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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
VERSACE & LAMBORGHINI ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF: THE NEW LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP 640 ROADSTER VERSACE AND THE EXCLUSIVE VERSACE COLLECTION LP 640 23, June 2008ï?½ Versace and Lamborghini, collaborators since 2006; proudly announce the launch of the new Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE and a unique collection of accessories, both to be previewed for the first time at ......read more
Maserati Quattroporte, the model which created the category of "Luxury Sports Sedan", can be considered something of a Maserati masterpiece. After five years of success, with more than 15 000 cars delivered and 46 international awards, the Quattroporte is now being presented with a new look and new technical solutions. The history of art is characterised by audacious artists who ......read more
10.06.2008 / Molsheim-Wolfsburg-Cairo / Former Volkswagen spokesperson Emanuela Wilm moved to Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., where she will strengthen Bugatti’s media relations department. The former journalist has been employed by Volkswagen AG since April 1997. The "Team New Media" was developed in the communication department under her management, and in 2001, she ......read more
29.5.2008 / Maranello-Cairo / The new Ferrari California, 2+ convertible, had a very special "test-driver" behind its wheel the last few days as the Prancing Horse President Luca di Montezemolo put it through its paces over several laps at the Fiorano circuit. "I am very satisfied indeed with the work that the women and men of Ferrari have done," declared Luca di Montezemolo. ......read more
27.05.2008 / Johannesburg-Cairo-Stuttgart / Porsche Centres in Germany are always an eye-catcher as they are usually state-of-the-art buildings. Such a centre has now been opened in Johannesburg. Just over a year after construction began, the new Porsche Centre Johannesburg, will be opened today by Mr Klaus Berning, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Porsche AG in ......read more
The latest World Rally Car from Subaru, the "Subaru Impreza WRC 2008" will have its first appearance at the Greece Rally. STI, a subsidiary company of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), undertaking all motorsport activities for Subaru, announced that the company will compete in Round 7 of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the "Acropolis Rally" to be held at the end of May with two of ......read more
Felipe Massa secured Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro's fourth win from five races this season, his second this year, to take a hat-trick of Turkish Grand Prix victories. Starting from fourth on the grid, Kimi Raikkonen also put in a strong drive to come home third, joining his team-mate and second placed Lewis Hamilton on the podium. With the quarter point of the season now passed, the numbers ......read more
Thanks to its winning experience in off-road with the Scorpion products since 1980 and its knowhow on road tyres, Pirelli is re-entering the enduro street segment with the new SCORPION TRAIL. To obtain a breakthrough product, Pirelli has selected this tyre with an intensive series of real condition tests. The main aim is to provide a multi-purpose tyre tested in the toughest conditions: ......read more
Beijing - Cairo / Emerging markets are becoming more and more the focus of luxury car manufacturers. And Ferrari is no exception to that. Best example for that is the presence of the Italian sports car manufacturer in China. During the traditional meeting with the press at the Beijing Motor Show, Ferrari's CEO Amedeo Felisa brought those assembled up to date on the Prancing Horse's ......read more
While Peugeot Egypt is still selling the Peugeot 307 instead of the 308 in Egypt we found out today that the Peugeot mother-company in France announced today the beautiful RC-Z concept car received the green light to go into production. As part of the CAP 2010 project and the acceleration of the Marqueï?½s product offer, Mr Jean-Philippe Collin, Director General of Automobiles ......read more
Egypt is suffering from several kinds of pollution. One certain pollution is not really being reaching any awareness at all from both the official authorities as well as the citizens, which suffer from it but also create it to a certain extend: The Noise Pollution! From loud and blaring car horns and horn-symphonies of most taxi- and micro-bus drivers to wedding parties with drifting ......read more
Road accidents in Egypt are caused by reckless and inexperienced drivers, mal-functioning cars and poor road condition. One of main reason of fatal accidents in Egypt is that in lots of cases cars are mal-functioning because they have not been repaired properly or repaired at all by the local Egyptian importer although the mother-company anncounced an official recalls because of a ......read more
18.02.2008 / Geneva-Cairo-Dubai / Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will unveil its new Phantom Coupe at the 78th International Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, 4 March 2008. Production of the new car will start at Goodwood in the summer of 2008. The Coupe is the most driver-orientated model in the Phantom line. A number of subtle but significant modifications have been made that change ......read more
13.02.2008 / Goodwood-Cairo-Dubai / Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced a new Phantom edition, the Phantom Sapphire. A number have been allocated to dealers throughout the Middle East region and will be available from May 2008. Phantom Sapphire is a showcase for the Rolls-Royce Bespoke programme. It features hand-made inlays to the Walnut Burr veneer, as well as Bespoke ......read more
On January 31st at 13:20 pm the 730hp BMW M5 HURRICANE reached a top speed of 340km/h at a German high speed racetrack. The BMW M5 Hurricane is therefore one of the world fastest BMWs, if not the fastest BMW 5 series currently available. Being one of the worldï?½s fastest and most powerful street-legal BMW was not easy to achieve. The 340-km/h BMW M5 HURRICANE is based on the latest ......read more
Auto Arabia was informed exclusively from well-informed Mercedes sources that Maybach will for the first time in its history launch a premiere at the Dubai Motor Show. The Maybach Landaulet Study will be the undisputed eye-catcher at the show, confirming the position of both Maybach and Dubai Motor Show in the region. So will this Maybach Landaulet be the first successful Maybach in ......read more
Once again AUTO ARABIA is the closest to all new automotive news and test-drive than any other media in the whole Middle East region. This week you will read the test-drive of the exquisite Ferrari 430 Scuderia only on AutoArabia.org , as Auto Arabia was again the only motoring media from Middle East invited to test-drive the latest model from the Maranello--based Ferrari company. You ......read more
17.10.2008 / Dead Sea (Jordan)- ‘Abu Dhabi’ is not only changing the Formula world soon, but apparently it will also be akey-player and the rally world soon. After sponsoring the Ford WRC Team, one of the leading WRC Teams in this year’s World Rally Championship, it seems that the Abu Dhabi emirate is also paying great attention to the young talents and junior drivers wishing ......read more
Next November will probably witness an exciting record-breaking challenge, which will take place from the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, to the capital of Qatar, Doha. His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani, the President of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), announced exciting plans for a powerboat speed record attempt on the route between Abu Dhabi ......read more
Mount Fuji, 12th October - Championship pressures began to show today in Fuji as the Japanese Grand Prix got off to a chaotic start as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and its closest rivals ended up being too close for comfort on more than one occasion. In the end, the Prancing Horse came off better than the Silver Arrows, as Raikkonen finished third and Massa seventh to bring home enough points ......read more
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