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Road Trip: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'

The sharp right-hander, just before the town of Hirten in Germany’s Eifel mountains, approaches faster than you think. It’s a tricky corner, almost 160-degrees in radius, switching back on itself before opening out into a long, straight stretch of road flanked by the forests and fields Germany does so well...

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I think I'm going to lose my bet.
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I think I'm going to lose my bet.

The bet was a simple one. I reckoned that the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class would sell more than 5000 units in its first full year on sale in Australia. I even wrote it on one of the many whiteboards at our office, to which my colleague Rob laughed and suggested a less ambitious number...


Mercedes-AMG Festival of Snow
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Mercedes-AMG Festival of Snow

What if I told you Mercedes-Benz is paying, for you, to go learn how to drive and drift on snow? You'd immediately rush to sign up, right? Thought so. Well, alright, the brand isn't exactly picking up the bill, but the Mercedes-AMG snow experience – held in Queenstown, New Zealand, arguably the most beautiful location on Earth – is at least heavily subsidised...


2017 Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review: Weekend away
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review: Weekend away

Campervans are very popular, not only as a way to move things from place to place while keeping them dry, but intrepid travellers have found all manner of ways to convert them into manageable mobile homes. If you're looking for that versatility off the showroom floor and can do without the extra row of seats in the van, then the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity could well be worth a look...


How does guaranteed future value 'leasing' work?
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How does guaranteed future value 'leasing' work?

You know how this story goes. You've bought some cool piece of consumer electronics, brand new - and when you go to sell it years later, it's worth far less than you'd expected. Worse, somebody then tries to 'lowball' you with an even more painful offer. Yes, that feeling, you know the one. And you know it's much the same with cars - except ten times worse...


Mercedes-Benz design boss teases upcoming concept on social media
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Mercedes-Benz design boss teases upcoming concept on social media

The design boss for Mercedes-Benz has teased an upcoming concept car set to debut in the coming months, in a new video posted on Instagram. Chief design officer, Gorden Wagener, shared a short video with his team talking about a new concept, that will be a "big surprise"...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing: Roadster joins local line-up
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing: Roadster joins local line-up

Australian pricing for the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, unveiled in September last year and driven by CarAdvice in March just gone, has now been revealed. The newest soft-top AMG, which Mercedes reckons will attract "a very different" type of buyer to those drawn by the legendary SL badge, had initially been expected to land with a price tag below $350,000...


2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Local pricing announced
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Local pricing announced

Australian pricing and initial details for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet range have been announced this week, ahead of the drop-top's local launch in October. Just two variants will be offered here, the E300 and E400 4Matic, with prices kicking off at $123,500 plus on-road costs for the entry-level model...


Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda
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Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Wafting from corner to corner in the hills behind the Pacific Coast Highway south of Santa Monica, I’m evocatively transported back to 1969. Thin steering wheel in hand, the rock of the body from corner to corner as the suspension loads up, automatic gearbox whirring away quietly, raucous exhaust note echoing off the rock walls, the salty So Cal breeze rolling through the immaculate cabin off the ocean...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 48-volt system is the future, but diesel's not dead yet
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 48-volt system is the future, but diesel's not dead yet

With the recent resurgence of petrol engines - thanks largely to the efficiency and power delivered by turbo technology - and the addition of high-capacity mild hybrid systems like the 48V battery system used in the facelifted, 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (among others), you could be forgiven for thinking the bell is about to toll for the diesel engine...


Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM
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Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a shift in its motorsport program that sees the German brand ditch the DTM touring car series in favour of Formula E starting in 2019. Having been involved in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, and its predecessor series since its inception in 1988, Mercedes has won 183 races, along with 10 drivers’, 13 team and six manufacturer titles from 26 seasons...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the latest to sit atop the Stuttgart tech pile. With the best of everything the brand can offer, it needs to appeal to the most discerning buyer.


2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review
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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review

The facelifted S-Class remains a technical tour-de-force delivering the very best that Mercedes-Benz can offer. And, despite what you might think, the S63 makes a whole lot of sense.


Mercedes-Benz Vans looking to bolster Australian line-up with small Citan
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Mercedes-Benz Vans looking to bolster Australian line-up with small Citan

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz Citan cannot come soon enough for the company’s Australian dealer network, who continue to ask for a competitor to its pesky German rival, the Volkswagen Caddy. The Mercedes-Benz Citan – a Renault-Mercedes alliance product that is essentially a reworked take on the Renault Kangoo – has never been sold in Australia, primarily because it lacks a suitable drivetrain for the local market...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4²: Wild one-off special lives up to its name
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4²: Wild one-off special lives up to its name

An engineer from German marque Mercedes-Benz has created a wild off-road version of his E-Class All-Terrain crossover wagon, dubbed the E-Class All-Terrain 4x4². Jurgen Eberle, one of the company's vehicle development engineers, decided to make a series of modifications to his E-Class All-Terrain, in a fashion similar to Merc's own G500 4x4² off-roader...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have set chins wagging with its not-like-the-concept styling, but the German company could soon introduce a more heavily stylised version of the dual-cab ute. The head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volker Mornhinweg, told Australian media at the launch of the new X-Class ute there is no definite decision on whether there’ll be any involvement from the company’s performance side-arm, Mercedes-AMG...


2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for around 200 vehicles across its A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA lines sold between 1 October 2016 through 1 December 2016 over concerns the front passenger airbag may not deploy "as designed". The German marque reports that the front passenger-side airbag in affected vehicle may not meet specifications, and therefore may not deploy correctly in the event of an accident...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained

If you take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class in the context of the German company’s model lines, it is a bit out of whack. Why? Because the X-Class sits under the Mercedes-Benz Vans product umbrella, despite the fact the company is claiming that most people shopping at the high end of the ute segment are actually considering these types of vehicles as an extension of the SUV model line...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 has been photographed undergoing testing near the Nurburgring. This latest GLE prototype wears roughly the same amount of camouflage as the non-AMG vehicle spotted in March this year. The most obvious of difference between the two cars is the AMG model's single bar grille with the high performance marque's now familiar diamond-studded background...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge

The all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute will arrive in Australia from early 2018, and CarAdvice is in position to tell you what you can expect to see when it finally arrives Down Under. We know there will be three drivetrains offered, and that there will be three model grades...