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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: six variants for Australia, AMG 43 and 63 confirmed

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed that it will roll out six iterations of its sport-stylised mid-sized SUV, the new 2017 GLC Coupe. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz Australia’s Senior PR Manager, David McCarthy, revealed that four variants will hit local showrooms around November or December this year...

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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report

Mercedes-Benz may soon launch a new marque for its upcoming range of pure electric vehicles. Anonymous sources have told Handelsblatt that Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is planning on launching a new brand dedicated to electric vehicles. A final decision on whether to go ahead with the plan will be made at a board meeting scheduled for July 20...


Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut
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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut

The wraps have come off the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, revealed early this morning ahead of an Australian debut that will occur in July next year. Spied numerous times in recent months, the GT R's coming was long known, as was its name and the fact that it would enter as a successor to the hero Black Series model that ruled the roost in the now retired SLS AMG line...


Deals On Wheels - tradie special
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Deals On Wheels - tradie special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

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...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more

Welcome to episode 8 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric leads the way while regular co-host Mandy Turner wrestles a cold, but Mikes Costello and Stevens are on-board to hold his hand...


2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging

When the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid is unveiled next year it will be one of the first production vehicles with wireless charging. The inductive charging system will become available on the options list of the S500e when the facelifted car debuts in 2017...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  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...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...


Mercedes-Benz: internal-combustion engine still has a long way to go
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Mercedes-Benz: internal-combustion engine still has a long way to go

Mercedes-Benz expects internal-combustion engines to stick around for many decades to come, despite a heavy push into both full-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz Technology day in Stuttgart last week, Bernhard Heil, the head of Powertrains at Daimler (Mercedes-Benz parent company) said there is still a lot of potential to improve the internal combustion engines (ICE)...


Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent
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Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent

Mercedes-Benz says that it expects to achieve a 14 per-cent increase in electric vehicle battery capacity each year, almost three times that of Tesla estimations. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz technology day in Stuttgart last week, the head of the company’s electric-drive system integration, Jurgen Schenk, confirmed his company’s plans for battery improvement technology, which should see a nearly doubling of both battery energy density and consequent electric vehicle (EV) range every five years...


Mercedes-Benz to launch all-new electric vehicle before 2020
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Mercedes-Benz to launch all-new electric vehicle before 2020

Mercedes-Benz has showcased its plans for a completely new electric vehicle (EV) architecture that will underpin its upcoming range of pure EVs set to go on sale before the of this decade...


Mercedes-Benz: naturally-aspirated engines are a ‘done thing’
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Mercedes-Benz: naturally-aspirated engines are a ‘done thing’

Mercedes-Benz says that the days of naturally-aspirated engines are over with no further investment or product planned around the use of non-turbo petrol or diesel engines. The once mighty naturally-aspirated units such as the 6.2-litre V8 in AMG products or the 5...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S & C43 Cabriolet Review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S & C43 Cabriolet Review

What makes a real AMG convertible? We put the two new C-Class contenders to the test.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to gain off-roading Audi Allroad rival - report
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to gain off-roading Audi Allroad rival - report

Mercedes-Benz is planning to add a jacked-up variant to its recently-revealed 2017 E-Class Estate range, according to a new report. Just days after the German car maker unveiled its refreshed E-Class wagon range, UK website Auto Express now claims Mercedes is looking to add a more rugged version of the wagon to rival the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review

How does the first ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet manage against its German rivals?


Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts
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Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts

The four- and eight-cylinder engines in the Mercedes-AMG family have great potential for more power and torque if the need arises, the company claims. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Italy this week, the head of Mercedes-AMG Engine development, Janko Wicke, confirmed that both the four-cylinder and new V8 engines have significant potential for more power, if the market demands it...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 28 vehicles in its SLK roadster range. According to the German car maker, affected vehicles may have been fitted with incorrectly-sized nuts on the rear-axle tie rods during production. This may cause the nuts to loosen, affecting the steering characteristics of the car and potentially leading to an accident...


Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report
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Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report

German luxury marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to unveil a new electric SUV concept at this year’s Paris motor show, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the new electrified show car will preview an upcoming production EV, which is expected to debut in the form an SUV that would go head-to-head with the Tesla Model X...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will be offered in two standard and two powered-up AMG forms when it hits Australia in November. The first-ever C-Class Cabriolet will be a sportier and more youthful option, alongside the long-running E-Class Cabriolet badge - which will soon also debut in a new-generation form...