All new Mercedes-Benz GLB

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Powerful proportions with short overhangs and off-road-oriented design as well as optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a special off-road light which helps detect obstacles immediately in front of the vehicle at low speeds – the new Mercedes-Benz GLB is a versatile SUV. And a spacious family car: on request it is the first Mercedes-Benz in this segment available as a seven-seater. The two seats in row three can be used by people up to 1.68 metres in height.

At 2829 millimetres the GLB has ten centimetres more wheelbase than, for example, the new B-Class. Together with the function-oriented greenhouse this is decisive when it comes to the generous amount of space. The headroom in the first seat row is 1035 millimetres – a best in this segment.

Ready for boarding: up to seven seats

The GLB is the first compact vehicle from Mercedes-Benz to offer a third seat row with two additional individual seats. The seats offer people up to a height of 1.68 metres a comfortable amount of space. The extensive safety equipment includes retractable head restraints, seat belts with belt tensioners, a side window airbag which also protects the passengers in the third seat row plus ISOFIX and TOP-Tether anchorages for suitable child seats. These can be used to attach up to four child seats in the rear.

Comfort details in the third row include two drinks holders between the seats as well as two stowage compartments with a rubberised insert on the left and right in the load compartment trim, each with a USB port. The seats can be lowered so that they are flush with the load compartment floor in order to extend the load compartment.

With aluminium details: the interior design

The instrument panel consists of a single piece, which has optical cut-outs in the driver and front passenger area. The driver faces a widescreen cockpit, with control and display via MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). A new feature is the characteristic off-road tubular element in an aluminium look which rounds off the lower section of the instrument panel and houses the three round centre air vents. These give the dashboard support an impression of robustness, power and a certain fun factor. Below the nozzles is the air conditioning control panel, whose buttons create the impression that they have been milled from a solid aluminium cylinder.

The robust character of the interior continues in the centre console. Tubular elements in a machined look lend solidity to the design of the components and controls. Along the doors, the SUV character is underlined by the horizontal grab handle that, from the design and equipment line Progressive upwards, forms a robust part of the door panel structure and resembles a machined aluminium tube.

Powerful and efficient: the engines

The new GLB 200 places its trust in the four-cylinder petrol which were completely updated to relaunch the compact model series. In comparison to the previous generation, they are characterised by significantly increased power, improved efficiency and emissions.

The gateway to the petrol-model range is the M 282 with a displacement of 1.33 litres in the GLB 200 (combined fuel consumption 6.2-6.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 142-137 g/km). This engine has cylinder shutoff for efficient operation in the partial-load range.

The AMG Weekend at Autohaus

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Happening this weekend until 1st March 2020
 

 


Check out the AMG line at Mercedes Autohaus at Beribi
 


All the AMGs here are being displayed before handing over to the customers. My favourite of the lot is the AMG 53 😀
 


This is the first time that Jati Transport is hosting an AMG Roadshow at Mercedes Autohaus
 


Refreshments also provided by Jati Transport
 

 


Loving the nasi lemak
 

 


You can also test drive the Mercedes A35. Pretty solid ride.
 


Awesome G 63 AMG *Grrrrrr*
 

Jab Gym taken Brunei by storm

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His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, the owner of Jab Gym, with his sisters, Her Royal Highness Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah, during the private invitation of Jab Gym at the Brunei capital.
 

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Congratulations @tmski on the awesome gym. One of his favorite role models is the legendary Muhammad Ali.
 

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Boxing trainer Lex Igwe (left) sparring with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Dato Hj Aminuddin, to the delight of the crowd.
 

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Some of the cabinet ministers and ambassadors paid a visit to Jab Gym last weekend
 

 

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Check out the 10,000 sq feet premise at Pavo Point. The view is wonderful especially when you are running on the treadmill and you can see the view of Bandar.
 

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This is one of the studios at Jab Gym which focuses on “Boxercise” session. I just signed up for a class with Nadzri. Let’s see how that goes.
 

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Some of the VIPs that attended last weekend
 

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Soon Chong sparring with Lex Igwe
 

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Congratulations Mercedes

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Mercedes-Benz regained its crown in the best performing Small Family Car category.  The CLA is the sporty alternative to the A-Class Sedan, the winner of last year’s Best in Class.  It achieved a score of more than 90 percent in three of the four areas of safety and delivered the best overall rating of 89.8% being the highest awarded to any car. Remarkably, Mercedes-Benz launched five more five-star vehicles in 2019, all with outstanding crash protection and driver assistance technology.

A weekend of excitement awaits

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A weekend of excitement awaits.

Join us from today until Sunday 19 January, 9am to 5pm for our exclusive offers at Mercedes-Benz Autohaus. Featuring the new A 200 AMG Line and A 250 AMG Line with special monthly installment from $798* per month and no deposit. Offer valid until 31st January 2020. Discover our latest Mercedes-Benz demo cars with low mileage and attractive prices. Take advantage of our special offer of Mercedes-Benz merchandise and enjoy up to 50% discount. Call us now at 2441763/2441777 for more information. You’ll be glad you did!! Refreshments will be served.

Mercedes-Benz CAM

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Stuttgart/Bergisch Gladbach. According to a study by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Mercedes-Benz is the leading premium brand for innovations in the period from 2016 to 2019. CAM analysed the automotive innovations of 31 premium brands: Mercedes-Benz proved to be the most innovative, with around 180 new features in series production. These innovations included assistance systems such as the anti-theft warning system, the intuitive and intelligent multimedia system MBUX and ENERGIZING comfort control.

The “Anti-theft alarm system (ATA)” is available as optional equipment for many Mercedes-Benz model series. The latest generation of ATA in combination with the Mercedes me connect service Theft and parking damage notification is able to send an automatic message if the vehicle suffers a parking impact caused by a third party, or is towed away. The ATA sensors are able to detect such situations, and report them to the vehicle. The vehicle then sends a push notification to the Mercedes me App.

Mercedes-Benz first presented the multimedia system MBUX at the 2018 CES show. The name of this infotainment system signals that the user experience (UX) has first priority. A unique feature of this system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. MBUX is customisable and adapts to the user. It thus creates an emotional link between vehicle, driver and passengers. Updates “over the air” are also possible. Its further strengths include the high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit with touchscreen operation, navigation display with augmented reality technology plus intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition, which is activated with the code word “Hey Mercedes”.

ENERGIZING comfort control networks various comfort systems in the vehicle, and uses musical and lighting moods plus a number of massage modes for a wide range of feel-good programmes. The ENERGIZING COACH is part of the comfort control system. This function based on an intelligent algorithm recommends one of the programmes depending on the situation and the individual concerned.If a Garmin® wearable is worn, personal details such as stress level or quality of sleep optimise the accuracy of the recommendation. The aim is for passengers to feel well and relaxed even during demanding or monotonous journeys. In addition, the pulse rate supplied by the integrated Garmin wearable is shown on the media display.

 

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BSM 60th Anniversary promotion

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Week 1 winners of BSM 60th Anniversary celebration promotion
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Week 2 winners of BSM 60th Anniversary celebration promotion
 

A total of 60 prizes will be given out during Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sendirian Berhad’s (BSM) 60th Anniversary celebration promotion which commences from 25th November 2019 until 05th January 2020.

This is the third week into the promotion where users who purchases Shell Helix Ultra, Shell Helix HX7 and Shell Helix HX5 in 4 litres pack and Shell Rimula R4X in 5 litres pack stands a chance to win
amazing prizes from BSM.

10 winners will be chosen during the weekly draw and the top 3 will get to choose a return air ticket from one of these destinations – Jakarta, Ho Chin Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila. There will also be 7 weekly consolation prizes of Vehicle Service Package at Shell Helix Branded Workshop which is inclusive of one pack of 4 litre Shell Helix Ultra, Oil Filter and Labour
charges.

To enter for the lucky draw, customers who purchase one of the above-mentioned products are required to scan the QR code provided at our authorized outlets. The QR code will then direct them to a registration page where they need to fill up their details. Customers are also required to take a picture of their receipt and upload as proof of purchase.

Winners will be contacted to attend for the weekly prize presentation which will be held at BSM Head Quarters in PGGMB Building, Bandar Seri Begawan.

 

 

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Week 3 winners of BSM 60th Anniversary celebration promotion
 

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Week 4 winners of BSM 60th Anniversary celebration promotion
 

Paying respect to the late Tan Yok Chin

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At the residence of late Madam Tan Yok Chin for the funeral ceremony
 

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Chong Ain Hong with his wife Tan Yok Chin during the Chinese New Year celebration earlier this year
 

Last Sunday 22nd December 2019, Madam Tan Yok Chin, the spouse of Chong Ain Hong, passed away peacefully. She was 91 years old.

Hundreds of the family’s relatives, VIP guests and friends showered their warmth presence at the residence at Kampong Salambigar during the 5 days of the wake. More than 80 wreaths were delivered to the residence.

The funeral proceedings took place last Thursday, 26th December 2019. Hundreds turned up to show their final respect. Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji ‘Abdul Wadood Bolkiah paid respect to the late Madam Tan Yok Chin. Also present were Yu Hong, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam, Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin, Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh, a member of the Legislative Council and the Chairman of Chung Hwa Middle School, Malcolm Lim Tiong Han, the President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Lau How Teck of Hua Ho Manggis.

During the funeral, donations were made to 17 non-profit organizations including nine private schools.

The late Madam Tan Yok Chin was known for kindness and generousity. She is deeply missed by her families and friends. May she rest in peace.

 

 

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More than 80 wreaths given during the funeral
 

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The obituaries from families and friends
 

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Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji ‘Abdul Wadood Bolkiah (2nd from left) paid his respect to the late Madam Tan Yok Chin at her residence
 

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Chong Ain Hong with his friends during the wake
 

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Yu Hong, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam paying her respect
 

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Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin paying his respect
 

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Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh and his spouse paying their respect
 

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The Tiong Hwa Association led by YB Ong Tiong Oh paying their respect. Also present of Malcolm Lim Tiong Han, the President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce (2nd from right)
 

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Lau How Teck (centre) of Hua Ho Manggis and representatives of Hua Ho Manggis paying their respect
 

 

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The Board of Directors of Chung Hwa Middle School paying their respects and also receiving donation for Chung Hwa Middle School
 

 

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Friends and relatives paying respect during the wake
 

 

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The grandsons and granddaughters of the family
 

 

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Family paying final respect during the funeral
 

 

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Brunei Basketball Association paying respect and receiving donation
 

 

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Seri Mulia Sarjana School paying respect and receiving donation
 

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Chung Ching School paying respect and receiving donation
 

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Brunei-Muara Tai Chi Association paying respect and receiving donation
 

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Visitors paid a visit during the funeral last Thursday
 

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Staff of Chang Ein Hong paying their respect
 

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Family members about to leave the residence for the burial
 

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Heading to the burial site
 

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The sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters and great granddaughters of the late Madam Tan Yok Chin
 

Year End Special

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Drive home a new A 200 AMG Line
 

Drive home a new A 200 AMG Line before 31st December 2019 and receive *2 years extended warranty with unlimited mileage or *5 years free servicing. The A 200 features a high-resolution 10.25-inch instrument display with selectable display styles, while Smartphone Integration keeps you connected via Apple® CarPlay® or Android Auto®. Call us now at 2441763/2441777 to book for a test drive or visit Mercedes-Benz Beribi showroom/Autohaus today for more information. You’ll be glad you did!! * Terms & Conditions apply.

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