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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...

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

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...


2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Review : B200
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Review : B200

Six months ago the Mercedes-Benz B-Class had the premium MPV segment all to itself, as it had done for most of the past decade. Fast-forward to today, however, and the multi-purpose vehicle is now sharing the niche segment with the polarising 2 Series Active Tourer from traditional rival BMW and the cheaper C4 Picasso from plucky French hopeful Citroen...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer v Mercedes-Benz B-Class v Citroen C4 Picasso : Comparison review
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer v Mercedes-Benz B-Class v Citroen C4 Picasso : Comparison review

Names can be deliberately suggestive. Out of nowhere the other day – actually not quite, as it was published in the newspaper that day ahead of, say, conflict in Syria – my better half decided to send me a list titled ‘most attractive baby names of 2015’. Topping the list were Alessandro for blokes and Scarlett for girls, as voted by people on a website somewhere (it was that kinda poll)...


Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spied during testing
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spied during testing

Our spy photographers have spotted the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SL-Class on public roads outside the company's research and development centre in Sindelfingen, Germany. The prototype of the updated SL features black cladding and tape ahead of the A-pillar, as well as some along the rear bumper...


A lap around Albert Park Formula 1 Circuit with Mercedes-AMG
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A lap around Albert Park Formula 1 Circuit with Mercedes-AMG

For the past two decades, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix has called Melbourne home. Each year, the motorsport carnival completely shuts down public access to the Albert Park reserve for about a week. For the rest of the year, the golf course, parklands, lake and sporting complexes are used daily by many Melbournians. The suburban roads that make up the 5...


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will cost just $1500 more than its 'four-door coupe' sibling when it arrives in Australian showrooms in July. Available to order from today, the CLA Shooting Brake - the fifth and final member of the German brand's new compact vehicle range after the CLA-Class, A-Class, B-Class and GLA-Class - starts at $52,400 plus on-road costs and boasts an equipment list that is largely the same as the successful CLA sedan...


2015 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing and specifications

Orders have commenced for the Mercedes-AMG GT that in Australia will be available only in GT S specification from July, priced from $295,000 plus on-road costs, but a word of warning to potential customers: be quick, as the German brand reckons demand will outstrip supply two-to-one...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spied without body cladding
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spied without body cladding

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been caught by our spy photographers during some real world testing. Unlike previous spy photos of the new E-Class, these latest prototype vehicles aren't adorned with any shape-obfuscating cladding or false grilles and lights, although it is still wearing plenty of swirly camouflage...


Mercedes-AMG GT S to be safety car for 2015 Formula One season
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Mercedes-AMG GT S to be safety car for 2015 Formula One season

The 2015 Formula One season brings with it a new safety car and medical car in the form of a Mercedes-AMG GT S and Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Replacing the current gullwing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque. It's also capable of a 0-100km/h sprint of just 3...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic Review : quick spin
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic Review : quick spin

The Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic is Benz's answer to the Audi S4 and BMW's 335i M Sport and orders are already coming in.


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe "will sell well in Australia", company claims
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe "will sell well in Australia", company claims

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe will land locally with a model spread across numerous grades in the latter part of this year, and German maker says it "will sell well". Mercedes-Benz Australia senior manager of public relations, product and corporate affairs, David McCarthy, was unusually reticent to name the GLE Coupe’s competition, despite it obviously being a direct rival for the BMW X6...


Mercedes-Benz Vision e Concept provides a glimpse into the future of vans
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Mercedes-Benz Vision e Concept provides a glimpse into the future of vans

The world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz Vision e Concept provides a look into how the future for these versatile workhorses might look like. The new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz V-Class van was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva motor show, where the head of the company's van division, Volker Mornhinweg, was keen to emphasise the fact that the German marque hasn’t forgotten to touch all aspects of its product lineup with the high-tech brush and a sense of what might be possible in years to come...


Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car leaked ahead of Geneva reveal
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Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car leaked ahead of Geneva reveal

Images, which are claimed to be, of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car have been published online ahead of the car's official debut. The photos were first published on the website of French weekly news magazine Le Point and follow on from the official teaser image, which was released earlier this week by Mercedes-AMG...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible caught testing again
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible caught testing again

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible has again been spotted cold weather testing, this time almost sans-camouflage, ahead of its public reveal at September’s Frankfurt motor show. This topless cruiser is to be the sixth and final member of the burgeoning S-Class range, joining the short- and long-wheelbase sedans, the Coupe, the Mercedes-Maybach and the Pullman...


Mercedes-Benz looks to AMG Sport models to capture bigger slice of the luxury pie
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Mercedes-Benz looks to AMG Sport models to capture bigger slice of the luxury pie

Mercedes-Benz has launched its second AMG Sport variant as it looks to fill the gap between the regular C-Class models and the full-blown Mercedes-AMG models. This week’s international launch of the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic comes several months after the release of the GLE 450 AMG Coupe introduced the new sub-brand to the global market...