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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 it’s official: The coveted “European 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 – 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 �marketing’ 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
Stuttgart, Cairo – Mercedes-Benz and McLaren are adding the crowning glory to their range of successful SLR super sports cars by launching a new, spectacular, and uncompromising model. With neither a roof nor a windscreen to separate the driver and front passenger from nature, allowing them to enjoy sheer high-speed excitement with all the attributes of a speedster. Further ......read more
12.01.2009 / Stuttgart-Cairo / While Mercedes Benz Egypt is suffering car sales decline to an almost standstill, the mother-company in Germany announced today (12.01.2009) the prices of the all-new 2009 E-Class, which will be launched by Mercedes-Benz in the spring of 2009. The new E-Class will cost between EUR 34.950 and 59.050 ex-works. Prices for the new E-Class will therefore remain ......read more
2009 Detroit Auto Show Audi Sportback concept Debut in Detroit: Audi is unveiling the Sportback concept show car at the 2009 North American International Automobile Show. With systematic refinements to the brand’s characteristic design elements, the five-door model offers a glimpse at the Audi's future design vocabulary. With its pronounced coup?©-like silhouette and large rear ......read more
On this Monday (05.01.2009), Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, purchased further ordinary shares in Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, and will increase its holding to 50.76 per cent of all ordinary voting shares in Volkswagen. As a result of passing the threshold of 50 per cent, Porsche will acquire indirect control over Scania AB, S?¶dert?¤lje, and is required by Swedish law to launch ......read more
The classic roadster from BMW will be back next January – more powerful and more stylish than ever before. The BMW Z4 is combining classic roadster proportions with a seating position moved close to the rear axle, rear-wheel drive, with a retractable hardtop. The new BMW Z4 offers all the driving pleasure of a BMW Roadster with particularly refined and stylish flair. Driving ......read more
A lot of Porsche customer, and especially those from the Middle East including members of royal families and other dignitaries, prefer to pick up their new Porsche directly from the factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen or in Leipzig. So, if you will be traveling to Germany around the end of January or if you are close to Stuttgart during this time, then you definitely need to pay a visit to ......read more
It seems that BMW Egypt (Bavarian Auto Group) is not only lacking PR & communications skills in dealing with the local media, but also lacks the simplest knowledge of respect and internal communication, when it comes to honoring and showing some respect to the death of BMW Board Member Dr. Michael Ganal. Instead of sending out the press release about the death of Dr. Michael ......read more
12.12.2008 / Cairo-Detroit-Ruesselsheim / While General Motors Egypt is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Egypt with six full-size page advertorials in the 9-page Al-Ahram Automotive Supplement (12.12.2008), and spending money on advertisements and advertorials like if there is no tomorrow, we find the situation on the �other side of the world’ very different. The ......read more
Munich-Cairo / Dr. Michael Ganal, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, died last week in the night from Thursday to Friday (04.12.2008) at the age of 54 after a severe illness. He had been a Member of the Company's Board of Management since October 2000 and was last responsible for the Finance Division in his position as Chief Financial Officer. Professor Joachim Milberg, ......read more
The ties between Auto Arabia and Germany are very strong. Not only do we conduct most of our test-drives on the Autobahns and the different racing circuits like Hockenheim and the Nuerburging in Germany, but also our managing editor Mohamed Sheta is a well-known automotive and motor-sport expert, who’s opinion is always wanted and taken into consideration by many car companies ......read more
If you haven’t found a unique Christmas or Eid Adha gift for yourself, your partner or your kids yet, then I have the right gift for you: Get a Harley Davidson Bike! You say it’s too expensive? Well, I have to correct you here. You don’t need to pay $ 800.000 like the Qatari Crown Prince did recently at a star-studded gala dinner in Doha (Qatar) for an auctioned Night ......read more
Everybody knows that Bernie Ecclestone is one of the smartest persons in the F1 field. But with the signing of the Abu Dhabi F1 agreement with H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management ADMM, he also proved that he has quite a vision for the F1 future in the Middle East region, and sees lots of potential in the Middle East region. Of course the Middle ......read more
Motor-cycles are becoming more and more popular in the Middle East, especially in the Gulf region and in Egypt. After seeing lots of the latest Harley Davidson and Ducati models on Middle Eastern roads we will obviously see lots of Aprilia bikes soon. Duseja General Trading, the newly appointed Middle East agent for the premium Italian motorbike Aprilia, has opened its doors in ......read more
Lamborghinis and Ferraris are very popular cars and have lots of fans in the Middle East. Now those fans will have another sports-car with similar performance but with German genetics and German precision to look for as Audi is launching the next variant of its top-of-the-line model: The new Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10. . Its 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder engine churns out 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 ......read more
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