Mercedes confirms electric GLB, rules out AMG 45 version
Mercedes-Benz is working on a battery-electric version of the new GLB SUV called EQB, but on the other side of the coin has ruled out producing a heated-up GLB45 AMG halo.
The electric GLB will sit alongside the EQA, which is to be a fully-electric version of the imminent next-generation GLA. The A-Class and B-Class platform-mates to this pair will instead come as plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).
Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-16 model-year GT S supercar over concerns of a potential transmission failure.
"The adhesive connection of the drive shaft to the engine/transmission flange may not meet specifications," the company reports.
"This may lead to the development of unusual noise, transmission malfunctions or, in certain cases, to loss of connection between the engine and transmission."
Mercedes-AMG has released pricing and specs for its updated two-door flagship, the GT.
As with the pre-facelift GT, the updated model is powered by a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 making 384kW and 670Nm in 'base' GT S guise. All that grunt is sent to the rear wheels through a Mercedes-AMG seven-speed '7G-DCT' transmission.