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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first car with rear-facing back seat airbags – UPDATE: more safety tech announced

UPDATE, 30 July 2020: More details on the safety tech fitted to the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been revealed. Key among them, in addition to the announced rear frontal airbags, is a 48-volt active suspension system. This has the ability to instantaneously raise the body by 80mm in the moments before a side collision occurs, reducing potential injuries to rear passengers...

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA pricing and specs

Details for the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA city SUV has been announced for Australia, completing the brand's revised compact model line-up – bringing with it a price rises of between $3500 and $15,000. The entry-level two-wheel-drive GLA200 is $55,100 plus on-road costs – nearly $10,000 more than the outgoing GLA180...

Around the tracks: Cars that look like celebrities, and dubious vehicle accessories

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? 1...

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, 2021 AMG GLE Coupe price and specs

Australian pricing has been announced for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Coupe, 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe, and 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63S Coupe. Mercedes has dropped the diesel engine for 2021, with the previous GLE350d replaced by the hybrid petrol GLE450 model. Pricing has also seen a notable increase across the line-up...

Mercedes-AMG GT Black limited edition only available to Project One buyers

A variant of the new Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – dubbed the ‘P One Edition’ – will be exclusively available to buyers of the delayed AMG Project One hybrid hypercar. The ‘P One Edition’ of the Mercedes AMG GT features a colour scheme that closely mirrors the company's Formula One livery...

2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 recalled due to child-lock symbol

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 361 examples of its AMG G63 wagon with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an incorrect child safety lock symbol. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the incorrectly embossed symbol "may result in a misinterpretation of the locking status of the child safety lock"...

AMG GT worth $300k stripped at airport valet car park

A Mercedes-AMG GT coupe has been stripped of its panels after being left with an airport valet car park service. Jay Tranter and his girlfriend returned to the UK from a Portugal holiday to discover the $300,000 supercar was all but destroyed by thieves. The British couple had left the vehicle with a valet service at Birmingham airport for five days, at a cost of £52...

Around the tracks: A G63 drops from a helicopter and a 911 GT1 Evo sighting in Melbourne

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? 1...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed, Australia confirmed: video

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has finally been revealed, and a small number of Australian buyers will have the chance to claim one. After years of speculation dating back to 2015, the GT Black Series is upon us, and boasts the most powerful V8 engine to ever come from Mercedes-AMG. The 4...

Video: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series teased

Mercedes-AMG has teased the upcoming GT R Black Series with a video released on YouTube. Featuring a cameo from YouTuber Shmee150, the short video gives us a glimpse of the limited edition flagship model from the German performance car brand. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series is expected to be a step-up from the GT R Pro, which itself uses a twin-turbo 4...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...