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Audi A7 TDI Biturbo Quattro v Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 : Comparison Review

Wholesale revamps in large premium ‘coupe limousine’ circles have been thin on the ground of late. However, segment leaders the Audi A7 Sportback and Mercedes-Benz CLS have recently received refreshed exterior styling together with revised equipment levels, pricing and some mechanical specifications...

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Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV spy photos

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is being readied for a reveal later this year, and our photographers have caught it out and about during testing. As part of the brand's new, more logical naming structure, the Mercedes-Benz GL will be rebadged as the GLS when this facelift debuts towards the end of the year...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class will cost from $85,500 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in July. Mercedes-Benz Australia will initially offer one V-Class variant, the V250 BlueTec Avantgarde, which is available with seating for up to eight occupants...


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV range has been updated with revised pricing and equipment levels. Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV is now available in four model grades: the entry-level GL350 BlueTEC Limited Edition; GL350 BlueTEC Edition S; GL500 Edition S; and flagship GL63 AMG. There are no images of the new models yet, but buyers can see them in showrooms in the coming weeks...


Mercedes-Maybach S-Class for half the price
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class for half the price

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 ultra-limo costs about half as much as its predecessor did, and is now available to order ahead of deliveries beginning at the end of 2015. Mercedes-Benz Australia today announced a starting price of $449,000 plus on-road costs for its passenger flagship. By comparison, the entry Maybach 57 cost just shy of $900,000 in 2003...


Mercedes-Benz G-Class update revealed with AMG GT engine - UPDATED
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class update revealed with AMG GT engine - UPDATED

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been refreshed once more, and it can now be had with the same engine as the Mercedes-AMG GT. The star of the updated range is the G500 model, which is now powered by the same 4.0-litre direct-injection twin-turbo V8 engine used in the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and the C63. In the G-Class this engine has been tuned to deliver 310kW of power and 610Nm of torque...


Mercedes-Benz GLC spied almost camouflage free
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Mercedes-Benz GLC spied almost camouflage free

Our spy photographers have snapped the new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV almost completely camouflage free ahead of its debut in the coming months. This is far from the first time that the new GLC has been photographed ahead of its debut. Whereas previous prototypes were spotted covered head-to-toe in a layer of swirly and distracting disguise, the car we see here has only a few bits of matte black tape...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class:: 800 sedans recalled for fuel pump mounting fault
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 800 sedans recalled for fuel pump mounting fault

More than 800 award winning Mercedes-Benz C-Class models have been recalled for a fuel pump fault that could result in vehicles stalling. Affecting 873 W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans built between December 2013 and October 2014, the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) product safety recalls website says the recall relates to the vehicles' in-tank fuel pump, which "may detach from its mounting"...


Mercedes-Benz planning Audi TT rival based on A-Class - report
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Mercedes-Benz planning Audi TT rival based on A-Class - report

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning a coupe based on the next-gen A-Class that will rival the Audi TT. Unnamed sources have told Autocar that the Stuttgart-based car maker is debating vigorously at board level plans for such a car. The new TT-rival will be based on the next-generation of the company's transverse-engine front-wheel drive MFA architecture...


Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform
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Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform

Nissan Australia managing director, and former Mercedes-Benz executive, Richard Emery says it is “flattering” that the forthcoming Mercedes ute will be based on the new NP300 Navara. Late last month, Mercedes-Benz made the rather stunning announcement that it would develop and launch a pick-up rival to the Toyota HiLux by around 2018...


Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe spied undergoing testing
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe spied undergoing testing

These are the first images of the all-new Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe - a model that will aim to smash the Audi RS5, BMW M4 and Lexus RC F when it hits the market in 2016. Our spy photographers spotted the prototype Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe in Germany, with plenty of smaller details giving away the fact this is the most hardcore C-Class Coupe we've seen yet...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept premieres in Shanghai
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept premieres in Shanghai

The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe revealed over the weekend ahead of its premiere at the Shanghai motor show this week is a sure sign of the company’s intention to release a BMW X4 rival in the near future. This, the latest step in Mercedes-Benz’s expanded push into the booming SUV space worldwide, is billed as a “near-production-standard study” that downsized the formula the company uses on the 170mm longer GLE Coupe, which it revealed in January this year...


2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S review: Edition 1 track test
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2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S review: Edition 1 track test

Can the new Mercedes-AMG GT S topple the Porsche 911 as the king of the go-to sportscars?

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Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen
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Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen

Mercedes-Benz has called it quits on one of the wildest road-going machines ever made - the G63 AMG 6x6 - with production ending this week. Roughly 100 of the monstrous 5.7m long, 4-tonne, Frankenstein utes were built - but sadly none made it to Australia. With a 405kW/760Nm twin-turbo 5...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet spied nearing production
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet spied nearing production

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet is the latest vehicle to be nabbed by our spy photographers' itchy shutter fingers. This prototype was spotted right outside Daimler's research and development headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Unlike in earlier spy photos, this vehicle is wearing production-ready tail-lights, trim pieces and grille, not to mention less camouflage than before...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range has been expanded overseas with a number of new drive systems, including the new entry-level C160 and the mid-tier C300. Powering the C160 is a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 95kW and 210Nm. It’s available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, and helps the sedan from 0-100km/h in 9...


Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos

Car Advice's spy photographers have managed to capture a prototype of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster. As far as facelifts go, this one will be pretty mild. At the front, the revised car will sport a different set headlights, and a tweaked grille living within a new front bumper. Out the back, the updated roadster will feature a new rear bumper...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK has been unveiled with new engines and transmissions at the bottom end of the range. The entry-level SLK200 trades its turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine for a larger 2.0-litre turbo. Its peak power output is unchanged at 135kW, though torque climbs 30Nm to 300Nm. The same 2...


Mercedes-Benz ute will share components with Navara, be built by Renault-Nissan
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Mercedes-Benz ute will share components with Navara, be built by Renault-Nissan

Late last month, Mercedes-Benz announced it that would be building its first one-tonne ute. Now we know that, for this endeavour, the German luxury car maker will be getting a little help from its friends, Renault and Nissan. After much speculation, the three companies announced today that they would work together to develop and build the new Mercedes-Benz-branded one-tonne ute...


Mercedes-Benz powers on in March
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Mercedes-Benz powers on in March

Mercedes-Benz sales in Australia continue to power on at a rate that its main luxury rivals aren't matching, growing almost 30 per cent in March alone. The Stuttgart marque recorded 3482 deliveries across its passenger, SUV and commercial range last month, enough to finish as the 11th most popular brand overall. As has become the norm, its rivals Audi (1858 sales, up 22...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied drifting in Sweden
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied drifting in Sweden

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe has been spotted by our spy photographers during cold weather testing in northern Europe. Despite the heavy use of camouflaging tape on the car's body, it's easy to see the similarities between the C-Class sedan and its forthcoming coupe cousin...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of Year award
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of Year award

Overnight the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was declared the 2015 World Car of Year by a jury of 75 motoring journalists from around the world. The popular C-Class beat out competition from its fellow finalists, the Ford Mustang and European Volkswagen Passat. According to the jury, the C-Class won by virtue of "taking its design and technological cues from the S-Class...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept teased
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept teased

Daimler Group CEO Dieter Zetsche has shared a sketch of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept with investors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Germany. Described by Mercedes-Benz as a “near production-standard study”, the GLC Coupe concept will debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month, previewing the luxury car maker’s vision for a sporty mid-sized crossover coupe to rival the BMW X4...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift captured inside and out
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift captured inside and out

Our spy photographers have captured images of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class several months ahead of its global debut. These images show that the update for the A-Class hatchback will be a relatively minor affair, at least visually. The new car will feature revised headlight internals, new grille treatments, a revised look for the front bumper, and redesigned tail-light graphics...


Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED
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Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED

Mercedes-Benz plans to fill yet another market niche and expand its family of front-drive compact cars to six models by launching an all-new BLA Shooting Brake, we can today reveal. In a CarAdvice exclusive, a company executive has this week confirmed top-secret plans for the Stuttgart marque to expand its line-up with what it calls a “part family MPV, part sexy sports car”...


Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will command a $1500 premium over its sedan sibling when deliveries commence in June. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the sleek wagon range will come with the same four variants as the sedan, kicking off with the 115kW/250Nm, 1.6-litre CLA200 at $52,400 plus on-road costs. And extra $500 gets you the 100kW/300Nm 2...


Mercedes-Benz Ute : German HiLux rival to launch in Australia around 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Ute : German HiLux rival to launch in Australia around 2018

Mercedes-Benz has dropped a bombshell today by announcing plans to launch a mid-sized pick-up well before the end of the decade. This translates to their being a Mercedes-Benz-badged one-tonne capacity rival for the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, plus the Volkswagen Amarok, in Australian showrooms from about early 2018 — probably in single-, king- and dual-cab guises...


Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year
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Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed plans to add three plug-in hybrid models to its showroom in 2015. The German luxury car brand will offer plug-in hybrid versions of the C-Class, GLE-Class and flagship S-Class, all of which are expected to launch at the same time, and ahead of schedule, around November this year...


Mercedes-AMG GT: Hardcore, possible Black Series prototype spied testing
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Mercedes-AMG GT: Hardcore, possible Black Series prototype spied testing

An aggressive looking Mercedes-AMG GT prototype has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, hinting at a possible Black Series edition of the sports coupe. This supports comments made by Mercedes-Benz at the Detroit Motor show in January this year, that the new AMG-GT range will spawn multiple models...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class replaces the current-generation M-Class, but there's more to the new model than a name change and a facelift. The new-look Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class - which will be revealed at next week's 2015 New York motor show - sees plenty of changes compared with its M-Class predecessor, including a heavily revised front-end with reshaped lights, bumper and grille, while the rear also sees new LED lights and a restyled bumper with reshaped exhausts...