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Tips to cope with the summer

From the various tips I received this summer, I have collated some to remind you of things to be done or not to be done, in order to make this season pleasant or rather less unpleasant! These were sent in by BMW Middle East for their customers but are applicable …

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Creepy car tech showcased by Jaguar Land Rover

The future was on show at JLR’s Whiteley event this week where much more than their four-cylinder engines were showcased. It was the future itself of cabin gadgetry and driving aids, and the sloth it all suggests seems to be a shade too scary! The other day in a meeting, …

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When driving an Aston Martin, remember to dress like Bond.

Stepping out of my bed on a Saturday morning, going for a short drive, I didn’t bother to pull over anything more than what was absolutely essential to pass off without being fined for an inappropriate presence in public. And that’s the morning I chose to park the Aston Martin …

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II marks middle east debut

In the sprawling showrooms of Abu Dhabi Motors on the Airport Road, within the BMW division, there is a small theatre that seats around thirty guests – usually very important guests. Within those closed doors, Wednesday night witnessed perhaps one of the most striking and dramatic debuts ever staged there.  …

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Toyota Avanza: A 7-seater at the price of a Yaris

A 7-seater MPV at the price of the entry level 1.5 L Yaris? To be precise, AED 54,900! Toyota has done some amazing stuff here. I know many people for who the Toyota Hi Lux or the Peugeot Boxer serves as company transporter by day and family cruiser on the …

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What we test. What we don’t.

As we celebrate 100 reviews and beyond, it’s obvious. What we test and what we don’t. Still, it feels good to tell you all about it.   It probably matters to know who are the ‘we’ in the statement above. It primarily includes ‘me’ – your faithful test driver and …

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2015 Yaris hatchback First Drive: Growing a moustache

Makeovers seem to be accelerating their pace between generations. Toyota has already given the 2015 Yaris hatchback a thorough upgrade. Available in the UAE from the last week of June, the popular hatch is now bigger, quieter and bolder for the introduction of a new 1.5 engine, not to mention …

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Aston Martin Rapide S 2014 review: Family Bond

At the headquarters, Agent Sophia handed over a rectangular capsule to me, which I presumed was an extra thick USB with encoded classified information. “Insert it deep into the centre slot till it aligns itself invisible”, she said, “that’s when the mission would begin”. I held the tiny glass capsule …

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5th gen BMW M3 Sedan and new M4 Coupé are here

Two M badge vehicles are here to fire up our roads – the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé. It is the first time the Coupe enters at the same time as the four-door Sedan. You will remember that from its current edition, the BMW 3 series coupe …

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Six finalists of Nissan Playstation GT Academy head for Silverstone

Three racers each from KSA and Lebanon split top honours in the second Nissan Playstation® Middle East and will now move to Silverstone to prove their real-track mettle. It’s like a chapter out of the movie ‘Inception’ where reality and dream are so thinly separated that those in the dream …

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