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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...

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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...


2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman unveiled
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2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman unveiled

Mercedes-Maybach has unveiled its latest ultra long-wheelbase limousine, fit for celebrities, heads-of state and despot dictators alike. The facelifted S-Class Pullman follows in the footsteps of its lesser stablemates with small upgrades, both inside and out, designed to deliver an even more luxurious experience...


Mercedes-Maybach GLS coming in 2019 - report
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS coming in 2019 - report

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS will get a super-luxurious Maybach variant to take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar cites anonymous insiders who have confirmed such a vehicle is under development, with a preview to be shown in concept form at the Beijing motor show in April, before being revealed in production guise at the Los Angeles motor show in November...


2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class revealed

Mercedes-Maybach has refreshed its ultra-luxe version of the S-Class, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut. The high-end limousine has been treated to a number of subtle exterior upgrades, led by a new pinstriped grille – inspired by suits, no less – and two-tone paint finishes. If you recognise that grille, it's because a similar design debuted on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept in 2016...


Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet revealed
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Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet revealed

Mercedes-Maybach, the extra-luxurious marque of Mercedes-Benz, has revealed a follow-up this weekend to its bold and mighty Vision 6 concept. The new concept, imaginatively named Vision 6 Cabriolet, was revealed at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance a year since the hardtop debuted at the same location...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible has been teased ahead of its debut at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Overnight, Mercedes-Benz published a video teaser for the concept on its YouTube channel, but didn't provide any specifics about the vehicle...


Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions
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Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions

You might assume that driving conditions in our country are different to those around the world, and you’d be right - but you might not have thought about exactly what is different and, more importantly, how that impacts what happens on the road. Mercedes-Benz is spending a lot of time considering and testing exactly that though, in a concerted effort to make its autonomous driving technology as safe and as capable as possible...