It’s been a good while with the 2013 BMW M135i so let’s talk about running costs. Servicing is cheap as it comes with a 5-year service pack so the only thing I should have to cover are tyres (which I’m sure will be fearsomely expensive if I stick with the OEM Pilot Super Sports) and batteries. The car came as standard with a 3-year service pack, but the cost to extend this to 5 years was a paltry QAR 500 — a real bargain considering that this period will probably include at least one major service (Inspection II in BMW parlance).
Competitions & Offers
Michelin Arabia invited us for a trip to Malaysia a couple of months ago, for the 2015 edition of the Michelin Pilot Sport Experience, to drive all sorts of race-cars at the F1 circuit in Sepang. That’s great as a media trip, but then they also gave us two extra invites so that we could run a contest and pick 2 of our readers to go along with us. Let’s just say that our winners, Sreeprasad Jayaprasad from the UAE and Usama Raheel Khan from Saudi Arabia, had the time of their lives.
For the first time ever, Michelin is offering journalists from this region the unique opportunity of driving real race cars, and testing Michelin’s technical innovations in a safe driving environment, as they participate in the exciting Michelin Pilot Sport Experience 2015, at Sepang International F1 Circuit in Malaysia. While we will be going ourselves, we have the pleasure to offer two of our readers a chance to come with us on this amazing trip-of-a-lifetime! Update: The winners are Sreeprasad Jayaprasad from UAE and Usama Khan from KSA!
Carlsbad Mineral Water, makers of Mattoni and Aquila water with Pininfarina-designed bottles as well as Magnesia water for racing drivers, is giving away a Ramadan month’s supply of premium mineral water to three lucky DriveArabia.com readers on Facebook. Update: The winners are Rahul Jones, Nikhil Jain and Shijil Hashim.
As a tie-in with the 2014 Dodge Durango launch, we are giving away 3 pairs of Anchorman 2 premiere tickets. That’s right, three UAE-based readers will each win a pair of tickets to the movie’s premiere in the UAE. Here’s how you enter. Update: The winners are Samer Hassan, Praveen Haridas and Ahmad Shumayal.
Here’s your chance to win some exclusive Ford Focus ST apparel. As regular readers may know, we have declared the Focus to be the best hot hatch for the money, and if you feel the same, you now have a chance to show it by winning this Focus ST gift hamper that includes a t-shirt and a cap. Update: The winner is Phil.
In partnership with Farba Guard, we’re offering our readers an entire suite of services for your car at 40% to 60% off. Farba Guard now offers window tinting and paint protection alongside full detailing, so you can either avail of one, two or all three services at a discount!
Here’s your chance to win some exclusive apparel. PUMA has launched the new Mercedes AMG Petronas collection of apparel and footwear, a new addition to PUMA Motorsport for Autumn/Winter 2012. Celebrating the Mercedes-Benz F1 team’s achievements, the exclusive merchandise feature the team colours and logos on various products, including backpacks, jackets, polo shirts, t-shirts and various styles of shoes. Update: The winners have been announced.
That’s right. In association with DriveArabia.com, Dubai-based Farba Guard is giving away their Premier Detailing Package exclusively to FIVE lucky readers. The package, worth Dhs 900, includes full exterior detailing, interior detailing, headlight polish, engine-bay detailing and wheels. All you have to do to take part is finish a couple of easy steps. Update: The winners have been announced.
We have arranged for Hyundai UAE, Juma Al Majid, to give away 10 branded footballs. The full-sized footballs are official Euro 2012 merchandise, as the tournament was sponsored by Hyundai.
Update: The winners have been announced.
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