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REGIONAL ORDERS OPEN

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udi dealers in the Middle East are now accepting orders for the Audi RS 5 Sportback. The five-door, high-performance model combines exceptional design and high everyday usability with maximum performance. The model features an extended wheelbase, short overhangs and a long, wraparound engine hood with power dome; 19-inch forged wheels come as standard. Finished entirely in black, the interior of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback is richly and functionally equipped while offering space for five people. The inner values of the RS 5 Sportback also impress with power and efficiency. The 2.9 TFSI V6 biturbo engine produces 331kw. Its maximum torque of 600Nm is available between 1,900 and 5,000rpm and it accelerates to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds on its way to an optional top speed of 280 km/h.

RECORD BREAKER

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orsche has set new standards for four-door, all-electric sports cars on the 20.6-km Nürburgring-Nordschleife course. Sitting behind the wheel of a pre-series Taycan, test driver Lars Kern conquered the legendary track, famously known as the Green Hell, in seven minutes and 42 seconds. “Our electric sports car demonstrated the reproducibility of its performance as part of a strenuous test involving 26 successive acceleration runs from zero to 200km/h. Then it completed 3,425 kilometres within 24 hours in Nardò and now the record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife,” says Stefan Weckbach, Vice President Product Line Taycan. “Numerous factors contribute to this performance. These include the chassis systems that react within a fraction of a second as well as the outstanding aerodynamics.”

JOIN AN ELITE FAMILY A l Haddad Motors has an exclusive offer on the MercedesBenz Certified Pre-owned C-Class enabling you to join an elite family at an unbeatable price that includes several added benefits. The Certified Pre-owned 2019 C-Class is now available at a starting price of BD17,995 and comes with a BD200 lifestyle voucher from City Centre Bahrain as well as a three-month gym membership at the Le Méridien Hotel City Centre Bahrain fitness centre. All Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-owned vehicles include the remainder of the five-year manufacturer warranty and are put through rigorous checks looking into the mechanical, technical, electrical and safety aspects to ensure that they are in excellent condition. All maintenance and servicing on these Certified Pre-owned C-Class vehicles has been carried out by Mercedes-Benz technicians using genuine parts. For information call 17 785-454 or visit https://mercedesbenzme. com/bahrain/en/.

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NEW MODEL ARRIVES

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olkswagen Bahrain has welcomed the new 2020 Passat with three offerings of different variants and prices to suit a wide range of customers. More than eight years ago, Volkswagen completely overhauled the midsize sedan to include more interior space and modern comforts, combined with the company’s signature fun-to-drive nature. Building on this success, the new Passat of today offers more of what matters to the modern customer; a bold design, upgraded technology and enhanced access to convenience and driver-assistance features. While the 2020 Passat retains the underpinnings of the previous model, it has been completely restyled. A dynamic coupe-like roofline, dramatic “tornado” line, and dominant grille give a bold new look. Standard slim LED headlights and taillights come along with more prominent Passat badging that runs the width of the rear boot. The vehicle comes in a range of colours including white, grey and blue metallic, silver, and black pearlescent. www.bahrainthismonth.com

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Bahrain This Month - September 2019  

Vol.23 - Issue 9 - Your guide to a great way of life

Bahrain This Month - September 2019  

Vol.23 - Issue 9 - Your guide to a great way of life