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Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2015 SLK55 v 2017 SLC43

To upgrade, or not to upgrade? That is the question. When a new model of the car you own is released, it's only natural to look at what has changed to see if the update is worth the time, effort, and most importantly, cost...

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Mercedes-AMG to open 10 showrooms in Australia in 2017, Sydney to be first
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Mercedes-AMG to open 10 showrooms in Australia in 2017, Sydney to be first

There will be 10 standalone Mercedes-AMG dealerships in Australia before the end of the year, it has been revealed, with Sydney set to be the first city to see an AMG Performance Centre open its doors. The new dealerships, called AMG Performance Centres, are a new concept for Mercedes-AMG, as the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz looks to expand its presence and establish itself as a player in the sports car space in its own right...


Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?
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Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?

The chances of a high-powered Mercedes-AMG E63 version of either the new-generation E-Class Coupe and future E-Class Cabriolet models is highly unlikely, CarAdvice can reveal. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show, where Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers told CarAdvice the company wasn’t planning to give the swoopy two-door the full go-fast treatment...


Mercedes-AMG to add new models to its small car range
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Mercedes-AMG to add new models to its small car range

Mercedes-AMG is set to expand its small car product offering in line with a new expanded portfolio put forward by the brand over the coming years in line with a couple of new small models from the main brand. At the 2017 Detroit motor show, Mercedes-Benz chief Dr Dieter Zetsche said the company will expand its small car range from five models to eight by 2018...


Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 hot-hatch is already verging on hyper-hatch territory, but in its next generation it is expected to get even more manic thanks to a new drivetrain. The current Mercedes-AMG A45 model already hits hard in the four-cylinder turbo hatch battle with its stonking outputs of 280kW of power and 475Nm of torque, while its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been lauded for its race-track friendly nature...


Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'
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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'

The much-hyped Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is going to offer up a huge amount of power – more than 1000 horses worth, according to Mercedes-AMG head, Tobias Moers...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added

The 2017 Detroit motor show has played host to the debut of the updated 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range, as the sporty arm of the German company celebrates 50 years. The Mercedes-AMG GT range has expanded to include a new coupe derivative, the Mercedes-AMG GT C – there was already a convertible (Roadster) version, but apparently there was demand for it in the hard-top range, too...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 compact SUVs have been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The refreshed model range sees an exterior nip and tuck, new engines and interior revisions, while there’s also a new sporty special edition in the form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 Yellow Night Edition...


Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones
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Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones

Mercedes-AMG will move to differentiate itself further from Mercedes-Benz through design, with the sporty sub-brand set to adopt a polarizing new vertical bar grille design to its go-fast models. With such a proliferation of Mercedes-AMG models, not to mention AMG line packages for non-performance models, it can be hard to pick a real AMG model from a hotted-up regular car, but that won’t be the case for much longer according to Mercedes-Benz chief design officer, Gorden Wagener...


Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'
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Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'

The hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar will be clearly distinguishable as a product of the three-pointed star brand, the company’s chief design officer has revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice at CES 2017, Gorden Wagener – the chief penman for the company who signs off on every new model launched under the Mercedes badge – said the new hypercar was a fulfilling project to lead...


Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year
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Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year

A new hardcore hypercar from Mercedes-AMG, expected to be known as the 2017 Mercedes-AMG R50, will debut this year to celebrate the Affalterbach performance arm's 50th anniversary. A new image of the new Mercedes-AMG R50 was revealed at CES 2017 by the company's head of research and development – and former AMG boss – Ola Kallenius, who said the hypercar would be like a birthday present to the AMG brand...


Mercedes-AMG outsells Porsche in 2016
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Mercedes-AMG outsells Porsche in 2016

There are big name brands that people associate with sports cars - Porsche is probably the most prominent. But despite a record year for the Stuttgart brand, its city sibling Mercedes-AMG outsold it in Australia in 2016. Porsche sales in Australia rose a solid 8.4 per cent, up to 4434 sales despite a dip in Panamera sales due to a model changeover, and the 2016 numbers weren't as good for Boxster for the same reason...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift teased for Detroit: Mid-year launch confirmed for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift teased for Detroit: Mid-year launch confirmed for Australia

A shadowy preview of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA has been handed down, ahead of next week's Detroit motor show. As with the recently updated A- and CLA-Class models, styling changes to the GLA will be a case of spot-the-difference. A lightly restyled bumper and fog-light area can be seen here, along with a new slotted look to the familiar twin-louvre garnish through the centre of the grille opening...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way –  report
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...


Mercedes-Benz about to overtake BMW as world's biggest luxury car brand
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Mercedes-Benz about to overtake BMW as world's biggest luxury car brand

Mercedes-Benz is on track to be the world’s biggest-selling luxury car brand in 2016, according to Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche — four years ahead of schedule. Mercedes-Benz reported 182,602 worldwide car and SUV sales for November excluding Smart (up 12 per cent), taking its annual tally to 1.89 million units...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like. Just hours before the official release, the 2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon were snapped with barely any camouflage while shooting a promotional video...


Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report
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Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report

The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is set to offer a sporty AMG E50 4Matic variant when it launches in Europe in the second half of 2017, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports that the AMG E50, which will likely sit below a hero E63 variant, will be one of the German marque's first models to debut its new M256 in-line six-cylinder petrol engine...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spied

The Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in Europe. As if there was any doubt that Mercedes-Benz was planning to drop AMG's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 into the GLC Coupe, these photos should put those thoughts to bed. Today's prototype follows on from spy photos taken in May of the AMG GLC63 doing a spot of public road testing...