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Mercedes-Benz working on EV to rival Tesla

A Daimler board member has confirmed that Mercedes-Benz is working on an electric vehicle with a range of up to 500 kilometres. In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, Thomas Weber, chief of research and development at Mercedes-Benz, was asked if the company is working on a Tesla rival...

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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...


2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled in small numbers for engine fire risk
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled in small numbers for engine fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for seven examples of its big E-Class and CLS models, over concerns that a seal could cause a fire in the engine bay. The potential fault centres on a damaged seal that may have been fitted to the secondary bulkhead in the engine bay. The carmaker notes that a fire could result if the seal were to come loose and make contact with hot engine components...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe Review

It's a statement of style and sophistication like no other - James drives the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe...


Mercedes-AMG GT S v Porsche 911 GT3 : Comparison Review
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Mercedes-AMG GT S v Porsche 911 GT3 : Comparison Review

The Porsche 911 GT3 and its more hardcore brother, the GT3 RS, are not sports cars for the faint hearted. Bought by those seeking a proper track car that can double as an occasional daily driver, the GT3 remains as perhaps the best example of what a modern sports car can offer a true driving enthusiast...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG Line revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG Line revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG Line package has been unveiled and will head onto option lists from later this year. As you'd expect from an AMG-branded styling and equipment package, the V-Class AMG Line includes a whole raft of changes to make the Vito-based people mover look and feel more sporty...


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 Shooting Brake Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 Shooting Brake Review

The entry-level CLA 200 Shooting Brake brings brand cache at a handy price. But does the 1.6-litre front-driver deliver on the sporty promise?


2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet interior revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet interior revealed

The first official image of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet has uncovered the new flagship convertible’s lavish interior. The image – which follows a revealing sketch outed last week – highlights an optional red leather cabin in a new silver S-Class Cabriolet, which is pictured standing alongside the most recent open-top S-Class that was sold between 1961 and 1971...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed

Here it is, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, revealed in full ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in a few weeks and slated Australian launch in mid-2016. The absolute pinnacle of the newly revealed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe range serves as a two-doored counterpoint to the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and wagon models just rolling into Australia now...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe leaked in production trim
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe leaked in production trim

Images that are claimed to be of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe have been published online. After a series of spy photos and...


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...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe was revealed overnight ahead of its formal premiere in-the-metal at the Frankfurt motor show next month and Australian launch in the middle of next year. The new-generation two-door C-Class cuts a fine figure, echoing the clean and upmarket lines of the larger S-Class Coupe in a similar fashion to its top-selling sedan sibling...


2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Review
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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Review

Mercedes-Benz brings a new player to the sports car fight - the impressive Mercedes-AMG GT S...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Review
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Review

The finest AMG C63 generation has landed in Oz in both Sedan and Estate forms. We let them rip along Victoria's Great Ocean Road...


2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Review : Long-term report one
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Review : Long-term report one

Is bigger better? The Mercedes-Benz GL350 joins the Melbourne team for the next six-months.


Seven strange things that happened in Australia’s car market last month
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Seven strange things that happened in Australia’s car market last month

It was generally business as usual for the Australian new vehicle market in July. The Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 ruled the roost, SUVs continued to boom and a trio of utes led by the Toyota HiLux filled out the top 10. But of course, every month brings its share of surprises, like this one we told you about already...


Mercedes-Benz outsells Honda in July, claims tenth spot
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Mercedes-Benz outsells Honda in July, claims tenth spot

Some sentences say little, while some speak volumes. ‘Mercedes-Benz outsold Honda in July’ fits within the latter category. The latest VFACTS industry sales figures released this morning reveal that the German luxury car and commercial brand managed 3052 registrations in July, up 21.1 per cent against the same month in 2014...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for fuse box fault: airbags may not deploy correctly
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for fuse box fault: airbags may not deploy correctly

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a small-volume recall on its small A-Class and B-Class hatches over concerns that the airbags may not deploy correctly in a collision. The fault centres on the interior fuse box, where Mercedes-Benz believes that fuses inside may become loose over time...


Nokia sells Here mapping business to Audi, BMW, Daimler in $4.2 billion deal
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Nokia sells Here mapping business to Audi, BMW, Daimler in $4.2 billion deal

Finnish technology company Nokia has confirmed an agreement to sell its Here digital mapping and location services business to a new joint venture partnership between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler. The deal will form part of Nokia’s plan to focus on networking technologies,  but for Here’s new German owners, the acquisition is an important building block in the development of fully autonomous vehicles...


Mercedes-AMG preparing for hybrid future
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Mercedes-AMG preparing for hybrid future

A report this week has again hinted at plans for a hybrid-powered Mercedes-AMG range of the future, as the company works to stay ahead of tightening emissions regulations. In recent months, key AMG executives have confirmed with CarAdvice that as government requirements and customer expectations become more closely aligned, we move closer to the appearance of an electrified performance model in the range...