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The new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined ......read more
Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on September 7th, 2014, during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit. In about two years, an all-new 2017 Cadillac vehicle will offer customers an advanced driver ......read more
Sales of Chevrolet full size SUVs and Pickups in the Middle East rose by 35 percent year on year during the month of August, driven by a strong demand in KSA translated to a 65 percent growth, 79 percent growth in Qatar and a 30 percent growth in UAE. Chevrolet capitalized on the introduction of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban full size SUVs this summer and the all-new Silverado ......read more
The premium tire manufacturer and International automotive supplier, Continental, has been honoured with the GreenTec Award 2014 for a co-development project for rubber that can be industrialised from dandelion plants for tire production, “RUBIN- Industry Emergence of Natural Rubber from Dandelion.” The project, in partnership with the Fraunhofer institute for Molecular Biology ......read more
Twenty years ago, the then soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began testing ahead of an assault on the 1995 GT season. The track derivative, as the road-going version had done, rewrote the rule book and the claimed victories and titles across the globe in the years that followed, securing a place in motorsport folklore. Two decades on, and the covers have been pulled off the dramatic ......read more
الظهور العلني الأول لسيارة ماكلارين 650إس سبرينت خلال حدث بيبل بيتش كونكورس ديليغانس أكدت ماكلارين جي تي اليوم أنها تستعد لتقديم أحدث طرازاتها من السيارات, ماكلارين650 إس سبرينت المخصصة للحلبات فقط، وذلك خلال حدث بيبل بيتش كونكورس ديليغانس لهذا العام. وسيكون الظهور الأول لهذه السيارة الجديدة إلى جانب عدة سيارات أخرى ......read more
Three years after launching at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will return to the fairway of the 18th hole at the famous Pebble Beach automotive weekend with unique examples of the McLaren P1™ and the recently launched MSO 650S Spider. The bespoke McLaren Special Operations division was launched in 2011, and offers a full personalisation ......read more
If you are looking for a safe family car which at the same time is trendy, modern, stylish and most importantly (for those potential customers living in Egypt) runs safely with the much-cheaper 92 Octane fuel, then the MINI Countryman is YOUR car. Especially since the cars of the British brand MINI offer an excellent combination of driving fun, expressive design and premium quality - ......read more
Those traveling to Spielberg (Austria) today will surely enjoy a very interesting DTM race today, as Mercedes-Benz DTM driver Robert Wickens (FREE MAN'S WORLD Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) kicked off the second half of the 2014 DTM season with a pole position. The Canadian posted the fastest time of 1:25.175 minutes in qualifying for the sixth race of the season in Spielberg, Austria. This ......read more
Chrysler Group announced that it will recall as many as 792,300 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees globally to fix ignition switches that could be knocked out of the “on” position, causing a stall and possible loss of power to the airbags. Chrysler engineers are still developing a fix, and the Detroit-based company says it is initiating a recall “out of ......read more
ماكلارين 650 إس تصل إلى المملكة العربية السعودية قبل بدء مرحلة تسليم السيارات كشفت الغسان موتورز، الوكيل التجاري لماكلارين أوتوموتيف في المملكة العربية السعودية، عن أحدث طرازات ماكلارين أوتوموتيف وهي ماكلارين 650 إس. وذلك ضمن سلسلة من الفعاليات الاحتفالية التي أقيمت في أنحاء المملكة العربية السعودية بما فيها ......read more
In his striking yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) has won the sixth round of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. After four demanding special stages and 666.13 competitive kilometres during the 2014 Baja Aragón the Spaniard and his co-driver Michel Périn (FR) claimed the victory for the Monster Energy X-raid Team ahead of team-mates Orlando ......read more
The German luxury automaker BMW said this week it is recalling about 1.6 million 3-series models worldwide to replace passenger-side front airbags made by Takata Corp. because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. While BMW is still taking part in a regional recall requested by U.S. safety regulators, BMW spokesman Dave Buchko said it decided to ......read more
Convertible fans in Egypt and the Middle East have many options in the compact car segment, including various French, Italian and German models. But driving a MINI has always been different, as the MINI Convertible has always been considered the epitome of elegant and stylish open-top driving fun over the past 10 years. It is different now and it has been different since 2004, when ......read more
ماكلارين جي تي تكشف عن طراز 650إس جي تي3 خلال مهرجان السرعة في جودوود كشفت مكلارين جي تي خلال مهرجان جودوود للسرعة، عن تفاصيل سيارة السباق الجديدة ماكلارين 650إس جي تي3، والتي ستشارك في سباقات جي تي3 حول العالم بدءاً من موسم 2015. وقد أزيح الستار أمام المتفرجين عن السيارة الجديدة التي صنعت اعتماداً على طراز 12سي جي تي3، والتي ......read more
According to high-ranking managers at the Bavarian Auto Group (BAG) in Egypt, the MINI brand is expected to experience a huge development and a new ‘MINI-era’ in the Egyptian market during the next few weeks and months. This comes in a very convenient time, as MINI AG has just launched its new MINI Countryman facelift in Europe, which can be a winning horse in the Egyptian market ......read more
After the recent increase of fuel prices in Egypt (diesel from 1.10 LE Egyptian Pound to 1.80LE, 92 Octane from 1.85 LE to 2.60 LE and 95 Octane from 5.85 LE to 6.25 LE) it is only natural that the Egyptian consumer will start looking for cars with efficient diesel engines. At the same time Mercedes Egypt must start introducing diesel cars officially in Egypt, especially when you ......read more
The 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine has upheld the honour for McLaren Automotive, having won the ‘3-litre to 4-litre’ category at the 2014 Engine of the Year awards. The success marks the second consecutive year McLaren has claimed the prestigious title, having been named the first new winner of the accolade for five years in 2013. The M838T engine, designed and developed ......read more
For many consumers and car buyers in Egypt and the Middle East the resale value of their new dream car is one of the most important factors when deciding or opting for a new car. MINI was able to prove that four of its models are among the best in terms of resale value. At least this is the case in Germany. That is why the the MINI combination of driving fun, expressive design and ......read more
The Audi 2.5-liter TFSI engine is the “International Engine of the Year” for 2014 in the 2 to 2.5-liter category. The five-cylinder car has now won the award for the fifth consecutive time and this is also the tenth consecutive class victory for Audi. An international jury of experts made up of 82 automotive journalists, which includes Auto Arabia editor Mohamed Sheta, selected ......read more
McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has confirmed production plans for a run of bespoke examples of the McLaren 650S following the strong reaction to the MSO 650S Coupe Concept shown in China earlier this year. Just 50 examples of the MSO 650S will be available globally, available in either a Coupe or Spider body-style. The production car will make its global debut, in Spider form, at ......read more
The 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours race saw a titanic battle for overall victory and class honours fuelled by Shell V-Power race fuels. The ultimate prize was taken by the Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoit Tréluyer from its sister car of Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gené and Tom Kristensen in second place, both using Shell V-Power Diesel, while the final ......read more
Bentley announces the rarest and most dynamic member of the esteemed Continental family of Grand Tourers with the arrival of the new Continental GT3-R. It is inspired by the new Continental GT3 race car that stormed to victory at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone, the first UK race for Bentley for 84 years. Blending proven track and road credentials, ......read more
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