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Mercedes-AMG GT : Hardcore variant to rival Porsche 911 GT3 - report

As revealed by CarAdvice earlier this month, work is well underway on a higher-performance version of the Mercedes-AMG GT to go head to head with the Porsche 911 GT3...

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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 is more hatch than crossover, and in some ways is the pick of AMG's family of pocket rockets...

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe made its Australian premiere this week at Melbourne’s Motorclassica, known as the Australian International Concours d’Elegance.  As such, the stunning grand tourer that replaces the CL makes its first local public appearance one year after the four-door S-Class sedan likewise made its debut at the 2013 Motorclassica...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe reveal at Motorclassica 2014
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe reveal at Motorclassica 2014

Mercedes-Benz unveil the stunning new S-Class coupe along with a few other surprises at the launch of the 2014 Motorclassica exhibition in Melbourne.


Mercedes-Benz AMG extends market dominance
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Mercedes-Benz AMG extends market dominance

The smash success of its four-cylinder turbo compact range is driving Mercedes-Benz AMG to a record total of about 2500 sales in Australia in 2014 despite its traditional biggest-seller being depleted and between generations.  The projected figure will easily outstrip last year’s record total of 1649. In fact, Mercedes-AMG has already moved more than 2000 units out the door this year...


Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG launches in Australia this week and, like its fellow compact AMG-tuned siblings the A45 and CLA45, red-hot demand is already outstripping supply.  With cars just now rolling into showrooms, Mercedes-Benz already holds about 300 firm orders on the car...


Daimler sells its stake in Tesla but will keep collaborating
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Daimler sells its stake in Tesla but will keep collaborating

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG has unexpectedly sold its four per cent stake in “bold partner” Tesla for about US$780 million ($890m), but will retain its collaboration with the Silicon Valley brand.  The cash injection will be pumped into Daimler’s operational business...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Next-gen spied, set to debut advanced engine tech
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Next-gen spied, set to debut advanced engine tech

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class up close, providing our best look yet at the upcoming large luxury car. As these images reveal, the new E-Class will be a natural fit between the C-Class and S-Class from a design perspective...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet : Spy shots reveal S-Class Coupe-inspired tail-lights
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet : Spy shots reveal S-Class Coupe-inspired tail-lights

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will feature styling inspired by the super-luxurious S-Class Coupe, as these spy shots reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s snappers in Germany, the images uncover the upcoming C-Class Cabriolet’s rear end, exposing for the first time its slim, horizontal tail-lights that mirror those of the two-door S-Class...


Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review
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Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review

Not long ago the BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz C200 would have had their model designation badges removed before their starting-out business executive owner even left the showroom. Behind the allure of tri-star and propeller badges were the reality of wheezy base engines and specification that often left execs cranking window winders...


Mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept spied
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Mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a mysterious vehicle inside a Mercedes-Benz facility in Germany. Though covered from nose to tail in grey plastic, the car’s swoopy, low-slung, spaceship-style lines are impossible to miss, being unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the luxury car maker...


Gunther Holtorf completes 884,000km world tour in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
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Gunther Holtorf completes 884,000km world tour in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Last week Gunther Holtorf and his 1988 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen returned to Germany to ceremonially complete an incredible 884,000km journey through most of the countries on Earth. Out of the 195 nations and entities recognised by the UN, Holtorf and his 1988 Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen — a 300GD, if you're absolutely dying to know — have visited 179...


Mercedes-AMG GT : "more to come out of the GT portfolio" says head of AMG, but no more hypercars
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Mercedes-AMG GT : "more to come out of the GT portfolio" says head of AMG, but no more hypercars

The boss of Mercedes-AMG has defended suggestions that the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz is heading the wrong way by first replacing its SLR hypercar with the cheaper SLS and now the cheaper-again GT, with no replacements for the higher models planned...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over steering fault
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over steering fault

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is off to a slightly bumpy start in Australia, with the German brand issuing a recall for all vehicles sold between June 1 and September 1 over a steering issue. The recall affects 946 examples of the new-generation C-Class in Australia, and according to the official recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website, it is due to "the steering coupling lock", which "may not have been correctly engaged"...


Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV
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Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has no plans to increase its stake in British sports car maker Aston Martin. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chairman, spoke to Autocar at the recent Paris motor show and is quoted as saying that "there are no plans to increase our stake [in Aston Martin] or take over"...


2014 Mercedes AMG C63 - first look
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2014 Mercedes AMG C63 - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Tony checks out the updated twin-turbo V8 AMG C63 ahead of it’s Australian launch later this year.


2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 Review

Is this the new benchmark in affordable luxury? We think so.

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Mercedes-AMG C63 falls into Australian dilemma with C450 Sport
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Mercedes-AMG C63 falls into Australian dilemma with C450 Sport

When the Mercedes-AMG C63 launches in the second quarter of 2015, there is every chance only the flagship 375kW/700Nm C63 S will be made available locally, confirmed in both sedan and Estate configuration...


Mercedes-AMG kills off naturally aspirated V8, prepares for electrification
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Mercedes-AMG kills off naturally aspirated V8, prepares for electrification

Mercedes-AMG has been directed to first engineer its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine then prepare for electrification. The 4.0-litre engine found under the bonnet of the just-released Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C63 will kill off the 5.5-litre non-turbo V8, the last remaining naturally aspirated V8 in the brand’s portfolio, when the SLK 55 AMG (below) is replaced...


Mercedes-Benz confirms model name changes, ML-Class set to go
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Mercedes-Benz confirms model name changes, ML-Class set to go

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is one month away from making an official announcement that several of its passenger car models will change their names for the next generation. Speculation has been rife that the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class will swap its name to GLE-Class, while the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class not currently sold in Australia, but which will arrive here in its next generation, will be called GLC-Class...