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19.10.2008 / Gaydon-Cairo Aston Martin Lagonda Limited today announced that it has appointed Philipp Grosse Kleimann into the newly created position of Director of Business Development based at the company?s headquarters in Gaydon, United Kingdom. Philipp Grosse Kleimann will report to Dr Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin, and will be part of the company?s Executive ......read more
Shanghai, 19th October - Second and third for Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen respectively in the Chinese Grand Prix, but a mountain to climb for the Brazilian driver with one round remaining in the world championship, as the winner today, producing what one has to say was a faultless lights to flag performance, was Lewis Hamilton. This means the Englishman extends his lead over Massa ......read more
18.10.2008 - Dead Sea (Jordan) - Qatarï?½s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Ulster co-driver Chris Patterson benefited from the 11th stage retirement of Lebanonï?½s Roger Feghali and his Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini to seal an emphatic victory in the Jordan Rally, the fifth round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, at the Dead Sea on Saturday. The win marked the ......read more
18.10.2008 – Dead Sea (Jordan) / Cairo – Three members of the Abu Dhabi Junior Rally Team took part in the gruelling round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship in Jordan on Saturday, with the talented young Majed Al-Shamsi and his Australian co-driver Dale Moscatt leading the way for the Abu Dhabi youngsters at the Dead Sea. After 11 of the event’s 18 timed special stages ......read more
Despite the recent decline in car sales and consumer spending due largely to the world-wide financial crisis, all of the £115,000 plus Caterham-based Levante supercars scheduled for production have been sold. Launched in Spring 2008, the Levante is the most powerful production Caterham ever, with only eight being hand-built by Hertfordshire-based RS Performance in association ......read more
That the Middle East automotive market is becoming more and more important on an international scale was proved again this week by Land Rover. On October 9th 2008 Land Rover confirmed the extension of its industry leading CO2 offset initiative to the company's fast growing Middle East market. The programme, which started on 1 October, will balance emissions from the first 72,000 km ......read more
At INTERMOT Cologne 2008, the largest international trade fair for motorcycles and scooters, exhibitors presented numerous innovations in all segments to the public. Stronger, safer, lighter, more environmentally friendly, easier to handle and the best hi-tech equipment packaged into fascinating designs - this sums up the new products presented by the manufacturers. BMW surprised ......read more
SEAT is this week (10 October 2008) debuting its latest cinema advertising campaign ï?½ created to bring a healthy dose of fun to the big screen. Featuring a host of SEATï?½s top racing drivers from across Europe, including former SEAT Sport UK star Jason Plato, the new advert stars the dynamic Spanish brandï?½s newest offering in the supermini sector ï?½ the stunning ......read more
Unlike the other Japanese car manufacturers, Nissan has a very special relation to the Paris Motor Show due to the close ties with its French partner Renault. At the recent Paris Motor Show, Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice President Nissan Motor Company unveiled to the international media, Nissanï?½s new green initiatives in the companyï?½s near and medium term product ......read more
BMW Sauber finally took their long overdue maiden victory in Montreal on Sunday, as Robert Kubica led Nick Heidfeld home in a fabulous one-two when early overzealous leader Lewis Hamilton crashed his McLaren into Ferrari?´s Kimi Raikkonen in a pit-lane collision on lap 20 during the first round of refuelling stops. Once the race started, Lewis Hamilton sprinted away from pole ......read more
Leading model Eva Padberg and the new Mercedes sports coupe CLC share top billing in the key visual for the second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, which takes place from 27 - 31 January 2008. The new CLC will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the fashion event. The purpose of the key visual is twofold: it will be used as a motif on adverts, posters and event ......read more
There are a lot of classic car lovers and collectors In Egypt and the Middle East region. But unfortunately most of their cars stay in their garages due to the extreme heat, the bad road conditions and chaotic driving behavior of the other drivers, especially in Cairo. For those collectors who would like to drive their fine cars in a safe and secure environment, we recommend that they book ......read more
Dubai-Cairo-Berlin / A few days ago Volkswagen AG launched the new Scirocco in its third generation during an event in Portugal. So, will the new Scirocco III be more successful in the Middle East than its predecessors the Scirocco I and the Scirocco II, which did not have any fans in our region? Well, we canï?½t predict that now as the main Arab media were not invited to this event ......read more
04.08.2008 / Dubai-Cairo-Bonn The Nissan X-Trail is surely one of the most successful locally assembled SUVs in Egypt. But besides his popularity in Egypt, the X-Trail now also proved that it has some racing genes in it, especially since the X-Trail FCV (which is based on the first-generation X-Trail) went to the famous Nuerburgring racing circuit a few days ago for some fast laps on ......read more
Budapest, 3rd August - Heikki Kovalainen first, Timo Glock second and Kimi Raikkonen on the podium in third place - Felipe Massa seventeenth. These official results do not tell the heartbreaking story of the race victory that eluded Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro's Brazilian driver. From third place on the grid, he went straight into a lead he never relinquished apart from during the two runs ......read more
Cairo/Ulaanbaatar/Stuttgart. Porsche has won the Transsyberia Rally for the third time in succession. After its double victory in 2006 and triple victory in 2007, the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia has now secured the first six positions. Of the top ten vehicles, nine were Porsche. A clear overall win went to Team France with Christian Lavieille and Francois Borsotto, who put in ......read more
German GP - Safety car spoils the day Hockenheim, 20th July 2008 - Felipe Massa made it to the third step of the podium at the end of the German Grand Prix and his Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen finished where he started in sixth. The race was won by Lewis Hamilton for McLaren-Mercedes, while Nelson Piquet, having started from the penultimate row of the grid, ......read more
13.7.2008 / Affalterbach-Cairo / Sport-car owners in Egypt and the Middle East region always want to drive a unique and eye-catching care. Now they have a new alternative, called SL 65 AMG Black Series. Sensational appearance, unique performance data, with light-weight design throughout and total exclusivity - that's the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. This ......read more
Dacia has launched the Logan facelift , with prices starting from 6400 euros, the same as the original version of the car, and with a 3 year or 100,000 km warranty. Some of the improvements include assisted emergency braking, the MCV rear view mirrors and the possibility to modify the height of the steering wheel. The Dacia Logan facelift is available in four equipment versions and ......read more
Dubai / Cairo ... Nissan?´s best-selling Tiida compact car is not only doing a good "selling"-job in Middle East and Egypt, but now it has also added racing honours to its distinguished list of achievements, leading from lights to flag in the third round of the China Circuit Championship held at Beijing?´s Golden Port Circuit Sunday June 8. The Nissan Tiida is competing for the ......read more
Dubai/Cairo ... Customers in the Middle East can now embrace the most powerful Passat in the Volkswagen series, the Passat R36, which has recently been unleashed on the streets around the region. The Passat R36 launches on the market as both a Sedan and Variant. Under the hood, a 220 kW / 300 hp 3.6 litre six cylinder direct injection gasoline engine powers this high-class sporty sedan. ......read more
04 July 2008 - Cairo / Munich The launch of the fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in automotive luxury, technical innovation and class-leading driving dynamics, combined with emissions reducing and fuel saving technology. The flagship of the BMW model range debuts in November with a host of world firsts and will initially be offered with a choice of ......read more
Dubai/Cairo/Stuttgart The Porsche brand is not only successful with its Cayenne model in Egypt and the Middle East, but also with the iconic Carrera 911. This Carrera model has now received a minor but impressive ï?½face-liftï?½. In Showing the dynamic attitude typical of the brand, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, are continuing the generation change of the 911 model ......read more
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