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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied inside and out

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been spotted again, this time with less camouflage and false body panels than we've seen previously. Compared to earlier prototypes, we can now see the S-Class is wearing more production-ready components like the tail-lights and door handles...

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EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology
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EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology

According to an investigation by the EU's anti-trust regulator, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together between 2006 and 2014 to stymie competition in developing emissions cleaning technology. The so-called "circle of five", which included engineers from Audi and Porsche, are said to have "coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled
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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...


Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the upcoming Maybach version of the new-generation GLS SUV will be built at its Alabama facility in the US. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, Dietmar Exler, confirmed the news, describing the upcoming SUV flagship as a "halo car"...


Daimler and BMW mobility joint venture launch is imminent - report
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Daimler and BMW mobility joint venture launch is imminent - report

BMW and Daimler are set to announce their joint urban mobility venture this week, after being granted approval by the European Union in January. According to reports from Autocar the joint venture will be called Jurbey, replacing the companies' current Car2Go and DriveNow short-term rental services, which are spread across a number of different banners and applications...


Mercedes again beats BMW, Audi in global sales
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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. This doesn't include vans, which are sold by a distinct organisation. But it was a close-run thing...


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...


New York motor show: Acura, Genesis, Mercedes, Porsche reveals confirmed
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New York motor show: Acura, Genesis, Mercedes, Porsche reveals confirmed

The New York motor show isn't until March next year, but debuts and reveals have been confirmed by at least eight manufacturers ahead of the event...


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...


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...


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How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied again
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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied again

Photographers have snapped the next Mercedes-Benz S-Class during development testing this week, well ahead of its 2019/2020 reveal. The prototype still wears a very heavy disguise and false body panels to conceal the final shape, but there are a couple of new details revealed in this latest set of images...


Mercedes-Benz Aesthetic Progressive Luxury concept teased
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Mercedes-Benz Aesthetic Progressive Luxury concept teased

Mercedes-Benz has teased the Aesthetic Progressive Luxury retro-futuristic concept ahead of its reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 26. The concept pays tribute to the legendary Silver Arrows racers of the 1930s, a family of streamlined silver streaks that went head-to-head with the best Auto Union (one of Audi's parents) had to offer, regularly topping 300km/h in the process...


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...


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...


Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury officially unveiled
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Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury officially unveiled

The Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury concept has been officially unveiled ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show. And yes, the earlier leak proved to be correct: it is a crossover sedan. "Our concept combines the DNA of an SUV with that of a saloon to produce an ultra-modern SUV of three-box design," Gorden Wagener, design chief of Mercedes-Benz, said at the car's launch...


Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept revealed ahead of schedule
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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept revealed ahead of schedule

The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept has been unveiled ahead of its scheduled debut at next week's 2018 Beijing motor show, with the manufacturer accidentally pushing the car's microsite live briefly before taking it down. Contrary to expectations, the Ultimate Luxury concept isn't just a gussied-up version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS crossover...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury teased again
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury teased again

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury has been teased again this week, ahead of its reveal at the Beijing motor show. Following the teaser video posted on social media earlier this week, the German marque has released a designer sketch of the new concept's cabin, showing a simple, yet elegant cockpit with a futuristic design and a large dual-screen instrument cluster and infotainment system...


Mercedes-Maybach concept teased ahead of Beijing
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Mercedes-Maybach concept teased ahead of Beijing

Mercedes-Benz has published a teaser for a luxurious new concept car headed to the Beijing motor show later this month. Posted to the company's global Facebook page, the 22-second clip captioned "luxury at its finest" shows the interior of a Maybach-branded car with futuristic cabin styling elements...