The 2011 Dubai International Motor Show, the largest event in the show’s 22 year history, was officially opened yesterday November 10 2011, by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. More than 150 of the world’s top motoring manufacturers are showcasing a record number of global and regional launches at the Motor Show along with some of the most exciting and innovative concept cars in the world.
Be among the first in the world to see the latest models from high profile exhibitors including Brabus, Chevrolet, De Macross, Jaguar, Land Rover and first-time exhibitor Lifan.
Marking the regional unveiling of two Rolls Royce Bespoke Phantom Family models and the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase model and Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said The Dubai International Motor Show was a highly influential platform for the brand to showcase to the region. Mercedes-Benz will celebrate its 125th Anniversary at the Dubai International Motor Show and revealed the new M-Class SUV, the convertible version of AMG’s flagship SLS AMG Coupe, the new SLS AMG Roadster and the most powerful SLK ever built, the new SLK 55 AMG. These brand new vehicles lined up alongside the first Mercedes-Benz, the Number 1 Patentwagen that Carl Benz built back in 1886!
In addition to the 500 plus vehicles on display, there are also interactive features for visitors, including the Nissan Live Action Track, the Driving Dynamics Racetrack sponsored by Audi and Wheels, the MINI Test Driving Arena, and the Infiniti Fastest Tyre Change Contest on a replica F1 racing car.
BMW debuted the pioneering BMW Vision Connected Drive concept car, and the highly anticipated BMW M5, as well as a few limited edition models- these are all on show to the public at the event until Monday November 14.
With a line up including its latest models and regional launch of the Audi Q3, Audi’s stand has been abuzz with action, presenting all the latest models as well as the Audi Quattro concept as a special highlight.
The opening day of the show also saw a guest appearance from Formula One driver Mark Webber from Red Bull-Renault, who visited the show ahead of the penultimate F1 race of the season.
Adding extra flair to the show floor are a number of concept cars, including models from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, GMC, Maserati, MINI and Toyota, while some of the pulse-racing models due to make an appearance at this year's show include the new Bugatti Grand Veyron Sport – the fastest convertible in the world, the new Porsche 911 Carrera, the Maybach 62 and the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4.