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The BMW Drag Race Event with Abu Dhabi Motors

On Thursday 5th of April 2018, the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi was not your usual Drag Night. Abu Dhabi Motors, dealer of BMW in Abu Dhabi, transformed the drag strip of Yas into a roaring, adrenaline rushing, and exciting motor-head arena.

As soon as you enter the arena, you start to smell, feel and see the BMW lifestyle and what does it stand for. BMW accessories, clothing, and a luxury display is all over the place. And what is the BMW Lifestyle without speed and adrenaline, everywhere you turn your head there’s a BMW vehicle waiting for you to admire.

Skipping forward, I got my bracelet, signed my release form, got my helmet and it was race time. We headed towards the drag strip and there was the gorgeous line up of BMW forming a rainbow of colors just waiting to be driven. Few moments before the drag race begins, the instructors were giving us last minute tips and tricks and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the steering wheel to drive those magnificent machines.


Race time is here, and I wanted to drive them all. Abu Dhabi Motors was selected the best of the best from all categories: ALPINA B4, ALPINA B5, BMW M2, BMW M3, BMW M4, BMW X3 M 40i, BMW X4 M 40i, BMW X5M, BMW X6M and BMW M5 50i.

I hopped into the first car and adrenaline was rushing through my veins as I head towards the starting line, Sport mode on and the rest is pure action. Drag racing one BMW after another, I couldn’t believe the acceleration and top speed we were reaching on the asphalt of the Drag race arena in Yas Marina Circuit.

The event was not about the competition rather than about having fun and feeling the power of these wild German machines. Despite that fact, I was one of the fastest on the track and was able to score the fastest time on the track of 12.01 seconds on a 400m strip.

Being able to test drive a BMW on a drag strip was a dream come true yet how about being able to run the drag strip on more than 10 BMWs each had its own character and its own sensation. The event ended as the night shed its wing however the feelings we had all of us will last a lifetime.



Automotive news

EMC celebrates 50 years of Mercedes-AMG with thrilling track day at Yas Marina Circuit

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG, the high-performance division of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz.

To celebrate this landmark occasion Emirates Motor Company, authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, hosted the AMG Performance Tour at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The tour visited the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 22ndwith a host of high-performance cars such as the C43 AMG Coupe, the E43 Sport AMG 4M and the G63 Manufaktur available for test drives around the track.


This annual event, which is now in its sixth year, will be testing a series of exciting vehicles, such as the recently launched, high end AMGs, the E63 and the S63, and will also encompass the sport range which includes the GLC43, the GLE43, and SLC43, and finally, the signature vehicles of C63 and CLA45.

As well as testing their skills on the twists and turns of the Yas Marina Circuit, AMG customers also put the cars through their paces on the Drag Race track and Auto X.

AMG Driving Academy instructors were also on hand to offer expert tips and advice on how to handle the track and the cars safely, with participants also able to make a video of their driving experience during a ‘lead and follow’ session with professional drivers.

Chris Edwards, General Manager of EMC Passenger Cars, said:

“The AMG Performance Tour is a great way to discover the joy of driving.

“For half a century, AMG has produced some of the most exciting luxurious vehicles ever driven and that tradition of excellence continues today.

“The event was a great opportunity for racing enthusiasts and EMC customers to experience what it is like to drive some of AMG’s most advanced, and thrilling, vehicles on a world-class race track.

“The Yas Marina Circuit has witnessed some incredible motorsports action, so it was only fitting that the track hosts the AMG Performance Tour. Everyone at EMC is looking forward to welcoming all of the drivers and celebrating 50 fantastic years of AMG.”

For half a century, AMG has constantly strived to push the limits of engineering and performance by modifying some of the world’s most prestigious vehicles.

Founded in 1967 by engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, the letters AMG stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach, the town where Aufrecht was born. Over the last five decades the company’s high-performance modifications of Mercedes-Benz vehicles have become motorsports legends winning countless races and awards.


Muscle Cars Performance Cars

1000+ HP Camaro Beat That, Winner of Best American Retro Muscle Car 2015


Make : General Motors
Model : Camaro SS
Year :1968

Owner : Camille Wanna
Country : Lebanon

This 1968 RS/SS black Camaro is far beyond impressive when it comes to the engine powering this beast; a GM crate motor high compression EFI 572 R cu inch rated at 720 hp coupled with 930 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM, two stages NITROS of 300/500hp, automatic 400 transmission 4500 stall converter with a trans brake, 9 inch Ford deferential and a set of 513 gears reaching more than 1200HP.

Zooming out for the engine bay, it is even more striking than the engine itself with carbon fiber plates all around, shiny chrome parts and gadgets guaranteed to blow your mind.

Moving beyond the beating heart of this monster, the body and interior are even more remarkable with a custom made hood scoop that tells you not to mess with this machine and giving you a true feeling of what’s under the hood, in addition to the rear wing, dual double exhaust tips, and white stripes.

If this doesn’t give you the feeling of a dragster, we are keen that the huge rear tires will say it all, as this Camaro comes equipped with an outrageous rear view that will leave you speechless while looking at the ET Street Pro drag slick tires of size 33×18.5×15 on lightweight SS deep dish alloys.

Inside the cockpit is a whole different story only Jet pilots will know what I’m talking about, fully enforced with Carbon Fiber plates, roll caging front and rear and set up with racing seats for ultimate safety, sitting inside a Camaro has never been so exciting.

Looking at the dashboard and panels, you will see custom-made instruments, gauges and buttons all around not to forget the racing gear stick.

All of this and more made an impression on the judges and visitors of the Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show 2015 and truly earned the title of “BEST AMERICAN RETRO MUSCLE CAR 2015”.

This 1968 Camaro is a true impersonation of the saying “seeing is believing”.