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X5 Anchors BMW Group Middle East Sales Growth

BMW Group Middle East has had a 21 per cent increase in car sales in the region in the first half of the 2008 Financial Year with the X5 premium mid-size SUV named the best seller amongst the entire BMW line-up. The announcement was made by Phil Horton, Managing Director,…

Dakar Stage Win For Al Attiyah

Dakar Stage Win For Al Attiyah

BMW X-raid driver Nasser Al Attiyah landed his first special stage Dakar victory yesterday in Nema, Mauritania. The endurance cross-country rally did a 366km run in a loop that took them from Nema and back to Nema on a trek across their final crossing of the sand dunes on a…

BMW Sauber Launches The F1.07

BMW Sauber Launches The F1.07

In what has been a busy few days in mid-January, BMW Sauber was the fourth team to launch its 2007 car, the F1.07 breaking cover at the Feria de Valencia exhibition centre yesterday. Race drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica were on hand to unveil the new car, which displayed…

Kleinschmidt, Attiyah In Bid For Desert Glory

Kleinschmidt, Attiyah In Bid For Desert Glory

Dubai – German lady-driver Jutta Kleinschmidt and Qatar’s Middle East rally champion Nasser Al Attiyah are boosting BMW’s bid to make a major impact on next month’s UAE Desert Challenge. Kleinschmidt and Al Attiyah join forces with Spain’s Jose Luis Monterde and Brazil’s Paulo Nobre for a powerful four-car assault…

Abu Dhabi Motors Deliver The First LWB Phantom

Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Motors, the exclusive importer for BMW, Alpina, MINI and Rolls Royce in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, is showcasing the “Baroque Angel” BMW 502 in the Abu Dhabi BMW showroom at Umm Al Nar. Still tempting ‘eye-candy’ for automotive aficionados to this day, the BMW…

2008 BMW X5 | new car review

Like an aged fermented beverage, the 2008 BMW X5 seems to be getting better and better thanks to an extensive array of technical, space and design improvements.…

2008 BMW X3 | new car review

The 2008 BMW X3 is a nimbler, more athletic mid size SUV to take on the likes of the Volvo XC70 but on the flip side it is very close to its larger X5 brother whose shadow looms large, subsequently pushing the X3 out of the limelight…read that as sales…

2008 BMW X6 | new car review

The four-seat 2008 BMW X6 is aimed at a different customer to X3 and X5 owners, appealing to the driver who enjoys the command driving position, but one that also savors the characteristics of a sports car.…

BMW considering Volvo acquisition

BMW considering Volvo acquisition

After successfully selling its Aston Martin brand to an investor group, Ford is considering the sale of another one of its key properties – Volvo – in order to raise capital. The news comes from Sweden’s Goteborgs Posten newspaper, which claims BMW is still strongly considering buying Volvo. News that…

BMW group report increased sales

BMW group report increased sales

Munich-based BMW Group has reported an increase of 3.5% in their total car sales in 2006. The company sold 1,373,926 vehicles overall last year with sales of the BMW brand alone touching 1,185,049 units outstripping year 2005 sales by 5.2%. Sales of the MINI brand fell by 6.2% to 188,072…