First drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oman

Arguably, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class reached its peak back in the 1980s, when it wasn’t even called the E-Class. Comprising of models such as the all-rounder 300E, the handbuilt-by-Porsche 500E and the aftermarket-tuned AMG Hammer among others, the German carmaker’s W124-generation sedan was iconic. Unfortunately, right after this model was discontinued in 1995 after an 11-year run, Mercedes-Benz entered an era of confused designs and cost-cutting measures that didn’t subside until more than a decade later. Now, four generations later, there is an all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but does it have what it takes to become an icon again? Read More ▶

Skoda Octavia RS 245 to be revealed in Geneva

Skoda revealed the new Octavia RS 245, which is set to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This model adds another likable trait to Octavia’s portfolio — speed. This version is power packed with a lot of horses and is available in liftback and wagon body styles. Read More ▶

2017 BYD Tang 100 is a 505 hp SUV

Chinese manufacturer BYD has rolled out a new model called Tang 100 with some numbers that promise a lot. Read More ▶

Long-term update: Nissan Patrol dealer service costs in Dubai

Six months had passed since the first free service at 1000 km, so we took in our 2014 Nissan Patrol LE for its first paid service at the Dubai dealer. Read More ▶

2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF get new 4-cylinder engine option

Jaguar has announced changes to their 2018 F-Pace, XE and XF models, including a new “Ingenium” 4-cylinder engine for all three models. It replaces the older 4-cylinder Ecoboost-derived turbo motor that was bummed off of Ford and did duty in the base XE, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque. Expect the latter two to get the new engine soon. Read More ▶

UAE bans import of damaged used cars

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has announced that they will ban import, insurance and registration of used cars that are “grossly damaged” from May 1, a senior official said on Tuesday. Read More ▶

Ferrari 812 Superfast replaces last ever Pininfarina-designed Ferrari

While emission regs keep digging a grave for the glorious naturally-aspirated V12 engine, Ferrari has decided to give its flagship V12 engine one last shot. For this, they have completely overhauled their flagship supercar the F12 Berlinetta to produce the new 812 Superfast. Read More ▶

Pagani Huayra Roadster revealed

When it comes to the list of the most gorgeous cars, the Italian manufacturer Pagani is up there. The Zonda was replaced by the Huayra a few years ago. And now the latter is taking its top off for Geneva. The Pagani Huayra Roadster will be revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Read More ▶

Mercedes-Benz launches special edition Actros truck in UAE

Mercedes-Benz Trucks MENA, together with Emirates Motor Company (EMC), its authorised distributor in Abu Dhabi, have launched a special edition Actros truck in the UAE, in celebration of the model’s 20th anniversary. The media launch event at Endurance City included a live demonstration of the Actros 3844 S 6×4 tractor-head model. Read More ▶

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Midnight Edition for UAE and GCC

The Chevrolet Tahoe got updated features for 2017, including front active aero shutters for better aerodynamics on the highway, optional Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking and standard cooled/heated front seats. There is also this Midnight Edition package available now in UAE, KSA and other GCC countries. Read More ▶

2017 Mercedes-Maybach G 650 is a farewell to the original G-Wagen

Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet:

Answering yet another question that nobody asked, the Mercedes-Maybach division — responsible for ordinary building more opulent versions of slightly less-opulent Mercedes models — now has a third model after the S-Class sedan and coupe. The next candidate for the Maybach treatment is the iconic G-Wagen. Mercedes-Maybach has shown off a luxurious Landaulet model christened the G650. Read More ▶

First drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 Coupe in the UAE

I’ve never understood the SUV-coupe genre. They’re about as functional as a hollow plastic hammer, offering neither the cabin space of a conventional SUV, nor the dynamism of a low-slung coupe. Read More ▶

Tesla Model S and Model X launched in the UAE (video)

Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio website to customise and order the Tesla vehicle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer. Read More ▶

Callaway Corvette AeroWagen shooting brake becomes a reality

The Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray is revered by many as one of the best modern sports cars from America. The aesthetics of the Corvette also attracted some acclaim when it was released. Now, Corvette tuners Callaway has given life to a Corvette C7 wagon which they rendered back in 2013. Dubbed the C7 AeroWagen, the new shooting-brake body style was spotted testing at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California. Read More ▶

EmiratesEVRT road trip promotes electric cars in UAE

The first Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EEVRT) concluded at The Sustainable City in Dubai last week, opening nine new charging stations in the UAE along the way and promoting electric vehicle adoption in the country. Read More ▶