2015 Mercedes Benz C250 AMG Line Review

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2015 Mercedes Benz C250 AMG Line Review

With the new C-Class, Mercedes have sought to redefine compact luxury with class-leading quality and refinement. Have they succeeded? Watch the video of the Mercedes-Benz C250 AMG Line to find out.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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CarPlay roll out delayed by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo
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CarPlay roll out delayed by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo

Both Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are delaying their US roll out of Apple CarPlay, although it’s unclear whether there will be flow on effects for Australian customers. Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are two out of the five automotive brands that were initially scheduled to offer CarPlay compatible entertainment systems, at least in the US, by the end of 2014...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class made in South Africa
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class made in South Africa

A number of Australian-delivered models of the W205 (2015) Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan are being sourced from the German company’s South African plant in East London. The previous-generation W204 C-Class was sourced from Germany, but the new C-Class range will include sedan models sourced from the African nation...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class avoids Luxury Car Tax across the board
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class avoids Luxury Car Tax across the board

  All non-optioned versions of what looks set to be Australia’s most popular luxury car, the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, will avoid the federal government’s controversial luxury car tax when it goes on sale later this week. The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class range starts from $60,900 for the C200 and tops out at $74,900 for the C300 hybrid...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible : Ultra high-end soft-top spied ahead of forthcoming reveal
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible : Ultra high-end soft-top spied ahead of forthcoming reveal

The forthcoming Grand Daddy of German soft-tops, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible, has been snapped undergoing testing ahead of its expected world premiere next year. We have known for some time that Benz is planning an S-Class convertible — see our exclusive report from back in 2012 — but these images from our snappers in Europe give us the best look yet...


Mercedes-AMG Face off - AWD v RWD in the Snow
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Mercedes-AMG Face off - AWD v RWD in the Snow

Just how much is the difference in off-the-line traction? Full length video of the Mercedes-AMG Snow Challenge at the Snow Farm near Queenstown, New Zealand coming soon.


NRMA offers cheaper insurance for cars with AEB as standard
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NRMA offers cheaper insurance for cars with AEB as standard

NRMA Insurance will reduce premiums for those who own vehicles with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted as standard, but rival insurers will not follow suit any time soon. Head of research Robert McDonald made the announcement this week, revealing that depending on the type of system, car owners who take out a new policy with NRMA or renew their existing policy could save up to 15 per cent...


Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review
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Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review

The Audi Q3 has commanded a staggering 50 per cent share of the small premium SUV segment for the first half of this year, its sales totalling a full 72 per cent more than arch-rival the BMW X1. It’s the Audi, then, that is the biggest rival to the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the stalwart it must beat here (although we also requested an X1 to no avail) for the title of Australia’s best small premium SUV...


I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report
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Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will increase its stake in Aston Martin and supply the British sports car maker with electric and electronic parts in a deepening of the partnership formed last year. Bloomberg reports Daimler will receive another one per cent stake in the business, increasing its share of Aston Martin to five per cent...


Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard: Secure sedan aims to go unnoticed
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Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard: Secure sedan aims to go unnoticed

For security-minded captains of industry and dignitaries, the new generation Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard offers improved protection from attack, as well as high levels of luxury. From the outside the S600 Guard looks barely any different to regular S600 models — unless, of course, the optional flag holders are fitted or the discretely mounted emergency lights are flashing away...


BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 : Comparison review
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 : Comparison review

BMW M Division is the master of toying with magic these days. Here is the brand new BMW M4 we’ve been driving for less than an hour, at 100km/h on Melbourne’s Monash freeway while the official launch is still happening in New Zealand, and the trip computer is reading 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres...


Mercedes-Benz readying AMG Sport range to rival Audi S line, BMW M Performance range
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Mercedes-Benz readying AMG Sport range to rival Audi S line, BMW M Performance range

Mercedes-Benz will develop a family of AMG Sport models to sit beneath its hardcore AMG performance range. The AMG Sport sub-division is intended to go head-to-head with fellow second-tier sports lines from rivals, including Audi’s S line and BMW’s M Performance range...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Special Edition adds features and value
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Special Edition adds features and value

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class range has been expanded with feature-packed Special Edition versions of the E250 and E250 CDI variants. The Special Edition package adds 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, panoramic sliding sunroof, heated front seats, 360-degree camera, wood/leather steering wheel, illuminated front door sills, and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with DAB+ digital radio...


2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains nine-speed automatic gearbox, but not in Australia
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains nine-speed automatic gearbox, but not in Australia

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class range will see the inclusion of a new 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, following in the treadmarks of the recently updated Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. A release from the company states that the new gearbox will be offered in the E350 BlueTEC diesel model in sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet body styles, with emissions and fuel consumption rated at 5...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito will be larger, more versatile and more efficient than ever when it hits delivery rounds in October. Revealed overnight, the mid-sized Vito is the light-commercial version of the V-Class people-mover that was unveiled in January...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine detailed in full
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Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine detailed in full

Mercedes-Benz has revealed full information about its new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that will power the forthcoming 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT and next-generation C63 AMG. Codenamed the AMG M178, the 3982cc bi-turbo eight-cylinder will produce peak outputs of 375kW (at 6250rpm) and 650Nm (between 1750 and 4750rpm) in its application in the GT — similar to the Porsche 911 Turbo’s 383kW/660Nm six-cylinder...


Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied
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Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied

A prototype of the new Smart Fortwo Brabus has been spied testing on public roads in Europe. The camouflaged pocket-rocket, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, appears less than a week after Daimler’s city-car division officially unveiled its pint-sized third-generation Fortwo and larger second-gen Forfour...