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Mercedes-Benz: 'Many more' models in the pipeline, but premium image the top priority

The head of marketing and sales for Mercedes-Benz, Britta Seeger, says new product is more important than ever before, but needed to be backed by strong marketing, dealer performance, and aftersales success. Above all, though, is the brand's premium status. “Since 2011 when we started the 2020 Programme, one strong aspect was the product platform,” Seeger said, speaking with Australian media at the New York motor show...

2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled for steering fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for two examples of its previous-generation 2013 C-Class over concerns a improperly tightened bolt in the steering assembly could cause the coupling to detach from the shaft. According to the German manufacturer, the two vehicles affected may have loose bolts securing the steering coupling as a result of a manufacturing fault...

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed

The anticipated and comprehensively updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family has been revealed this week, debuting at the Shanghai motor show. Bringing a host of technologies and enhancements to ensure the S model maintains its place atop the Mercedes totem, the revised line-up will make its way to Australia by the end of 2017...

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan concept revealed

We’ve already seen a preview of what to expect from the upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan thanks to the Aesthetics A sculpture revealed in January, and now we can show you exactly what the new A-Class sedan will look like. According to Mercedes-Benz, by unveiling the Concept A Sedan at the Shanghai motor show this week, it is ‘providing an outlook into the next generation of compact vehicles and a potential new body type’...

Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz

Commercial vehicles will be a key to growing Australia’s sluggish electrified vehicle adoption rate, believes the local division of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Daimler will begin series production of EV vans from the end of 2018, with mid-sized Vito and larger Sprinter iterations to be available — first in Europe, but eventually elsewhere...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

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. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to work together on self-driving technology

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have announced they will work together on self-driving vehicle technology. The two German automotive firms will jointly develop the software and algorithmic systems required for SAE level four and level five autonomous vehicles, which can drive themselves in urban and extra-urban environments...

Mercedes-Benz slowing down fuel-cell vehicle development - report

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly slowing down its development efforts with hydrogen fuel cell cars in favour of battery electric vehicles. According to Smart2Zero, Dieter Zetsche made these comments at an automotive conference in Stuttgart, Germany, towards the end of March...

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain local pricing revealed ahead of June launch

Australian pricing and initial details for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain have been announced this week, with the jacked-up wagon to kick off from $109,900 before on-road costs. The E220d All-Terrain will be the only wagon-bodied E-Class available locally, and will take on the likes of the $112,855 Audi A6 Allroad and $99,900 Volvo V90 Cross Country...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

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. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Mercedes-Benz accelerates EV plans with 10 electric cars by 2022

At its annual shareholder meeting, Mercedes-Benz announced that it will speed up the introduction of fully electric vehicles into its model range. The luxury car maker now plans to launch 10 EVs by 2022, whereas it had previously committed to releasing the same number of electric vehicles by 2025...