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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...

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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...


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...


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...


Brabus to build Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman - report
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Brabus to build Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman - report

High-performance aftermarket tuner Brabus will reportedly begin building the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman next year. German publication Automobilwoche reports the S-Class Pullman limousine will be manufactured in Bottrop, Germany, from December 2015 by Brabus, a private company with a long history of tuning Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Maybach vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz AMG speeds towards new sales record in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz AMG speeds towards new sales record in Australia

This year will be the best ever for Mercedes-Benz's performance division as it gears up to deliver the 10,000th AMG vehicle in Australia since the launch of the C36 in 1995. AMG currently accounts for nine per cent of Mercedes-Benz Australia’s passenger car and SUV volume - the highest proportion of any market in the world...


Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti confirm Mexican small car production from 2017
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Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti confirm Mexican small car production from 2017

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have confirmed reports that they will embark on a joint-venture to build next-generation Mercedes and Infiniti premium small cars in Mexico from 2017...


Mercedes-Benz’s world-first technology claims unrivaled comfort and a cure for carsickness
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Mercedes-Benz’s world-first technology claims unrivaled comfort and a cure for carsickness

The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has launched in Italy claiming a world-first feature for a production vehicle, dubbed Active Curve Tilting. Like the S-Class sedan with which its shares its platform, the Coupe version uses an adaptive suspension system called Magic Body Control, which uses a camera to ‘see’ the road ahead to improve ride comfort...


Mercedes-AMG GT photographed in camouflage for AMG magazine
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Mercedes-AMG GT photographed in camouflage for AMG magazine

The Mercedes-AMG GT coupe has been featured, albeit dressed in swirling green and black camouflage, in the latest edition of AMG's Driving Performance magazine. While the 14-page feature on the Mercedes-AMG GT is the highlight of the magazine's most recent issue, it doesn't serve up any tantalising new details about the car, except any that one might be able to discern from behind the fire-inspired disguise...


Mercedes-Benz AMG Performance drive experience
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Mercedes-Benz AMG Performance drive experience

Considering it’s the least powerful car you can drive at Phillip Island’s Mercedes-Benz AMG Performance driving event, the C63 AMG 507 Coupe certainly packs some serious wallop. Under the bonnet sits a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V8 with 373kW of power and 610Nm of torque driving the rear wheels –that’s up 37kW/10Nm on the standard C63...


Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: New Japanese advertisement features Super Mario
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: New Japanese advertisement features Super Mario

An ad campaign featuring a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class piloted by Japan's favourite Italian plumber, Super Mario, has become a viral hit. The video was uploaded to YouTube on May 28 and has already seen more than 300,000 hits...


Mercedes-Benz planning road car projects for F1 powertrain facility - report
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Mercedes-Benz planning road car projects for F1 powertrain facility - report

Mercedes-Benz will take advantage of a technical development freeze in Formula One to work on new projects for its future road cars. Mercedes-Benz head of development Thomas Weber told Autocar the Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains facility in Brixworth, UK, has the ability to focus on new sports car programs now that work on its 1...


Mercedes-Benz won't go smaller than A-Class; Smart may make a larger car
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Mercedes-Benz won't go smaller than A-Class; Smart may make a larger car

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says that Mercedes-Benz won't offer a car smaller than the A-Class, but Smart may eventually develop a vehicle larger than the upcoming ForFour. Speaking recently to Automotive News Europe Zetsche said, "We had a long debate about whether we should expand Mercedes into the B-segment [below the A-Class] and we decided this is not going to happen"...


Mercedes-Benz begins helicopter services from Melbourne Airport to CBD
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Mercedes-Benz begins helicopter services from Melbourne Airport to CBD

With an ever-increasing and more affordable range, driving a Mercedes-Benz is a luxury that more and more Australians are getting accustomed to, but the German manufacturer is taking its role as the sales leader in the luxury segment to another level by offering customers helicopter transport services to and from Melbourne airport...


Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV targets BMW X6
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Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV targets BMW X6

There's a new coupe-inspired SUV on the block: meet the Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV. The new Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV is a style-focused "coupe" version of the ML-Class model which is set to be revealed at the Beijing auto show later this month. A single image of the Concept Coupe SUV was revealed by Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche at Daimler AG annual shareholder's meeting...


Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms: report
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Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms: report

An all-new Mercedes-Benz platform destined for the next-generation SLK and SL will underpin future Aston Martin sports cars, while the British brand's first SUV will share its basic structure with the next GL-Class, according to the latest rumours out of the US...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz to simplify platforms for future models
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz to simplify platforms for future models

BMW and Mercedes-Benz will more than halve the number of vehicle architectures used to underpin their future model line-ups. Automotive News Europe reports all future BMW and Mini models (with the exception of BMW’s electric ‘i’ range) will be built from just two platforms: one front-wheel drive and one rear-wheel drive...


2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class – The Quick Guide
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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class – The Quick Guide

A new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is always a significant automotive event. Including the car’s descendent, the 190, Mercedes has sold more than 8.5 million cars in the mid-sized luxury car segment. It has also racked up more than 40,000 sales locally to establish itself as the best-selling luxury car in Australia...


Mercedes Me : online ownership system can find your car, check your fuel
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Mercedes Me : online ownership system can find your car, check your fuel

A new Mercedes-Benz ownership initiative will allow owners to find their car, check whether the doors are locked, turn on the heating or see how much fuel they have left in the tank – all using a smartphone. Mercedes Me was launched at this week’s Geneva motor show as a new sub-brand that brings all the company’s current and future services into a single online utility for owners...


Mercedes-Benz plans to go SUV mad
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Mercedes-Benz plans to go SUV mad

Mercedes-Benz is planning to go SUV crazy by filling gaps in a line-up it admits is already the broadest in the luxury car market. The German car maker now offers up to five SUVs around the world with the recent release of the A-Class-based GLA (pictured top), but is determined to capitalise on the unrelenting demand for the high-riding style of vehicle...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class to spawn sexy SUV, one of "more than 10" new models
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class to spawn sexy SUV, one of "more than 10" new models

At least four new models based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class platform will be launched in the future, Daimler AG member of the board of management Dr Thomas Weber has confirmed. The C-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz to utilise a brand new modular platform called MRA, which Weber calls the brand’s “largest and most important” architecture...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe : first images of luxury two-door leaked
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe : first images of luxury two-door leaked

The first high-resolution images of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe have been leaked ahead of its public debut at next month's Geneva motor show. The replacement for the CL-Class, the swooping Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe was actually seen earlier this week (albeit in a blurry image taken during a Daimler presentation) before these images were published by German website autofilou...


Mercedes-Benz Citan ruled out for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz Citan ruled out for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz Citan compact commercial van will not be sold in Australia after all. The German brand had been mulling over plans to offer the Citan van - a spin-off version of the Renault Kangoo delivery model - in Australia for the past twelve months - but those plans have now been put on ice...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class : engine line-up revealed; C350 Plug-In Hybrid to use 3.0L/100km
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class : engine line-up revealed; C350 Plug-In Hybrid to use 3.0L/100km

Specifications of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class engine range have been released, including details of the super-frugal plug-in hybrid model. The wholly turbocharged global powertrain line-up includes six petrol variants and five diesels, ranging in size from 1.6 to 3.0 litres...


Mercedes-Benz S600 : new tech for luxury flagship
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Mercedes-Benz S600 : new tech for luxury flagship

The Mercedes-Benz S600 will introduce a host of new safety and convenience technologies to the limousine range when it launches internationally in March. Officially unveiled at the Detroit auto show, the V12-powered S600 will sit at the top of the regular Mercedes-Benz S-Class line-up and just below the sports-themed S63 and S65 AMG models...


Mercedes-Benz S600 : 390kW V12 limousine leaked
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Mercedes-Benz S600 : 390kW V12 limousine leaked

Images and specifications have leaked from a brochure for the new Mercedes-Benz S600 revealing the V12-powered limousine's key performance data and rear and interior styling. Debuting publically at next week's Detroit auto show, the S600 will sit at the top of the regular Mercedes-Benz S-Class line-up and beneath the performance-oriented S63 and S65 AMG models...


Mercedes-Benz claims US luxury car sales crown for first time in 15 years
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Mercedes-Benz claims US luxury car sales crown for first time in 15 years

Mercedes-Benz has pipped its key rivals, including BMW, to claim the title of America's best-selling luxury car brand for the first time since 1999. Ending 2013 with a record 312,528 sales (up 14 per cent from 2012), Mercedes-Benz took the win off 2012 and 2011 victor BMW by 3248 units, despite the Bavarian car maker enjoying 10 per cent sales growth over 2012 and breaking its previous sales record set in 2007...


Mercedes-Benz: New Cars 2014
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Mercedes-Benz: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Mercedes-Benz's Australia's showroom in 2014. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (mid 2014) Arriving around the middle of 2014, the new compact luxury sedan and wagon are up to 100kg lighter than their predecessors, with new engine options, a host of new assistance systems, and a revised suspension incorporating optional air springs...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe spied in lightest camouflage yet
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe spied in lightest camouflage yet

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has been caught wearing only light camouflage while winter testing in Sweden. Seen in concept guise at the Frankfurt motor show in September, and spied in S63 AMG trim near Germany’s Nurburgring, the replacement for the seven-year-old CL-Class is due to arrive locally in late 2014...


Mercedes-Benz tops Audi global sales in November
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Mercedes-Benz tops Audi global sales in November

Mercedes-Benz’s global sales outstripped premium rival Audi last month, on the back of the luxury car maker’s success with its new range of small cars. Mercedes-Benz sold 133,441 vehicles in November, just ahead of Audi’s 132,050 sales. The figures represent an 11 per cent and seven per cent increase on last year’s figures respectively...