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Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report

The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is set to offer a sporty AMG E50 4Matic variant when it launches in Europe in the second half of 2017, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports that the AMG E50, which will likely sit below a hero E63 variant, will be one of the German marque's first models to debut its new M256 in-line six-cylinder petrol engine...

Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, 4600 year-to-date

Mercedes-AMG managed a record November, growing 18 per cent to a tick over 600 units — a staggering one-in-six of all Benz sales here. Cars developed by the Affalterbach tuning house regularly make up a higher proportion of Mercedes-Benz’ total sales in Australia than any other market worldwide. But November was large even by those standards...

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spy photos - UPDATE

UPDATE: The new E-Class Coupe has been spied on the road again this week, in a new and more revealing state of undress. See the black car here, and earlier camouflaged examples in the gallery. February 2, 2016: Spy photographers have caught the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe undergoing testing in Europe this week...

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the rough-and-tumble Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab Chassis ute have been detailed this week. Starting at $119,900 plus on-road costs, the G-Professional definitely isn't cheap, though it boasts a 2085kg payload without a tray, 245mm of ground clearance, three differential locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, along with a 650mm wading depth and adjustable engine speed control...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate appears unlikely to come to Australia in this generation, on account of the declining demand for passenger wagons that saw its predecessor struggle to achieve adequate volume. The load-lugging version of the E-Class sedan, a technological powerhouse that has achieved ripping sales since its July launch, will instead morph into a crossover for the Australian market, though conventional models are available in Europe...

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...

Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts

Mercedes-Benz has hit back hard at the representative body for Australia’s aftermarket industry, which this week announced a plan to expose the “myth” that genuine factory parts are always best...

Volkswagen to withdraw diesels from US market, Mercedes-Benz could follow - report

Volkswagen will not offer new diesel models in the US, the company's brand chief has announced this week, ahead of more stringent regulations that will come into effect by the end of the decade. German newspaper Handelblatt reports that the automotive giant has made the decision to withdraw its diesel offerings, contrary to previous reports that Volkswagen executives indicated TDI models may come back to the States for the one or two years leading up to the new, stricter diesel laws...

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has confirmed its luxury camper van, the Marco Polo Activity, will available in Australia from next year with a starting price of $69,990 (plus on-road costs). The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity is based on the German brand's people mover, the Valente, and can seat up to seven people with a host of features designed to make that road trip even more comfortable...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43, Mercedes-Benz E350e pricing and specs

Performance-focused petrol and extra-green plug-in hybrid sedans to touch down in February Australian pricing has been revealed for the new Mercedes-AMG E43 and Mercedes-Benz E350e plug-in hybrid models, ahead of their February arrival. Launching at both ends of the motoring spectrum, the two new E-Class variants should prove appealing to green-minded and sports-focused buyers alike...