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After the very positive feedback we received only from the announcement of our ‘Small Luxury Car’ comparison test on our website, we decided immediately to extend this ‘comparison test’ idea into a comprehensive comparison test series, covering all different segments such as compact hatchbacks, compact sedan, mid-size SUVs and luxury SUVs, mid-size sedans as well as upper ......read more
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
Just last week (28.03.2013) The Skoda Superb completed the 100 000 km long-term endurance test performed by the German automotive magazine "Auto Bild" (issue No. 13), finishing it with the German ‘Note Eins (1)’, which is equivalent to the grade "A" and therefore considered the best mark possible to achieve. The German car magazine had 24 months time to take the qualities of ......read more
It seems that 2013 will be a very competitive year for BMW, Audi, Porsche, MINI and Volvo in Egypt. One of those reasons is of the course the fact that the Daimler representative office in Egypt, Mercedes Benz Egypt, has witnessed some structural and personnel developments over the past few months, in addition to the huge wave of new models expected to be launched by Daimler AG and ......read more
On the 19th of April 2009 Porsche celebrated the World Premier of the Porsche Panamera together with selected international media representatives by bringing the car up 425 meters to the world's highest event platform on the 94th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center in China standing straight up in the freight elevator. Later on in June 2009 Porsche invited the international ......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 normal Skoda Fabia 1.6 is surely one of the most under-rated cars in Egypt and the Middle East, let alone the Skoda Fabia RS. But in the UK the situation is totally different, where Fifth Gear presenter Jonny Smith made full use of the Fabia vRS' standard 7-speed, twin-clutch gearbox and its 0-62mph time of just 7.3 seconds to break seven national records for time taken to cover 5km, ......read more
Although the image of Land Rover and Jaguar is more than excellent in many parts of the world, it seems that the image of Jaguar and Land Rover in Egypt is still miles away from that positive reputation. Just within the last week I met two persons in Cairo, who were very eager to tell me their experience with MTI, the official Jaguar and Land Rover dealer in Egypt, when they heard I ......read more
Part sportbike and part street, the 2009 Buell?® 1125CRâ„¢ combines the soul of the classic Caf?© Racer with the thrilling performance and advanced technology demanded by todayâ€™s mostpassionate rider. The 1125CR joins three XB Lightning?® models in the 2009 Buell Street line-up. Each delivers a belligerent attitude backed by potent American V-Twin muscle. The XB ......read more
Stuttgart/Cairo – Mercedes-Benz has meticulously revamped the successful M‑Class. The new generation of the dynamic, stylish SUV now has even more distinctive characteristics, and looks even sportier and more powerful. The front end of this off-roader is now defined by a redesigned bumper, recontoured headlamps and a larger, even more dominant radiator. The rear view also sports ......read more
As always AUTO ARABIA tries to offer its readers something new and something different. Paired with our aim to develop and improve the motoring media in Egypt and the region we never sit back and relax. On the contrary: We always try to set the bench-mark higher by continuously improving AUTO ARABIA and ourselves in order to get closer to the standard and level of the European car ......read more
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