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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
One of the most popular cars in the compact car segment in Egypt and many other Middle Eastern countries is the Mazda3. Now the new Mazda3 has arrived as Mazda has confirmed that the four-door saloon version of the all-new Mazda3, completely redesigned for the first time in five years, will be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 19th November 2008. The all-new Mazda3, which is ......read more
Singapore, 28th September - The surprise winner was Fernando Alonso in the Renault, with Nico Rosberg taking a second place for Williams and Lewis Hamilton third for McLaren-Mercedes. This results makes the championship situation much tougher with just three races remaining as McLaren-Mercedes moves ahead of the Scuderia to lead the Constructors' by a single point, while Hamilton's lead ......read more
Luxuriously spacious and superbly comfortable Twelve-cylinder engine with 380 kW/517 hp Stylish interior with electrotransparent partition Advanced entertainment system for rear passengers Integrated Highest Protection rated to B6/B7 level Mercedes-Benz presents a prestigious new luxury limousine – the S 600 Pullman Guard with integrated Highest Protection. This new model is ......read more
Felipe Massa looks to be planning a repeat of his Valencia performance after he took a comfortable pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday evening. The Brazilian upped the ante after McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen had set the fastest times, lapping his F2008 in 1m 44.801s. With Hamilton next on 1m 45.465s ahead of Raikkonen on 1m 45.617s, ......read more
Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, acquired a further 4.89 per cent of the Volkswagen ordinary shares on Tuesday, 16 September. As a result, the total stake in the Wolfsburg-based car manufacturer now amounts to 35.14 per cent of the voting rights. This step ensures that Porsche has a lasting majority at the VW annual general meeting. Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, Chief Executive ......read more
They laughed when Sebastian Vettel and Toro Rosso snatched pole position in qualifying - but that turned to cheers of admiration on Sunday when the 21 year-old German became Formula One’s youngest ever winner after a brilliant wet-weather victory at Monza. Neither Vettel nor the underdog team put a wheel wrong, as superb driving, strategy and pit work brought them home ......read more
Zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell cars are becoming more and more popular now. Now Honda has joined this club as well. The first Honda FCX Clarity customers have taken delivery of their zero emission cars in California. Up to 200 customers will begin leasing the fuel cell vehicles in the United States and Japan over the next three years. Film director Ron Yerxa was the first ......read more
Peugeot is always keen on presenting something unique at their ‘home-exhibition’, the Paris Motor Show. This year it is the ‘RC …’ The ‘RC…’ whose full name will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, is a hybrid concept car which is according to Peugeot created from the passion and expertise of Peugeot’s stylists and engineers. It is a ‘GT’ coupé which provides ......read more
The Russian car market is becoming on of the most emerging and important car markets not only in Europe but worldwide. The market is expanding in each segment and especially in the luxury car segment due to large numbers of millionaires and billionaires in not only in Moscow and St. Petersburg but allover Russia. One of the successful car manufacturers in the Russian market is Lexus. ......read more
The 5th Peugeot Design Competition, launched at the Beijing Motor Show on 20 April 2008, entered its second phase on 20 July 2008, the final date for the submission of projects. It’s now time to let amateur designers and motoring enthusiasts have their say as they help to nominate the successor to the Flux project, the last winner of this prestigious contest. For this ......read more
If you are looking for a ‘gorgeous’ convertible then you should definitely wait until early 2009, as Infiniti will launch its G37 Convertible. Infiniti has already released the first picture of the new G37 Convertible which will receive its official global debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Nevertheless Infiniti showed the G37 Convertible for a short while at the ......read more
Following detailed customer research, BMW Motorrad has good news for riders who prefer a lower seat height, but do not want to compromise on model choice. BMW Motorrad has once again led the way by becoming the first motorcycle manufacturer to launch a range of models that can be ordered with lowered suspension – to provide customers with lower seat height options. Feedback from ......read more
On 8 August 2008, the four millionth car was built at Volvo Cars Ghent. It was a sporty Volvo V50 R-DESIGN, ordered by a customer from Breda in the Netherlands who works for VDL, parent company of Steelweld, one of Volvo Cars Ghent's main suppliers of production installations for the Volvo XC60. Volvo has been building cars in Belgium since 1965. Initially the Ghent plant was set up ......read more
Suzuki GB has added a brand-new GSX-R to the 2008 line-up - this time coming to the official parts and accessories catalogue, in the form of the 'Kiddimoto GSX-R' wooden childs bike. Made almost entirely of Birch ply, the new GSX-R is painted in the renowned Suzuki blue and white colour scheme and features the iconic GSX-R logo down its side panels. Ideal for children aged from two ......read more
?koda’s Press and PR department has appointed Iga Kowalska-Owen as Press Information Officer and Holly Robinson as Press and PR Assistant in a recent hiring spree which takes the team up to five. Iga Kowalska-Owen joins the Milton Keynes-based firm from Golley Slater Public Relations where she managed the car manufacturer’s business sales account. As well as trade journalism, ......read more
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., welcomed VIPs, celebrities and Lamborghini executives to the grand opening celebration of Lamborghini’s newest showroom and the world’s first Collezione Automobili Lamborghini fashion boutique on Saturday, August 9. To appeal to all visitors’ senses, Lamborghini Las Vegas also partnered with Dal Toro, a ......read more
06.08.2008 / Cairo-Wolfsburg-Dubai Five generations, 34 years and over 26 million vehicles after the original first went on sale, the sixth generation of the Golf has been unveiled. The new model continues the evolution of an icon. The new Golf is the safest, most technically advanced and most dynamic iteration yet. Not only does the new Golf promise great value, but it aims to ......read more
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