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Around the tracks: An amphibious VW Beetle and a gold-dipped Mercedes-Maybach S600
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18th Sep 2020
3 min read

Around the tracks: An amphibious VW Beetle and a gold-dipped Mercedes-Maybach S600

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? The internet can be a weird and wonderful place – especially online marketplace Gumtree.
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Susannah Guthrie
Next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be sedan-only – report
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4th Feb 2020
2 min read

Next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be sedan-only – report

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the current S-Class Cabriolet in 2016, it was the first factory droptop available in the Sonderklasse line since 1971. It may also be the last. Autocar reports the S-Class Cabriolet and its coupe sibling will end production in 2022, the next generation of S-Class going sedan-only. Mercedes-Benz is undertaking various cost-cutting measures and aiming to save €1.4 billion ($2.3 billion) over the next three years.
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William Stopford
2018-19 Mercedes-Benz SL recalled
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21st Nov 2019
1 min read

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz SL recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2018-19 SL, over concerns the front passenger airbag may not have been sewn correctly. According to the company, the front passenger airbag mightn't have been sewn in accordance with company specifications. If the airbag is triggered, there could be a a crack in the seam of the airbag, potentially impacting its ability to restrain the passenger in an accident. A total of four cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-Benz Australia preparing to sell cars online
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10th Sep 2019
4 min read

Mercedes-Benz Australia preparing to sell cars online

Global head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Ola Källenius, this week reaffirmed the company’s projection that up to one-in-four of its sales by 2025 could be completed to some degree online, outside the conventional dealer model, and potentially with lucrative fixed haggle-free pricing.
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Mike Costello
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled
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25th Mar 2019
1 min read

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for nine 2018 model-year S-Class sedans over concerns the Pre-Safe safety system may not engage even if a passenger is in the seat. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may not detect when a seatbelt is engaged, which will see a warning tone sound and a symbol illuminate in the instrument cluster.
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James Wong