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While the Middle East and Africa are still suffering from extremely high road death rates due mainly to bad road conditions and extremely old and unsafe cars , the European Parliament agreed on March 10, 2009 to make the life-saving Electronic Stability Program (ESP) mandatory for all new vehicles. According to the regulation, from November 2011 all new passenger-car and ......read more
15.04.2009 / Gaydon-Cairo / The coming months will witness a lot of new four-door production sports car hitting the show-rooms worldwide, like the Porsche Panamera, the Lamborghini Estoque, the Audi Sportback Concept as well as the BMW Gran Turismo Concept – beside of course the already existing Mercedes CLS and the Ferrari-powered Maserati Quattroporte. Another new player in ......read more
Creative advertising is the mainstay for promoting and selling products as it implies a certain image or feeling the owner of the product in question will attain by buying it. In the automotive industry, advertising is even more important, as driving a car gives a specific indication about the character, social class and status quo of the owner. It is known for example that Mercedes ......read more
It is well known that Germany is the leading country in the automotive and motor-sport field. Not only does Germany produce some of the best and finest automobiles world-wide, but Germany is also the country which delivered to the world some of the best racing drivers, such as 7-time F1 world-champion Michael Schumacher. Now the Middle East has arrived in the focus of the ......read more
The greatest number of “works supported� Jaguars ever will take part in this year’s Mille Miglia, with a D-type, four C-types and a Mark VII saloon being supported by Jaguar Cars and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. Joining the historic cars and a fleet of XKR and XFR support vehicles will be Norman Dewis, the former Jaguar test development driver who navigated for ......read more
Stuttgart,Cairo 09.04.09 - While Mercedes Benz in Egypt is facing serious problems in selling their locally-assembled S350 and S500 due to the exaggerated price-tag of 1.350.000 LE (app. 200.000 EUR) amidst the automotive and financial crisis in Egypt, we found out that Mercedes Benz in Germany today launched the face-lifted 2009 Mercedes S-Class, which featured several improvements ......read more
Barcelona, 5 April, 2009. Aston Martin Racing has won the Catalunya 1000 kilometres, on the teams Le Mans Series debut with its new LMP1 challenger. The 007 car, driven by Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan M?¼cke (DE) finished first after a flawless debut run. Car 009, crewed by Harold Primat (CH), Miguel Ramos (PT) and Darren Turner (GB), ran in the top three until the final ......read more
05.04.2009 - Abu Dhabi - After Jenson Button spiced up the Formula 1 2009 season through his unexpected wins at the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prixs, it seems that the Abu Dhabi F1 GP 2009 on the 1st of November 2009 will be indeed one of the most exciting F1 races this year. And today Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM), the organisers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are ......read more
Brawn GP’s Jenson Button continued his perfect start to the 2009 Formula One season as he took his second successive Grand Prix victory today when the Malaysian Grand Prix was stopped after 31 laps following a torrential downpour. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello also had a strong race to bring his Brawn-Mercedes car home in fifth position. Jenson had a good start from pole but ......read more
Ferrari 288 GTO owners are being invited to join what will be a truly unique and spectacular event, a gathering of Ferrari 288 GTOs to celebrate the model's 25th anniversary. 288 GTO specialist Joe Sackey is organizing the first-ever reunion of the cars in the USA, to be staged during the famed Monterey Historics & Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance Car Week in California during August ......read more
The Chinese brand Brilliance is – unlike in Europe - selling a few hundred cars in some developing and Third World countries, where safety doesn't play such an important role. Egypt is unfortunately one of these countries were car companies do not pay much attention to the safety of their clients and consequently pay no attention at all to the passive and active safety of their ......read more
Jenson Button led the Brawn GP team to victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix today, achieving his second Grand Prix win and capping a stunning debut race weekend for the British-based team. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello brought his BGP 001 car home in second position to achieve the first one-two finish for a new team since Mercedes-Benz in 1954. The two Brawn-Mercedes ......read more
Concurrent with the market launch of the new Mercedes E-Class of the W 212 model series, BRABUS presents an exclusive tuning program for the new sedan. Highlights in the product lineup are the BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine with 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW for the E 500 (E550 in the US), a sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy wheels with diameters of up to 20 ......read more
26.03.2009 / Abu Dhabi – Cairo / A lot of Formula 1 news are coming from the Middle East these days. Yesterday the Bahrain Racing Circuit announced that Bahrain TV was awarded the Formula 1 TV rights for 2009, and today the organisers of the United Arab Emirate’s first Formula One race, the 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced that ......read more
The diesel-technology is much better then the gasoline-technology in terms of performance, torque, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. But still the diesel-technology plays a very minor role in the Middle East, mainly due to the lack of media awareness but also due to the absent interest of the local dealers and importers in the Middle East as this new technology would burden them ......read more
25.03.2009 / Sakhir – Cairo After five years of F1 broadcasting in the Middle East, Al-Jazeera Sports TV was replaced today by Bahrain TV as the official F1 broadcaster in the Middle East. The Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation has been awarded the rights to be the official broadcaster of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship in the Middle East and North ......read more
Automobili Lamborghini has released the first photographs of a limited edition Murci?©lago LP 650-4 Roadster. The Roadster version of the Murci?©lago will offer an uprated 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 650 hp (478 kW) along with permanent four-wheel drive: hence the model’s LP 650-4 moniker. With 660 Nm of torque, top performance is at 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.4 seconds. The ......read more
The Jaguar line-up of beautiful, fast cars was recognised for its industry-leading overall long-term quality in the recently released J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Vehicle Dependability (VDS) StudySM. This recognition of Jaguar's dependability and customer satisfaction is the third of its kind in the past year, demonstrating the impact of the company's commitment to produce the finest ......read more
20.03.2009 / Abu Dhabi – Cairo / Owners and potential buyers of the Caparo super-car in the hot climate Middle East region used to have one major problem: The Caparo has no air condition! Now this problem has been solved: Caparo T1, the ultimate supercar designed and manufactured by Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available with a full climate pack. The option is ......read more
19.03.2009 / Maranello / Today was a very special day at Ferrari. The President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, came to Modena for an official visit and went to see the Ferrari Works in Maranello in the afternoon. Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, Vice President Piero Ferrari, CEO Amedeo Felisa and Stefano Domenicali, Head of the Scuderia, welcomed the ......read more
Munich/Hinwil/Johannesburg, 17th March 2009. The BMW Sauber F1 Team will go into the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship with another new Official Partner. The GO-GP.ORG logo will travel with the team around the world as an invitation to the Gauteng Province in South Africa. Gauteng Province is an economic hub of South Africa, contributing to 35% of the country’s GDP and 10% ......read more
Oxford-Milwaukee-Cairo / Although there aren't too many Buell fans and owners in Egypt and the Middle East region yet, we still thought that we should inform the possible new and potential Buell owners among our readers about this new 'black' model from Buell, the Buell City X XB9SX. The Buell City X XB9SX, known for its standout contemporary styling, is one of the best-selling bikes ......read more
Munich/Hinwil/Cairo, 16th March 2009. The BMW Sauber F1 Team has covered 9,445 kilometres in testing with the F1.09 in Valencia, Sakhir, Jerez and Barcelona in preparation for the team’s fourth season in Formula One. Working out the relative performance levels of the teams has probably never been trickier. Basic rule changes have produced fundamentally different cars. The ......read more
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