Mercedes-AMG preparing for hybrid future

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Mercedes-AMG preparing for hybrid future

A report this week has again hinted at plans for a hybrid-powered Mercedes-AMG range of the future, as the company works to stay ahead of tightening emissions regulations...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - parking tip
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - parking tip

If you are worried about scraping your wheels when reverse parking, dipping the passenger side mirror to see the curb is always a good option. But to change the mirror from parking to driving all the time can be a bit of a pain. But luckily, in a Mercedes, there is a neat trick...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Review : International Launch
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Review : International Launch

This is the Mercedes-Benz GLC, arguably one of the company’s most important new model launches in years. Arriving in Australia on December 1 of this year, it will take on established medium SUV players such as the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Mercedes is confident it can outsell them both...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe teased on race track
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe teased on race track

The Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe has been officially teased, for a second time ahead of its debut next month, via new photos that show a prototype undergoing testing at the Hockenheim track in Germany. If, as expected, the C63 coupe takes its drivetrain straight from the sedan, it will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8...


2018 Mercedes-Benz ute will be properly premium
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2018 Mercedes-Benz ute will be properly premium

It’s no secret that the Mercedes-Benz pickup due to launch around 2018 will use the NP300 Nissan Navara’s core platform, but the company insists the design and most mechanicals will be “real Mercedes”. That’s according to Daimler board member Thomas Weber, who re-iterated to Australian media including CarAdvice last week that the much-anticipated light commercial from Mercedes-Benz’s Vans division would get substantial differentiation...


Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito
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Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito

When a company comes out with a big claim about safety, it’s always pertinent to take a closer look – and that’s certainly the case with the Mercedes-Benz Vito van. Mercedes-Benz Australia launched the new van this week, claiming – unabashedly – that the Vito is “quite possibly the world’s safest office”...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Review
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLC finally gives the market's dominant luxury brand a viable medium SUV contender, and it's a hell of a debut...

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$64,500 - $69,900

2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito enters the bustling mid-sized van segment against some strong rivals. How does it stack up?

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$37,140 - $57,190

2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people mover has arrived as part of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito range. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Valente is priced at $56,380 plus on-road costs, which is a $1790 hike over the existing model ($54,590 plus on-road costs), but that version had less standard gear...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications

The new-generation 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito van has arrived in Australia. Boasting an entirely new look and revised drivetrains, the updated Vito model has also been given a boost to its standard equipment list. The existing Mercedes-Benz Vito range kicked off from $38,990 plus on-road costs for the 110CDI, but the new model has arrived with a sharper drive-away price for the entry-level 111CDI model of $36,990...


Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand
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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand

Mercedes-Benz Australia says the introduction of an all-new range of 450 AMG models — the brand's new sub 63 AMG range — starting with the C450 AMG, will not detract from the hardcore aspect of its 'proper' AMG cars. Asked by CarAdvice if those ‘lesser’ AMG models will hurt the AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz Australia public relations senior manager David McCarthy said he didn’t believe so...


Mercedes-AMG trailing Porsche by just 32 sales in Australia
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Mercedes-AMG trailing Porsche by just 32 sales in Australia

Mercedes-AMG is only 32 sales behind Porsche in Australia for the title of the best selling luxury performance brand. Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles, now referred to as Mercedes-AMG, account for a staggering 13 percent of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold in Australia, giving our market the highest AMG uptake of any country in the world and nearly double that of the second contender...


Mercedes-Benz moots up to eight next-generation compact models
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Mercedes-Benz moots up to eight next-generation compact models

Mercedes-Benz has made a quantum shift over the past four years by rolling out five compact cars based on the same ‘MFA’ architecture — but the company says there's scope for even more iterations next time around...


2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Review

Can a turbocharged Mercedes-AMG C63 S be as good as the naturally aspirated champion?

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Allroad-style crossover on the cards
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Allroad-style crossover on the cards

Mercedes-Benz appears to be mulling the idea of producing a jacked-up crossover version of the C-Class wagon to match the Audi A4 Allroad. The German company last week staged the world premiere of the GLC (see local pricing and specifications here), a mid-sized SUV rival for the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 based on the same ‘MRA’ modular architecture as the C-Class, and sharing about 70 per cent of its parts...


Mercedes-Benz asks: How far can you stretch premium?
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Mercedes-Benz asks: How far can you stretch premium?

How far can you stretch the notion of ‘premium’? That was a question posed to us this week by Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, who reiterated this week the company’s reluctance to produce a car smaller than the A-Class, namely a rival for the Audi A1...


Mercedes-Benz says SUV boom will never end
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Mercedes-Benz says SUV boom will never end

Will the global SUV boom end? Not a chance, says Mercedes-Benz, which this week launched its newest high-riding model — the GLC — and is mooting several more additions in future years. It’s no secret that, around the world, the crossover SUV is fast becoming the new default vehicle — in Australia, for instance, 34...


Mercedes-Benz admits mistake, now more focused on RHD markets
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Mercedes-Benz admits mistake, now more focused on RHD markets

The chief of Mercedes-Benz’s research and car development has conceded the company made a big mistake not offering its previous-generation mid-sized SUV, the GLK, to right-hand-drive markets such as Australia. “In the first instance we were not sure if the overall volume was big enough and [there was] also complexity,” said Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, told us this week...


Mercedes-Benz GLC pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLC pricing and specifications

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC will be priced from $64,500 plus on-road costs when it launches in Australia on December 1. The GLC is shaping up as Mercedes-Benz's most important all-new model in years — an overdue, and desperately needed, medium SUV to rival the popular Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Land Rover Discovery Sport...