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Stretched Phantoms Arrive!

Stretched Phantoms Arrive!

The first coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Phantoms to be delivered anywhere in the world have arrived in the Middle East. Rolls-Royce importers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have each welcomed the arrival of these two limousines, each being built to a specific order. AGMC in Dubai has welcomed the arrival of a…

Q7 fuels Audi2019s growth in ME

Audi Middle East has reported an increase of 53 per cent in annual sales in the region with United Arab Emirates showing the strongest sales thus far for the premium car manufacturer. The company delivered a total of 4616 vehicles to customers last year in the region with UAE topping…

Subaru unveils new wrc car

Subaru unveils new wrc car

  Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson will race the new World Rally Championship (WRC) challenge car from the Subaru World Rally Team (SWRT) next weekend in Mexico. The factory team unveiled their new creation in Banbury, England. When the new Impreza team was formed, like in past WRC models, it…

Sulayem backs awareness campaign

Sulayem backs awareness campaign

  Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the 14-times Middle East rally champion, has announced his full support to a totally new cause. He is backing a UAE-based campaign to help people with special needs achieve their full potential. Sulayem made a guest appearance during a fun-filled activity day for special needs children…

BMW 7 Series brings in the moolah

AGMC has announced 12 percent increase in sales of cars in 2006. The company which is the exclusive importer of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates sold 3,156 units in total for 2006 as against 2,830 units in 2005. According to the company, the growth…

100 years of all wheel drive

100 years of all wheel drive

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 100 years of its all-wheel-drive (AWD) technology this year. First developed in 1903, the AWD system has been successfully adapted to a range of cars under the Mercedes-Benz brand over the years. A fact not quite known by many (myself included) is that Mercedes-Benz has been in…

Our car is your car

The Honda Racing F1 Team has announced a major new initiative for the 2007 Formula 1 season. To help raise awareness of the environmental issues facing the planet, the RA107 F1 car will simply feature a huge image of earth, in place of the advertising and sponsor logos which have…

Regenerating the passion

Regenerating the passion

Al Tayer Motors has launched the new Maserati Quattroporte Automatic in Dubai. Premiered to the international press at the 2007 Detroit Motor Show, the ultra-luxury sport sedan features a new hydraulic ZF six-speed automatic transmission.  The introduction of the tried and tested ZF transmission was mainly due to the customer…

Think before you buy

Think before you buy

‘There’s no substitute for the real thing’ – the region’s leading automotive trade fair Automechanika organisers have said. This year, the Gulf event now ranked as the second largest in a global chain of 15 Automechanika events, is set for 27–29 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.…

Backbone for success

Backbone for success

Audi Volkswagen Middle East (AVME) opened their brand new Joint Parts Centre yesterday at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. The new 10,000sqm Middle East Parts Centre will cater exclusively for Volkswagen and Audi brands in the GCC and is one of the eight planned central depots for the Volkswagen Group…


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