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CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N have been revealed, as has the 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced...

Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a new '53' model line in Detroit, with power from a 48V hybrid-boosted inline-six engine. Debuting in the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, the new powertrain comprises of a turbocharged inline-six petrol engine making 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque, augmented by a 48V electric system offering an extra 16kW and 250Nm for brief periods...

2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 4Matic+ has been teased on social media ahead of its reveal at the Detroit motor show this week. Set to become the flagship of the new-generation CLS range, the AMG CLS53 will become the first mainstream AMG-badged hybrid, and likely pioneer a new range of electrified '53' models...

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed

The new-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been officially revealed and detailed at this week's Detroit motor show, ahead of an Australian launch in the third quarter of this year - likely making it a 2019 model by then. We've already seen the new G-Wagen inside and out through various sets of leaked online images, so the overall design doesn't offer too many surprises - though it was never going to be anything other than an evolutionary look...

Mercedes-Benz launches new MBUX infotainment with new A-Class

In Las Vegas for the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES), CarAdvice today had a taste of Mercedes-Benz's all-new smartphone-style operating system - MBUX - in, of all vehicles, the upcoming A-Class. You'd expect such clever, high-end technology to debut in something far more exotic such as a new S-Class, but according to the German Manufacturer, the all-new A-Class is the perfect platform to showcase the technology...

Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for seat fix

The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has been recalled over concerns the sensor in the front passenger seat may not recognise an occupant - potentially disabling the airbag. According to the German performance marque, six examples of the GT could be fitted with software that doesn't correctly classify the type of front passenger...

Mercedes-Benz designers talk through the Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is among the most interesting launches of 2017, coupling a Formula 1 powertrain with road-car sensibilities. Designing a car capable of circuit-crushing performance and road-ruling comfort is a unique challenge, the likes of which most engineers and designers never face...

Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...

2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for 1343 examples of its 2015 and 2016 C63 S model line, over concerns drivetrain torque peaks could cause the drive-shaft to fail. The manufacturer reports pulling away on wet roads could see the vehicle's drivetrain experience torque peaks. If the condition occurs, it could lead to the failure of the drive-shaft, resulting in a "loss of propulsion"...

World's first Mercedes-AMG dealership opens in Sydney

Mercedes-AMG has aggressively expanded its model line-up in recent years, pushing downmarket with a range of V6-powered '43' models. Now, it's expanding its footprint in a very different way, with a dedicated full-service dealership in Sydney. Rather than rubbing shoulders with four-cylinder A-Classes and diesel vans, the showroom will be dedicated to high-performance cars with a three-pointed star on their nose...

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied with new face

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 has been spied this week, during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. For the first time, we can see the company's new 'Panamericana' front grille - which will soon become a commonplace across the entire AMG range - along with a beefier front bumper treatment, and different tailpipes...