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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has been spied doing testing on public roads in Spain. Despite the generous quantities of disguise applied to the car, we can see that the new A-Class will feature evolutionary styling and a similar silhouette to today's car...

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Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans
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Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed details of its model onslaught for 2017, through a visual timeline included in its half-yearly sales results presentation. No less than 20 new models will be added across the brand’s line-up, including the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet siblings, facelifts for the GLA and S-Class, along with the highly-anticipated ute which will share numerous components with the current Nissan Navara...


2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied

The regular E63 range hasn't even been released yet, but the Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon has already been spied enjoying a bit of summer sunshine in the south of Europe. Compared to the E63 and E63 S, which have been spied in both sedan and wagon forms, the Black Series prototype seen here features a wider track with flared wheel arches at both ends of the vehicle...


Mercedes-Benz Future Bus debuts semi-autonomous City Pilot system
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Mercedes-Benz Future Bus debuts semi-autonomous City Pilot system

The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus and its semi-autonomous City Pilot driving system have tackled a 20km route in the Netherlands. The Future Bus features a new semi-autonomous driving system known as City Pilot, which, as its name suggests, is able to work in urban environments with pedestrians and traffic lights...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 14 vehicles from its A-Class, CLA and GLA lines over concerns a fracture in the transmission could result in a loss of drive. The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time. If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


Mercedes-Benz C350e, GLE500e, S500e plug-in hybrids on sale in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz C350e, GLE500e, S500e plug-in hybrids on sale in Australia

Mercedes-Benz has released a trio of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models in Australia this week - the C350e sedan and estate, GLE500e SUV and the S500e limousine. Following the debut of the S500 Plug-in Hybrid nearly three years ago and the C350 Plug-in Hybrid’s Detroit motor show reveal in January 2015, the three PHEV models are available to order now in Mercedes-Benz dealerships...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for drive shaft fault
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Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for drive shaft fault

A total of eight Mercedes-AMG GT vehicles have been recalled in Australia due to a fault related to the super sports car's drive shaft. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, the Mercedes-AMG GT recall relates to a drive-shaft joint that risks coming loose, potentially resulting in “a loss of drive”...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims

The offices of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been raided as part of a German investigation into steel price fixing. The three German automakers are accused of being part of a six company automotive cartel that engaged in anti-competitive practices to depress the price of steel...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 2134 of its Vito vans over concerns a loss of brake fluid which could lead to brake failure. According to the German auto maker, the brake fluid reservoir may not have been secured properly due to a manufacturing fault. If the reservoir moves, brake fluid could be lost, which could lead to a deterioration of braking efficiency...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe have been revealed ahead of its local arrival in the fourth quarter. The standard four-cylinder GLC Coupe range kicks off at $77,100 plus on-road costs for the 220d and tops out at $82,100 for the 250d. By comparison, the cheapest BMW X4 starts at $70,815 plus on-road costs...


2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter spied

An early prototype for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been spied testing in Europe. This mule features a heavily disguised version of the new van's front-end, but the rest of the vehicle is carried over from the van that's currently in showrooms. Despite the false body panels, we can see that the next-generation Sprinter will feature slimmer, smaller headlights than the current van...


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied for the first time. It's hard to get a true sense of the final design as the entire body, except for the roof, is covered in camouflage. In addition to the odd false panel, many of the car's snap-in components, such as the grille and tail-lights, have also been replaced by temporary units...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 recalled for stalling fix
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 recalled for stalling fix

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 286 of its 2015 and 2016 GLE450 SUVs over concerns that the engine could stall. The luxury car maker reports that, due to a software concern with the engine control unit (ECU), the vehicle’s engine may stall when braking at low speeds. Should the GLE450’s engine stall, it would pose a safety hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


Mercedes-Benz patents water-cooled tyre system
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Mercedes-Benz patents water-cooled tyre system

German car maker Mercedes-Benz has submitted an interesting patent application to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), that details a water-cooled tyre system. The patent, which is dated June 22, 2016, is described as a “vehicle with [a] reservoir for storing fluid to be applied to a tyre”...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 will be all-wheel-drive only
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 will be all-wheel-drive only

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 will be offered solely in all-wheel-drive. Tobias Moers, head of AMG, told Top Gear about the upcoming Mercedes-AMG E63, stating: "It’s going to be four-wheel-drive. Only." The current E63 is offered in both rear- and all-wheel-drive formats in certain markets. According Moers, in Germany 90 percent of buyers opted for the all paw version...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe Review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe Review

The best C-Class AMG ever made? We think so...


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


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...