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Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform

Nissan Australia managing director, and former Mercedes-Benz executive, Richard Emery says it is “flattering” that the forthcoming Mercedes ute will be based on the new NP300 Navara...

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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer
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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer

Audi won’t follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz by creating a premium pick-up, according to the brand’s design boss. Speaking with CarAdvice beside his latest creation, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, on the stage at the Shanghai motor show, Audi head of design Marc Lichte said it would be “difficult” to apply his new design language to a one-tonne ute...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept premieres in Shanghai
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept premieres in Shanghai

The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe revealed over the weekend ahead of its premiere at the Shanghai motor show this week is a sure sign of the company’s intention to release a BMW X4 rival in the near future. This, the latest step in Mercedes-Benz’s expanded push into the booming SUV space worldwide, is billed as a “near-production-standard study” that downsized the formula the company uses on the 170mm longer GLE Coupe, which it revealed in January this year...


2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S review: Edition 1 track test
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2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S review: Edition 1 track test

Can the new Mercedes-AMG GT S topple the Porsche 911 as the king of the go-to sportscars?


Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen
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Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen

Mercedes-Benz has called it quits on one of the wildest road-going machines ever made - the G63 AMG 6x6 - with production ending this week. Roughly 100 of the monstrous 5.7m long, 4-tonne, Frankenstein utes were built - but sadly none made it to Australia. With a 405kW/760Nm twin-turbo 5...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet spied nearing production
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet spied nearing production

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet is the latest vehicle to be nabbed by our spy photographers' itchy shutter fingers. This prototype was spotted right outside Daimler's research and development headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Unlike in earlier spy photos, this vehicle is wearing production-ready tail-lights, trim pieces and grille, not to mention less camouflage than before...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range has been expanded overseas with a number of new drive systems, including the new entry-level C160 and the mid-tier C300. Powering the C160 is a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 95kW and 210Nm. It’s available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, and helps the sedan from 0-100km/h in 9...


Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos

Car Advice's spy photographers have managed to capture a prototype of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster. As far as facelifts go, this one will be pretty mild. At the front, the revised car will sport a different set headlights, and a tweaked grille living within a new front bumper. Out the back, the updated roadster will feature a new rear bumper...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK has been unveiled with new engines and transmissions at the bottom end of the range. The entry-level SLK200 trades its turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine for a larger 2.0-litre turbo. Its peak power output is unchanged at 135kW, though torque climbs 30Nm to 300Nm. The same 2...


Mercedes-Benz ute will share components with Navara, be built by Renault-Nissan
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Mercedes-Benz ute will share components with Navara, be built by Renault-Nissan

Late last month, Mercedes-Benz announced it that would be building its first one-tonne ute. Now we know that, for this endeavour, the German luxury car maker will be getting a little help from its friends, Renault and Nissan. After much speculation, the three companies announced today that they would work together to develop and build the new Mercedes-Benz-branded one-tonne ute...


Mercedes-Benz powers on in March
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Mercedes-Benz powers on in March

Mercedes-Benz sales in Australia continue to power on at a rate that its main luxury rivals aren't matching, growing almost 30 per cent in March alone. The Stuttgart marque recorded 3482 deliveries across its passenger, SUV and commercial range last month, enough to finish as the 11th most popular brand overall. As has become the norm, its rivals Audi (1858 sales, up 22...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied drifting in Sweden
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied drifting in Sweden

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe has been spotted by our spy photographers during cold weather testing in northern Europe. Despite the heavy use of camouflaging tape on the car's body, it's easy to see the similarities between the C-Class sedan and its forthcoming coupe cousin...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of Year award
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of Year award

Overnight the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was declared the 2015 World Car of Year by a jury of 75 motoring journalists from around the world. The popular C-Class beat out competition from its fellow finalists, the Ford Mustang and European Volkswagen Passat. According to the jury, the C-Class won by virtue of "taking its design and technological cues from the S-Class...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept teased
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept teased

Daimler Group CEO Dieter Zetsche has shared a sketch of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept with investors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Germany. Described by Mercedes-Benz as a “near production-standard study”, the GLC Coupe concept will debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month, previewing the luxury car maker’s vision for a sporty mid-sized crossover coupe to rival the BMW X4...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift captured inside and out
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift captured inside and out

Our spy photographers have captured images of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class several months ahead of its global debut. These images show that the update for the A-Class hatchback will be a relatively minor affair, at least visually. The new car will feature revised headlight internals, new grille treatments, a revised look for the front bumper, and redesigned tail-light graphics...


Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED
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Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED

Mercedes-Benz plans to fill yet another market niche and expand its family of front-drive compact cars to six models by launching an all-new BLA Shooting Brake, we can today reveal. In a CarAdvice exclusive, a company executive has this week confirmed top-secret plans for the Stuttgart marque to expand its line-up with what it calls a “part family MPV, part sexy sports car”...


Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will command a $1500 premium over its sedan sibling when deliveries commence in June. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the sleek wagon range will come with the same four variants as the sedan, kicking off with the 115kW/250Nm, 1.6-litre CLA200 at $52,400 plus on-road costs. And extra $500 gets you the 100kW/300Nm 2...


Mercedes-Benz Ute : German HiLux rival to launch in Australia around 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Ute : German HiLux rival to launch in Australia around 2018

Mercedes-Benz has dropped a bombshell today by announcing plans to launch a mid-sized pick-up well before the end of the decade. This translates to their being a Mercedes-Benz-badged one-tonne capacity rival for the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, plus the Volkswagen Amarok, in Australian showrooms from about early 2018 — probably in single-, king- and dual-cab guises...


Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year
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Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed plans to add three plug-in hybrid models to its showroom in 2015. The German luxury car brand will offer plug-in hybrid versions of the C-Class, GLE-Class and flagship S-Class, all of which are expected to launch at the same time, and ahead of schedule, around November this year...


Mercedes-AMG GT: Hardcore, possible Black Series prototype spied testing
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Mercedes-AMG GT: Hardcore, possible Black Series prototype spied testing

An aggressive looking Mercedes-AMG GT prototype has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, hinting at a possible Black Series edition of the sports coupe. This supports comments made by Mercedes-Benz at the Detroit Motor show in January this year, that the new AMG-GT range will spawn multiple models...