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MINI Middle East has some good news for all the MINI fans across the region. They can now take advantage of the all-new MINI Hatch genuine accessories, available across Middle East showrooms now. The all-new MINI is more powerful, more refined and more comfortable, and also offers more choice than ever for customers seeking to give their car a unique style. A fresh and exciting ......read more
A total of 162,093 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers in April, a rise of 4.3% on the same month last year (prev. yr. 155,427), making it the best April ever. Year-to-date Group sales climbed 7.5% to a new high, with 649,118 vehicles delivered in the first four months of the year (prev. yr. 603,631). “The BMW Group achieved record sales in April, ......read more
After achieving record sales during the first quarter of 2014, BMW Motorrad remains firmly on course for success. In April 2014, 16,344 (prev. yr.: 14,587 units) motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 12.0% or 1,757 units as compared to April 2013. April 2014 is thus the most successful month ever in the history of the ......read more
Organizing unique marketing activities and participating in international media events is the key to success for many car and motorcycle companies in the Middle East and North Africa region. And while there had been many important international media events during the past few days such as the BMW i8 launch in the United States, the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe launch in Portugal as well ......read more
To mark the 30-year anniversary of the BMW M5 – the founder member of the high-performance business sedan segment – BMW has come up with an exclusive, special model version of the current, fifth-generation model boasting performance that sets it apart from its stablemates. The BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” (30 years of the M5) will be produced in a limited run of 300 examples ......read more
The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, a brand new motorsport series aimed at promoting young riders hoping to compete at the highest level of international motorcycle racing, reaches the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia on Sunday 4 May 2014. A field of 22 young racers from across Asia will be raring to go in the second round of the season. Nowhere else on Earth has as many ......read more
Last week the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its election in Cairo, in which Mr. Ulrich Hermann Huth was elected as president. Mr. Farid El Tobgui, Chairman of the Bavarian Auto Group which represents BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, Mahindra and Brilliance successfully in Egypt, was elected as Vice President. Mr. Mohamed El Mahdi, Chairman & Managing Director of ......read more
RETTmobil ranks as the leading European trade fair for emergency services and mobility, acting as an important information platform for paramedics, rescue services and firefighters, as well as public services, local authorities and trade associations. More than 450 exhibitors will come to Fulda from the 14th till 16th of May 2014 to present their latest technologies and developments ......read more
Mercedes-Benz Egypt and NATCO have displayed that they are among the leading luxury car brands in the Egyptian automotive premium segment by opening a new and impressive sales, service and spare parts facility, also known as 3S, in the Red Sea area As an act of confidence in the Egyptian economy and as part of a better service for the existing 300 Mercedes owners in the Red Sea and ......read more
The fan-base of the BMW 5 series has been growing continuously after the past decade in the Middle East and North Africa region, supported by the fact that since its launch in 1972, the BMW 5 Series has been the undisputed global leader in the executive car segment. This success is echoed in the Middle East with the BMW 5 Series being not only the leader in the executive car segment ......read more
The 7 Series flagship from the Munich-based luxury car manufacturer BMW is becoming more and more popular in many parts of the Middle East and North Africa region. So it was no surprise that the BMW 7 Series has reconfirmed its status as the luxury vehicle of choice amongst a delegation of world leaders which have converged on Dubai and Sharjah for a series of events throughout the ......read more
The DTM is back: BMW starts as defending champion in the Manufacturers’ Championship when the popular series returns for its anniversary season on 4th May. The DTM made its debut 30 years ago – and it was BMW driver Harald Grohs (DE) who claimed the very first victory in the inaugural race. To date, BMW racing cars have been first across the finish line in the DTM on no fewer than ......read more
McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has released images of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept – a showcase of the MSO designed and engineered upgrades available for the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider, the latest models to join to the McLaren Automotive range. The model is being shown throughout China over the coming weeks and includes an array of ......read more
The Volkswagen XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, has been named the winner of the Transport category in the annual Designs of the Year Awards. The car is one of 76 designs in seven categories which are on display at the Design Museum in London until 25 August. The innovative XL1 will now go on to compete for the Design of the Year 2014 award against the winners of ......read more
At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the BMW i3 was declared the 2014 World Green Car. The BMW i3 was chosen from an initial entry list of fourteen new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of three finalists that included the winner as well as the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron and the Volkswagen XL1. “To have ......read more
At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the Audi A3 was declared the 2014 World Car of the Year. Audi is no stranger to our World Car Awards program – now in its 10th year. Audi has now won a total of seven times, having previously collected the inaugural 2005 World Car of the Year title, three World Performance Car titles ......read more
At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the BMW i3 was declared the 2014 World Car Design of the Year. “On behalf of the BMW design team, we are delighted that the BMW i3 has received the World Car Design of the Year award,” said Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. ......read more
At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the Porsche 911 GT3 was declared the 2014 World Performance Car. This is the third consecutive year that Porsche has won the prestigious World Performance Car title and the fourth overall. The Porsche Boxster / Cayman won last year’s award, the 911 won the award in 2012, and the ......read more
While most automotive and marketing managers in Egypt and the Middle East are getting ready for starting a relaxing Easter Holiday today (Thursday), some of them will enjoy it more than the others. Among those who will definitely enjoy their Easter vacation this weekend are the automotive and marketing managers at Mercedes Benz, as their Mercedes S-Class has been declared today the ......read more
The redesigned Volkswagen Touareg has made its official first debut at the Auto China show in Beijing. With a refreshed styling front and rear, new features and trims and greater efficiency, Volkswagen’s rugged yet refined premium SUV is expected to become more competitive than ever. The front-end design of the Touareg features larger headlights (now bi-xenon as standard across ......read more
The German luxury car manufacturer BMW is recalling 156,137 luxury cars and SUVs because bolts holding a component on their six-cylinder engines can fail and cause engine stalling or damage. The Munich-based company said it would check whether bolts in vehicles with six-cylinder engines were prone to loosening or breaking. The recall includes some of BMWs most popular models, ......read more
Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled the All-New Genesis for the first time in the Middle East and Africa. The All–New Genesis is the first Hyundai to feature the brand’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design concept, while also boasting significantly enhanced driving performance and state-of-the-art technologies such as a Head-Up Display, Smart Trunk function and Autonomous Emergency ......read more
The popularity of BMW bikes has been increasingly steadily among both consumers as well as police forces in many parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and North Africa. So, it was no surprise to us when we heard about BMW becoming the overall winner of a customer survey in the homeland of Harley Davidson and Victory. With two top rankings and two additional ......read more
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