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Jaguar has become very popular in the Middle East and North Africa region recently, mainly due to the relatively unexpected success of the Jaguar XF and the Jaguar XJ against its European competitors. Now this popularity may grow larger, as Jaguar confirmed that it wil bring an all-new sports car to production; the Jaguar F-TYPE. Speaking at the New York auto show Adrian ......read more
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is mourning Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The Honorary President of the Supervisory Board died on 5 April 2012 in Salzburg, aged 76. Matthias M?¼ller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG, paid tribute to Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s services to the sports car manufacturer: “We mourn the death of our ......read more
The Skoda brand is extremely successful in Europe’s keymarkets and many parts of the world. The Octavia, Superb and Fabia just won best-in-class at one of the respected consumer buying guide awards in the United Kingdom. And while the different Skoda models such as the Octavia, Superb and Fabia won best-in-class in the UK, we found two �enthusiastic’ employees from ......read more
At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show, the Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was declared the 2012 World Green Car. The Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was chosen from an initial entry list of twenty-three (23) new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of ten, then three finalists: the Mercedes-Benz S ......read more
Following the success of its award-winning �Stay Alert. Stay Alive.’ road safety campaign, BMW Group Middle East continued to raise awareness of the importance of buckling up by distributing over 200 complimentary child booster cushions at �X2’, an event that brought together over 3,200 families with multiples (twins, triplets and quadruplets etc) last ......read more
Michelin and Rallying with Group B are pleased to announce the UK’s only multi-venue rally for Group B cars and other rally cars of significant note: The Michelin Rallye Groupe B. Sponsored by Michelin, the rally will take place over the bank holiday weekend of 25/26 August on the roads of Cheshire and North Staffordshire, with Special Stages in the grounds of castles and ......read more
Best Brand, Best Bike, Best Tourer are just some of the titles which BMW motorcycles won in UK’s biggest owners’ survey. The BMW R 1200 RT was able to take the top honours in RiDE magazine’s annual RiDER POWER Survey – the biggest customer poll of its kind in the UK motorcycle industry. This is the fifth time in a row a BMW motorcycle has won the highly ......read more
Last Sunday's rainy Malaysian thriller Grand Prix was won by Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, while greenhorn Sergio Perez driving for Sauber finished second, and followed by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who stepped on the last podium place. But actually it was a race composed of two different parts, with different leaders but a lot of action. The sky ......read more
The Middle East and North Africa have the highest rates of fatal crashes and road fatalities world-wide. Road Safety is therefore an extremely important issue in the Middle East and North Africa region. In other parts of the world, such as Europe and the USA, the Electronic Stability Program was able to reduce those crash numbers significantly. In 2012 the ESP was nearly installed ......read more
Mercedes-AMG is embarking on the 2012 roadster season in inimitably dynamic style: following on from the recent launch of the SL 63 AMG, the top eight-cylinder model, there now comes the presentation of the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, the V12 roadster in the line-up from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 "biturbo" (twin-turbocharged) engine develops a maximum output ......read more
Vodafone McLaren’s Jenson Button drove a mistake free race from the start till the flag to take the lead of the world championship at Melbourne's Albert Park on Sunday, staying ahead and controlling the lead even when a safety car intervention appeared to drag an initially beaten Sebastian Vettel back to the race for the top spot on the podium. The 2009 world champion scored ......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
Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time – Nissan DeltaWing. A highly-advanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June). While Nissan DeltaWing will ......read more
Introducing an exciting new phase in the partnership, which started in 2011 with the sponsorship of the Ducati Team in MotoGP, Ducati and Diesel now launch the Monster Diesel with a dedicated Capsule Collection. The brand new customised model is an �urban military chic’ interpretation of Ducati’s iconic naked motorcycle and will be unveiled alongside the new ......read more
Mercedes-AMG is set to feature prominently in the 2012 Formula 1 season: the opening race in Melbourne, Australia (16 - 18 March 2012) will not only witness the debut of the newly christened MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team, but also the return of the Official F1â„¢ Safety Car and the Official F1â„¢ Medical Car from Mercedes-AMG. The SLS AMG and C 63 AMG Estate ensure ......read more
As the countdown begins for the seventh edition of World Ducati Week 2012, online ticket sales have started ready for thousands of Ducatisti to descend on the Misano World Circuit on the Riviera Romagnola 21- 24 June for the year’s most eagerly-awaited Ducati event. With motorcyclists all over the world making travel plans for WDW2012, this year entitled: The Planet of ......read more
The 60th anniversary edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring (17 March) will provide an appropriately illustrious backdrop for both the competitive debut of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE and the first ever round of the new-for-2012 FIA World Endurance Championship. Florida’s Sebring International Raceway will host the 12-hour epic, with Aston Martin Racing’s sights firmly trained on ......read more
New Generation i30 looks set to build upon the remarkable success achieved by the original model when its hits showrooms today. It will offer consumers a stylish and more refined alternative with improved comfort and packaging, an increased level of standard feature, lower emissions and cost of ownership. Prices start from ?£14,495 (on the road) and rise to ?£20,795 – offering ......read more
? KODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen believes that a podium finish on the forthcoming Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingl?©s (15-17 March) would be another significant step in the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) drivers’ title, after his recent victory on the opening round in the Azores. The Canary Island-based event is the first asphalt rally ......read more
The BMW Group will undertake a strategic realignment of its Board of Management structure, effective 1 April 2012. “The rigorous implementation and refinement of our successful Strategy Number ONE will place even further demands on our company in the future. We need an organisation that can handle the increasing complexity of the tasks involved to ensure that the BMW Group maintains ......read more
Following its highly successful debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, the GranCabrio Fendi will go on sale with a limited production of 50 units, starting this Spring. Each of the 50 cars will feature a plaque, positioned on the right of the dashboard next to the GranCabrio logo. The plaque is engraved with the famous Maserati trident, the Fendi logo and a serial number ......read more
Thanks to the excellent work of the international communication team at VW AG in Wolfsburg and at Volkswagen Middle East in Dubai, I had the chance to test-drive some of the finest and most interesting cars available these days on the international markets, such as the VW CC and the Passat Alltrack which surely belong to the �finest’ cars. One of the ......read more
Kia today revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market. Referred to by its codename �KH’ until now, the company also confirmed that the Korean market name will be �K9’ – while the name for export markets, as well as overseas launch timings, will be revealed ......read more
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