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Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear

Mercedes-Benz will recall around 1 million vehicles across various model lines, after numerous reports of engine fires as a result of a faulty fuse. According to a report published by industry journal Automotive News, parent company Daimler announced the recall after 51 fires were reported - the majority being in the USA...

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 'outsells' Camry
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 'outsells' Camry

In what could be seen as a sign of things to come, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the nation’s top-selling mid-sized vehicle in January. The German luxury car — many of which are actually made in South Africa — outsold the locally made fleet-favourite, Toyota’s Camry, 651 units to 580. The Camry’s 580 figure compares to 4850 in December...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet review

While the C-Class Cabriolet is by no means a hard-charging sportscar, the C200 and C300 variants offer attractive topless cruising with an affordable price tag.


Mercedes-AMG C43 sales won't cannibalise other models
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Mercedes-AMG C43 sales won't cannibalise other models

Mercedes-Benz's local arm is adamant the new AMG C43 won't cannibalise the sales of other Mercedes-Benz variants, not least of all the AMG C63 flagship. "We think the AMG C43 is for buyers who want something that looks a bit special but not the performance or expense of an AMG C63," said Jerry Stamoulis, Manager for Public Relations and Product Communications...


Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?
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Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is already a tyre-shredding menace, but there could be an even hotter ‘R’ version on the way if this prototype doing rounds at the Nurburgring circuit is anything to go by...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe: Long-term report three
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe: Long-term report three

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a stunner from every angle, but can you take it anywhere? We drove it down some country dirt roads and through the mountains to find out.


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet pricing and specs: Topless two-door due in October
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet pricing and specs: Topless two-door due in October

Local pricing for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet range has been announced before it hits showrooms in October. Starting at $85,900 for the base C200 and topping out at $179,900 for the twin-turbo V8 Mercedes-AMG C63 variant plus on-road costs, commanding a premium of between $14,000 and $20,000 over the equivalent C-Class Coupe, depending on the model...


2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix
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2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 356 of its diesel-powered 2014 to 2016 model-year C200d vehicles over fuel leak concerns. The German manufacturer reports the high-pressure fuel line may not have been correctly manufactured, and as a result could leak fuel. A fuel leak poses a hazard to the driver and other road users...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing announced: Souped-up trio here from October
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing announced: Souped-up trio here from October

Local pricing for the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 range has been officially announced, kicking off at $101,900 plus on-road costs for the sedan body style. The announcement confirms prices that surfaced online last week, for the sedan and wagon versions. Available in sedan, wagon and coupe forms, the the C43 gives customers a more affordable entry point into the AMG-badged C-Class range...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C43: Australian pricing revealed for new entry-level performer
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C43: Australian pricing revealed for new entry-level performer

Australian pricing for the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan and wagon has surfaced online, with the entry-level AMG model kicking off at $101,900 plus on-road costs. Starting at a significant $54,000 below the full-fat V8-powered C63 S, the C43 sedan (formerly known as the C450 AMG Sport) is priced from $101,900, while the more practical wagon starts at $104,400 - lower than the previous prediction of $110,000 plus on-roads...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review

How does the first ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet manage against its German rivals?


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...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe: Long-term report one
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe: Long-term report one

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe arrives at CarAdvice to stake its claim as the 'alpha car' of the Sydney long-term garage...


Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison
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Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison

The new ninth-generation A4 quattro is out to prove it's the new mid-sized premium sedan benchmark, taking on the German standard-bearers in BMW 330i and Mercedes-Benz C250...


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...


2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over parts corrosion
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2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over parts corrosion

Mercedes-Benz has today issued a recall notice for a number of vehicles in its earlier W204 range of C-Class sedans. Affecting vehicles built between March 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008, the recall centres on concerns that parts of the restraint system may fail due to internal components becoming corroded. As a result, vital parts such as the airbags may be deactivated...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe pricing and specifications
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will go on sale in Australia from a starting price of $65,900 for the C200 and top out at $162,400 for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe. Arriving two years after the introduction of the sales-leading C-Class sedan and wagon, the coupe variants will bolster the C-Class range, so that it can better contest with the more complete BMW 3 and 4 Series ranges...


2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk
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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five vehicles from the current W205 series C-Class line. The small handful of vehicles sold between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014, are being recalled over concerns of a fire risk as a result of faulty battery wiring. Mercedes-Benz reports that an isolated manufacturing fault may have deviated the threaded connection of the battery’s ground line...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet — and its Mercedes-AMG C43 cabrio derivative — made world premieres this week, ahead of an Australian arrival at the end of 2016, in time for next summer. Mercedes-Benz’s new entry level four-seater convertible, which sits below the E-Class cabriolet in the pantheon, retains the clean lines of the new C coupe — diamond grille, long bonnet, wide shoulders and high belt-line — especially with the fabric roof in place...


BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review
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BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review

You’re on your way up the corporate ladder, and you need a compact executive car that befits your burgeoning status. Or, perhaps, you’re coming through the other side, flush and looking to downsize without scrimping on class. What do you buy? Tough question. Fact is, if you’re after a sporty and luxurious mid-sized sedan in Australia, you’re embarrassed with riches...