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Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells

Mercedes-Benz has ordered €20 billion ($31 billion) worth of lithium-ion battery cells, which will see the company through until 2030. The German automaker expects battery-electric vehicles to account for between 15 and 25 per cent of its annual sales by 2025...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 review

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 is the cheapest ticket into the AMG club. But is it worthy of that famous automotive acronym?


2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

There probably isn't a more pointless car on the road. A 2500kg four-wheel drive with a giant V8. But, that's mainly why we love it. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see what the new G63 is like.

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2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall
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2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2009-2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to the ongoing Takata campaign. As with all Takata recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag propellant that can degrade over time through a combination of heat and humidity. If an impacted vehicle is involved in an accident, internal pressure can make the airbag inflator rupture, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, GT update unveiled
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, GT update unveiled

The updated Mercedes-AMG GT and a new GT R Pro variant have been unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is a limited edition model said to incorporate learnings from AMG's GT3 and GT4 race cars, adapted for life on the road. As such, the driver is able to mechanically set (without tools) the suspension's spring pre-load length, and adjust the compression and rebound rate of the dampers...


Mercedes-AMG GT R previewed on the track - video
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Mercedes-AMG GT R previewed on the track - video

Mercedes-AMG has published a new preview video of the upcoming GT R Pro, which will be unveiled in full at the Los Angeles motor show in the coming days. The 18-second clip doesn't give away much, but it does give brief glimpses of the GT R Pro's additional aero bits, along with confirming fuel consumption and emissions figures...


GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video
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GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video

Now that buyers are flocking to high-riding SUVs, manufacturers are finding ways to make crossovers as fast as sports cars – the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S and Porsche Macan Turbo are prime examples of that. In a new YouTube clip, Britain's Top Gear UK lines up the German SUV 'hot rods' for a drag race to see which is fastest...


GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video
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GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S sets Nurburgring lap record for SUVs
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S sets Nurburgring lap record for SUVs

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S has set a new SUV lap record at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany, beating its rival, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, by a scant three seconds. It took just 7 minutes and 49 seconds for the GLC 63 S to complete the lap, putting it alongside cars like the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 (7:47), the 997...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro confirmed for LA debut
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro confirmed for LA debut

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro will debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show, alongside a revised mainstream range. The new GT R Pro will be a limited-edition model. The company says it will feature modifications designed to "deliver even more racetrack performance", and builds on the experience gained from its AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 race cars...


Model X, Urus, G63, SVR drag race - video
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Model X, Urus, G63, SVR drag race - video

The 'super-SUV' segment is a relatively young one, but it's already getting crowded. Along with the Tesla Model X P100D, there's the new Lamborghini Urus, the recently-revealed Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Range Rover Sport SVR competing for (lots of) your dollars. To work out which is the quickest in a straight line, Mat Watson from Carwow pulled the aforementioned vehicles together for a drag race...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the 'Ring
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the 'Ring

A prototype believed to be a more extreme 'Black Series' version of the Mercedes-AMG GT has been spied again, this time during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Compared to the prototype snapped in September, this vehicle is sporting a more aggressive aerodynamic setup, including a more pronounced front bumper and splitter with incorporated flics, and a larger rear wing...


Mercedes-Benz A200d, A220d revealed in Europe
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Mercedes-Benz A200d, A220d revealed in Europe

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a pair of diesel A-Class variants for Europe, with power from two versions of the same 2.0-litre engine. Both models will sit above the 1.5-litre A180d in the European A-Class range, with power from 'OM654' engines designed to put Mercedes ahead of the curve on Real Driving Emissions 2 standards coming into force in 2020...


2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall
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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2012 C-Class to the ever-expanding Takata recall, with a campaign involving 11,629 vehicles. As with all vehicles caught in the Takata recall, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If an affected vehicle is involved in a crash triggering the airbags, the metal inflator housing can rupture under pressure, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


E63 S v F-Type SVR drag race - video
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E63 S v F-Type SVR drag race - video

Eight-cylinder performance cars can take on very different forms these days – take the Jaguar F-Type SVR and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, for example. In a new clip published by Carwow, Mat Watson lines up the British sports car and German performance wagon for an old-school drag race, to see which is quickest. On paper, the two vehicles are closely matched...


2017-18 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the AMG S63 over concerns the active lane-keep assist function may not work as intended. According to the German marque, the technology's camera software could malfunction, resulting in the lane-keep assist system not applying the brakes following an "inadvertent lane change from a speed over 105km/h"...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the E-Class sold between 2017 and 2018 over concerns the active bonnet may not operate as intended. According to the German marque, some vehicles may have a defective system that doesn't detect pedestrians and therefore doesn't activate the safety feature in the event of a collision...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied at the Nurburgring

Photographers have captured images of the facelifted Mercedes-AMG GLC63 wagon at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Like earlier prototypes we've seen based on the standard GLC, this vehicle is wearing updated bumpers and light units front and rear, previewing a rather mild design update that should keep the mid-sized crossover fresh against key rivals like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3...


2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 review: Coupe and Cabriolet
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 review: Coupe and Cabriolet

53 is the new 43, but it's closer to 63 in more than just numbers.

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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...