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Mercedes-Benz to axe six- and eight-cylinder engines from new C-Class, including AMG

Mercedes-Benz is set to ditch six- and eight-cylinder engines from its all-new C-Class range. Reports out of the US reaffirm even halo Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63 models will be powered by a hybridised four-cylinder turbo engine. The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is set to be revealed later this month, and it's expected all variants, including the AMG hero cars, will be powered by a four-cylinder engine with varying levels of hybridisation...

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Mid-life update adds E350, drops diesel, increases prices

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class mid-life facelift Streamlined model range has dropped diesel New tech and styling package standard Pricing ranges from $96,900 to $250,400 before on-road costs UPDATE, 8 February 2021: The mild-hybrid 2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 has returned to the E-Class range – and diesel has been deleted in Australia – amid price rises for much of the line-up...

Mercedes-AMG One: Formula One-derived hypercar teased in new video

The long-awaited Mercedes-AMG One hypercar – which will reportedly be driven by a modified Formula One hybrid power unit – has been teased in a new YouTube video. The 43 second clip gives the best insight yet into the vehicle’s complex active aerodynamic package...

Daimler AG to split up Mercedes-Benz truck and car divisions

Daimler AG – parent company of Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Maybach, and Mercedes-AMG – has announced it will split its truck and automobile divisions into two distinct entities. According to the circa-€68 billion (AU$107 billion) German conglomerate, Daimler Trucks will be independently listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange before the year’s end...

2022 Mercedes-AMG C63: Four-cylinder hybrid to develop 410kW and 800Nm – report

The next-generation 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 could extract over 400kW from its turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid system. According to a report in the February 2021 issue of the UK's Car magazine, the next-gen C63 will produce a total of 410kW of power and 800Nm of torque, thanks to the smaller A45 S's 310kW/500Nm 2...

BMW M outsells Mercedes-AMG globally in 2020 – but AMG remains on top in Australia

BMW M has beaten Mercedes-AMG in the international performance-car sales race in 2020, despite a global pandemic – however, the brands' Australian arms tell a contrasting tale. BMW M shifted 144,218 vehicles globally in 2020, compared to 125,129 Mercedes-AMGs – a 6 per cent increase for BMW, but a 5...

Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

2021 Mercedes-Benz and AMG new cars

Mercedes-Benz cemented its place as Australia's leading luxury carmaker in 2020, its 26,350 passenger vehicles sales to the end of November placing it well ahead of arch rivals BMW and Audi. Almost half of those sales comprised just two models – A-Class and GLC-Class – underscoring the buying public's taste for small cars and medium SUVs...

2021 Mercedes-AMG A45 S, CLA45 S gain option of semi-slick Pirelli Trofeo R tyres in Australia

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and 2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S now offer the option of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres in Australia, as a more track-focused alternative to the cars' existing Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber...

Video: Lewis Hamilton tests Mercedes-AMG One hypercar in new campaign

Mercedes-AMG has launched its newest marketing campaign, this time focusing on its upcoming One hypercar and seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Mount Panorama production car lap record

A Porsche 911 GT2 RS has broken the production car lap record at Mount Panorama, with amateur driver Jeff Morton behind the wheel. The time of 2:14.24 – achieved during a Super Sprint session at the Challenge Bathurst event – shaved more than two seconds of the previous record of 2:16.50, set in 2017 by Bernd Schneider in a Mercedes-AMG GT R...