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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed

The anticipated and comprehensively updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family has been revealed this week, debuting at the Shanghai motor show. Bringing a host of technologies and enhancements to ensure the S model maintains its place atop the Mercedes totem, the revised line-up will make its way to Australia by the end of 2017...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 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...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spotted without camouflage
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spotted without camouflage

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been photographed completely undisguised. The photos you see here were originally sent to and published by SaudiShift. Up front, the revised S-Class has a cleaner front bumper design with a chrome bar running across the width of the lower air intake area...


2017 Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet review

James jumps behind the wheel of the stunning 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet, a movie star for the road.


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed

It seems like just yesterday the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched, but the German brand is readying an updated version of the limousine that will launch later in 2017. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut in the northern hemisphere summer (winter for us) with a host of new technologies, including a new high-tech six-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, as well an updated semi-autonomous drive system, and, possibly, new Digital Light high-definition headlights...


Mercedes-Benz says combustion engines still have life in them despite EV push
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Mercedes-Benz says combustion engines still have life in them despite EV push

Mercedes-Benz may be pushing its electric car agenda with its EQ sub-brand, but the German maker has confirmed at CES 2017 this week there is still plenty of life left in the conventional combustion engine. Mercedes-Benz’s EQ program will see the brand offer “at least 10 battery electric vehicles by 2025”, but along with charging ahead (!) in the EV market, Mercedes-Benz is looking to adapt its conventional powertrain line-up, too...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled for seatbelt arm fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled for seatbelt arm fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 41 of its 2015 to 2016 S-Class limousines over concerns the little arm that hands you your seatbelt may not retract once you hit the road. According to the manufacturer, incorrect software coding within the rear control unit may result in the seatbelt handover arm not retracting when the vehicle is moving...


2017 Maserati Quattroporte review
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte review

Maserati has beefed up its Quattroporte, but is all that extra meat enough to lure buyers away from the Germans in the luxury sedan segment?


2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: Ultimate S-Class drop-top revealed, 10 for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: Ultimate S-Class drop-top revealed, 10 for Australia

The 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet has been revealed this week ahead of its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show. Limited to just 300 units globally, the Maybach S650 Cabriolet is touted as "the ultimate in open-air exclusivity", priced from 300,000 euros ($427,451)...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet teased ahead of LA debut
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet teased ahead of LA debut

Daimler has teased the new Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet that it will debut at next week's Los Angeles motor show. Over the weekend, the German luxury car maker put out a short teaser video on its social media accounts, giving us a glimpse at the new high-end convertible...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe recalled for headlight fix: 50 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe recalled for headlight fix: 50 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 50 of its 2015 to 2016 'C217' S-Class Coupes over concerns the headlights could be faulty. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may have caused the headlights to not have been correctly adjusted. If the fault occurs, the headlights may not perform as required and could be a hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 22 of its 2016 S350 limousines over concerns a wiring fault could lead to transmission failure. According to the German marque, the clearance between the transmission/alternator wiring harness and the exhaust system may not be sufficient, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...


2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG S63 spied testing - UPDATE
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG S63 spied testing - UPDATE

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, along with its powered-up 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 companion, have been spotted testing in Europe this week. These shots, which follow a set published in January, confirm again that Mercedes-Benz is running a fleet of facelifted S-Class prototypes, each fitted with a number of small exterior updates...


BMW '7 Series coupe' to give sales boost against S-Class - report
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BMW '7 Series coupe' to give sales boost against S-Class - report

The current-generation BMW 7 Series may have only launched less than a year ago, but the company is already planning a coupe version in the hope to boost slow sales, a new report says. According to an article by US’s Bloomberg, the new 7 Series hasn’t been as big a hit as BMW would have liked, with global sales falling roughly 40 per cent behind the Mercedes-Benz S-Class...


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


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...


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...