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More brands passing new Luxury Car Tax savings on to buyers

Buyers shopping at the premium end of the new car market will hang onto a little extra pocket money from this week, with BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus and Porsche all moving to pass new savings onto customers...

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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations
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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

How much longer can the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen exist in a world that is facing ever-tightening regulations for safety and emissions? Forever, perhaps… CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-Benz’s vice-president of product for SUVs and sports cars, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, at the recent launch of the new GLE SUV and GLE Coupe, and he suggested the big hardcore off-roader will be sold until there’s no-one left who is willing to buy it...


2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed

The updated 2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed with subtle exterior styling changes and revised engines and interior treatments across the range. At first glance the changes to the updated A-Class may not stand out, but there's a revised "more arrow-shaped front bumper" while LED headlamps are also available for the first time...


2015 Mercedes-AMG A45 ups the ante in four-cylinder power war
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2015 Mercedes-AMG A45 ups the ante in four-cylinder power war

Just when you thought four-cylinder engines couldn’t get much more powerful, the updated Mercedes-AMG 45 has been revealed with – you guessed it – more grunt. And a new look. And a new name. The updated Mercedes-AMG A45 hot hatch has seen some fairly significant changes as part of its mid-life update – so many that Matthias Schmidt, Mercedes-AMG product manager of compact cars, said “we made so many changes on the car, it’s almost a new A45”...


Mercedes-Benz doesn’t see Tesla as a threat
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Mercedes-Benz doesn’t see Tesla as a threat

Tesla Motors may be creating waves in the automotive industry, but Mercedes-Benz is unfazed by the growth of the electric car specialist brand. At the recent reveal of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC compact SUV, the chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, essentially stated that he isn’t worried about the electric upstart brand...


Mercedes-AMG looks to plug-in to the latest high-power hybrid trend
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Mercedes-AMG looks to plug-in to the latest high-power hybrid trend

It appears inevitable that Mercedes-AMG will soon have a high-performance plug-in hybrid model among its ranks. At a recent visit to the AMG headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-AMG head of marketing Wolfgang Ungerer, who explained that while the introduction of a plug-in hybrid model wearing an AMG badge may not come tomorrow, it’s bound to happen...


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Review
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Review

Is it a copycat? That could be the biggest accusation that could be levelled at the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, which is suspiciously similar in its intent to the BMW X6. Part SUV, part four-door ‘coupe’, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could be seen as a catch-up model...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 sports sedan has been spotted by our photographers on the streets of Germany. While our spies have managed to snap photos of the new E-Class' exterior and interior before, this is the first time they've spotted the AMG fettled model during its development...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied with minimal camouflage
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied with minimal camouflage

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe has been spied wearing very little in the way of disguise on the streets of Nurburg, Germany. When our spy photographers nabbed photos of new C coupe earlier this year, both on the streets of Germany and sliding around in the northern snow, the prototypes were wearing copious quantities of swirly disguise...


Mercedes-Benz GLE Review
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Review

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is a revamped ML. Is that a good or bad thing? Matt Campbell finds out.


Mercedes-Benz on convertible SUVs: we will find a market
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Mercedes-Benz on convertible SUVs: we will find a market

The idea of a convertible SUV may seem silly, but given the growth of the SUV segment globally it's one that’s gathering momentum – including at Mercedes-Benz. The German luxury brand has been a player in the world of drop-top SUVs for years. Its iconic G-Wagen model was offered as a rag-top Cabriolet variant for military use and for public purchase for a staggering 34 years before being axed in 2013...


Mercedes-Benz GLS could include long-wheelbase, Coupe variants
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Mercedes-Benz GLS could include long-wheelbase, Coupe variants

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS – the car that replaces the current Mercedes-Benz GL – will be revealed later this year, and the brand is looking at derivatives that could help it fill ultra-niche and ultra-luxury segments. The company has just launched its new GLE and GLE Coupe models in Europe, and there’s a GLC and GLC Coupe pairing also on its way...


Mercedes-Maybach rolling out the door in China
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Mercedes-Maybach rolling out the door in China

Luxury German car-maker Mercedes-Benz is selling more of its flagship Maybach cars in China each month than it used to sell globally in an entire year. Wealthy Chinese buyers are snapping up the 1.44 million Yuan ($298,000) ultra-luxury version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class to the tune of 500 each month...


Mercedes-Benz GLE pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLE pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be priced a little higher than it was sold as the Mercedes-Benz ML, but there are plenty of new standard equipment inclusions to offset any price hikes. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE – which replaces the ML – will be priced from $86,900 plus on-road costs when it launches in Australia in September this year...


Large van comparison: Fiat Ducato v Ford Transit v Mercedes-Benz Sprinter v Renault Master
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Large van comparison: Fiat Ducato v Ford Transit v Mercedes-Benz Sprinter v Renault Master

Big white vans may seem bland to the majority of road users on the market, but these ubiquitous boxes on wheels are the lifeblood of thousands of businesses across Australia. Removalists, courier companies, stevedores and provedores use large vans such as these on a daily basis, so we’ve assembled four of the big players in the market to see which is our pick in terms of practicality, performance and payload...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe almost certain for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe almost certain for Australia

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC seems to be the gift that keeps on giving - particularly if you want a broad range of mid-sized luxury SUVs. Along with details on the new GLC range, which includes a number of petrol and diesel versions and even a plug-in hybrid model, we've learnt of plans for two go-fast models - the Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 - and now Australia looks very likely to see the addition of the all-new GLC Coupe, too...


Mercedes-Benz GLC revealed
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Mercedes-Benz GLC revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC mid-sized SUV made its long-awaited world premiere tonight in Germany, meaning the Stuttgart-based marque finally has a proper global rival for the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. A replacement for the GLK (a left-hand-drive car that never came here, much to Mercedes-Benz Australia’s chagrin), the GLC in many ways takes elements from the hugely successful C-Class and applies them to a crossover body-style...


Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport models confirmed
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Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport models confirmed

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has only just been revealed, but already CarAdvice can confirm the new model will be offered in two hardcore versions: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport and flagship Mercedes-AMG GLC 63...


Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived to take advantage of the world’s current taste for SUV-style vehicles. The seven-seat R-Class went on sale in its original form in 2006, before an update in 2010 saw some big styling changes. The car was discontinued from most international markets in 2013 due to slow sales, though it is still being built and sold in China for that market only...


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could have beaten BMW X6 to market
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could have beaten BMW X6 to market

The car that upset the SUV segment – the BMW X6 – could have been beaten to market by a Mercedes-Benz coupe-style SUV way back before the Bavarian brand's controversial crossover vehicle launched in 2008. That admission came at the launch of the first ever Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe – which could have been the ML Coupe had it been built way back when – in Austria overnight...