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Mercedes-Benz praises ANCAP for being more constructively critical

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s light commercial division has praised crash test safety watchdog ANCAP for what it considers a new and significantly more constructive approach to making sure vehicles sold here are as safe as possible...

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Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report
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Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report

With German government's announcement last week of incentives for EVs, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing to launch four new uniquely styled electric vehicles by 2020. To take advantage of the government's rebate scheme, as well as countering moves by BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz is said to be stepping up its investment in electric vehicles...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied almost without camouflage
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied almost without camouflage

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 performance SUV has been spotted near the Nurburgring by spy photographers. As CarAdvice revealed earlier this year, the new GLC63's drivetrain will be derived from the one that will be used underneath the upcoming E63 sedan and wagon, rather than the one used in the existing C63...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review

If you never thought you could afford a Mercedes-Benz SUV, think again. Mandy spends a week with the practical and zippy 2016 Merces-Benz GLA250 4Matic…...

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$59,900

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review

We go extra-large and take the LWB Mercedes-Benz Sprinter out and about.

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$66,760

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spied inside and out
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spied inside and out

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been spotted again by our spy team. Not only is this prototype revealing more of its true self, our photographers have also managed to nab pictures of the coupe's interior. Unlike earlier test mules, which were spotted frolicking around in the Swedish snow, this car has shed all of its false body panels, including its 6 Series-style whale tail disguise...


Mercedes-Benz Airscarf sales banned in Germany
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Mercedes-Benz Airscarf sales banned in Germany

Mercedes-Benz has been ordered to disable the Airscarf heating system in convertibles sold in Germany. According to Automobilwoche (Automobile Week), the German federal court has ruled that Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz, can no longer sell or market Airscarf equipment in Germany as it infringes on an earlier patent not held by the company...


Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison
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Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison

The new ninth-generation A4 quattro is out to prove it's the new mid-sized premium sedan benchmark, taking on the German standard-bearers in BMW 330i and Mercedes-Benz C250...


Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings
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Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings

Crash safety watchdog, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has awarded a pair of vans the maximum five-star crash score. However, the scores were date-stamped with previous testing years. The Ford Transit Custom, which comes standard with front and side airbags unlike some rivals, got the five-star score against 2012 ratings criteria — reflecting when it was physically crashed by sister organisation Euro NCAP (which gave it five stars also)...


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

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon has been photographed outside the Nurburgring in Germany with ever-shrinking quantities of camouflage. Compared to earlier prototypes of the high-performance E63 sedan and new E-Class wagon, this car has shed some layers of disguise, with much of the doors, rear flanks and tailgate doing without the swirly camouflage that still adorns the sills, bumpers, rear windows, and the entire front end...


Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and specifications for the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe have again been detailed, following the launch this week of the regular C-Class coupe range. Like its sedan and wagon counterparts, Mercedes in Australia has again skipped the regular C63 and opted to exclusively offer the C63 S coupe, which is more powerful and better-equipped than the standard version offered in other markets...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Review

Much more than a two-door C-Class sedan, the new C-Class coupe is a genuine junior GT...

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$65,900

BMW X6 xDrive30d v Mercedes-Benz GLE350d Coupe v Audi A7 Comparison
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BMW X6 xDrive30d v Mercedes-Benz GLE350d Coupe v Audi A7 Comparison

There is a segment of cars on the market that carries a crowd of unique followers. They’re cars that are not universally loved for their designs, but they offer buyers a unique styling proposition backed by efficient engines. In a bid to see what this segment is all about and get a better understanding of why people buy these cars, we lined up the 2016 Audi A7, the 2016 BMW X6 xDrive 30d and 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350d Coupe to see which is best...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 15 vehicles from its SLK sports car line over concerns that a battery failure could cause the car’s electric park brake and gear selector to fail. The German manufacturer reports that in the event of a main battery failure, the electric ignition lock will not be supplied power from the backup battery...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is now on sale in Australia, joining the sedan and wagon variants that landed locally in 2014. The new 2016 C-Class coupe was first revealed in August last year, with the hero Mercedes-AMG C63 model debuting a week later. The months since have also seen the new C-Class Cabriolet revealed, making its first appearance at the Geneva motor show earlier this year...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L: Mini-Maybach unveiled in Beijing
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L: Mini-Maybach unveiled in Beijing

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show with a slight twist to usual long-wheelbase game. In China, many owners of luxury cars prefer to be driven, hence the fact that practically every vehicle in the Audi A4-class and upwards is available in both standard and long wheelbase formats...


2016 Mercedes Benz GLS Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes Benz GLS Review

It has a new look and a new name, but is the Mercedes-Benz GLS really the S-Class of SUVs?

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$116,900 - $217,900

Mercedes-Benz Arrow460-Granturismo yacht revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Arrow460-Granturismo yacht revealed

A new luxury motor yacht designed by Mercedes-Benz has embarked on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice this week. Called the “Arrow460-Granturismo”, the yacht, built by Silver Arrow Marine, measures 14 metres long and four metres wide - and the first example of the new range is fittingly named “Mercedes”...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S engine specifications leaked online
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S engine specifications leaked online

Details about the next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S have been leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. Under the bonnet, the new E63 and E63 S will ditch the current model's 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. In its place will be a retuned version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo that made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe, and which also motivates the C63 and C63 S models...


Mercedes-Benz customers want more AMG models, not electric vehicles: Zetsche
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Mercedes-Benz customers want more AMG models, not electric vehicles: Zetsche

"We want more AMG models!" That's the feedback from current Mercedes-Benz customers, according to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the brand's global chief. His comment comes in response to a question on whether the company is currently directing more R&D budget towards autonomous driving cars or pure electric cars...