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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 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...

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Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads
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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...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz may cut some coupes, cabrios to trim model ranges
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz may cut some coupes, cabrios to trim model ranges

Executives from both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have admitted that their model ranges suffer from too many models, and they may need to do some pruning in future years. Ian Robertson, head of sales and marketing at BMW, told Car and Driver at the recent Geneva motor show, "The checkerboard of body styles and segments is rather full"...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


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...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied again
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied again

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute has been spied once again doing a spot of late winter testing in northern Europe. This latest prototype of the X-Class seems to be wearing production-ready versions of the car's headlights, which include the company's signature hockey stick-style LED driving lights. Interestingly this vehicle has fuel caps on both sides...


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied inside and out
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied inside and out

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied outside the company's research and development centre in Germany. This latest prototype has done away with the temporary headlights, tail-lights and grille, as well as the squared-off false bonnet, seen on earlier development vehicles...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing

UPDATE: Revealing new images have been added to this article's gallery, including a first look at the new CLS's interior. The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite the swirly black-and-white camouflage, the CLS's four-door coupe silhouette is clearly on display, as are the visual similarities to the new E-Class Coupe...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 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...


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...


BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe track comparison
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BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe track comparison

The battle of BMW’s M division against Mercedes-AMG has been raging for decades. The Bavarians have never gone for a power war with the folks from Affalterbach, preferring instead to focus on a power-to-weight ratio formula that sees them maintain the purists' status amongst the hooligan nature of old AMGs...


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...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC250 Coupe review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC250 Coupe review

The most affordable petrol-powered Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – the GLC250 – is a prestigious crossover with more than a bit of practicality on its side.


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...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied again, but this latest prototype has shed all of the false body panels and temporary components used on earlier vehicles. It has also given us a first look at the new hatch's interior. Although it's tough to see too many styling details on this vehicle, we're expecting a gentle evolution of the current car's styling...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been spied doing a spot of cold weather testing ahead of its anticipated debut later this year. The X-Class shares its platform with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan, although it will have a wider track than both of those vehicles. Other unique features will include a five-link rear suspension, Mercedes-Benz engines, and a strengthened chassis...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible SUV leaked
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible SUV leaked

The Mercedes-Maybach G550 4x4 Landaulet has been teased and leaked ahead of its debut. On the weekend Mercedes-Benz shared a photo (bottom) on its Facebook page revealing the rear of a G-Class convertible, and titled with the description: "First we built the G63 AMG 6x6 – Now the ultimate off-roader has another surprise up its sleeve. Stay tuned...


2018 Mercedes-Benz 'EQC': mule for electric SUV spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz 'EQC': mule for electric SUV spied testing

A development mule for the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. Given that the mule doesn't seem to have any stretch marks, cut lines or otherwise disfigured body panels, it's safe to assume that the EQC, or whatever it will be called, will share most of its key dimensions with the GLC...


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.