at the Opel stands at the Cairo International Motor-Show and other motor-shows in the UAE and the Middle East. And now itâ€™s official: The coveted â€œEuropean Car of the Yearâ€? title belongs ......read more
27.01.2009 / Gaydon-Cairo-Dubai / Aston Martin has been competing in several endurance races in Europe and the Middle East during the past couple of years. Now, on the 50th anniversary of its outright win at Le Mans, Aston Martin will return to La Sarthe with two Works LMP1 cars bearing the iconic blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil. In an ambitious attempt to emulate the ......read more
26 January 2009 / Oxford-Milwaukee-Cairo / Harley fans in Egypt and the Middle East region will soon have a new model posing in the Harley show-rooms across the region: The Harley-Davidson Iron 883. The new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle adds to the legacy of Dark Custom with a defiant attitude for those who ride true, hard and often. Harley-Davidson Sportsters like the Iron ......read more
فى خطوة مهمة لتدعيم وحماية حقوق المستهلك فى مواجهة الممارسات الضارة بمصالحه بالأسواق ، وتعزيز لدور جهاز حماية المستهلك فى ترسيخ القواعد والمعايير اللازمة لصيانة حقوق المستهلك وضبط الأسواق ، قضت محكمة جنح سيدى جابر بالأسكندرية تغريم كل من عمر مفيد الديب وفريد محمد الطوبجى ممثلي المجموعة البافارية للسيارات مبلغ عشرون ......read more
20.01.2009 â€“ The Ford Transit has won its first award for 2009. For the second year running, Transit was judged the best base vehicle by Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM) magazine in the UK. As the Base Vehicle of the Year for 2009, the judges said Transit engines offered plenty of torque and load-pulling capacity, and the twin rear wheel versions were rock-solid on the ......read more
Incorrectly torqued upper and lower ball joint nuts may cause the ball joint nuts to loosen. As a consequence, this could lead to noisy and constant steering wheel vibration and failure of the ball joint stud resulting in damage or separation of the suspension arm. This could result in a loss of steering capability and driving precision during manouvres which increases the risk of ......read more
Is the Egyptian car market collapsing or is it just a corrupt and unprofessional car market? This is surely one of the most asked questions these days. Everybody is asking this question, including consumers, journalists, car sales person, so-called car â€?marketingâ€™ managers and even some decision-makers and CEO in Egypt and in the mother-companies outside ......read more
The organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show 2009 have cancelled this year's CV Show, scheduled for 28 through 30 of April at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. The Commercial Vehicle Partnership, comprising the SMMT, RHA and SOE, and the CV Show Committee, made up of the partners and representatives from the commercial vehicle and component sector, agreed today to cancel ......read more
16-01-2009 / Woking-Cairo / This morning, at the launch of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24, Ron Dennis (McLaren Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team Principal) announced that he would pass the role of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team Principal to Martin Whitmarsh (Chief Operating Officer, McLaren Group) on March 1st. Martin will therefore ......read more
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Is Egyptian car market corrupt or collapsing?
Is the Egyptian car market collapsing or is it just a corrupt and unprofessional car market? This is surely one of the most asked questions these days. Everybody is asking ...