Stuttgart. With only a few weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about those final presents. The “Christmas Stars 2016″ Collection from Mercedes-Benz is packed with gift ideas for the whole family, with no shortage of products for those most eager of recipients – the youngsters. The Collection, made up of high-quality gifts in every price category, is available from Mercedes-Benz sales partners. If you are in search of ideas for gifts or inspiration for your own wish list, you will find details of several of the products here.
How about fitting a sports car under the Christmas tree this year? The all new Mercedes-AMG GT S Electric Sports Car for Kids allows children aged 3+ years to discover the joy of driving at up to approx. 5 km/h. Painted in the authentic AMG Solarbeam or in polar white; the e-sports car is suitable for a maximum bodyweight of approx. 30 kg. To ensure no one is injured when your child is at the wheel, this e-sports car can be remote controlled from a mobile phone. LED lights and engine sound round off the car’s features. The vehicle is delivered in a cardboard box in the attractive Mercedes-AMG layout. (Vehicle material: plastic; size: approx. 132.5 x 46.5 x 68 cm; weight: approx. 14.3 kg).
The Mercedes-Benz “AMG Line” pedal vehicle requires more physical effort. The metal go-kart with plastic parts is finished in the authentic paintwork colour designo hyacinth red metallic. Thanks to the AMG Line details on the body, steering wheel and seat, it is certain to turn heads wherever it’s being driven. To make it even more fun, the steering wheel features a sound module which creates four different tones. The seat position can be adjusted forward and back for driving comfort.
The Bobby-AMG GT is a high-quality car for kids 18+ months. The agile longitudinal and lateral dynamics come courtesy of the profiled whisper tyres which are fitted to rims featuring a cross-spoke design which is true to the original AMG forged wheels. And while the steering wheel in AMG GT design provides for safe manoeuvring, the detailed headlamps and tail lights in clear glass help to round off the accomplished look of the ride-on toy car. Optimum seating comfort is assured thanks to a seat cushion made of foam material and finished in the colour red pepper. The new Bobby-Cars come with a set of stickers as well as assembly instructions. Additional features of the Bobby-AMG GT include the infinitely adjustable, precision double-pivot steering and a small turning circle. As an option, the silver Bobby can also be equipped with LED (front and rear) lights and thus be called Bobby-AMG GT S.
In addition to functional headlamps and rear tail lights, as standard the sporty Bobby-AMG GT S boasts the exclusive colour AMG Solarbeam. Just like the series vehicle, the AMG GT S features a steering wheel with flattened bottom section, two-tube instrument cluster and black wheels in the cross-spoke design of the AMG forged wheels and fitted with whisper tyres. To enable daytime running lamps and low-beam headlamps to be activated quickly, there is a headlamp switch on the dashboard. Other items of equipment include the foam seat cushion in the colour black.
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The reversible bear/”G-Class” is a cuddly bear and toy car in one. Its ability to transform between the two comes down to the zip in the back of the bear/at the base of the car. Approx. 35 cm tall, it is produced in brown (bear)/red plush (G-Class).
The toy Arocs 8×4 halfpipe construction dump truck is prefect for inspired construction engineers. The plastic, in scale 1:16 construction site vehicle was created using the original CAD data of series model and is hand-assembled from over 50 individual parts. It measures around 70 cm in length and features opening doors. The construction dump truck has a yellow cab. The red halfpipe has a tipping function: a pull-out cylinder with three locking stages allows different scenarios to be acted out. Manufactured by Bruder Toys for Mercedes-Benz, the model is suitable for children aged three and over.
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer won’t be the only one to cast an envious eye over our cool Bobby-Benz sledge: the Mercedes-Benz design and the silver/black colour scheme give it a sporty yet chic look. Its technical highlights include metal runners and a sprung steering axle. Standard features include a horn and a cord and grip for towing. The sledge has been safety-tested by the TÜV (German technical inspection authority), bears the GS (Tested Safety) mark, and is suitable for children between the ages of four and ten.
Another item with a silver colour scheme is, naturally enough, the Silver Arrow W 125 pullback model car in scale 1:64. The pullback model is manufactured by Minichamps for Mercedes-Benz. It is suitable for children aged three and over.
Children aged four and over and standing from around 105 centimetres tall, will enjoy learning to cycle on the 16-inch Children’s Bike, available in south sea blue, pink and white. Features include a backpedal brake, a rim brake at the front, robust metal mudguards, soft handlebar grips, a front stem with impact protection and a kickstand. The colourful wheels are fitted with 16-inch “Big Apple” tyres by Schwalbe. The saddle height can be adjusted between around 50 and 59 cm.
The Collection also includes a suitable Children’s Bicycle Helmet, manufactured in Germany by uvex for Mercedes-Benz. The black plastic based helmet is a robust, impact-resistant in-mould construction and is EN DIN 1078/TÜV/GS-certified. Features include a comfort closure, anti-insect mesh, the safety LED and three interchangeable cross visors fitting to the bicycle colours of south sea blue, pink and white. The helmet size is adjustable between approx. 50 and 55 cm.
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Swarovski® crystals are a featured on several accessories for women from Mercedes-Benz, including the “Seoul” jewellery range. The “Seoul” Bracelet with its double charm is certain to draw attention to any wrist. While one charm features an openwork pattern based on the Mercedes star logo, the other is trimmed with Swarovski® Crystal Fine Rocks. A small charm in the form of a Mercedes star rounds off the look. These two large charms and the small Mercedes star are also featured on the stainless steel “Seoul” Necklace. Both items come with an extension chain to ensure a perfect fit.
Another choice when it comes to jewellery is the aptly named “Glamour” range. The “Glamour” Watch for women features a black dial with eight Swarovski® crystals as hour markers, along with a Mercedes star at 12 o’clock and the white numerals 3, 6 and 9. The centre of the dial of this 37 millimetre quartz watch is trimmed with black Swarovski® Crystal Rocks. The stainless steel case and hardened mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating provide the necessary protection, while the silver-coloured hands with Super-LumiNova® detail and the black calfskin strap round off the high-quality look to perfection.
The “Glamour” Bracelet is produced in black microfibre and features stainless steel elements and Swarovski® crystals. With its press-stud fastener, featuring an openwork star logo, the 38.5 centimetre long bracelet is easy to put on and remove. The “Glamour” Key Ring is another visual treat: here too black microfibre is trimmed with Swarovski® crystals. The stainless steel elements, the openwork stud on the fob and three mini split rings which allow quick removal or replacement of individual keys round off the design.
The sporty, elegant “Fashion Gold” Watch for women features 48 Swarovski® crystals as minute markers. Other details of the high-quality quartz watch include a gold-coloured stainless steel case, a silver-coloured dial with sunray finish, a Mercedes star, gold-coloured hands and twelve gold-coloured superimposed hour markers. The links of the stainless steel bracelet strap are coated in a yellow-gold colour, as is the bezel, which is stamped with the hour numerals. The hardened mineral crystal has an anti-reflective coating. The watch measures 36 millimetres in diameter.
Swarovski® Crystal Fine Rocks adorn the black polycarbonate USB drive. The handy USB flash drive has a capacity of 16 GB and is PC and Mac®-compatible. A stainless steel Mercedes star features on the front. The fob of the stainless steel “Saint-Tropez” Key Ring is shaped like a Mercedes star, its background studded with Swarovski® crystals. Other features include a flat split ring and three mini split rings which make it easier to remove and replace individual keys. The key ring is available in three versions: silver-coloured/black, silver-coloured/white and silver-coloured/red.
The Mercedes-Benz Women’s Sunglasses in the Christmas Stars 2016 Collection with their on-trend aviator design are made in Italy and have a gold-coloured/black frame with a metal front and acetate arms. The brown graded lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision are labelled UV 400 for 100% UVA/UVB protection.
The Nail Polish adds a touch of colour to any look. Made by LCN, the polish (approx. 8 ml) is available in the genuine Mercedes-Benz paintwork colours jupiter red and diamond white.
The Mercedes-Benz Perfume for women offers a contrasted composition of mimosa and violets. The bouquet opens with a hint of bergamot to pique curiosity and is softened by a peach note so perfectly tangy it makes your mouth water. The perfume comes in a handy atomiser which holds approx. 60 ml.
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“Classic Steel” is the name of an elegant Men’s Watch with a fashionable vintage look. The stainless steel case with protruding back and bezel harmonises with the silver-coloured/beige dial. Superimposed hour markers and numerals, a classic Mercedes star and silver-coloured luminous hands round off the look. A brown crocodile-effect calfskin strap with buckle fastening ensures optimum comfort. The watch (diameter approx. 42 mm) features a Ronda 6004.D quartz movement.
The Rotary Pushbutton Cufflinks in stainless steel have an elegant and technoid look. The circular upper part features a black epoxy resin inlay and knurled edge. The smaller lower part features a Mercedes star.
In the Mercedes-Benz Perfume for men woody nuances meet floral freshness. While the top notes with Calabrian bergamot, essence of lemon and Italian mandarin stress freshness, its heart note is a warm, spicy blend of Bourbon pepper, nutmeg, violet and galbanum resin, and the perfume lingers with subtle base notes of cedar wood, vetiver grass and patchouli. The eau de toilette (approx. 75 ml) comes in a handy atomiser.
The Men’s Business Wallet is produced in Italian calfskin. With two note compartments, a coin compartment and slots for at least eight credit cards, there is plenty of space for a range of different means of payment. The black wallet measures approximately 12.5 x 10 x 2 cm and features a Mercedes star stud on the front.
Another product with a simple and classically elegant look is the black Business Bag. It is produced in leather and nylon and features two large, zipped main compartments, one of which is designed to hold a laptop measuring up to 38.1 cm (15 inches), plus various inside pockets. In addition, there is a zipped front pocket and a compartment for a mobile phone. Further details include a loop on the back for slipping over the towbar of a trolley suitcase and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. The bag is made by BREE for Mercedes-Benz.
The AMG GT Sports and Travel Bag (measuring approx. 67 x 35 x 35 cm) is both sporty and practical. Produced out of Polyvinylchloride (PVC), the anthracite-coloured bag is robust and durable. The main compartment with small inner compartment and the two outside pockets offer plenty of space. To make the bag particularly comfortable to carry, it features two carry handles in seatbelt material and a detachable, padded shoulder strap. The AMG GT sports and travel bag has an eye-catching look with AMG Solarbeam yellow zips, a black AMG logo print on the front and a black GT logo print on the side.
A coordinating anthracite-coloured AMG GT Cap with AMG Solarbeam yellow sandwich peak detail is also available. It also features carbon fibre-look details on the peak and fastening tab. The design is rounded off by a black embroidered AMG logo on the front and the embroidered letters “GT” on the back.
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The “Firelite Spinner 55″ Suitcase offers room for more than just Christmas presents. The cabin-ready suitcase, manufactured by Samsonite for Mercedes-Benz, is made from a material known as Curv®. Its features include elasticated packing straps in the lower compartment, a divider trimmed with lining fabric in the upper compartment, smooth, silent wheels and a three-digit TSA lock. It measures approx. 40 x 55 x 20 cm and weighs 1.95 kg.
The AMG GT Smartphone Cover is designed to protect the iPhone® 6/6s. The back of the cover is made from high-quality carbon fibre, while the sides are in particularly robust polycarbonate. The black and anthracite colour scheme and the AMG Solarbeam yellow accents make this cover an eye-catching accessory. Other features include inset 3D AMG and GT logos on the back.
With its 14-way top, seven further compartments and an insulated compartment for drinks, the spacious Golf Cart Bag by TaylorMade is a practical and high-quality accessory. It is produced in robust polyester and faux leather, making it both tough and easy to clean. As a special extra, it comes with a detachable rain hood. A shoulder strap helps make it easy to carry.
A range of Mercedes-Benz Key Rings includes two named “Stuttgart” and “Shanghai”. The former is made from stainless steel, with a fob featuring a classic Mercedes-Benz logo. The Shanghai key ring, produced in a high-quality stainless steel/leather combination, brims with attractive details. The fob (available in black, white or red) features a 3D star and laser-engraved “Mercedes-Benz” lettering. A practical snap hook offers plenty of options for attaching the key ring. Both key rings feature three mini split rings, allowing quick replacement and attachment of keys.
The classic motor racing motifs that adorn the “Mille Miglia” Espresso Cups were designed by Wolf Gast. These porcelain cups are available as a set of 2 in yellow/grey and red/grey and are made by Ritzenhoff for Mercedes-Benz. The cups and saucers feature the classic Mercedes-Benz logo.
The design of the “Classic” wine stoppers is based on the gear stick in the classic 300 SL sports car. Three of the stoppers are in painted wood and one in stainless steel. The set of 4 stoppers comes in a gift box (size: approx. 21.5 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm).
The set of 4 Christmas Tree Baubles is a long-standing classic gift idea from Mercedes-Benz. The matt gold-coloured glass baubles (diameter: approx. 7 cm) feature a high-gloss printed star logo.