- the third release of this casting was announced in November 2008. Further
details appeared on 19th December in KMB's on-line magazine 'KMB Today'.
The model was released in Hong Kong on Saturday, 10th January.
- ME16 was one of a batch of 40 such buses ordered by KMB and which entered
service in 1985, after successful trials with the prototype in 1983. These
were the first franchised buses manufactured outside of the United Kingdom/the
Commonwealth to be granted permission to operate in Hong Kong. All were
were withdrawn in 2001/2002 and subsequently scrapped, except three, which
have been preserved by enthusiasts in Hong Kong.