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Ten to try: luxury cars for 2012

Arabian Business looks at some of the hottest new models to hit the market this year

Ten to try: luxury cars for 2012
Audi Q3, from $37,280.
Ten to try: luxury cars for 2012
Land Rover V8, from $48,000.
Ten to try: luxury cars for 2012
Jaguar XFR, from $82,000

Luxury car makers have seen a surge in GCC sales during the first half of the year amid rising oil prices and returning economic stability following the Arab Spring.

Car-makers reported significant gains in regional sales during the opening six months of the year as government handouts boosted personal incomes and automakers increased focus on growing operations in the region.

This year has also seen a number of impressive new models hit the market from auto makers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley and Audi.

Arabian Business's expert editorial team has rounded up some of their favourites below:

BMW 3-Series

Audi Q3

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63

Land Rover 5.0 LR-V8

Bentley Continental GT

Audi A4

Jaguar XFR

BMW M5

Porsche 911 Carrera

BMW 7-Series 'Steinways & Sons' Limited Edition

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