Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has been around the automotive industry since 1881 with Karl Benz creating the first petrol car. There were a great number of influential people involved with the beginnings of Merecedes-Benz. Early on they had racing success that has continued till the current day. In Australia they currently have 35 models available such as the S63 AMG, SLK, C63, E63, Cl-Class, SLK, G Series, GL Series & ML Series. The Mercedes-Benz logo is the best recognised symbol in the world.
Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review
  • More cabin space and better urban ride than A45; head-turning looks; characterful and rev-happy turbo engine; communicative steering; AWD traction
  • Road noise remains an issue; engine lacks a little down low; a little more rear-bias would add some playfulness

OUR RATING
8.5 / 10

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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 is more hatch than crossover, and in some ways is the pick of AMG's family of pocket rockets...

Recent Mercedes-Benz News & Reviews
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe made its Australian premiere this week at Melbourne’s Motorclassica, known as the Australian International Concours d’Elegance.  As such, the stunning grand tourer that replaces the CL makes its first local public appearance one year after the four-door S-Class sedan likewise made its debut at the 2013 Motorclassica...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe reveal at Motorclassica 2014
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe reveal at Motorclassica 2014

Mercedes-Benz unveil the stunning new S-Class coupe along with a few other surprises at the launch of the 2014 Motorclassica exhibition in Melbourne.


Mercedes-Benz AMG extends market dominance
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Mercedes-Benz AMG extends market dominance

The smash success of its four-cylinder turbo compact range is driving Mercedes-Benz AMG to a record total of about 2500 sales in Australia in 2014 despite its traditional biggest-seller being depleted and between generations.  The projected figure will easily outstrip last year’s record total of 1649. In fact, Mercedes-AMG has already moved more than 2000 units out the door this year...


Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG launches in Australia this week and, like its fellow compact AMG-tuned siblings the A45 and CLA45, red-hot demand is already outstripping supply.  With cars just now rolling into showrooms, Mercedes-Benz already holds about 300 firm orders on the car...


Daimler sells its stake in Tesla but will keep collaborating
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Daimler sells its stake in Tesla but will keep collaborating

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG has unexpectedly sold its four per cent stake in “bold partner” Tesla for about US$780 million ($890m), but will retain its collaboration with the Silicon Valley brand.  The cash injection will be pumped into Daimler’s operational business...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Next-gen spied, set to debut advanced engine tech
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Next-gen spied, set to debut advanced engine tech

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class up close, providing our best look yet at the upcoming large luxury car. As these images reveal, the new E-Class will be a natural fit between the C-Class and S-Class from a design perspective...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet : Spy shots reveal S-Class Coupe-inspired tail-lights
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet : Spy shots reveal S-Class Coupe-inspired tail-lights

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will feature styling inspired by the super-luxurious S-Class Coupe, as these spy shots reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s snappers in Germany, the images uncover the upcoming C-Class Cabriolet’s rear end, exposing for the first time its slim, horizontal tail-lights that mirror those of the two-door S-Class...


Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review
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Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review

Not long ago the BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz C200 would have had their model designation badges removed before their starting-out business executive owner even left the showroom. Behind the allure of tri-star and propeller badges were the reality of wheezy base engines and specification that often left execs cranking window winders...


Mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept spied
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Mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a mysterious vehicle inside a Mercedes-Benz facility in Germany. Though covered from nose to tail in grey plastic, the car’s swoopy, low-slung, spaceship-style lines are impossible to miss, being unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the luxury car maker...


Gunther Holtorf completes 884,000km world tour in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
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Gunther Holtorf completes 884,000km world tour in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Last week Gunther Holtorf and his 1988 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen returned to Germany to ceremonially complete an incredible 884,000km journey through most of the countries on Earth. Out of the 195 nations and entities recognised by the UN, Holtorf and his 1988 Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen — a 300GD, if you're absolutely dying to know — have visited 179...


Mercedes-AMG GT : "more to come out of the GT portfolio" says head of AMG, but no more hypercars
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Mercedes-AMG GT : "more to come out of the GT portfolio" says head of AMG, but no more hypercars

The boss of Mercedes-AMG has defended suggestions that the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz is heading the wrong way by first replacing its SLR hypercar with the cheaper SLS and now the cheaper-again GT, with no replacements for the higher models planned...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over steering fault
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over steering fault

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is off to a slightly bumpy start in Australia, with the German brand issuing a recall for all vehicles sold between June 1 and September 1 over a steering issue. The recall affects 946 examples of the new-generation C-Class in Australia, and according to the official recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website, it is due to "the steering coupling lock", which "may not have been correctly engaged"...


Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV
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Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has no plans to increase its stake in British sports car maker Aston Martin. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chairman, spoke to Autocar at the recent Paris motor show and is quoted as saying that "there are no plans to increase our stake [in Aston Martin] or take over"...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 Review

Is this the new benchmark in affordable luxury? We think so.

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$68,900

Mercedes-AMG C63 falls into Australian dilemma with C450 Sport
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Mercedes-AMG C63 falls into Australian dilemma with C450 Sport

When the Mercedes-AMG C63 launches in the second quarter of 2015, there is every chance only the flagship 375kW/700Nm C63 S will be made available locally, confirmed in both sedan and Estate configuration...


Mercedes-AMG kills off naturally aspirated V8, prepares for electrification
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Mercedes-AMG kills off naturally aspirated V8, prepares for electrification

Mercedes-AMG has been directed to first engineer its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine then prepare for electrification. The 4.0-litre engine found under the bonnet of the just-released Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C63 will kill off the 5.5-litre non-turbo V8, the last remaining naturally aspirated V8 in the brand’s portfolio, when the SLK 55 AMG (below) is replaced...


Mercedes-Benz confirms model name changes, ML-Class set to go
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Mercedes-Benz confirms model name changes, ML-Class set to go

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is one month away from making an official announcement that several of its passenger car models will change their names for the next generation. Speculation has been rife that the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class will swap its name to GLE-Class, while the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class not currently sold in Australia, but which will arrive here in its next generation, will be called GLC-Class...


2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Review

It might be a tad dated alongside its newer siblings, but at $159,900, the CLS500 is a lot of car for the money.

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$159,900

Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe : Tunnel Mode demonstrated
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Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe : Tunnel Mode demonstrated

James Ward demonstrates the little known tunnel mode feature in the Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe.


Alleged Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 leaked online
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Alleged Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 leaked online

Photos which are claimed to be of the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 have been leaked online. In recent times Mercedes-Benz has launched new models with limited run Edition 1 models kitted out with some extra kit and tweaked looks. It seems as though the new Mercedes-AMG GT won't be an exception to this new rule...


2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 : Official details and image gallery
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2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 : Official details and image gallery

A series of leaks and impromptu releases saw many details trickle out yesterday, but we can now bring you the Mercedes-AMG C63 in all its glory following its official unveiling and the release of complete details and images. One crucial piece of information that avoided being outed ahead of time is the model’s new name, which follows the lead of the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe in dropping the Benz name...


Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept debuts with autonomous highway driving system
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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept debuts with autonomous highway driving system

The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept made its official debut at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover overnight. The Future Truck 2025 is equipped with the Highway Pilot system, which fuses together the truck's various cameras and sensors to create a three-dimensional digital map, which includes the road, topography, and stationary and moving objects...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S revealed: sedan and wagon versions uncovered
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S revealed: sedan and wagon versions uncovered

New official images of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG have surfaced, with both station wagon and sedan versions of the high-output C63 AMG S. The images have been released following a leak overnight that saw the brand publish images of the C63 AMG, C63 AMG S and C63 AMG Edition 1 on its German site ahead of their scheduled debuts at the 2014 Paris motor show...


Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG variants revealed early on company website
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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG variants revealed early on company website

Photos and details about the new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, as well as the Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG and AMG Edition 1, have been revealed ahead of schedule on the company's German website. All of the pages, except for the AMG Edition 1, which is pictured here, have now been taken down from Mercedes-Benz' German site...


Mercedes-Benz C350 plug-in hybrid : Under consideration for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz C350 plug-in hybrid : Under consideration for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in hybrid sedan has been displayed in prototype form ahead of the model’s unveiling early next year. UK’s Autocar magazine posted photos of a prototype C350 late last week, showing development of the German company’s efficient C-Class model is well under way. Although full technical details are not yet available, the C350 plug-in hybrid will use a 2...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Review

Add an electric motor, get little back - at least in terms of noise and emissions - in the most advanced S-Class yet.

Priced At
$285,000

Mercedes-Benz plans plug-in hybrid assault : 10 new models by 2017
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Mercedes-Benz plans plug-in hybrid assault : 10 new models by 2017

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a plan to bring 10 plug-in hybrid models to market by 2017. The rapid product offensive was announced by the man responsible for group research and development at Mercedes-Benz, and member of the board of Daimler AG, Dr Thomas Weber at the international launch of the S500 plug-in hybrid this week...


2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been given a blink-and-you'll-miss-it facelift, which will debut at the Paris motor show in October. External changes have been limited primarily to the B-Class' bumpers. At the front there are reshaped air intakes and the driving lights have moved to within the reworked headlight clusters...


Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team
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Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team

Mercedes-Benz AMG's head of overall vehicle development and board member Tobias Moers insists he is viewing Erebus in a new more positive light, despite a scathing attack last year on the third-party V8 Supercars team that uses E63 AMG bodies. CarAdvice spoke with Moers last September at the international launch of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in Austria, where he said the racing team run independently by Betty Klimenko must start to win races...