Mercedes-AMG GT to debut on September 9

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Mercedes-AMG GT to debut on September 9

After 32 months of road testing and an almost equally lengthy drip-feed campaign, the Mercedes-AMG GT will make its international debut in Affalterbach, Germany, on September 9...

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Brabus Business Lounge : Mercedes-Benz Sprinter kitted out for work and play
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Brabus Business Lounge : Mercedes-Benz Sprinter kitted out for work and play

German tuning company Brabus took the wraps off its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Business Lounge at the 2014 Moscow motor show. While Brabus is best known for turning the performance knob to 11 on various Mercedes-Benz models, the Business Lounge is very much focused on comfort, practicality and interconnectivity...


Mercedes-Benz M-Class to be renamed GLE-Class at 2015 facelift - reports
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class to be renamed GLE-Class at 2015 facelift - reports

By renaming the Mercedes-Benz M-Class to the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the three-pointed star is taking another step towards rationalising its naming scheme. The following letter combinations are currently or have recently been used on various Mercedes-Benz models: A, B, C, CL, CLA, CLK, CLS, E, G, GL, GLA, GLK, M or ML, R, S, SL, SLS, SLK and V...


CarPlay roll out delayed by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo
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CarPlay roll out delayed by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo

Both Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are delaying their US roll out of Apple CarPlay, although it’s unclear whether there will be flow on effects for Australian customers. Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are two out of the five automotive brands that were initially scheduled to offer CarPlay compatible entertainment systems, at least in the US, by the end of 2014...


The blurred lines between premium and mainstream
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The blurred lines between premium and mainstream

The notion of blurred lines does not only apply to a certain morally ambiguous pop hit that took over the airwaves last year. No, it applies to Australia's new vehicle market as well. Specifically in the area of luxury cars, the definition of which is an arbitrary concept to even those who aspire to it...


NRMA offers cheaper insurance for cars with AEB as standard
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NRMA offers cheaper insurance for cars with AEB as standard

NRMA Insurance will reduce premiums for those who own vehicles with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted as standard, but rival insurers will not follow suit any time soon. Head of research Robert McDonald made the announcement this week, revealing that depending on the type of system, car owners who take out a new policy with NRMA or renew their existing policy could save up to 15 per cent...


Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review
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Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review

The Audi Q3 has commanded a staggering 50 per cent share of the small premium SUV segment for the first half of this year, its sales totalling a full 72 per cent more than arch-rival the BMW X1. It’s the Audi, then, that is the biggest rival to the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the stalwart it must beat here (although we also requested an X1 to no avail) for the title of Australia’s best small premium SUV...


Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report
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Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will increase its stake in Aston Martin and supply the British sports car maker with electric and electronic parts in a deepening of the partnership formed last year. Bloomberg reports Daimler will receive another one per cent stake in the business, increasing its share of Aston Martin to five per cent...


Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard: Secure sedan aims to go unnoticed
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Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard: Secure sedan aims to go unnoticed

For security-minded captains of industry and dignitaries, the new generation Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard offers improved protection from attack, as well as high levels of luxury. From the outside the S600 Guard looks barely any different to regular S600 models — unless, of course, the optional flag holders are fitted or the discretely mounted emergency lights are flashing away...


BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 : Comparison review
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 : Comparison review

BMW M Division is the master of toying with magic these days. Here is the brand new BMW M4 we’ve been driving for less than an hour, at 100km/h on Melbourne’s Monash freeway while the official launch is still happening in New Zealand, and the trip computer is reading 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres...


Mercedes-Benz readying AMG Sport range to rival Audi S line, BMW M Performance range
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Mercedes-Benz readying AMG Sport range to rival Audi S line, BMW M Performance range

Mercedes-Benz will develop a family of AMG Sport models to sit beneath its hardcore AMG performance range. The AMG Sport sub-division is intended to go head-to-head with fellow second-tier sports lines from rivals, including Audi’s S line and BMW’s M Performance range...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Special Edition adds features and value
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Special Edition adds features and value

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class range has been expanded with feature-packed Special Edition versions of the E250 and E250 CDI variants. The Special Edition package adds 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, panoramic sliding sunroof, heated front seats, 360-degree camera, wood/leather steering wheel, illuminated front door sills, and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with DAB+ digital radio...


2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains nine-speed automatic gearbox, but not in Australia
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains nine-speed automatic gearbox, but not in Australia

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class range will see the inclusion of a new 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, following in the treadmarks of the recently updated Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. A release from the company states that the new gearbox will be offered in the E350 BlueTEC diesel model in sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet body styles, with emissions and fuel consumption rated at 5...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito will be larger, more versatile and more efficient than ever when it hits delivery rounds in October. Revealed overnight, the mid-sized Vito is the light-commercial version of the V-Class people-mover that was unveiled in January...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Mercedes-Benz E400 Estate: week with Review
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Mercedes-Benz E400 Estate: week with Review

Can a Mercedes wagon change James Ward's once rock solid brand alliance?


Smart ForTwo sketches detail new car a day before launch
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Smart ForTwo sketches detail new car a day before launch

An official Mercedes-Benz blog post has put up sketches, which confirm the look of and some details about the new Smart ForTwo city hatch. The new pictures were posted on the Mercedes-Benz Museum's Passion Blog just over 24 hours ahead of the official unveiling of the second generation Smart ForTwo and ForFour...


Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel

The sole diesel version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class - the CLA200 CDI - has been updated with a new engine. The CLA200 CDI that has been sold up until now was powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 100kW of power and 300Nm, but the CLA-Class will now move to a larger 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel while retaining the same power outputs...


Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe revealed: 1000Nm V12 meets curve-tilting tech
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Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe revealed: 1000Nm V12 meets curve-tilting tech

Daimler's range-topping Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe has been unveiled and it combines a lusty twin-turbo V12 with the company's new curve-tilting technology. Under the bonnet lies a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 cranking out 463kW of power and 1000Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission...


Mercedes-Benz whittles back A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG waiting lists to end of 2015
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Mercedes-Benz whittles back A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG waiting lists to end of 2015

Mercedes-Benz Australia has pegged back the waiting list for its A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG four-cylinder turbo twins that, at its peak, extended into 2016. Supply constraints on AMG’s entry models, which also includes the new GLA45 crossover due here in October this year, are not limited to Australia. The company worldwide is very much a victim of its own success on that front...