The eighth Middle East Motor Show, held every two years by the Dubai International Trade Center, this time took place in its pavilions from December 12 to 16. The number of participants exceeded two hundred, an increase of 32% compared with last year. An exhibition of approximately 500 cars occupied 11 halls with a total area of 48 thousand square meters. m. Within its framework, more than 30 presentations took place.
Among SUVs, attention was drawn to the Q7 from Audi and the ML 63 AMG from Mercedes. Enthusiastic reviews triggered the Jaguar XK coupe. New developments were presented by BMW (model 330i Touring), Saab (model Saab 9-5) and Porsche with the Cayman-S brand.
If earlier owners Audi, wishing to have an SUV, had to start cars of other brands, now this will be done. Inside the Q7, seven passengers can fit in three rows. In this case, the rear rows of seats can fold, which increases the volume of the luggage compartment to 2035 liters.
In Germany, the Q7 3.0 TDI will be sold for? 48.9 thousand and above. Buyers will be able to choose between models with a 4.2-liter V8 gasoline engine with 350 hp. and a 3-liter V6 turbodiesel developing 233 hp and 500 Nm of torque (60 Nm more than gasoline). All Q7s will have permanent four-wheel drive with a Torsen differential and 40 to 60 torque distribution.
Third series of cars BMW Touring found a compromise between the dynamics of a sports car and the comfort of a "family" wagon. The 3-liter version (258 hp, 300 Nm) with a maximum speed of 250 km / h accelerates to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds.
Firm Chrysler exhibited a number of new models including the 300C. The groundbreaking Dodge Chrysler attracted the most attention - a tribute to the powerful cars of the 1960s, which now acquired the look and functionality worthy of the 21st century. The company’s booth was also attended by Chrysler Crossfire, PT Cruiser and Grand Voyager with folding seats; in the nomination of jeeps, the Jeep Commander model debuted.
Jaguar xk, which inherited a die-cast aluminum cab from the Advanced Lightweight coupe, is now 31% tougher. The proportion between weight and power improved by 10%. At first, this car will be equipped with a 4.2-liter V8 engine producing 298 hp. Thanks to him, a one and a half ton compartment with a maximum speed of 250 km / h will be able to accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds.
Designers Land roverconsidered unique manufacturers of 4x4 off-road vehicles, showcased five new models. These included the 2006 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and the all-new LR3, Freelander and Defender.
Mercedes Benz Introduced the audience with their new R-Class Grand Sports Tourer and The Maybach 57S, accelerating to 100 km / h in 5 seconds. New ML 63 AMG SUV with 6.3-liter V-8 engine with 510 hp considered by many to be the most powerful in the world. It accelerates to 100 km / h in 5 seconds, developing a top speed of 250 km / h.
High-end sports car lovers were pleasantly surprised by the new development Porsche - The new model Cayman S. Its closed coupe is made in the tradition of Boxter S; 3.4-liter engine with 295 hp Equipped with the VarioCam Plus system, which increases the efficiency and torque of the u1085 at low revs. This engine allows the Cayman S to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds, developing a top speed of 275 km / h. Two roof racks front and rear have a total volume of 410 liters.
Concern General Motors did not limit itself to the new Cadillac. He took the largest booth of the exhibition, which also included Chevrolet, Hummer, GMC, Opel and Saab.
Among others, the public was introduced to Saab 9-5, which underwent a radical update. Designers Saab retained the previous platform by upgrading the suspension, engine range and steering. The basic Linear variant can be equipped with a 1.9-liter 150-horsepower turbo diesel engine with a capacity of 150 hp, manufactured in conjunction with the Fiat, or the BioPower engine, whose fuel is a mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol.
The organizers of the Motor Show held demonstration trips on the Dubai circuit. A special hall of the exhibition was dedicated to spare parts and accessories, automotive audio and video equipment, as well as devices for finishing the body and interior. Brands such as Bridgestone and Firestone, as well as leading tire manufacturers, including Michelin, did not stand aside.