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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Mercedes-Benz X-Class

The king of our recent Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test takes on the newcomer, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Watch Trent and Paul put these two big utes through their paces.

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Mercedes-Benz E450 announced for the USA
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Mercedes-Benz E450 announced for the USA

Mercedes-Benz's North American arm has announced details of the updated 2019 E-Class line-up, including the addition of a new V6 model to sit below the hybrid-boosted AMG E53. Set to go on sale in the American autumn, the new E450 and E450 4Matic variants will replace the outgoing E400 versions of the large sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet...


Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO elected as FCAI president
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Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO elected as FCAI president

Horst von Sanden, Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO and managing director – pictured above talking with CarAdvice's Mike Costello – has been elected president of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), replacing Matt Callachor, Toyota Australia president, in the role. It should come as no surprise to hear what von Sanden will be targeting during his time in charge...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250d Power v Ford Ranger Wildtrak
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250d Power v Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Dual-cab utes have taken over the cities and suburbs of Australia. So much so that both the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger sit in the top-five most sold cars each year. That popularity trend continues in other overseas markets, where the HiLux and Ranger also sell in huge numbers. Mercedes-Benz wants a piece of the premium ute mix and has dipped its toe in the dual-cab ute waters with the all-new X-Class...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the updated C-Class range – including the sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet – will be arriving in August, followed by the hi-po AMG C63 in December. Speaking with CarAdvice, public relations and product communications manager for Mercedes-Benz's local arm, Jerry Stamoulis, said the core range will be launching in a couple months time, with final pricing and specifications to be announced around July...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, GT C and GT S recalled
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, GT C and GT S recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall notice for the GT R, GT C and GT S, over concerns the seatbelt could jam in its guide loop. According to the company, the issue could stop the seat belt from effectively restraining drivers under heavy braking. A total of 59 cars sold between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 is affected – the VIN list is attached here...


Smart factory upgraded to produce Mercedes-Benz electric cars
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Smart factory upgraded to produce Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Mercedes-Benz will invest €500 million ($786 million) upgrading its Smart factory to produce a new "compact EQ model". Although the company hasn't officially announced it, it's likely this car will be the production version of the EQA Concept. Unveiled in September 2017, the EQA Concept has 200kW of combined power on tap from two electric motors — one for each axle...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Nightfall Edition revealed for the UK
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Nightfall Edition revealed for the UK

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the C-Class Nightfall Edition for the UK, bringing black pack-style enhancements to all body variants of the popular nameplate. Based on the current pre-facelift C-Class range – which will get a mild refresh in the coming months – the Nightfall Edition sports unique appointments like power-coated matte-black alloys, black mirrors, side graphics, and a carbon rear spoiler (coupe and cabriolet)...


Mercedes-Benz GLS to offer next-gen suspension technology
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Mercedes-Benz GLS to offer next-gen suspension technology

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLS will offer a more advanced take on the brand's current Magic Body Control, according to reports from Europe. According to an interview with chief Maybach engineer, Jurgen Weissinger, in Autocar, the range-topping seven-seater will rely on a new camera system for "better information from rough roads, so that drivers can slide over the road...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class 250d Progressive review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class 250d Progressive review

This is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, one of the most hyped launches this year. For some, the three-pointed star badge will be irresistible. Does it deserve the love?


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class 250d Progressive review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class 250d Progressive review

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class brings a new level of badge cachet to the dual-cab ute market. It's very refined and sports a great cabin design, but is not without its flaws.

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$57,800

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition has been revealed, and is now available to order in Europe – Australian availability pending. Like previous Night Editions across the company's other model lines, the V-Class sports a black-themed enhancement pack and some unique appointments...


Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall
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Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has added the previous-generation GL, ML and SLK to the ever-growing Takata airbag inflator recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with the less-dangerous – but still potentially deadly – 'beta' inflators. Over time, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade...


Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class revealed
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Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class revealed

Brabus is known for creating wild versions of Mercedes-Benz's fastest sedans, SUVs and sports cars, but now it has revealed its take on the new X-Class ute. Dubbed the D4 PowerXtra, the Brabus X-Class is based on the X250d, and features styling and mechanical tweaks for a small power boost and a unique look amongst the dual-cab ute crop...


Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed
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Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC, the brand's first high volume electric car, has just completed its cold weather testing regime in northern Sweden, and will soon begin hot weather testing in southern Spain. As development of the EQC is expected to take four years, the car will be exposed to three winters and three summers before its launch...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied with less camouflage
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS has been spied, just a day after our spy photography agency nabbed pictures of the new GLE. Unlike the GLE we saw yesterday, which had plain black camouflage and many exposed body panels, this GLS is covered from head to toe in black and white swirls...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied with less camouflage
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied undergoing testing in Germany, and for the first time it's not wearing Magic Eye-style camouflage. Although we have been seeing GLE prototypes since mid-2016, this is the first time they've wandered into public view with exposed body panels, and plain black camouflage at the front and back...


Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1: Hottest AMG 4-Door Coupe unveiled
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Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1: Hottest AMG 4-Door Coupe unveiled

Mercedes-AMG loves a launch special, so this debut shouldn't come as a surprise. The folks in Affalterbach have announced the AMG 4-Door Coupe GT 63 S Edition 1 – a mouthful, we realise – with a raft of unique styling touches, a revised interior and a 470kW V8 engine. Offered exclusively on the range-topping GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe, the Edition 1 package will only be available for 12 months...


Mercedes-Benz commissions new metal parts for 300SL Gullwing
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Mercedes-Benz commissions new metal parts for 300SL Gullwing

Resto-modding is all the rage at the moment, with manufacturers digging out their classic blueprints and diving into the world of hand-beaten panels, all to serve the demands of a very wealthy few. We've seen new (old) Jaguars and Alfa Romeos recently, and now Mercedes-Benz is getting in on the act... well, sort of...


2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

Familiar looks, wholesale changes underneath, the Mercedes-AMG G63 comes kicking and screaming into 2018, building on its military-bred roots with newfound comfort, space and driving enjoyment.

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$247,700