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2018-19 Mercedes-Benz SL recalled
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21st Nov 2019
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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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Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric
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11th Nov 2019
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz has confirmed an electric G-Class is on the horizon, and says there’s a long future ahead for the long-running off-roader. Sascha Pallenberg, head of digital transformation at Daimler, last week confirmed a battery-powered version of the Mercedes-Benz’s iconic off-roader is coming on social media. Pallenberg quoted Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius, who said “there will be a zero-emission #EV version of the #MercedesBenz G-Class”.
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Mercedes-Benz to offer two flagship limousines
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11th Sep 2019
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Mercedes-Benz to offer two flagship limousines

We weren’t quite clear on whether the slinky Mercedes-Benz EQS electric limo concept revealed in Frankfurt this week both previewed the 2021 S-Class as well as a standalone EV flagship model, or merely the latter.
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Mercedes again beats BMW, Audi in global sales
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18th Jan 2019
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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.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence
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27th Sep 2018
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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. Rivals BMW and Audi are in similar positions, down 3.8 per cent and 8.5 per cent respectively.
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