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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...

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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...


Road trip: New York City
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Road trip: New York City

When you think of ultimate driving destinations, New York City is probably one of the last places to come to mind. Anyone who has been to the Big Apple, or even seen it on television, will probably know that even in a taxi it can be an extremely frustrating experience: the traffic is deadly, and stop-start cues can last for hours...


The 10 most powerful cars you can buy in Australia
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The 10 most powerful cars you can buy in Australia

Power and excitement go hand-in-hand. Henry Kissinger summed up the connection perfectly when he said: "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac". Though Kissinger wasn't talking about kilowatts, when you take a look at the 10 most powerful production cars on sale in Australia, there's no arguing each has sex appeal...


Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits
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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits

There will be a new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and a Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe, and neither of them will use the same drivetrain as the C63 range. CarAdvice learnt this exclusive detail about the not-yet-revealed high-performance version of the GLC63 in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who was on hand at the show to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model (pictured) that will plug the gap between the regular GLC range and the yet-to-be-revealed, full-fat GLC63...


Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future
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Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future

Mercedes-AMG is going to play its part as Mercedes-Benz looks to develop a family of electrified vehicles in the coming years. Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO, told CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show that the performance sub-brand will get the chance to do its thing with the future luxury alternative-propulsion models...


Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal
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Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal

Recently a rumour surfaced recently that Mercedes-AMG was in the running to provide the engines for an expanded range of Alpine sports cars. It isn't true, according to Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers. The premise was simple – the revived French brand, Alpine, which is under the control of Renault, would take advantage of an existing agreement between the French and German brands in order to get engines from over the border...


2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 4Matic Review
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2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 4Matic Review

Updated for 2016, the Mercedes-AMG A45 currently holds the title of the world's fastest hatch, edging out even Audi's similarly potent RS3...


Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet revealed
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet revealed

The first-ever Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet has been revealed as the flagship offering in the drop-top C-Class model range. The all-new Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet will - like the sedan, wagon and coupe models - be offered with the brand's 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine in two power outputs: the entry-level version with 350kW and 650Nm, or the oomphy S model with 375kW and 700Nm...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, AMG GLC43 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due in December
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, AMG GLC43 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due in December

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe models have been unveiled in New York today, ahead of an Australian launch set for December this year. Debuting as a lifestyle-focused companion to the mid-sized and more practical GLC SUV, the GLC Coupe also plays the smaller sibling role to the big GLE Coupe that launched in Australia last year...


Alpine range could use Mercedes-AMG engines in the future
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Alpine range could use Mercedes-AMG engines in the future

Future models from French sports car maker Alpine could be powered by engines supplied by Mercedes-AMG. The revived brand is expected to launch a small coupe, possibly named the A120, by the end of 2016. Based on the Vision concept, The A120, or whatever it will be called, will feature rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine...