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Road Trip: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'

The sharp right-hander, just before the town of Hirten in Germany’s Eifel mountains, approaches faster than you think. It’s a tricky corner, almost 160-degrees in radius, switching back on itself before opening out into a long, straight stretch of road flanked by the forests and fields Germany does so well...

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Mercedes-AMG Festival of Snow
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Mercedes-AMG Festival of Snow

What if I told you Mercedes-Benz is paying, for you, to go learn how to drive and drift on snow? You'd immediately rush to sign up, right? Thought so. Well, alright, the brand isn't exactly picking up the bill, but the Mercedes-AMG snow experience – held in Queenstown, New Zealand, arguably the most beautiful location on Earth – is at least heavily subsidised...


Mercedes-AMG to launch 53 range with hybrid inline six-cylinder - report
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Mercedes-AMG to launch 53 range with hybrid inline six-cylinder - report

Mercedes-AMG is reportedly prepping a new model line based on the new Mercedes-Benz 'M256' straight-six petrol engine. As with most models in the AMG and Mercedes-Benz ranges, the numerical suffix bears no relation to the engine's displacement, instead it serves to indicate where within the power and prestige hierarchy the car fits...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 spied
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 spied

The Mercedes-AMG A45 hatch has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. While the next-generation A-Class has been spied on multiple occasions, most recently in June when the A-Class' interior was revealed, this is the first time our spy photography agency has spotted the A45...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing: Roadster joins local line-up
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing: Roadster joins local line-up

Australian pricing for the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, unveiled in September last year and driven by CarAdvice in March just gone, has now been revealed. The newest soft-top AMG, which Mercedes reckons will attract "a very different" type of buyer to those drawn by the legendary SL badge, had initially been expected to land with a price tag below $350,000...


Mercedes-AMG sells its stake in MV Agusta
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Mercedes-AMG sells its stake in MV Agusta

Mercedes-AMG has sold its 25 per cent stake in motorbike manufacturer MV Agusta. In a statement this week, MV Agusta announced it had repurchased AMG's 25 per cent stake in the company. Simultaneously, MV Agusta's holding company has accepted ComSar Invest "as a strong minority shareholder". Giovanni Castiglioni, current owner of MV Agusta, will maintain a controlling interest in the company...


Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM
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Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a shift in its motorsport program that sees the German brand ditch the DTM touring car series in favour of Formula E starting in 2019. Having been involved in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, and its predecessor series since its inception in 1988, Mercedes has won 183 races, along with 10 drivers’, 13 team and six manufacturer titles from 26 seasons...


2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review
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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review

The facelifted S-Class remains a technical tour-de-force delivering the very best that Mercedes-Benz can offer. And, despite what you might think, the S63 makes a whole lot of sense.


Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have set chins wagging with its not-like-the-concept styling, but the German company could soon introduce a more heavily stylised version of the dual-cab ute. The head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volker Mornhinweg, told Australian media at the launch of the new X-Class ute there is no definite decision on whether there’ll be any involvement from the company’s performance side-arm, Mercedes-AMG...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 has been photographed undergoing testing near the Nurburgring. This latest GLE prototype wears roughly the same amount of camouflage as the non-AMG vehicle spotted in March this year. The most obvious of difference between the two cars is the AMG model's single bar grille with the high performance marque's now familiar diamond-studded background...


Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG

There's never a bad time to taste some old-school performance, but is anything from the 1990s old enough to be retro cool, yet? That's the question we explore here, looking back at a 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG - right alongside today's hero, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. And no doubt, the '90s was a decade to remember...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing and specs
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the soon-to-arrive 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S wagon and Coupe have been announced, with prices for the unashamedly brisk SUV kicking off at $164,900 (before on-road costs). Employing the same twin-turbo 4...


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion
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Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...


Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed
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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may only have just been released, but the British marque has already added a second engine choice - a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. Just as the smaller Vantage is offered with both V8 and V12 engines, the DB11's two-pronged attack provides a more affordable entry point into the Grand Tourer's range, and is targeted at markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, like China...


2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 spied inside and out
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2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 spied inside and out

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG G63 has been spied undergoing testing, and these latest spy photos give us our first look at the interior of the new G-Class. There are plenty of temporary coverings scattered across the cabin, including a leather hutch over the main set of air conditioning and infotainment controls...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 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...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Initial pricing and details revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Initial pricing and details revealed

Initial pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA range have been announced, with the updated small crossover to kick off in Australia from $43,900 plus on-road costs. Distinguished by a revised front grille, front and rear bumpers, along with new head- and tail-light clusters, the facelifted GLA also gets several equipment upgrades over the model it replaces...


Mercedes-AMG set to crack 100,000 sales for the first time ever
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Mercedes-AMG set to crack 100,000 sales for the first time ever

Mercedes-AMG is on track to record sales of 100,000 cars in 2017, for the first time in the company's history. The German high performance brand came close in 2016, recording record sales of "almost 100,000 units," according to Mercedes-AMG Chairman of the Management Board, Tobias Moers. In fact, the number was 99,235, which represented 44...


Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under
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Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under

Australia is in line to receive eight Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercars, with one example headed for New Zealand, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice at the weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hour, Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson David McCarthy confirmed the Australian arm had received 16 firm orders for the euro $2million hypercar...


Mercedes-AMG launches seriously limited AMG GT3 Edition 50
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Mercedes-AMG launches seriously limited AMG GT3 Edition 50

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a new, strictly limited-edition, AMG GT3 Edition 50. Limited to a production run of just five cars (yes, that’s right, five cars), the Edition 50 features a unique colour concept featuring on a Mercedes-AMG car for the first time...