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? koda has extended a range of offers available across its range until the end of September. Zero per cent finance is available on facelift Octavia* and a low rate of 7.9 per cent across the ? koda range with its Solutions product. Great finance offers are supported with free servicing for three years or 30,000 miles on facelift Octavia and Superb, whereas it excludes the Octavia ......read more
Have you ever wanted to commute everyday in an Aston Martin instead if using public transportation or in a small compact car? Well, that might be possible one day as Aston Martin has developed a new luxury commuter concept; the �Cygnet’ which will offer customers a distinctive, intelligent and exclusive solution for urban travel in style and luxury. The concept will ......read more
How can you make a Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, built in a limited edition of just 499 vehicles, even more exciting and more exclusive? Easy, just take it to NOVITEC ROSSO, the world?´s leading refiner of the sports cars from Maranello. There the open-top lightweight model is fitted with the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE Bi-Compressor engine with 696 hp / 512 kW. It propels the Ferrari to a ......read more
Motorsport boss Max Mosley says there will be no breakaway F1 championship in 2010 after teams agree deal FIA and FOTA reach agreement on F1 future FIA President Max Mosley announced today that he will not stand for re-election next October, in a move that appears to have saved the Formula One championship from imploding. Max Mosley's announcement came after a meeting of the ......read more
Affalterbach/Cairo – The Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and S 65 AMG, the powerful top-of-the-line S-Class models, are now even more appealing: thanks to a series of subtle yet extremely effective fine-tuning measures, the two performance saloons are even more striking and priceless than ever before. The updated technology is aimed at ensuring a more dynamic driving experience as well ......read more
Silverstone, 18 June 2009 - 'Since the formation of FOTA last September the teams have worked together and sought to engage the FIA and commercial rights holder, to develop and improve the sport. Unprecedented worldwide financial turmoil has inevitably placed great challenges before the F1 community. FOTA is proud that it has achieved the most substantial measures to reduce costs ......read more
لندن – يتعاون فريق باناسونيك تويوتا في بطولة العالم لسباقات سيارات الفورميولا 1 مع أكبر جهة للشئون الإنسانية في العالم يوم الأحد المقبل (21 يونيو/حزيران) من أجل محاربة الجوع في سباق جائزة بريطانيا الكبرى للسيارات. ويقود سائقي فريق باناسونيك تويوتا جارنو تروللي وتيمو جلوك طوال موسم سباقات 2009 سيارات تحمل شعار حملة ......read more
Volkswagen has secured overall honours at the 2009 International Engine of the Year Awards, winning the accolade for the first time in the company’s history with its diminutive yet powerful 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger engine. The unit is offered across much of the VW model range, including the Golf, Scirocco and Eos, and is used to good effect by Seat in the Ibiza Cupra. The ......read more
In the coveted "International Engine of the Year Awards 2009", engines from Mercedes-Benz and AMG were voted the best in three categories. The powerful AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine carried off two awards: in the "Best Performance Engine" and "Above 4 litres" categories, this high-revving, naturally aspirated engine developing up to 386 kW/525 hp took first place by a wide margin in each case. ......read more
Scoring outstanding wins in the three categories of the International Engine of the Year Award, the BMW Group once again highlights its top position this year as a manufacturer of particularly powerful and, at the same time, efficient engines. In the world’s most significant engine contest, the V8 power unit featured in the BMW M3, the straight-six with Twin Turbo Technology to ......read more
Ford is boosting its Mondeo ECOnetic range. With the introduction of a new, 2.0-litre, 115PS model – the lowest CO2 Mondeo yet – and broadens the choice of Ford models available with less than 140g/km CO2. The new Ford Mondeo ECOnetic is offered in five-door or estate form, each with the same, 139g/km CO2 rating, furthering Ford’s commitment to creating ......read more
تتطلع الفئة E-Coupé الجديدة التي تتوفر في صالات العرض في انحاء الشرق الاوسط في يوليو الى استهداف الحواس مباشرة بخطوطها المشدودة وعضلاتها القوية ومقدمتها الحادة السهمية الشكل. وقال فرانك بيرنتالر مدير عام التسويق والمبيعات، سيارات مرسيدس-بنز الشرق الاوسط:" تعتبر هذه السيارات ذات البابين بملامحها الكلاسيكية لسيارات ......read more
Due to the success of the Government’s scrappage scheme and an especially high demand for ? kodas, the Czech manufacturer is introducing an even higher discount on the Octavia range. Customers purchasing the 1.8 TSI Octavia will now enjoy a generous ?£3,200 reduction at the showroom, including the Government incentive of ?£1,000, whilst the newly-introduced1.6 MPI Octavia S ......read more
This evening's thrilling qualifying session saw Team Peugeot Total's St?©phane Sarrazin put the N?°8 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP (Sarrazin/Montagny/Bourdais) at the sharp end of the grid for the Le Mans 24 Hours for the third year in a row. Saturday's race will in fact start with four Peugeot's sitting on the top five places, with the Pescarolo-run N?°17 car joining the three factory machines ......read more
Qualifying for the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours took place on Thursday evening during two sessions, from 7pm to 9pm and from 10pm to midnight. After a rain-affected free practice on Wednesday night, conditions for qualifying were dry, enabling the cars to run on slick tyres for the first time on the 13.4-kilometre circuit. Although start position is not so critical at the Le Mans 24 ......read more
The factory gates open and the first Volvo FH16 700 appears. An eager Tore Aase from Norway is there to take delivery of the world’s most powerful series-manufactured truck. On Norway’s hilly west coast, the truck’s power will come into its own. The truck will be used in long-haul operations in the west of Norway, hauling equipment for the oil industry. The ......read more
China's quality inspection agency has halted the import of several models made by French carmaker Renault, citing what it called 'serious safety risks' and failure to meet technical standards. The General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine said that 'in recent import inspections, we have repeatedly found batches of passenger vehicles made by the French ......read more
Fifty years ago, American racing legend Carroll Shelby formed one half of the Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1 team, together with Englishman Roy Salvadori. In his own words, Shelby describes the historic experience that he defines as the highlight of his racing career. “It was an amazing time with Aston Martin, which I will always have a huge amount of affection for. In ......read more
Mazda Motor Europe has confirmed that Neil Stuart Warrior, Director of Public Relations, was a passenger on Air France flight 447 from Rio to Paris. Mr. Warrior’s death has not been officially confirmed, but yesterday parts of the Airbus were recovered in the Atlantic Ocean and it is unlikely that there were any survivors. “Our entire company is shocked and saddened by ......read more
DETROIT and SICHUAN, June 2, 2009 – We were first shocked when the Indian company TATA took over the British car manufacturers Land Rover and Jaguar. Now, the automotive fans have to face another 'automotive' shock: HUMMER is getting a Chinese owner! Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., Ltd (Tengzhong) and General Motors Corp. today confirmed details of their ......read more
Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel aren’t the only drivers in the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Its other drivers rely on a dependable fleet of vans and people carriers from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for delivering parts to races across Europe, often at short notice, and for taking people to and from airports or events. Red Bull Racing’s fleet of Volkswagen ......read more
DETROIT, June 2, 2009 – General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a buyer for HUMMER, its premium off-road brand. This transaction is the result of GM's strategic review of the HUMMER brand and the company’s ongoing restructuring efforts. The sale is expected to close by the end of third quarter of this year ......read more
DETROIT, June 1, 2009 – General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today announced that it has reached agreements with the U.S. Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario to accelerate its reinvention and create a leaner, stronger “New GM� positioned for a profitable, self-sustaining and competitive future. Pending approvals, the New GM is expected to launch in about 60 ......read more


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