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Mercedes-AMG GT: Australia to get three variants, New 'Black Series' also rumoured

Local AMG GT range to expand to three models Black Series name to return with new R-topping GT variant AMG GT Roadster in the works Mercedes-Benz Australia will expand its range of flagship Mercedes-AMG GT range from one variant to three in the coming 12 months, with its current GT S to be joined by the 'regular' GT and just-debuted GT R variants...

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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut
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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut

The wraps have come off the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, revealed early this morning ahead of an Australian debut that will occur in July next year. Spied numerous times in recent months, the GT R's coming was long known, as was its name and the fact that it would enter as a successor to the hero Black Series model that ruled the roost in the now retired SLS AMG line...


2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R teased - video
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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R teased - video

A new teaser video has surfaced offering a first look at the hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT R. Touted by the brand as the “next level of performance”, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is scheduled to debut on June 24 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


Mercedes-Benz: naturally-aspirated engines are a ‘done thing’
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Mercedes-Benz: naturally-aspirated engines are a ‘done thing’

Mercedes-Benz says that the days of naturally-aspirated engines are over with no further investment or product planned around the use of non-turbo petrol or diesel engines. The once mighty naturally-aspirated units such as the 6.2-litre V8 in AMG products or the 5...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S & C43 Cabriolet Review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S & C43 Cabriolet Review

What makes a real AMG convertible? We put the two new C-Class contenders to the test.


Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts
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Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts

The four- and eight-cylinder engines in the Mercedes-AMG family have great potential for more power and torque if the need arises, the company claims. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Italy this week, the head of Mercedes-AMG Engine development, Janko Wicke, confirmed that both the four-cylinder and new V8 engines have significant potential for more power, if the market demands it...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will be offered in two standard and two powered-up AMG forms when it hits Australia in November. The first-ever C-Class Cabriolet will be a sportier and more youthful option, alongside the long-running E-Class Cabriolet badge - which will soon also debut in a new-generation form...


Deals On Wheels for June 4: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers
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Deals On Wheels for June 4: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum The lauded Volvo XC90 is already the subject of factory-backed deals...


Audi RS3 v BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 Comparison: Track Test
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Audi RS3 v BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 Comparison: Track Test

What’s the fastest performance car you can buy for under $100,000? That’s the question we keep getting asked over and over again. The number of contenders is rather varied and the argument remains that you can certainly buy a $50,000 car and spend another $50k to make it supercar fast, but ultimately, there are only three cars that have the credibility to make it to this test...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied almost without camouflage
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied almost without camouflage

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 performance SUV has been spotted near the Nurburgring by spy photographers. As CarAdvice revealed earlier this year, the new GLC63's drivetrain will be derived from the one that will be used underneath the upcoming E63 sedan and wagon, rather than the one used in the existing C63...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon has been photographed outside the Nurburgring in Germany with ever-shrinking quantities of camouflage. Compared to earlier prototypes of the high-performance E63 sedan and new E-Class wagon, this car has shed some layers of disguise, with much of the doors, rear flanks and tailgate doing without the swirly camouflage that still adorns the sills, bumpers, rear windows, and the entire front end...


Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons
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Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons

The lead engineer behind the Toyota 86, Tetsuya Tada, has revealed a goal to create a performance brand rival to challenge Audi’s quattro GmbH, BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s Mercedes-AMG divisions, while personally dreaming of not only a Toyota Supra successor but also a new version of the iconic Celica GT-Four...


Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and specifications for the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe have again been detailed, following the launch this week of the regular C-Class coupe range. Like its sedan and wagon counterparts, Mercedes in Australia has again skipped the regular C63 and opted to exclusively offer the C63 S coupe, which is more powerful and better-equipped than the standard version offered in other markets...


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


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S engine specifications leaked online
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S engine specifications leaked online

Details about the next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S have been leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. Under the bonnet, the new E63 and E63 S will ditch the current model's 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. In its place will be a retuned version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo that made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe, and which also motivates the C63 and C63 S models...


Mercedes-Benz customers want more AMG models, not electric vehicles: Zetsche
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Mercedes-Benz customers want more AMG models, not electric vehicles: Zetsche

"We want more AMG models!" That's the feedback from current Mercedes-Benz customers, according to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the brand's global chief. His comment comes in response to a question on whether the company is currently directing more R&D budget towards autonomous driving cars or pure electric cars...


2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc
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2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc

Hot on the heels of our international launch drive of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet variants, speculative local pricing has indicated that the range-topping Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is likely to become the most expensive Mercedes-Benz on sale in Australia...


2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC: circa $70,000 starting price for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC: circa $70,000 starting price for Australia

The SLK moniker might be gone after two decades in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio, but the spirit of the model will live on in the newly-named and freshly facelifted SLC range. Revealed in December, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC range introduced the latest step in the German car maker's new brand-wide naming structure, along with a styling makeover, new technologies, and the introduction of the new AMG SLC43...