2018

2018 Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak challenge

Bentley will attempt to tame the infamous Race to the Clouds in the 2018 Bentayga SUV Apparently, the Nürburgring is a bit last week if you are Bentley. While most manufacturers are still indulging in some good old sabre rattling at the famed German circuit, the Crewe carmaker has decided…

2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53: New addition to mental-Merc line-up

Mercedes’s swoopy saloon gets a new AMG variant: say hello to the 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and it’s coming to the Middle East soon! Mercedes-AMG seems to have taken upon itself to add further confusion to the already contrived automotive nomenclature that’s prevalent in the motoring world these days. Meet…

Land Rover resurrects iconic Defender, at a price!

The Brits resurrect the Land Rover Defender for just one more last final no-really-we’re-serious-this-time run with a V8-engined limited 70th anniversary edition for AED760,000! No, you’re not confused. Land Rover really did hype the heck out of the Defender’s end of production in 2016, going on and on about the…

Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept shows its face at 2018 Detroit motor show

Infiniti reveals the future of family sedans in ‘Murica… and it’s, er, interesting Ladies and gents, welcome to the future of sedans, at least Infiniti’s interpretation thereof. And admittedly, it looks really rather good. But it’s not merely aesthetics that have our interest piqued, it’s the clever engineering that sits under…

2017 Lincoln Continental — Road Test

Lincoln’s latest crack at the luxury saloon market is a strong comeback effort, but is it enough to unseat the Germans? Text: Amit Benjamin. Images: Amit Benjamin and supplied So, this is the sedan that’s supposed to bring back Lincoln’s glory days? Is it up to the task? To be honest,…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 4

Week 4: Our Audi A5 long-term tester leaves AME HQ. It’s time for the obligatory round-up of how it’s behaved over the past month or so. Text and images: Amit Benjamin After more than four weeks of humble service our long-term Audi A5 40 TFSI S line Coupe — to give…

2018 Audi TT RS — Road Test

Ingolstadt’s new coupe is a giant slayer with performance figures to shame bona fide supercars. But should you buy one? Text and images: Amit Benjamin   So, a 400-horsepower Audi TT. A 0-100km/h time of about 3.7 seconds. That sounds like a first-gen R8, give or take… Progress is a…

Take a look at the new Mercedes G-Class

Before the car is due for its official world premiere at the Detroit motor show this month, we get a look at the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class and guess what, they ain’t fixing what ain’t broken… Well, it only took them four decades but Mercedes-Benz is finally ready for the world…

This Q Inspiration concept is the new Infiniti flagship, kinda

Ready for the Detroit motor show later this month, Japanese luxury brand Infiniti will premiere the Q Inspiration concept car meant to preview a future flagship Nissan’s luxury arm Infiniti really wants to be taken seriously at the whole premium thing. The brand is flying high at the moment with…

Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Road Test

With the new 2018 911 GT2 RS putting 700 horsepower down to the rear wheels, Porsche has developed the ultimate 911 and probably the fastest road car on the planet – Auto Middle East went for a drive on road and track in Portugal. Hang on, 700 horsepower just to…

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