New Car Reviews

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 2

Week 2: Compared to its main rivals from the likes of Cadillac, BMW and Lexus, the Audi A5 won’t set your world on fire with its driving dynamics, but it does seem to excel at the more real-life day-to-day stuff… Text and images: Amit Benjamin The Audi A5 has always been…

2018 Corvette ZR1 makes global debut in the UAE

The all-new Corvette ZR1 makes its global debut ahead of Dubai motor show, in, er, Dubai. And with 750 horsepower, it is as mental as you’d expect There are a few amalgams of numbers and letters in the car world that strike on mere mention and make you sit up…

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition — Road Test

Auto Middle East exclusively drives the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the UAE ahead of its Middle Eastern debut at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Here’s what we make of it. Words and images: Amit Benjamin Isn’t this the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring, or something?  Yes indeed, the…

BMW reveals first-ever M3 CS

More power, more torque, less weight, and more monies — that’s the name of the game for the new 2018 BMW M3 CS After the M4 CS was launched earlier this year the Munich manufacturer pledged there’d be more BMWs coming with the coveted Club Sport badge, and sure enough…

Renault launches Zoe EV in the UAE

French manufacturer Renault has just released the little Zoe EV in our region from AED129,900, packing a zero-emission driving range of 300km So far there’s been no point to buy an electrified vehicle in the region other than personal environmental concerns, especially with our low fuel prices (they dropped further…

This is the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has released the first official pictures of the all-new Wrangler set to reach first customers early next year after its global debut at next month’s Los Angeles motor show Why change a winning formula? Why indeed. So Jeep didn’t. You’re looking at the first official images of the all-new…

Most powerful Chevrolet Tahoe ever coming to Dubai

Chevrolet Middle East is premiering the 2018 Tahoe RST in the region at next month’s Dubai motor show packing a 420bhp Corvette engine At next month’s Dubai motor show starting form November 14, Chevrolet will launch the most powerful Tahoe SUV to date packing a motor shared with the Chevrolet…

New 2018 BMW X2: Less practicality, more price, no shame

BMW has launched  new nameplate, the new X2 crossover, which shamelessly borrows an iconic BMW design cue and, well, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense Now that BMW has broken through the stigma and bravely beaten off the taboos, and built a front-wheel drive car and we all only…

Light is right: the new 911 Carrera T is the purist’s Porsche

Zuffenhausen is resurrecting the 1968 911T model in spirit exactly 50 years later with the new Porsche 91 Carrera T entry-level model — no radio, no sat-nav, no all-wheel drive, just driving purity from the cheapest 911 in the line-up… In the late 60s Porsche started figuring out that the…

Audi reveals new 2018 A7 Sportback

If the latest fourth-generation A8 is too understated for you, the 2018 Audi A7 Sportback adds a small dose of drama (i.e. styling) to the mix  Even more than the latest fourth-generation Audi A8, the Ingolstadt manufacturer’s evolving design language is premiering with this new A7 Sportback. Yes, the A8…

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