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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507

BMW M Division is the master of toying with magic these days. Here is the brand new BMW M4 we’ve been driving for less than an hour, at 100km/h on Melbourne’s Monash freeway while the official launch is still happening in New Zealand, and the trip computer is reading 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres...


Smart ForTwo sketches detail new car a day before launch
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Smart ForTwo sketches detail new car a day before launch

An official Mercedes-Benz blog post has put up sketches, which confirm the look of and some details about the new Smart ForTwo city hatch. The new pictures were posted on the Mercedes-Benz Museum's Passion Blog just over 24 hours ahead of the official unveiling of the second generation Smart ForTwo and ForFour...


Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel

The sole diesel version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class - the CLA200 CDI - has been updated with a new engine. The CLA200 CDI that has been sold up until now was powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 100kW of power and 300Nm, but the CLA-Class will now move to a larger 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel while retaining the same power outputs...


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 whittles back A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG waiting lists to end of 2015
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Mercedes-Benz whittles back A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG waiting lists to end of 2015

Mercedes-Benz Australia has pegged back the waiting list for its A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG four-cylinder turbo twins that, at its peak, extended into 2016. Supply constraints on AMG’s entry models, which also includes the new GLA45 crossover due here in October this year, are not limited to Australia. The company worldwide is very much a victim of its own success on that front...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specifications: priced from $60,900
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specifications: priced from $60,900

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class range will kick off from $60,900 plus on-road costs when it launches here in August. The latest generation of Mercedes’ best-selling model is therefore $1000 more expensive than its predecessor, but Benz claims this new one, codenamed W205, offers a remarkable $10,000 worth of extra equipment over its predecessor, and up to 20 per cent better fuel economy...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the most revealing images to date of the first Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet. The prototype, which, as with earlier test cars, was spotted testing on public roads in Germany, remains heavily disguised by camouflage material and plastic cladding, though gives us our clearest look yet at the car’s headlights, door panels and rear bumper shape...


Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review: CLA250 Sport 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review: CLA250 Sport 4MATIC

The new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC has launched in Australia priced from $64,900 – $1500 more than the front-wheel-drive CLA250 Sport originally planned to be sold locally. Available for order since February, the CLA250 Sport is powered by a lightly tuned version of the same turbocharged 2...


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...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class van range is set to be launched in Australia in 2015, and ageing hippies - er, grey nomads - could be treated to a luxury-focused campervan experience with the new V-Class Marco Polo. The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class van will replace the Viano and Valente models with a more upmarket look and significantly improved interior, and the Marco Polo version revealed at the 2014 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf takes the passenger van and makes it road-trip focused...


Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review : GLA250 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review : GLA250 4MATIC

We take to the snowy mountains in the smallest-ever Mercedes-Benz SUV (and one of its best...)...


Self-driving Mercedes-Benz truck demonstrated in Germany
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Self-driving Mercedes-Benz truck demonstrated in Germany

Daimler Trucks has demonstrated the self-driving Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 along a stretch of Autobahn in Germany in front of hundreds of guests including journalists, government officials and captains of industry. The Highway Pilot system fitted to the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is capable of autonomously driving at speeds up to 85km/h...


Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC tipped to become model's top seller
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Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC tipped to become model's top seller

Due to start landing in Australian driveways any day, the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC is tipped to become the compact sedan's model range sales leader, according to the local division. Speaking at the Australian and New Zealand launch of the turbocharged four-wheel drive CLA250 Sport (pictured), Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesman David McCarthy said he would not be surprised if the mid-level model became the range’s most popular...


Audi, Mercedes-Benz narrow BMW's global luxury car sales lead
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Audi, Mercedes-Benz narrow BMW's global luxury car sales lead

Audi and Mercedes-Benz have narrowed BMW’s lead in the global luxury car sales race in the first half of 2014. Though BMW’s sales rose 10 per cent to 886,347 vehicles between January and June, Audi recorded an 11 per cent increase to 869,350 and Mercedes-Benz a 13 per cent rise to 783,520. The half-year results are records for all three manufacturers...


Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market
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Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market

Premium car manufacturers are continuing to go against the grain in Australia’s softening new vehicle market, with the overwhelming majority of luxury brands experiencing growth in the first half of 2014.  While the total market is tracking 2.4 per cent below the record-setting 2013 figure of 1...


Almost 40 per cent of luxury car owners would consider an EV - study
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Almost 40 per cent of luxury car owners would consider an EV - study

Almost 40 per cent of luxury car owners in the UK say they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an electric vehicle capable of driving 300 miles (483km) on a single charge from their brand. UK website WeLoveAnyCar asked 24,227 Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz owners if they would consider an electric car with a 300-mile range, all other factors (including price, style, options and performance) being equal, and found that four in 10 responded positively...


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 CLA Shooting Brake confirmed for 2015
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake confirmed for 2015

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will become the fifth member of the German luxury car maker’s compact family when it is officially revealed later this year. Mercedes confirmed the new small wagon, which CarAdvice’s spy photographers spied wearing only light camouflage in November and again in AMG specification in March, will be built in Kecskemet, Hungary, and will hit the market in the first half of 2015...


BMW M4: Pricing won't change despite discounted Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition
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BMW M4: Pricing won't change despite discounted Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition

The $166,900 price tag of the all-new BMW M4 won't be dropped despite an announcement that rival super coupe the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition has received a discount. Mercedes-Benz today announced a new price of $159,507 plus on-road costs for the C63 AMG 507 Edition, while the all-new BMW M4 - which is being launched in New Zealand this week ahead of going on sale locally late in July - will cost buyers $7393 more before on-road costs...