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CarPlay roll out delayed by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo

Both Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are delaying their US roll out of Apple CarPlay, although it’s unclear whether there will be flow on effects for Australian customers...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class made in South Africa
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class made in South Africa

A number of Australian-delivered models of the W205 (2015) Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan are being sourced from the German company’s South African plant in East London. The previous-generation W204 C-Class was sourced from Germany, but the new C-Class range will include sedan models sourced from the African nation...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class avoids Luxury Car Tax across the board
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class avoids Luxury Car Tax across the board

  All non-optioned versions of what looks set to be Australia’s most popular luxury car, the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, will avoid the federal government’s controversial luxury car tax when it goes on sale later this week. The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class range starts from $60,900 for the C200 and tops out at $74,900 for the C300 hybrid...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible : Ultra high-end soft-top spied ahead of forthcoming reveal
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible : Ultra high-end soft-top spied ahead of forthcoming reveal

The forthcoming Grand Daddy of German soft-tops, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible, has been snapped undergoing testing ahead of its expected world premiere next year. We have known for some time that Benz is planning an S-Class convertible — see our exclusive report from back in 2012 — but these images from our snappers in Europe give us the best look yet...


Mercedes-AMG Face off - AWD v RWD in the Snow
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Mercedes-AMG Face off - AWD v RWD in the Snow

Just how much is the difference in off-the-line traction? Full length video of the Mercedes-AMG Snow Challenge at the Snow Farm near Queenstown, New Zealand coming soon.


Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review
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Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review

The Audi Q3 has commanded a staggering 50 per cent share of the small premium SUV segment for the first half of this year, its sales totalling a full 72 per cent more than arch-rival the BMW X1. It’s the Audi, then, that is the biggest rival to the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the stalwart it must beat here (although we also requested an X1 to no avail) for the title of Australia’s best small premium SUV...


Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard: Secure sedan aims to go unnoticed
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Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard: Secure sedan aims to go unnoticed

For security-minded captains of industry and dignitaries, the new generation Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard offers improved protection from attack, as well as high levels of luxury. From the outside the S600 Guard looks barely any different to regular S600 models — unless, of course, the optional flag holders are fitted or the discretely mounted emergency lights are flashing away...


BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507

BMW M Division is the master of toying with magic these days. Here is the brand new BMW M4 we’ve been driving for less than an hour, at 100km/h on Melbourne’s Monash freeway while the official launch is still happening in New Zealand, and the trip computer is reading 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres...


Mercedes-Benz readying AMG Sport range to rival Audi S line, BMW M Performance range
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Mercedes-Benz readying AMG Sport range to rival Audi S line, BMW M Performance range

Mercedes-Benz will develop a family of AMG Sport models to sit beneath its hardcore AMG performance range. The AMG Sport sub-division is intended to go head-to-head with fellow second-tier sports lines from rivals, including Audi’s S line and BMW’s M Performance range...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Special Edition adds features and value
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Special Edition adds features and value

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class range has been expanded with feature-packed Special Edition versions of the E250 and E250 CDI variants. The Special Edition package adds 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, panoramic sliding sunroof, heated front seats, 360-degree camera, wood/leather steering wheel, illuminated front door sills, and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with DAB+ digital radio...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Design and Interior Review
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Design and Interior Review

Tony Crawford gets a first-look at the design and interior of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Australia.


2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains nine-speed automatic gearbox, but not in Australia
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains nine-speed automatic gearbox, but not in Australia

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class range will see the inclusion of a new 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, following in the treadmarks of the recently updated Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. A release from the company states that the new gearbox will be offered in the E350 BlueTEC diesel model in sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet body styles, with emissions and fuel consumption rated at 5...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito will be larger, more versatile and more efficient than ever when it hits delivery rounds in October. Revealed overnight, the mid-sized Vito is the light-commercial version of the V-Class people-mover that was unveiled in January...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Mercedes-Benz E400 Estate: week with Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Mercedes-Benz E400 Estate: week with Review

Can a Mercedes wagon change James Ward's once rock solid brand alliance?

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Technology Overview
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Technology Overview

Tony Crawford takes a look at some of the high-tech safety and luxury features that make the Mercedes-Benz S-Class that bit extra special.


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Review

There wasn't much wrong with the outgoing Mercedes-Benz CLS, but a mid-life update makes it better than ever (inside & out).


Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel

The sole diesel version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class - the CLA200 CDI - has been updated with a new engine. The CLA200 CDI that has been sold up until now was powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 100kW of power and 300Nm, but the CLA-Class will now move to a larger 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel while retaining the same power outputs...


Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe revealed: 1000Nm V12 meets curve-tilting tech
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Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe revealed: 1000Nm V12 meets curve-tilting tech

Daimler's range-topping Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe has been unveiled and it combines a lusty twin-turbo V12 with the company's new curve-tilting technology. Under the bonnet lies a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 cranking out 463kW of power and 1000Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission...


Mercedes-Benz whittles back A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG waiting lists to end of 2015
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Mercedes-Benz whittles back A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG waiting lists to end of 2015

Mercedes-Benz Australia has pegged back the waiting list for its A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG four-cylinder turbo twins that, at its peak, extended into 2016. Supply constraints on AMG’s entry models, which also includes the new GLA45 crossover due here in October this year, are not limited to Australia. The company worldwide is very much a victim of its own success on that front...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specifications: priced from $60,900
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specifications: priced from $60,900

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class range will kick off from $60,900 plus on-road costs when it launches here in August. The latest generation of Mercedes’ best-selling model is therefore $1000 more expensive than its predecessor, but Benz claims this new one, codenamed W205, offers a remarkable $10,000 worth of extra equipment over its predecessor, and up to 20 per cent better fuel economy...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the most revealing images to date of the first Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet. The prototype, which, as with earlier test cars, was spotted testing on public roads in Germany, remains heavily disguised by camouflage material and plastic cladding, though gives us our clearest look yet at the car’s headlights, door panels and rear bumper shape...


Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review: CLA250 Sport 4MATIC
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review: CLA250 Sport 4MATIC

The new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC has launched in Australia priced from $64,900 – $1500 more than the front-wheel-drive CLA250 Sport originally planned to be sold locally. Available for order since February, the CLA250 Sport is powered by a lightly tuned version of the same turbocharged 2...

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm

Further details of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid have been revealed, with the brand's first plug-in model offering plenty of tech and mountains of power. The S500 Plug-in Hybrid combines a twin-turbo petrol V6 engine with an 80kW electric motor. The combination offers up maximum power of 325kW and maximum torque of 650Nm, and enables the 5...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class van range is set to be launched in Australia in 2015, and ageing hippies - er, grey nomads - could be treated to a luxury-focused campervan experience with the new V-Class Marco Polo. The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class van will replace the Viano and Valente models with a more upmarket look and significantly improved interior, and the Marco Polo version revealed at the 2014 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf takes the passenger van and makes it road-trip focused...


Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review : GLA250 4MATIC
Rating: 810 /10
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review : GLA250 4MATIC

We take to the snowy mountains in the smallest-ever Mercedes-Benz SUV (and one of its best...)

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$57,900

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz truck demonstrated in Germany
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Self-driving Mercedes-Benz truck demonstrated in Germany

Daimler Trucks has demonstrated the self-driving Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 along a stretch of Autobahn in Germany in front of hundreds of guests including journalists, government officials and captains of industry. The Highway Pilot system fitted to the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is capable of autonomously driving at speeds up to 85km/h...


Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC tipped to become model's top seller
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Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC tipped to become model's top seller

Due to start landing in Australian driveways any day, the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC is tipped to become the compact sedan's model range sales leader, according to the local division. Speaking at the Australian and New Zealand launch of the turbocharged four-wheel drive CLA250 Sport (pictured), Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesman David McCarthy said he would not be surprised if the mid-level model became the range’s most popular...


BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 Edition 507 - Teaser
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 Edition 507 - Teaser

The BMW M4 debuts a new name and a twin-turbo straight-6, but is it enough to tackle the still epic 6.2-litre V8 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507?


BMW and Daimler work together on inductive charging for electric cars
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BMW and Daimler work together on inductive charging for electric cars

BMW and Daimler have announced a collaboration to develop an inductive charging system that will work with both companies' electrified cars. The standardised system to be developed by the two German luxury car makers will be able to charge full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles without the need for those cars to be physically plugged into a power source...