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Mercedes-Benz Kuwait participates in GulfRun Car Show at 360 Mall

A.R. Albisher and Z. Alkazemi Company, the exclusive general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait, is participating in the upcoming GulfRun 360 Car Show, the first stop on the annual GulfRun season of motorsports activities.

Returning for its seventh consecutive year and taking place from 7th – 10th January at the 360 Mall, the show is aimed at bringing together GulfRun drivers, car enthusiasts and the general public interested in automobiles. The car show is an annual Auto Exhibition showcasing the latest sport and exotic cars alongside the race cars participating in the highly anticipated 10th GulfRun race that is scheduled to take place on January 22 and 23 at the Bahrain International Circuit. This year’s car show is the largest yet with numerous cars on display.

GulfRun is an annual motorsport event started in 2005 by a group of young Kuwaitis who shared a passion for cars. Since then, GulfRun has developed from an annual event into a complete season of motorsports activities that include the 24HR Karting Endurance Race, the GulfRun Car show, GulfRun Race in Bahrain and the GulfRun Racing Academy. The goal behind GulfRun is to promote automobile racing and training in a safe and secure environment and to provide a venue for amateur drivers and to raise awareness on safe driving.

“The GulfRun Car Show is a promising event that car enthusiasts look forward to every year and we are delighted to be part of it this year,” said Michael Ruehle, CEO, Abdul Rahman Albisher & Zaid Alkazemi Company. “Our line-up this year will showcase the best of Mercedes-Benz and AMG, and are sure to inspire and delight car enthusiasts and our customers.”

Visitors can expect to marvel at the all new S-Class Coupe which combines the classic proportions of a large, sporty coupé with modern luxury and pioneering technology. The two-door car is available with a 4663 cc V8 biturbo engine that delivers a rated output of 335 kW (455 hp), and torque levels that peak at 700 Nm. As soon as the S-Class Coupé engine starts, the power of its sound can be heard.

The breath-taking two-door coupé can be optionally equipped with the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system with curve tilting function. Additional technical highlights are the head-up display and the touch pad feature. Optionally available expressive LED High Performance headlamps, each featuring 47 Swarovski crystals, produce a uniquely striking appearance.

Also on show will be the CLA 45 AMG. With a peak output of 265 kW (360 hp) and maximum torque of 450 Newton metres, its turbocharged engine is the most powerful four-cylinder unit in series production in the world. The combination of high performance and torque, together with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, gives the CLA 45 AMG driving characteristics almost on a par with those of a sports car. The performance coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and its top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The new four-door high-performance coupé offers the exceptional combination of an excitingly sporty driving experience, extravagant design and exclusive individuality. The sporty striking appearance comes courtesy of a paint finish in Cosmos black metallic with leather black RED CUT interior with EDITION 1 and AMG Exclusive packages.

Finally, the show will also feature the AMG family’s first high-performance vehicle to enter the compact class – the A45 AMG.

The high power and torque output and the combination with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard lead to extremely dynamic performance: the A 45 AMG accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, while its top speed stands at 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The substance of the new Mercedes-Benz vehicle architecture for front- and all-wheel drive provides the perfect basis for the A 45 AMG and at least two other high-performance premium automobiles from Affalterbach. In designing and developing the A 45 AMG, the experts at AMG have drawn on the company’s decades of experience in motorsport and the production of powerful, high-performance vehicles.

The A 45 AMG inherits the corporate DNA and embodies the AMG brand claim “Driving Performance” to perfection: a fascinatingly sporty driving experience combined with impressive craftsmanship and pronounced individuality.