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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging

When the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid is unveiled next year it will be one of the first production vehicles with wireless charging. The inductive charging system will become available on the options list of the S500e when the facelifted car debuts in 2017...

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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...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spy photos

A facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has been spotted by our spy team during cold weather testing in Europe. According to our photographers, Mercedes-Benz is running a fleet of facelifted S-Class prototypes, each fitted with some, but not all, of the updated elements. The car seen here has a completely disguised grille and what looks to be new headlight graphics...


2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet revealed - UPDATE
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2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet revealed - UPDATE

Well-heeled buyers looking to combine opulence with a stonking loud monster of an engine can do worse than the Mercedes-AMG S65, and this new variant may be the most appealing option yet. Joining the behemoth S65 sedan and the only slightly less sensible S65 Coupe, the new 2016 AMG S65 Cabriolet delivers the same performance package while adding a little extra flair for a sun-seeking and coast-hugging lifestyle...


Mercedes-Benz S400 joins S-Class Coupe range, but not for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz S400 joins S-Class Coupe range, but not for Australia

A new entry-level S400 4Matic variant has joined the 2016 S-Class Coupe line-up in Europe, but, just like the V12 S600, Mercedes-Benz Australia will be leaving this one alone. Local options for buyers looking at the S-Class Coupe range kick off with the 4.7-litre V8-powered S500 at $319,000, stepping up to the $409,000 5...


Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe recalled for seatbelt fix
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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe recalled for seatbelt fix

A number of new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG models have been recalled in Australia this week to address a defective seatbelt issue. Affecting 53 examples of the 2015 S63, specifically in the two-door coupe range, the recall centres on a potentially incorrect fitment of seatbelts in the front row...


Mercedes-Maybach S600 debuts at 2015 Motorclassica exhibition
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Mercedes-Maybach S600 debuts at 2015 Motorclassica exhibition

For the third year in a row, Mercedes-Benz has used the Motorclassica Exhibition in Melbourne to unveil a new car. In 2013 it was the S-Class saloon, and the S-Class coupe debuted in 2014. This year, Mercedes will not only reveal a new model, but a new nameplate for Australia...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet revealed - UPDATE
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet revealed - UPDATE

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet made its world premiere last night ahead of a scheduled debut in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show in a few weeks. It is, according to Benz, the world’s most comfortable convertible...


2016 BMW 7 Series due October, some first impressions
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2016 BMW 7 Series due October, some first impressions

The all-new, sixth-generation 2016 BMW 7 Series will get a fast-tracked Australian launch in late October or early November, less than two months after the Bavarian limo’s world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show...


2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet previewed for September debut
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet previewed for September debut

Mercedes-Benz has handed down a first preview of its coming S-Class Cabriolet, the sixth body-style in its growing flagship range. Due to be unveiled at next month’s Frankfurt motor show, the new droptop S-Class will join fellow two-door model the S-Class Coupe, along with the regular and long-wheelbase S-Class models, and the ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach duo...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible caught testing again
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible caught testing again

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible has again been spotted cold weather testing, this time almost sans-camouflage, ahead of its public reveal at September’s Frankfurt motor show. This topless cruiser is to be the sixth and final member of the burgeoning S-Class range, joining the short- and long-wheelbase sedans, the Coupe, the Mercedes-Maybach and the Pullman...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe Review

The S-Class is now available in coupe form and replaces the old CL-Class. At launch, CarAdvice gets behind the wheel of the S63 AMG variant.


Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Review
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Review

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class V12 is the pinnacle of the range and puts the Rolls-Royce Ghost on notice.


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible : Ultra high-end soft-top spied ahead of forthcoming reveal
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible : Ultra high-end soft-top spied ahead of forthcoming reveal

The forthcoming Grand Daddy of German soft-tops, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible, has been snapped undergoing testing ahead of its expected world premiere next year. We have known for some time that Benz is planning an S-Class convertible — see our exclusive report from back in 2012 — but these images from our snappers in Europe give us the best look yet...


Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe revealed: 1000Nm V12 meets curve-tilting tech
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Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe revealed: 1000Nm V12 meets curve-tilting tech

Daimler's range-topping Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe has been unveiled and it combines a lusty twin-turbo V12 with the company's new curve-tilting technology. Under the bonnet lies a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 cranking out 463kW of power and 1000Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission...


Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm

Further details of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid have been revealed, with the brand's first plug-in model offering plenty of tech and mountains of power. The S500 Plug-in Hybrid combines a twin-turbo petrol V6 engine with an 80kW electric motor. The combination offers up maximum power of 325kW and maximum torque of 650Nm, and enables the 5...


Brabus to build Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman - report
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Brabus to build Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman - report

High-performance aftermarket tuner Brabus will reportedly begin building the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman next year. German publication Automobilwoche reports the S-Class Pullman limousine will be manufactured in Bottrop, Germany, from December 2015 by Brabus, a private company with a long history of tuning Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Maybach vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class family to add three new models including Rolls-Royce-rivalling Pullman and Maybach models
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class family to add three new models including Rolls-Royce-rivalling Pullman and Maybach models

This week’s launch of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe takes the German luxury carmaker’s flagship model range to three variants - but the company has now confirmed there are at least three more to come. According to Member of the Board of management Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, Professor Dr...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class range expands: S300 BlueTEC Hybrid, S400, S63 AMG L and S600 L
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class range expands: S300 BlueTEC Hybrid, S400, S63 AMG L and S600 L

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded the S-Class range with the introduction of S300 BlueTEC Hybrid, S400 long-wheelbase (LWB), S63 AMG LWB and S600 LWB as an order-only option. The introduction of the Mercedes-Benz S300 BlueTEC Hybrid sees the S-Class range’s entry price dip below $200,000, now starting at $195,000. The S300 BlueTEC Hybrid is powered by a 2...


Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive completes 100km historical route autonomously
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive completes 100km historical route autonomously

Daimler has released a video of its Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive test vehicle completing a 100km autonomous drive through Germany. The trip undertaken by this smarter-than-average Mercedes-Benz was from Mannheim to Pforzheim, along a route similar to the one used by Bertha Benz in the Benz Patent Motorwagen in 1888...