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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is now on sale in Australia, joining the sedan and wagon variants that landed locally in 2014. The new 2016 C-Class coupe was first revealed in August last year, with the hero Mercedes-AMG C63 model debuting a week later. The months since have also seen the new C-Class Cabriolet revealed, making its first appearance at the Geneva motor show earlier this year...

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will go on sale in Australia from a starting price of $65,900 for the C200 and top out at $162,400 for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe. Arriving two years after the introduction of the sales-leading C-Class sedan and wagon, the coupe variants will bolster the C-Class range, so that it can better contest with the more complete BMW 3 and 4 Series ranges...

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five vehicles from the current W205 series C-Class line. The small handful of vehicles sold between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014, are being recalled over concerns of a fire risk as a result of faulty battery wiring. Mercedes-Benz reports that an isolated manufacturing fault may have deviated the threaded connection of the battery’s ground line...

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet — and its Mercedes-AMG C43 cabrio derivative — made world premieres this week, ahead of an Australian arrival at the end of 2016, in time for next summer. Mercedes-Benz’s new entry level four-seater convertible, which sits below the E-Class cabriolet in the pantheon, retains the clean lines of the new C coupe — diamond grille, long bonnet, wide shoulders and high belt-line — especially with the fabric roof in place...

Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Allroad-style crossover on the cards

Mercedes-Benz appears to be mulling the idea of producing a jacked-up crossover version of the C-Class wagon to match the Audi A4 Allroad. The German company last week staged the world premiere of the GLC (see local pricing and specifications here), a mid-sized SUV rival for the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 based on the same ‘MRA’ modular architecture as the C-Class, and sharing about 70 per cent of its parts...

Do I need a heads-up display in my new car? What is heads-up display?

Buying a new car is an important decision. When it comes to ticking options, that decision is made even harder when new technology pops up demanding extra money on top of the purchase price. We received an e-mail from CarAdvice reader Shane asking whether he should option heads-up display (also known as HUD) in his next new car. Q: Hi guys. Love the site...

Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date

What new vehicles have grown in registrations the most in 2015 so far? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV and commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, cars in hot demand might just be harder to haggle on than those that are struggling against rivals. Then again, they might be flying in the sales race precisely because they’re so affordable...

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet has been spotted undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden. The first-ever drop-top version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is likely to debut at one of Europe's major motor shows in 2016, before its potential arrival in Australia towards the end of next year...

Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out

There will be no all-wheel drive version of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63. Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that all-wheel drive has been definitively ruled out for the performance version of the new-generation C-Class. “No,” he said of the potential for an all-wheel drive version of the high-performance model...

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...

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