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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: six variants for Australia, AMG 43 and 63 confirmed

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed that it will roll out six iterations of its sport-stylised mid-sized SUV, the new 2017 GLC Coupe. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz Australia’s Senior PR Manager, David McCarthy, revealed that four variants will hit local showrooms around November or December this year...

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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report

Mercedes-Benz may soon launch a new marque for its upcoming range of pure electric vehicles. Anonymous sources have told Handelsblatt that Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is planning on launching a new brand dedicated to electric vehicles. A final decision on whether to go ahead with the plan will be made at a board meeting scheduled for July 20...


Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut
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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut

The wraps have come off the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, revealed early this morning ahead of an Australian debut that will occur in July next year. Spied numerous times in recent months, the GT R's coming was long known, as was its name and the fact that it would enter as a successor to the hero Black Series model that ruled the roost in the now retired SLS AMG line...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

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 S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging

When the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid is unveiled next year it will be one of the first production vehicles with wireless charging. The inductive charging system will become available on the options list of the S500e when the facelifted car debuts in 2017...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  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 Audi S4 Review
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2017 Audi S4 Review

The new turbocharged 'B9' Audi S4 sedan and Avant remain hugely effective, clinical sports tourers...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...


Luxury SUV sales continue to boom
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Luxury SUV sales continue to boom

It is no secret that SUVs are the engine room of growth in the current record-setting Australian new vehicle market. Indeed, sales of these vehicles are now almost on a par with conventional passenger cars. But more interesting is that within this overall SUV growth, it’s the high-end luxury brands that are escalating their sales at the quickest rate...


Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent
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Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent

Mercedes-Benz says that it expects to achieve a 14 per-cent increase in electric vehicle battery capacity each year, almost three times that of Tesla estimations. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz technology day in Stuttgart last week, the head of the company’s electric-drive system integration, Jurgen Schenk, confirmed his company’s plans for battery improvement technology, which should see a nearly doubling of both battery energy density and consequent electric vehicle (EV) range every five years...


Mercedes-Benz to launch all-new electric vehicle before 2020
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Mercedes-Benz to launch all-new electric vehicle before 2020

Mercedes-Benz has showcased its plans for a completely new electric vehicle (EV) architecture that will underpin its upcoming range of pure EVs set to go on sale before the of this decade...


Mercedes-Benz: naturally-aspirated engines are a ‘done thing’
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Mercedes-Benz: naturally-aspirated engines are a ‘done thing’

Mercedes-Benz says that the days of naturally-aspirated engines are over with no further investment or product planned around the use of non-turbo petrol or diesel engines. The once mighty naturally-aspirated units such as the 6.2-litre V8 in AMG products or the 5...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to gain off-roading Audi Allroad rival - report
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to gain off-roading Audi Allroad rival - report

Mercedes-Benz is planning to add a jacked-up variant to its recently-revealed 2017 E-Class Estate range, according to a new report. Just days after the German car maker unveiled its refreshed E-Class wagon range, UK website Auto Express now claims Mercedes is looking to add a more rugged version of the wagon to rival the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review

How does the first ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet manage against its German rivals?


Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts
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Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts

The four- and eight-cylinder engines in the Mercedes-AMG family have great potential for more power and torque if the need arises, the company claims. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Italy this week, the head of Mercedes-AMG Engine development, Janko Wicke, confirmed that both the four-cylinder and new V8 engines have significant potential for more power, if the market demands it...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 28 vehicles in its SLK roadster range. According to the German car maker, affected vehicles may have been fitted with incorrectly-sized nuts on the rear-axle tie rods during production. This may cause the nuts to loosen, affecting the steering characteristics of the car and potentially leading to an accident...


Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report
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Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report

German luxury marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to unveil a new electric SUV concept at this year’s Paris motor show, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the new electrified show car will preview an upcoming production EV, which is expected to debut in the form an SUV that would go head-to-head with the Tesla Model X...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will be offered in two standard and two powered-up AMG forms when it hits Australia in November. The first-ever C-Class Cabriolet will be a sportier and more youthful option, alongside the long-running E-Class Cabriolet badge - which will soon also debut in a new-generation form...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate revealed, Australian launch due next year

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon has been revealed ahead of a local launch set for next year. Today's unveiling follows the March debut of its new sedan sibling, which will touch down in Australia next month. Coupe and Cabriolet versions have also been spied testing, although dates for those styles are still to be confirmed...


Mercedes-Benz Energy reveals Tesla Powerwall home battery rival
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Mercedes-Benz Energy reveals Tesla Powerwall home battery rival

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has expanded its use of lithium-ion battery technology with the introduction of new stationary energy storage systems. Set to be presented at this month's European electrical energy storage trade fair in Munich, the new Mercedes-Benz battery storage systems - combined with renewable energy sources - will allow private homes to increase their consumption of self-generated energy by up to 65 per cent...