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Mercedes again beats BMW, Audi in global sales

Mercedes-Benz remains the world’s most popular luxury car brand, outselling its German arch-rivals BMW and Audi for the third successive year. Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs were 2,310,185 units last calendar year, up 0.6 per cent on 2017...

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BMW and Mercedes-Benz combine mobility services units
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BMW and Mercedes-Benz combine mobility services units

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are the second pair of automakers to confirm a partnership this week, after Ford and Volkswagen announced they will work together on utes and vans. The companies announced their intent to combine mobility divisions last year, but approval from anti-trust regulators has only just come through...


Infiniti Q30/QX30 replacement to be 'all-Infiniti'
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Infiniti Q30/QX30 replacement to be 'all-Infiniti'

The Infiniti Q30 and Infiniti QX30 twins, which currently use underpinnings borrowed from Mercedes-Benz, will be replaced by a model unique to Nissan's luxury marque. "[The Q30/QX30 is] not a very successful product. We’ll keep selling it for now ... but this is not a product that has a future beyond its current life," Christian Meunier, president of Infiniti, told Motor Authority at the Detroit motor show...


2018 Mercedes-Benz V250d Avantgarde review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Mercedes-Benz V250d Avantgarde review

Moving more than two passengers in style and comfort is the subject of much debate in the motoring world. If you need to move more than five, though, the V250d really is tough to topple.


2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Estate review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Estate review

Mercedes-AMG has updated its AWD V6 C43 wagon, the toned down and slightly sensible alternative to the fire-breathing C63 S.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spied
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe has been snapped for the first time in snowy Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal sometime later this year. Despite the heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the GLE Coupe will look very much like its wagon-bodied sibling, with an updated take on Benz's coupe design language at the rear...


Mercedes-Benz working on artificial engine sounds
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Mercedes-Benz working on artificial engine sounds

Mercedes-Benz says that it is actively working on artificial sounds for the exhaust and the engine sounds, as it becomes tougher and tougher to create vehicles with naturally loud exhaust notes due to ever-tightening laws...


Mercedes-Benz: Next-gen designs will be evolutionary
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Mercedes-Benz: Next-gen designs will be evolutionary

German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz says it will continue down an evolutionary path with its current design language, rather then starting afresh when it unveils the next step in its current ‘Sensual Purity’ design language with the next-generation S-Class...


Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models
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Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models

As the world’s largest car market, China is continuing to dictate the future success and planning of new vehicles from nearly all manufacturers, including the likes of Mercedes-Benz, which admits it has to cater to Chinese taste. Speaking to the media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, the chief designer for Mercedes-Benz, Gordon Wagner, said that the next S-Class will bring about a new generation of exterior and interior design...


Next-gen Mercedes Benz SL confirmed: Will draw upon original Gullwing
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Next-gen Mercedes Benz SL confirmed: Will draw upon original Gullwing

The chief designer of Mercedes-Benz says the new-generation of the company’s flagship SL sports car will take inspiration from the iconic 300SL of the 1950s, as the brand seeks to recreate an icon of the modern era. Speaking to media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Gordon Wagner, confirmed a new generation is in the works and that the future of the SL will be very bright...


Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class to stay closely styled for next generation
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Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class to stay closely styled for next generation

The chief designer of Mercedes-Benz says that the current strong aesthetic similarities between the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class will be carried forward into the next-generation of vehicles despite some calls that the three model lines look too similar to the untrained eye. “We will always make sure these three limos speak one language,” said the brand’s design boss Gordon Wagner...


Mercedes-Benz: Autonomous cars to be region-specific
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Mercedes-Benz: Autonomous cars to be region-specific

Mercedes-Benz says that the use of full autonomous cars in the future will likely be region specific, meaning certain cars will be designed and engineered for certain areas, which will see them unable to operate autonomously in other regions...


Mercedes-Benz: V8 and V12 “will survive” for now
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Mercedes-Benz: V8 and V12 “will survive” for now

Despite stating at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that the ‘future is definitely electric’, Mercedes-Benz has also confirmed that its V12 and V8 engines, which are used in ‘600’, ‘650’ or ‘AMG 65’ (plus by Pagani) and ‘500’, ‘550’ or ‘AMG 63’ models respectively, will survive for another generation...


Mercedes-Benz: We operate as a software company
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Mercedes-Benz: We operate as a software company

Mercedes-Benz says it has changed its operating rhythm to operate more as a flexible software company rather than a traditional hardware company in order to better deal with the requirements of a digitally connected car going into the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the member of the board and head of group R&D at Mercedes-Benz, Ola Kallenius, confirmed the company’s directional change...


Mercedes ESF 2019 to showcase future of safety
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Mercedes ESF 2019 to showcase future of safety

Mercedes Benz says it plans to show a safety vision concept later this year that will demonstrate the future safety technologies from the German manufacturer. It will mark ten years since the last ESF vision concept debuted in 2009 and will see Mercedes-Benz showcase technologies that are both currently viable and also ones which may still be some time away...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been officially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this morning, ahead of an Australian launch during the third quarter of 2019. Pitched by the German brand as the "most emotional vehicle in its class", the all-new CLA scores the same jump in technology and design as its A-Class and B-Class siblings, though sports a sexier 'coupe' silhouette...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spied in greater detail
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spied in greater detail

The new Mercedes-Benz GLB has been spied again, this time during testing in Europe's Arctic north. Compared to earlier spy photos, this latest prototype is wearing just a little bit less camouflage. Externally, though, it doesn't really reveal much we didn't already know. The GLB features a blocky silhouette inspired by the GL, but with rounded corners and more compact dimensions...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled certain GLC and C-Class models, over concerns about the passenger seat occupant detection. According to the company, a software bug in vehicles with the Audio 20 system could affect the system that detects occupants in the front passenger seat. The fault could mean the airbag inflates incorrectly in an accident...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 drift mode teased
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 drift mode teased

Mercedes-AMG has teased its upcoming hot-hatch flagship, the A45, with a video showcasing its hotly-anticipated drift mode. The new video was shared on Mercedes-Benz social channels overnight, and shows a camouflaged pre-production car getting very sideways around a wet track somewhere in Northern Germany...


CarAdvice Winners Circle: Mercedes Benz AMG G63
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CarAdvice Winners Circle: Mercedes Benz AMG G63

Curt Dupriez: I’d have the G63 over AMG’s other big, biturbo V8-powered, all-paw, quarter-mil prospect, the E63 S, any day of the week. Heck, even if the sedan was half its actual price. If only because the truck’s ridiculous and nonsensical joys would cast a might brighter halo across any daily humdrum...