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Today the Made-In-Germany Mercedes C180 entered the ring of the biggest-ever comparison test in Egypt, in order to prove itself against the other competitors in the so-called ‘Small Luxury Car’ segment in Egypt, namely the BMW 316i, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen CC, Audi A4 and Audi A5. So, will the Stuttgart-Star be able to outshine the other very strong competitors ......read more
In every business field there are a few black sheep who jeopardize the reputation of the remaining white sheep. The automotive industry and the motoring media are no exception, especially since both those sectors have a very sensitive and critical relationship, which in some cases lead to a very obvious corruption for the advantage of the car company and a certain editor or ......read more
This week Harley Davidson Middle East launched in Dubai (UAE) its latest models which will be available across showrooms in the Middle East as well as North Africa, including Egypt of course. Already exciting enough and unrivalled in sound and style, Harley Davidson spiced up its models a little bit more. Today we drove some of them, and tomorrow we will test the rest of them. The ......read more
Have you ever dreamed of owning a premium car in Egypt despite the horrendous car customs and the exorbitant car prices we have here in the Land of the Pharaohs? Well, now the Bavarian Auto Group, the official importer and assembler of BMW in Egypt, has a possible solution for you in the form of pre-owned BMW Certified vehicles. The BMW Premium Selection program is ......read more
Road Safety is a very serious issue in Egypt and the Middle East. The crash numbers and road fatalities in Egypt are among the highest, if not the highest worldwide. Egypt Today Magazine started a series of reports of this very important issue and interviewed Auto Arabis's editor Mohamed Sheta for that reason. Mohamed Sheta is not only a recognized and well-known jury-member in ......read more
During the last few weeks we conducted several test-drives with some of the finest and some of the most exciting motorcycles, electric vehicles, sedans, compact SUVs, midsize SUVs, large SUVs, sport sedans, sport cars and super sport cars in Dubai and Cairo, in order to feature them here on autoarabia.org as well as in our new media projects which will be launched very ......read more
الدوحـة – قطـر: تواصلت فعاليات معرض قطر الدولي للسيارات 2012 في نسخته الثانية لينتقل الحدث الأهم لصناعة السيارات والنقل في المنطقة إلى آفاق جديدة من خلال استمرار الكشف عن الطرز الجديدة لأشهر مصنعي السيارات وإبرام الاتفاقيات التجارية داخل أجنحة المعرض بمركز الدوحة للمعارض. المعرض الذي تستمر فعالياته على مدى ستة أيام ......read more
Dubai - Cairo / November stands to be the busiest month on wheels this year, with the Dubai International Motor Show, the regionâ€™s biggest and most influential automotive event, forecasting one of the biggest shows in its 22 year history, and a number of crowd-pulling newcomers choosing the show for their Middle East debuts. Running from 10 â€“ 14 November 2011 at the ......read more
Due to the many readerâ€™s letters, complaints as well as phone calls to our weekly live program on Radio Masr 88.7 (every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm) about several Volkswagen models as well as the Volkswagen & Audi service center in Egypt, we decided to republish the following recall which was announced by the Volkswagen Group a while ago: VW announced a problem with the Jetta, ......read more
In the Middle East and North Africa region, especially in Egypt, the Volkswagen Passat sedan is considered one of the most popular and successful cars in its segment. But with over 15 million cars sold worldwide, the Passat by Volkswagen is also one of the most successful automobiles in the whole world. And now the new Passat, in its seventh generation since 1973, has also ......read more
Auto Arabia was the first, and is still the only, automotive media to conduct 100.000km and 50.000km long-term test-drives in the Middle East and North Africa region. ´ Such long-term test-drives are extremely important for the customers and automotive consumers in the Middle East region, as such tests are the only reliable source for them, before they decide which car they should ......read more
Again, Auto Arabia was the first automotive media in the Middle East and North Africa region to test-drive one of the most popular models in our markets. This time it is the all-new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, which is, unlike in Central Europe and Germany where the Golf is the best-seller, extremely successful in the USA and the Middle East region. We test-drove the 1.2 TSI, the 1.6 ......read more
The German Red Bull F1 driver Sebastian Vettel managed to clinch his first F1 World Championship title last Sunday (14.11.2010) at the last race of the 2010 F1 season, which took place at the 1-year old but still breath-taking Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Sebastian Vettel managed to seal the F1 title to his benefit ahead of ......read more
عندما قمنا قبل ست سنوات بإصدار الطبعة الورقية من مجلتنا الرقمية على شبكة اﻹنترنت “أوتو أرابيا أورج" (AutoArabia.org) لتوسيع قاعدة القراء ، كنا مدركين بأن هذه الخطوة سوف يتتبعها مزيد من الرحلات واﻹنتقالات المفاجئة ومزيد من إجراء اﻹختبارات. ونظرا ﻷن أفضل أنواع السيارات لا يزال يتم انتاجها في ألمانيا ، ونظرا ﻷننا كنا نحصل فيما ......read more
Cairo-Paris-Dubai / Do you know what the French car maker Renault, the Korean car-maker KIA and (apparently very soon also) the Italian car-maker Alfa Romeo have in common? Well, first of all these three car-makers have the same importer in Egypt which is the Egyptian International Motors (EIM) owned by the well-known business man Mohamed Nosseir. Secondly, and this is the ......read more
World premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. LIVE: CLICK HERE . Technical Problems? Click here (opens new browser ......read more
24.11.2007 / Goodwood - Cairo - Abu Dhabi / While Rolls Royce was unveiling the Ghost in Abu Dhabi we received an interesting rumor from Europe. Sources say that at the last Goodwood Festival the Rolls Royce spokesperson Richard Carter stated that an electric engine would be great in a limousine like the Phantom, since most of its owners use it to drive around the city or downtown, ......read more
ALDAR OFFICIALLY HANDS OVER YAS MARINA CIRCUIT FOR THE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inspects the Completed Track 44 Days Ahead of the Inaugural Race September 17, 2009 â€“ His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces today attended the official handover of ......read more
Maranello / Abu-Dhabi / Cairo - Consequences of bike-injuries make a return impossible. Schumacher has revealed he wonâ€™t return to Formula One racing at the European Grand Prix later this month: "Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I'm not able to step in for Felipe. I really ......read more
After Ferrari confirmed that 7-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 on the 23rd of August during the Valencia F1 race, Michael talks about the competitive edge at Maranello, how Stefano Domenicali has brought a new era to the Scuderia and how Shell works alongside both the road car and sporting departments, promoting the transfer of technology from the race track ......read more
It is well known that Germany is the leading country in the automotive and motor-sport field. Not only does Germany produce some of the best and finest automobiles world-wide, but Germany is also the country which delivered to the world some of the best racing drivers, such as 7-time F1 world-champion Michael Schumacher. Now the Middle East has arrived in the focus of the ......read more
The Chinese brand Brilliance is â€“ unlike in Europe - selling a few hundred cars in some developing and Third World countries, where safety doesn't play such an important role. Egypt is unfortunately one of these countries were car companies do not pay much attention to the safety of their clients and consequently pay no attention at all to the passive and active safety of their ......read more
فى خطوة مهمة لتدعيم وحماية حقوق المستهلك فى مواجهة الممارسات الضارة بمصالحه بالأسواق ، وتعزيز لدور جهاز حماية المستهلك فى ترسيخ القواعد والمعايير اللازمة لصيانة حقوق المستهلك وضبط الأسواق ، قضت محكمة جنح سيدى جابر بالأسكندرية تغريم كل من عمر مفيد الديب وفريد محمد الطوبجى ممثلي المجموعة البافارية للسيارات مبلغ عشرون ......read more
The ties between Auto Arabia and Germany are very strong. Not only do we conduct most of our test-drives on the Autobahns and the different racing circuits like Hockenheim and the Nuerburging in Germany, but also our managing editor Mohamed Sheta is a well-known automotive and motor-sport expert, whoâ€™s opinion is always wanted and taken into consideration by many car companies ......read more
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