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Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit

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Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a new '53' model line in Detroit, with power from a 48V hybrid-boosted inline-six engine. Debuting in the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, the new powertrain comprises of a turbocharged inline-six petrol engine making 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque, augmented by a 48V electric system offering an extra 16kW and 250Nm for brief periods...

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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal
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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 4Matic+ has been teased on social media ahead of its reveal at the Detroit motor show this week. Set to become the flagship of the new-generation CLS range, the AMG CLS53 will become the first mainstream AMG-badged hybrid, and likely pioneer a new range of electrified '53' models...


2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed

The new-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been officially revealed and detailed at this week's Detroit motor show, ahead of an Australian launch in the third quarter of this year - likely making it a 2019 model by then. We've already seen the new G-Wagen inside and out through various sets of leaked online images, so the overall design doesn't offer too many surprises - though it was never going to be anything other than an evolutionary look...


Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for seat fix
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Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for seat fix

The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has been recalled over concerns the sensor in the front passenger seat may not recognise an occupant - potentially disabling the airbag. According to the German performance marque, six examples of the GT could be fitted with software that doesn't correctly classify the type of front passenger...


Mercedes-Benz designers talk through the Project One
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Mercedes-Benz designers talk through the Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is among the most interesting launches of 2017, coupling a Formula 1 powertrain with road-car sensibilities. Designing a car capable of circuit-crushing performance and road-ruling comfort is a unique challenge, the likes of which most engineers and designers never face...


Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...


Editor's Pick: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'
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Editor's Pick: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'

First published August 12, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we're looking back on some favourites of 2017!  The sharp right-hander, just before the town of Hirten in Germany’s Eifel mountains, approaches faster than you think...


2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled
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2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for 1343 examples of its 2015 and 2016 C63 S model line, over concerns drivetrain torque peaks could cause the drive-shaft to fail. The manufacturer reports pulling away on wet roads could see the vehicle's drivetrain experience torque peaks. If the condition occurs, it could lead to the failure of the drive-shaft, resulting in a "loss of propulsion"...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S v Mercedes-AMG E43 comparison
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S v Mercedes-AMG E43 comparison

So you've got $160k in your hip pocket and fancy a four-door wearing an AMG badge. Fortunately for you, Affalterbach offers two distinctly different choices, if separated in price by only a couple of grand. In one corner sits the perennial favourite nameplate, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Mid-sized and with a Herculean 375kW and 700Nm from its 4...


World's first Mercedes-AMG dealership opens in Sydney
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World's first Mercedes-AMG dealership opens in Sydney

Mercedes-AMG has aggressively expanded its model line-up in recent years, pushing downmarket with a range of V6-powered '43' models. Now, it's expanding its footprint in a very different way, with a dedicated full-service dealership in Sydney. Rather than rubbing shoulders with four-cylinder A-Classes and diesel vans, the showroom will be dedicated to high-performance cars with a three-pointed star on their nose...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied with new face
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied with new face

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 has been spied this week, during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. For the first time, we can see the company's new 'Panamericana' front grille - which will soon become a commonplace across the entire AMG range - along with a beefier front bumper treatment, and different tailpipes...


Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid confirmed, headed for Detroit
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Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid confirmed, headed for Detroit

The boss of Mercedes-AMG has confirmed a hot CLS53 with hybrid technology will debut at the Detroit motor show in January. Speaking with Autocar at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, head of AMG, Tobias Moers, said the 53 branding will be stuck on AMG models using petrol-electric hybrid powertrains - in the process hinting that an E53 could follow the CLS...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet review

A convertible body suits Mercedes-AMG's C43 badge particularly well. It looks like a C63 hot rod, but offers a slightly more relaxed demeanour, and a price point that lines up.


2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate spied

The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate has been spied this week during development testing, giving us a first look at the updated performance wagon. Part of the forthcoming mid-life facelift for the wider Mercedes-Benz C-Class range, the AMG C63 seen here sports camouflaged bumpers and a disguised front grille, which points us to what changes are on the way...


Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate sets new Nurburgring lap record
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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate sets new Nurburgring lap record

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate is the fastest wagon around the Nurburgring, setting a time of 7 minutes 45.19 seconds during a test drive conducted by German car magazine sport auto. Powered by a 4...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied during testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied during testing

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been snapped with minimal camouflage during development testing, giving us a peek at the new car alongside its predecessor. Set to launch next year, the completely overhauled G-Class – or G-Wagen as it's affectionately known – will be wider and more spacious, with a greater focus on road driving...


Mercedes-AMG G63 to be first new-gen G-Class in Oz
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Mercedes-AMG G63 to be first new-gen G-Class in Oz

The upcoming, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will launch with the top-spec Mercedes-AMG G63 when it arrives in Australia. With production for Australia set to begin in April–June, the 2018 AMG G-Wagen will arrive in Aussie showrooms around June-July, followed by the G350 diesel later in the year. The upcoming G63 is expected to make use of the same 4...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S review

The fastest SUV in its segment sounds as good as it looks.

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Luxury Car Tax gone by 2019: Mercedes-Benz
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Luxury Car Tax gone by 2019: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Australia believes that the current framework for a free-trade agreement with the European Union (EU) will finally see the disbanding of the 33 per cent Luxury Car Tax (LCT), starting in 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice in Germany, brand’s Australian head of communication, David McCarthy, said there is a general belief that it's just a matter of time before the tax is nixed...


Mercedes-AMG to set sales record in 2017
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Mercedes-AMG to set sales record in 2017

German performance brand Mercedes-AMG is set to have its best sales year on record in Australia by the end of 2017, on the back of an ever-expanding range and our market’s continued desire to own high performance European vehicles...