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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…

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…

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…

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.…

Uae challenger in porsche supercup

Uae challenger in porsche supercup

Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group has announced that they will, for the second year running, sponsor a car for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2007. The decision comes following the huge success of last year’s Porsche Michelin Supercup, where the car sponsored by City of Arabia triumphed on the tracks…

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…

Volkswagen eos opens up 1

Volkswagen eos opens up 1

The all-new Eos coupe-convertible from Volkswagen (VW) was launched yesterday in the United Arab Emirates. Featuring an integrated sliding/tilting glass roof as standard, the new trendsetter from Germany’s ‘people’s car manufacturer’ is aimed at people looking for a mix of open-air motoring and hard-top comfort. “The Eos is a unique…

Amg adds new kit for e63

Amg adds new kit for e63

AMG has introduced a new performance package for the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Sedan. Developed at the AMG Performance Studio in Affalterbach, the new kit provides for better handling and performance of the sedan. “Using higher-performance components, the AMG performance package for the E 63 AMG puts the accent on dynamic…


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