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Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads

Mercedes-Benz has begun gathering data for its upcoming active safety and driver assistance systems in Australia, in conjunction with the company's research and development team based in Sindelfingen, Germany...

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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for airbag module fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for airbag module fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 640 of its 2016 E-Class models over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to be disabled. The German marque reports affected vehicles have an incorrectly installed occupant sensor in the front passenger seat, causing the pressure hose in the control unit to kink...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe review

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is a jump forward from its predecessor in every way. This is a proper luxury GT car with performance to match its looks.


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe pricing and specs

Australian pricing and initial specifications for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range have been detailed ahead of the new model's on-sale date in June Three variants will be offered at launch - the E220d, E300 and E400 4Matic - with prices starting at $96,000 before on road costs, around a $3000 hike over the sedan...


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


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet revealed

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has been revealed ahead of its official stepping out at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Stylistically, the E-Class convertible holds no great surprises, as it looks like an E-Class coupe with its top lopped off. There's LED headlights up front, and thin LED tail-lights at the rear...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for wiper fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for wiper fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 769 of its 2016 E-Class sedans over concerns the front windscreen wiper could fail. The German marque reports the electrical wiring harness for the front windscreen wiper motor hasn't been routed correctly, and due to the movement on the wiper linkage the electrical wiring harness could become damaged...


Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?
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Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?

The chances of a high-powered Mercedes-AMG E63 version of either the new-generation E-Class Coupe and future E-Class Cabriolet models is highly unlikely, CarAdvice can reveal. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show, where Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers told CarAdvice the company wasn’t planning to give the swoopy two-door the full go-fast treatment...


Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90
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Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90

The new-all Volvo S90 and next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class take on Audi's A6 to see which is the king of European plus-sized diesel sedan. It turns out that there's much more to play for in this segment beyond big legroom and low fuel bills...


Mercedes-Benz to collect autonomous driving data in Australia from 2017
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Mercedes-Benz to collect autonomous driving data in Australia from 2017

Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, will deploy a team of engineers to Australia in 2017 to begin collecting data for the advancement of its autonomous driving technologies, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Mercedes-Benz Australia communications manager Jerry Stamoulis said that the work will focus on 'real-world' hands-on driving, using our unique mix of road conditions to improve the technology's capabilities...


500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating
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500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating

Crash-testing authority ANCAP has awarded the maximum five-star safety rating to three of the latest models to hit the Australian market; the Fiat 500X, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Subaru Impreza. Both the 500X and Impreza achieved high scores in the destructive crash tests, however autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is only available in higher grades in both model lines - something that ANCAP's CEO, James Goodwin, thinks should be addressed...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed ahead of its European launch in the first quarter of next year. It's no surprise that the E-Class coupe looks very much like the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class Coupes, though the mid-sizer does have some unique features...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe revealed in leaked brochure
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe revealed in leaked brochure

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been revealed and detailed via a leaked brochure a few days ahead of its official debut. Just a day after Mercedes-Benz issued a teaser video, Belgian website AutoTijd has published a leaked brochure of the new two-door coupe...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe teased ahead of debut this week
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe teased ahead of debut this week

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been revealed, at least in part, in a teaser video ahead of its official debut on December 14 (European time). Shown in the above video, along with earlier spy photos, the new E-Class coupe looks set to feature all of the same styling cues already seen on the C-Class and S-Class coupes, including lozenge-shape headlights, thin tail-lights, and a familiar side profile...


Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report
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Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report

The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is set to offer a sporty AMG E50 4Matic variant when it launches in Europe in the second half of 2017, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports that the AMG E50, which will likely sit below a hero E63 variant, will be one of the German marque's first models to debut its new M256 in-line six-cylinder petrol engine...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spy photos - UPDATE
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spy photos - UPDATE

UPDATE: The new E-Class Coupe has been spied on the road again this week, in a new and more revealing state of undress. See the black car here, and earlier camouflaged examples in the gallery. February 2, 2016: Spy photographers have caught the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe undergoing testing in Europe this week...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate appears unlikely to come to Australia in this generation, on account of the declining demand for passenger wagons that saw its predecessor struggle to achieve adequate volume. The load-lugging version of the E-Class sedan, a technological powerhouse that has achieved ripping sales since its July launch, will instead morph into a crossover for the Australian market, though conventional models are available in Europe...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E43, Mercedes-Benz E350e pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E43, Mercedes-Benz E350e pricing and specs

Performance-focused petrol and extra-green plug-in hybrid sedans to touch down in February Australian pricing has been revealed for the new Mercedes-AMG E43 and Mercedes-Benz E350e plug-in hybrid models, ahead of their February arrival. Launching at both ends of the motoring spectrum, the two new E-Class variants should prove appealing to green-minded and sports-focused buyers alike...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 198 previous-generation E-Class vehicles over concerns a faulty fuel pump could cause the engine to stall. The German marque reports that the fuel pump wiring harness may come in contact with the frame of the rear seat base...


Mercedes-AMG E-Class All-Terrain uncertain
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Mercedes-AMG E-Class All-Terrain uncertain

Given AMG's penchant for enhancing most Mercedes models, speculation that the new E-Class Terrain might get the '43' or '63' treatment has understandably been hot. Combining the rugged toughness of a plastic-clad SUV with the usefulness of a wagon is no new concept by any means, but there’s a lot to like about that package with some AMG fettling… It seems, however, there will be no imminent arrival of a Mercedes-AMG E-Class All-Terrain...