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Mercedes-AMG One delayed nine months
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Mercedes-AMG One delayed nine months

The Mercedes-AMG One is an audacious project, aimed at caging Formula 1 power in a road-legal (but track-focused) body. Unsurprisingly, developing such a car hasn't been simple. Speaking with Top Gear in the UK, Mercedes-AMG boss, Tobias Moers, admitted to delays caused by adjustments on the car's powertrain...


Luxury car owners are more satisfied
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Luxury car owners are more satisfied

If you’re shelling out big bucks for a premium car, you’re quite right to expect premium customer care. The good news is, according to global research firm J.D. Power, that’s exactly what most people are getting. Its 2018 Australia Customer Survey for Luxury Vehicles spoke with 511 luxury vehicle owners who purchased their car between March 2013 and August 2018, and had it serviced at an authorised dealer between March 2017 and August 2018...


2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled
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2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for C-Class models sold between May 2016 and January 2018 over concerns window trims could detach from the vehicle. The German marque reports that affected units may have experienced a production fault where the bonding of the rear window trims strips on both the left- and right-hand sides may not have been performed correctly...


Mercedes-AMG: Hybrid technology being pushed hard for new models
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Mercedes-AMG: Hybrid technology being pushed hard for new models

Electrification is inevitable and, while it's a big departure from traditional performance vehicles, the head of AMG is excited for the future of electrification. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that he's also working hard to bring that future nearer...


Mercedes-AMG brand won't be diluted with new models: AMG boss
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Mercedes-AMG brand won't be diluted with new models: AMG boss

Despite an onslaught of new models and lower entry prices, Mercedes-AMG says there's no chance of its brand becoming diluted. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG is convinced more AMG models can't be a bad thing. "The A35 family is not diluting the brand...


2019 Mercedes-AMG One will be easy to drive: Moers
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2019 Mercedes-AMG One will be easy to drive: Moers

The Mercedes-AMG Project One, now called the Mercedes-AMG One, is set to hit Australian shores some time in late 2019. And, despite using a Formula One-derived engine, the brand claims it's going to be easy to drive. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that the One will be supremely quick, but won't require a race driver to take advantage of its performance...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 a near match for current A45 performance
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 a near match for current A45 performance

While the Mercedes-AMG A35 had its public debut at the 2018 Paris motor show, it's the upcoming 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 that has tails wagging. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that it will be more powerful than ever with an all-new engine...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 to come with drift mode, more than 300kW
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 to come with drift mode, more than 300kW

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is set to shake up the hot hatch segment with the AMG boss today confirming that it will pick up a drift mode. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG confirmed what we were all wanting to hear, plus some extra detail about the gearbox in its new hot hatch...


Mercedes-AMG One: Hypercar name confirmed
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Mercedes-AMG One: Hypercar name confirmed

Mercedes-AMG has officially confirmed its upcoming hypercar – originally dubbed 'Project One' – will be known simply as the AMG One. The performance division says the halo model's name "stands for the highest automotive ambition: to bring Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road"...


Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence
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Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s CEO, Horst von Sanden, says he’s not particularly concerned about dipping luxury car sales this year, though he admits consumer and business confidence is “not great”. Sales of the company’s passenger cars and SUV models are down 7.5 per cent this year, contrasting against six consecutive years of solid - often double digit - growth...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 'certain' S-Class models built during 2017 and 2018 over concerns the busbars in the luggage area could pose a fire risk. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may not have seen two nuts for the mounting busbars (an electrical component) in the 'prefuse box' located in the boot installed...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4door 63 S review: First drive
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4door 63 S review: First drive

Tony Crawford: There’s an awful lot to this new AMG model, and we’ve only just touched on it in the few hours we had in the car. But either way, this is a proper five-door super express worthy of its full-strength AMG status.


2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door review: GT 63 S
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door review: GT 63 S

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S may just be the perfect balance between next-level performance and the daily drive. It's certainly a worthy recipient of its full-strength AMG status.


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet pricing and specs

Full pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have been detailed this week, with prices starting at $67,900 before on-road costs. Like the related C-Class Sedan and Estate ranges, the updated two-door models get refreshed styling, revised powertrains and upgraded technology across the line-up...


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan/Estate pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan/Estate pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the updated 2019 C-Class line-up, with a slimmer range, added tech and revised powertrains. Here, we'll focus on the sedan and wagon versions, with pricing starting at $63,400 before on-road costs for the C200 sedan. Standard equipment on the C200 and C220d (from $64,900) includes 18-inch (five-spoke) alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, full-LED headlights, a 12...


Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags
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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...


Mercedes-AMG Project One snapped in testing
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Mercedes-AMG Project One snapped in testing

Mercedes-AMG has released new images of its upcoming Project One hypercar undergoing testing. The Project One has been put through extensive tests recently, in order to ensure its Formula 1-derived hybrid technology will work effectively in a road-going car. A recent report from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport recently revealed the Project One has been undergoing testing at closed circuits in both Spain and England...


Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door revealed
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Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door revealed

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off sales of the new GT 4-door in Europe, quietly revealing a new variant in the process – the AMG GT 43 4-door 4Matic+. Sitting below the 53 and 63 models in the line-up, the GT 43 4-door draws from a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, the latter on tap from 1800 to 4500rpm...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed, here in late 2019
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed, here in late 2019

The Mercedes-AMG A35 has been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R when it lands in Australia in the second half of next year. Serving as the new entry point into the AMG range, the A35 is the first in a two-pronged performance A-Class family, with the hotter 'A45' likely to follow in the coming months...