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Munich/Hinwil/Cairo, 16th March 2009. The BMW Sauber F1 Team has covered 9,445 kilometres in testing with the F1.09 in Valencia, Sakhir, Jerez and Barcelona in preparation for the team’s fourth season in Formula One. Working out the relative performance levels of the teams has probably never been trickier. Basic rule changes have produced fundamentally different cars. The ......read more
Although Audi's reputation in Egypt is facing a very hard time due to the many problems and complaints from customers regarding the brand image and the after-sales service, this should not hinder us from featuring some of the new Audi models. This time it is the top-of-the-line model of the new Cabriolet production series from Audi: The S5 Cabriolet. The letter "S" stands for Sport - ......read more
On sale throughout Europe in the summer of 2009, the new Lexus IS 250C combines the award winning design of the IS compact sedan range with outstanding open-top engineering ingenuity. The IS 250C is a unique fusion of top-down driving pleasure and uncompromised dynamic performance. Reflecting the company?´s legendary quality and attention to detail in every aspect of its construction, ......read more
12.03.2009 / Dubai-Cairo-Wolfsburg / Volkswagen AG (Wolfsburg) and the Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo) have signed today a letter of intent in Wolfsburg. The objective is a cooperation for the development of electric drive units and the accompanying power electronics for Volkswagen's planned New Small Family. Furthermore, Volkswagen and Toshiba are planning the development of battery ......read more
10.03.2009 / Abu Dhabi - Cairo / In a few days the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2009 will kick-off, and which will surely be an essential part of the new motor-sport era in Middle East. This new Motorsport era will be inaugurated with the new Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on the 1st of April 2009. This month's Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has been the winning domain of professional ......read more
Tears flowed from the heavens as they looked down on the splendid array of fascinating cars gathered in the Top Marques Pit of the Grimaldi Forum. Before members of the media and press on the French Riviera, CEO & Founder, Lawrie Lewis gave them an overview whats to come in April. The only live supercar show in the world will present the public with the top of the top of prestigious ......read more
The museum mobile in the Audi Forum Ingolstadt has organised a spectacular exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the Audi brand. For this unique event, which is entitled “From Horch to Audi – The history of perfection has a new name�, historic cars have been collected together from all over Europe. From March 11 to July 16, 2009, visitors to the Audi museum mobile ......read more
02.03.2009 / Bahrain International Circuit and Gulf Air today launched the 2009 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix campaign as the countdown to the Bahrain F1 GP 2009 gets underway. With just 55 days remaining before the sixth running of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix the BIC and the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier jointly announced the objective to stage the ......read more
02.03.2009 / Abu Dhabi - Cairo / A few days ago I was delivering a speech at Europe's largest Sports & Business Summit in Munich, in which I talked about the motor-sport future in the Middle East and said that a new motor-sport era will begin with the Abu Dhabi F1 GP 2009. Now, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge seems to be confirming this new motor-sport era as well, by being launched ......read more
01.03.2009,Cairo: Nissan Egypt recently launched the face-lift of the locally-assembled Nissan Sunny, the only locally-assembled car with Japanese technology aside the Nissan X-Trail. Nissan Egypt said that the Sunny holds the slogan MADE IN NISSAN manufactured according to the Japanese quality standards and also said that the Sunny is considered one of the most popular car in ......read more
A few days ago Mercedes Benz sent out a press release informing us about the 30th anniversary of the legendary Mercedes G-Class. Brabus on the contrary paid a much different and much more exiting tribute to this 30th anniversary: Instead of sending a press release, they created the world’s most powerful off-roader, the Brabus G V12 S Biturbo with 700hp and 1.320 Nm of torque! It ......read more
25 February 2009 / Crewe-Cairo-Dubai / Bentley and Rolls Royce car are found parked in a lot of private garages in the Middle East region. Now the Bentley fans in the region will have a potential candidate for their private garages: The new Bentley Continental Supersports. The Continental Supersports is not only the fastest but also the most powerful Bentley ever. It is the ......read more
Warwickshire-Cairo-Dubai / 25.02.2009 / It is such a pity that there is currently no Aston Martin regional office or press office taking care of the Middle East media and their test-drive request, as the Aston Martin cars would surely be one of the most featured and tested cars in the region. Now, this wonderful line-up of exquisite Aston Martin cars has been joined by a new model, ......read more
Modena-Cairo-Dubai / February 23rd, 2009 / – It seems that the Italian car manufacturer Maserati will stick to it’s commitment to introduce a new model at each international car show. This time it is the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic which will premi?¨re at the next Geneva Auto Show. The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 V8 which develops 440 HP (323kW) ......read more
دبي – القاهرة - تستعد مرسيدس-بنز للكشف عن سيارة الفئة E Coupé في معرض جنيف للسيارات مطلع شهر مارس المقبل بعد ثلاثة اشهر فقط على كشفها لسيارة الفئة E الصالون في معرض ديترويت. وقال فرانك بيرنتالر مدير عام التسويق والمبيعات، سيارات مرسيدس-بنز الشرق الاوسط:" تعتبر هذه السيارات ذات البابين بملامحها الكلاسيكية لسيارات الكوبيه ......read more
Yesterday I was watching an episode of BBC’s Top Gear show, in which Jeremy Clarkson was testing (and obviously enjoying very much) a Lamborghini Murci?©lago on the Top-Gear testing circuit. The joy you could see on Jeremy’s face and hear in his voice reminded me instantly with the same joy I had nine years ago in summer 2000 on the Catalunya F1 Racing Circuit in ......read more
Friday 20 February 2009 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will unveil its latest experimental car, called 200EX, at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2009. The car will be revealed by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Chairman, Ian Robertson, at a press conference at 1.45pm CET. 200EX is a design study for a contemporary four-door saloon and shows the direction for RR4, a new model series ......read more
Instead of organizing a media-event and press test-drive to celebrate the 30th anniversary for the longest-serving series-production car, Mercedes Benz Middle East decided to just send out a so-called �08/15’ press release for the local media. The problem is that over 90 % of the local media representatives never drove a Mercedes G-Class before and therefore wouldn’t ......read more
The fact that two Arab cities, namely Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are among the top five dealers of an automotive manufacturer makes any Arab motoring journalist quite proud. When this manufacturer is Rolls Royce, then this is even more impressive. That’s why we wanted to be the first Arab motoring magazine and website to announce the �facelift’ and product update of the ......read more
16.02.2008 - S?©bastien Loeb claimed his 49th World Rally Championship victory in Norway at the weekend as he won a thrilling battle with rival Mikko Hirvonen. With his first win on the event, five-times World Champion Loeb now stands just one win away from becoming the first rally driver ever to claim 50 victories at the highest level. After securing the opening Rally of 2009 in ......read more
In our constant and continuous effort of teaming up and working with the leaders and benchmark-setting institutions and entities world-wide, in order to offer our readers and viewers the most comprehensive and up-to-date motoring media in the Middle East and North Africa region, Auto Arabia is proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with Monaco’s most exclusive ......read more
16.02.2009 / Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo / We at Auto Arabia always try to stay in close contact with our dedicated readers and viewers. In this section we will we will show and publish the various experiences and attempts of our readers in becoming racing drivers, by following their efforts in the local championships. Ayoub Ghiblawy is one of those dedicated and ambitious ......read more
A worldwide preview of the Fiat 500C presentation will take place at the next Geneva Motorshow, before its launch throughout Europe this spring. Evocative of "freedom and emotion", this original 'cabriolet' pays homage to the open-top 1957 model whilst offering leading-edge solutions for mechanical units, powerplants and interior comfort. All this in authentic Fiat tradition giving access ......read more


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