Daimler Ag

Mercedes-Benz is part of German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first automobile. Daimler also briefly owned US carmaker Chrysler.

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Vicente driving gloves (HK$6,000) by Herm?s

Lamb shearling jacket (HK$54,990) by Bally

Urban voyage bag (HK$13,990) by Bally

Picnic hamper (HK$19,000) by Dunhill

Shoes by Bottega Veneta (bottegaveneta.com)

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Transport for all tastes

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class seems a car for many tastes - a hatchback with almost van-like space.

First launched in 2005, the Compact Sports Tourer has been a success, thanks to its build safety and smoothness of its front-wheel-drive ride.

The latest B-Class is more agile and efficient, and with lots of updates.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Brown-lamped Berio gets the money as Derby aspirants have mixed day

Trainer David Hall was as stunned as anyone when Berio was sensationally backed into favouritism in the last race, a Class Two Handicap where a trio of expensive imports began their campaigns towards the most prestigious race.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mercedes-Benz sees strong rise in sales

Sales of Mercedes-Benz cars in Hong Kong have surged by almost a third in the year to date and are on pace to trump last year's record, a top executive said yesterday.

'We have outperformed the market,' Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong chief operating officer Claus Weidner said.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Drivers get pampered

The latest heavy-duty trucks must comply with increasingly tight emissions laws, save diesel costs for shareholders and be sufficiently comfortable to keep drivers' eyes on the road for the long haul.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mercedes safety features go hi-tech

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupe arrived last week with a facelift, new engine and lots of safety technology.

The marque has reworked the bonnet, V-shaped the radiator grille and curved the headlamps. There are also three air intake openings and a chrome trim strip on the front bumper.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

More than stocking fillers

1 Noko specialises in Japanese-inspired outfits for babies, girls and boys, including everything from rompers to jackets, headbands to blankets. The Haname (meaning 'blooming flower') dress (HK$93) is in satin with a velvet skirt and comes in a variety of colours and prints. Available online at www.nokobaby.com.

17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Wingding for the gull wing

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG unveiling ceremony and launch party

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

When: July 16

What: Luxury marque Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG sports car was unveiled at the party. The evening's highlights were the pyrotechnic and bungee dances performed by Circus O, a Canada-based stunt show troupe.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

A bargain at HK$41 but 'they don't work'

When the government seizes a bicycle, discards a computer or comes across an abandoned toaster at a housing estate, it sells them to the public by auction at the Government Logistics Centre in Chai Wan.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Mercedes drums up excitement before tapping into rich vein

It appears that not all automakers are in the red.

German import Mercedes-Benz engineered a massive bash at the Convention and Exhibition Centre's Grand Hall on Tuesday to unveil its newest E-class models.

21 May 2009 - 12:00am


BMW unveils new 3 Series BMW revealed pictures of its new 3 Series on Monday. Due for a September launch in Europe, the compact is the marque's most popular car in Hong Kong and will be unveiled here 'by the end of the year', says BMW Concessionaires (HK) spokesman Eric Leung.

19 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Different approaches work for sales staff

Four Distinguished Sales Awards (DSA) winners from Zung Fu (China) found their path to success in their Chinese thinking. Sales adviser Ray Zhou Weiying said selling the Mercedes-Benz car was an experience equivalent to a tactic in the Art of War, an ancient Chinese book on military strategies by philosopher Sun Tzu - 'Know yourself, know your enemy, and you shall win every battle'.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Daimler plans Fuzhou facility for mini-vans

Dieter Zetsche, the walrus-moustached chairman of Germany's Daimler, flew into Fujian province yesterday morning promising to revive the Mercedes brand in the mainland by building a two billion yuan commercial mini-van factory in Fuzhou.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mobile phone thief hit by car

A 17-year-old boy accused of stealing a mobile phone from a schoolgirl was arrested after being hit by a car while fleeing three off-duty policemen in Tin Hau yesterday. The boy was in stable condition last night in Ruttonjee Hospital with injuries to his head and hand. The boy allegedly snatched the phone from the girl in Causeway Road about 7.45am and ran towards North Point.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Car owners not told about deadly defects

Confusion reigns over recalls for vehicles bought through parallel importers

Confusion over who is responsible for alerting owners of parallel imported cars about recalls means vehicles with potentially deadly defects are being driven on Hong Kong roads.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am