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The officials of the Audi Sport TT Cup will be looking back on twelve months of preparation when the new Audi one-make cup debuts at the Hockenheimring on May 2 and 3, 2015. A cup race will be held on both Saturday and Sunday as part of the 2015 DTM Festival. In addition to the 18 permanent entrants, six guest drivers will be on the grid. In contrast to the setup work for the race ......read more
A couple of days ago the FIA president Jean Todt paid a visit to Egypt to see how the road safety and motorsport situation developed in Egypt over the past two years, since his last visit to Cairo. Needless to say, he was not ‘amused’ by the unprofessional motorsport activities and the horrific road safety situation in Egypt, and according to media reports he responded in a ......read more
the STARTECH Pickup based on the latest Range Rover celebrates its world premiere at the 2015 Auto Shanghai show. The exclusive multi-purpose super car is powered by a five-liter eight-cylinder supercharged engine rated at 387 kW / 526 hp. It pushes the STARTECH Pickup from rest to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h. The refined ......read more
An award ceremony for the winners of 2014 was held on April 10 at the Renault Technocentre in the Paris region. Jérôme Stoll, Chief Performance Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, acknowledged the commitment and professionalism of these elite Renault dealers throughout the ceremony. He underlined the importance of the dealer network in transmitting the values of ......read more
Volvo Cars will unveil the most luxurious vehicle ever built by the Swedish company in its 88 year history at the Shanghai International Automobile Show – an elegant and refined four-seat version of its recently launched XC90. The XC90 Excellence has been crafted by Volvo’s designers and engineers to offer customers a distinct and individual automotive experience that incorporates ......read more
Dacia today announces plans to enter the UK light commercial vehicle market later this year with a commercial version of the Duster SUV – Duster Commercial. The announcement was made at the start of the CV Show 2015, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham from April 14 to 16. In keeping with Dacia’s strapline of ‘You do the maths’ – a nod to its no nonsense approach to value ......read more
Shell, in collaboration with the legendary race and road car designer Professor Gordon Murray and engine specialist Osamu Goto, will co-engineer an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The Shell car is scheduled to be unveiled in November 2015 and people will be able to follow the development of the car through the ......read more
Total Egypt (TE) celebrated yesterday (24.03.2015) the signing of an exclusive five-year mutual partnership agreement with ALJ Auto Jameel, one of the leading automotive distributor in Egypt and the sole agent in Egypt for the renowned Daihatsu and Ford passenger automobile brands as well as Hino Motors, a leader in the heavy and medium-duty truck category. Nearly 50 guests attended ......read more
Classic car events are becoming more and more popular in the Middle East region. Three classic car events where taking place at the same time in the Middle East region, namely in Egypt, the UAE and Israel. In the same week where two classic car events where taking place in Cairo and Dubai, the BMW Group Classic is expanding its international involvement in show events and rallies ......read more
Many countries in the Middle East are supporting and subsidizing the use of hybrid and electric vehicles. Egypt for example is granting 25% discount on the customs of hybrid cars, which makes the new BMW X5 xDrive40e the ideal car for Egyptian customers, especially when considering the horrific traffic jams in Cairo and other parts of Egypt. And while BMW Egypt & Bavarian Auto Group ......read more
The 2015 Automech Formula Motor Show is not necessarily a leading or important motor show on a regional level, as most of the local car dealers and importers use it as a platform to display their current or outdated model range and sell directly to potential customers visiting the show. This makes the Automech Formula a 'sales event' rather than a 'motor-show'. Nevertheless there are a ......read more
شراكة بين جي بي غبور أوتو وجامعة القاهرة لدعم مشروعي Formula Student و Baja SAE منذ بضعة سنوات كانت المجموعة البافارية Bavarian Auto Group BAG هي شركة السيارات الكبري الوحيدة في مصر التي كانت تساعد و تمول فرق الجامعات المصرية المشاركه في المسابقات الدولية مثل Formula Student أما في 2015 أصبحت جي بي غبور أوتو هي شركة السيارات الكبري الوحيدة في ......read more
As partner in excellence at Mercedes-Benz World, Continental Tyres has successfully offered over three hundred motorists the chance to experience the difference in performance between summer and winter tyres, with free tests running between October and December at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge. UK drivers are six times more likely to have an accident during the winter months, with ......read more
Bentley Motors is building on the global demand for the Continental GT family with a suite of contemporary design updates and new exquisite features for its most successful model. Bentley’s luxurious and powerful Flying Spur also receives a set of features for 2015, focusing on powertrain development, on-board technology and interior comfort. The new models will be unveiled and ......read more
Shell is expanding its collaboration with the BMW AG, following on from being named the recommended supplier of genuine BMW oil and BMW Group’s only recommended global supplier for aftermarket motor oils. Shell Lubricants – Shell Helix Ultra and Pennzoil Platinum – joins forces with BMW Motorsport as its premium technology partner and exclusive supplier of premium motor oils. ......read more
The next coming weeks a lot of interesting and exciting new cars will be launched separately or unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. But the launch of new models means automatically the end of other models. Two of such exciting cars which will turn into the final straight line will be the MINI Coupe and the MINI Roadster, which are the cause for the changeover at the MINI ......read more
Renault’s award-winning new Twingo city car range has been further bolstered by the addition of a new top-of-the-range model, the Dynamique S TCe 90. It features the previously optional ‘Sport Pack’ of exterior styling and interior trim embellishments as standard, and is powered by the 90 hp 0.9-litre TCe turbocharged petrol engine fitted to the former top model, the Dynamique ......read more
jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. These will include the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot, which have been provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. The Jaguar ......read more
Ford Motor Company today announced new research collaborations driving innovation in mobility and autonomous vehicles to help solve future global transportation challenges. This month, the Ford European Research & Innovation Centre, Aachen, Germany, and the Technology and Innovation Management Institute of RWTH Aachen University launch the Personal Mobility Experience ......read more
Aston Martin is set to do more than simply star in the forthcoming new motoring television programme The Classic Car Show, as the luxury British brand is providing the show with a once in a lifetime prize; the opportunity to own one of its sports cars. Today confirming its role as commercial associate of the new TV series, distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television and airing in ......read more
It is well-known that the Egyptian automotive market has lots of potential for foreign investors, especially since dozens of automotive and motorcycle headquarters (e.g. Volkswagen, Audi, Maserati, Harley-Davidson, etc.) are not satisfied with the performance of their importer or authorized dealer in this huge Egyptian market with its almost 100 million inhabitants. Add to this ......read more
The journey on The Road to the World Car continues with today’s announcement of the finalists in all five award categories. This release kicks off the countdown for the 2015 World Car Awards (the WCAs) prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Winners of the 2015 World Car of ......read more
Only a couple of month before launching the new Opel Astra, the Opel headquarter has announced today it is recalling 208.000 units of its current Astra sedan and Astra GTC models, because of a possible fire risk. Parts of the battery cover can break and block the ventilation of the water cooling system, which could lead to engine overheating, in extreme cases even to further damages ......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 ...