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2018-20 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 recalled for wiring fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 1413 examples of the 2018-20 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63. According to the recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "a short circuit impacting the vehicle's electronic system may occur if the positive wiring to the starter motor becomes chafed...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Sports Car (under $100k)

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Sports Car (under $100k) Finalists: Ford Fiesta ST Ford Mustang GT Mercedes-AMG A45 S Toyota Supra With a field that includes a front-drive, rear-drive and all-wheel-drive finalist, the Best Sports Car Under $100,000 is a competition like no other! Who doesn’t want to have a bit of fun behind the wheel from time to time? Sports cars are becoming more advanced, more accessible and arguably more sporty than ever, all while evolving from the traditional two-door, rear-drive, manual-transmission approach of old...

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled with belt bracket fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 19 examples of its A-Class hatchback and sedan in Australia, citing a potential fault with the rear seat’s belt bracket. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 September 2020 and 26 November 2020 (Model Years 2020)...

Vote for the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver’s Car of the Year

Barely a day passes in the automotive world we don’t hear news about 'autonomous this' and 'assistance that', and you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less relevant than it once was. While technology is working on making routine driving easier and safer, we can see manufacturers also using technology to make driving more fun...

Mercedes-AMG's plug-in hybrid system self-charges while drifting

Mercedes-AMG has confirmed its high-performance plug-in system self-charges while sliding. Mercedes-AMG hybrid engineer, Jochen Schmitz explains the importance of conserving energy – with drifting a key method...

Mercedes-Benz adjusts pricing across range, discounts up to $820

Less than a month after increasing prices across its line-up – it's third in since early 2020 – Mercedes-Benz has continued to adjust pricing, but this time with a number of discounts being applied to the cheaper end of its model range. The greatest discount in the Mercedes-Benz stable is a tie between the A 250 hatch, CLA 200 four-door coupe, and CLA 250, with $500 taken off last month's prices...

2022 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 facelift unveiled, Australian launch due late 2021

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 has received its mid-life facelift, with first Australian deliveries slated for the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive). Mirroring its standard Mercedes-Benz sibling, updates to the CLS 53 – the sole Mercedes-AMG variant available with the third-generation CLS – centre around a revised exterior, with a reworked front-end comprising a reshaped lower bumper and AMG's signature Panamericana vertical slatted grille...

Mercedes-Benz trademarks EQG name for electric G-Class

Mercedes-Benz has trademarked a set of names with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the upcoming all-electric variant of its G-Class four-wheel drive. The German manufacturer has now officially registered the nameplates ‘EQG 580’ and ‘EQG 560', as discovered by The Drive...

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL to replace GT Roadster in sports car line-up, CEO confirms

The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster (shown at bottom) will be axed to make way for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL, according to company CEO Philipp Schiemer. Speaking to Car and Driver over the Easter long weekend, Mr Schiemer also confirmed earlier rumours the all-new SL would be offered with 48-volt and plug-in hybrid powertrain options...

2022 Mercedes-AMG C63: 480kW four-cylinder hybrid future detailed

The next-generation 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 is now all but confirmed to be a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid. Mercedes-AMG has taken the wraps off a new high-performance plug-in hybrid system based around a four-cylinder engine which will be employed by AMG-badged versions of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class – with rumours suggesting it'll be the flagship C63 performance mid-sizer that will benefit...

Mercedes-AMG electric vehicle confirmed for 2021 launch

Mercedes-AMG will launch the first in a new range of electric vehicles (EV) in Europe later this year, as part of a wider brand shift towards smaller engines and electrified technologies. Based on Mercedes-Benz's burgeoning range of EQ-branded electric vehicles, Mercedes-AMG's first EV since the SLS Electric Drive will benefit from a similar array of sporty upgrades as AMG's combustion-powered line-up, from power/torque boosts and chassis tuning to larger brakes and aggressive styling inside and out...