Mercedes-Benz cemented its place as Australia's leading luxury carmaker in 2020, its 26,350 passenger vehicles sales to the end of November placing it well ahead of arch rivals BMW and Audi. Almost half of those sales comprised just two models – A-Class and GLC-Class – underscoring the buying public's taste for small cars and medium SUVs.
$400,000 Mercedes-AMG burned to the ground in apparent online protest
A disgruntled Russian YouTube star has used the video streaming platform to stage a dramatic protest against Mercedes-Benz.
Mikhail Litvin doused his luxury Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S four-door in petrol before setting it alight and watching it go up in flames, totally destroying the car which, in Australia, starts from $358,735 plus on-road costs.
Litvin’s staged the protest after his car has reportedly suffered from a litany of problems which he claims his local Mercedes dealer refused to fix.
2018-2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, GT63 S, and GLC63 recalled for stability fault
Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 1140 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20). The problem occurs in Mercedes-AMG C36 S, GT63 S, and GLC63 models.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the vehicle's stability control system may not function as intended, due to incorrect calibrations.