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  1. Footdown

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth BMW rides high with new M models You might see the BMW X5 M (below) and X6 M at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club on Tuesday. BMW Concessionaires (HK) plans to present the fasties to local media at 11.30am that day. The xDrive four-wheel drives are worth a look, if only to see how the tall rides negotiate the speedbumps on the club's ...

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    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth Hi-de-hi, GTI Our discussion of the latest, sixth version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI in last week's column raised some questions about the car. One reader wanted to know what 'GTI' stands for (Grand Tourer or Touring Injection), while others debated the year of the Mark I version's launch. Volkswagen Hong Kong's sales pamphlets ...

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    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth New heights in Shanghai Porsche has sent us a picture of a Panamera (above) being hauled into the service lift of the Shanghai World Financial Centre for its launch at Auto Shanghai on April 19. The German marque's 94th-floor launch highlights foreign marques' ambitions in a more muted show, says the Business Post's automotive correspondent, ...

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    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth VW unveils Passat CCs Volkswagen Hong Kong will show off the Passat CC 3.6 and Passat CC 2.0 at Festival Walk this weekend. The marque will also display the Golf GTI, Tiguan and Jetta 1.4 TSI on the mall's LG2 floor. 'Customers who buy the Passat CC during the promotion period [while stocks last] can get adaptive chassis control, premium ...

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    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth Downturn in the rear-view Italian Motors on Tuesday defied the economic downturn and celebrated the sale of its 1,000th Ferrari in Hong Kong when it presented a 612 Scaglietti (below) to owner Didier Li on a junk in the harbour. The Scaglietti is an impressive 2+2 with a 5.7-litre V12 block that's said to bang 588Nm of torque, top out at about ...

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    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth Easy rider into the hills Rev up on one of the Classic Bike Club's monthly rides and you might discover the beauty of Hong Kong. The club last Sunday cruised up to 'the far northwest' of Hong Kong via the firing range at Lau Fau Shan and then home over Route Twisk. Reader David Brian kindly sent us a picture of the terrific views ...

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    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth California due next year When Ferrari released its first pictures of the new California on Tuesday, we asked Italian Motors when the fastie would arrive in Hong Kong. 'Expect 2009,' says the dealer's spokeswoman, Sancy Chan. Prices are still unknown, but the convertible (below) is fitted with a 4.3-litre block with a flat camshaft, direct fuel ...

  8. Big profits spark recruitment drive

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by John Williams

    ... Despite global economic concerns, Standard Chartered plans to open new branches and hire 600 employees. Reports by John Williams Standard Chartered Bank, which recently reported strong profits for 2007, is planning to recruit up to 600 staff to complement its business growth. It also plans to open up to six new branches in Hong Kong. With worrying news on the global economic ...

  9. Lift technology continues to reach new heights in HK

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by John Williams

    ... John Williams The sky's the limit for lift companies in Hong Kong as the city's high-rises continue to reach new heights. High-rise lift technology has changed dramatically over the years, with passengers barely noticing the difference, apart from aesthetic changes and perhaps the lack of a lift operator for those old enough to remember. Otis Elevator lays claim to being ...

  10. Gleam machines

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... The golden oldies shone through the haze at last weekend's Chater Road classic car show, writes William Wadsworth The haze was thick over the harbour last Sunday, but there were plenty of sights for sore eyes at the Classic Car Club of Hong Kong's Chater Road show. More than 80 classics were lined up outside the centres of Central, and even experts were spoiled ...




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