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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 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. 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 Sprinter EV coming in 2018

An electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is due to be produced in 2018, and Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is going to bring it Down Under. The electric model will make up part of the all-new, third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range that will be revealed in 2017, and styling of the new model has been presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept (pictured throughout this story)...

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for window fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its Sprinter van over concerns the vehicle’s windows could come loose. The German manufacturer reports that the bonding between the multi-layered paintwork around the window apertures “may not conform to adhesion specifications”. In the event of a collision this bonding could fail, resulting in the window coming loose from the vehicle...

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter could feature EV, autonomous driving options

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter could be offered with the option of an electric drivetrain and self-driving equipment. Ulf Zillig, head of the next-generation Sprinter development team, has told The Detroit Bureau that new van is capable of housing an electric drivetrain, as well as all the gear required for a degree of autonomous driving...

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter spied

An early prototype for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been spied testing in Europe. This mule features a heavily disguised version of the new van's front-end, but the rest of the vehicle is carried over from the van that's currently in showrooms. Despite the false body panels, we can see that the next-generation Sprinter will feature slimmer, smaller headlights than the current van...

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for fuel injector line fix

A small number of models in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van range have been recalled in Australia this week. Mercedes-Benz reports that affected vehicles may have had faulty high-pressure fuel injector lines installed, which the company says “may not have been manufactured to specification”...

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: first Euro 6 compliant van range unveiled

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, set to go on sale across Europe in the coming months, is being touted as the world's first van to meet future Euro 6 emissions standards across its engine range. The world first Euro 6 compliancy claim from the German carmaker comes along with the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter's refreshed look, five new safety systems and a claimed fuel consumption figure as low as 5...

Mercedes-Benz boosts van safety with five new assistance systems

Mercedes-Benz will introduce five new driver assistance systems into commercial vehicles over the coming months, increasing van safety. Crosswind Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Highbeam Assist will all become part of the active safety on-board local Mercedes-Benz vans by late third quarter/early fourth quarter of 2013...