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mercedes-Benz repOrts recOrd sales in q3

Zawawi Trading Company, the authorised general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Oman, has reported outstanding passenger cars sales figures for Q3 2105 with a 19 per cent growth overall year-to-date and a 22 per cent growth in comparison to Q3 in 2014. "Forging ahead with the incredible momentum of Q1 and Q2, Mercedes-Benz has recorded tremendous performance across all type classes," remarked Clive Hammond, CEO of Zawawi Trading Company -- automotive. "The figures are a tribute to our exceptional line-up, comprising new generation compact cars, sedans, SUVs and AMG performance cars. "As we further strengthen our leadership position in the luxury segment, our number one priority remains our customers' satisfaction."

alfardan hOsts ferrari 488gtB drive day

Alfardan Motors, the official importer of Ferrari in Oman hosted an exclusive test drive with a group of prospects and clients who were invited to get behind the wheel of the acclaimed Ferrari 488GTB, F12berlinetta and California T. After gathering at the Shangri-La Muscat, the guests enjoyed an exhilarating afternoon drive on a stunning Omani mountain route, where they were able to experience the full power and handling of the celebrated Ferrari models. Before the test drive, guests were also treated to an exclusive lunch at the hotel. Recently launched in Oman in September 2015, the 488GTB boasts new 3902 cm3 turbo engine which is coupled with a seven-gear F1 dual-clutch gearbox, featuring Variable Boost Management which optimally distributes torque, a maximum 750 Nm in seventh gear.

Audi q7 debuts at mgm

The stunning all new Audi Q7 made its debut in Oman at the Muscat Grand Mall (MGM) in Bausher, giving performance enthusiasts and car connoisseurs alike a first look at the most popular car in the Audi range in the Middle East. The most spacious SUV in its segment also offers sporty dynamics and attractive pricing. With an extremely luxurious, yet sporty look and feel, the Audi arena at MGM was a perfect setting for the brand with the four rings to present the all-new Audi Q7. The Audi Q7 fully embodies the Audi brand philosophy of 'Vorsprung durch Technik' -- advancement through technology, through its wide offering of cutting edge and safety focused technology features.

BridgestOne's Offers fOr passenger car tyres

Bridgestone tyre division at Towell Auto Centre (TAC) has launched a customer-oriented campaign for its passenger car tyre segment. While purchasing four PSR, 4WD and LVR tyres, customers will get the

fourth tyre at half the price. Customers can avail this offer from any of the Tyre Care Plus outlet, First Stop store, Truck Tyre centre and Fleet Point across the Sultanate. This offer encourages customers to opt for a completely new set of wheels for their cars. This offer can be availed until November 13 with the campaign currently running successfully across the Sultanate. Adding to the benefits of this campaign, TAC and Bridgestone have also teamed up with Bank Muscat for Easy Payment Plan offering 0 per cent interest for 12 months.

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Date:Nov 17, 2015
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