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Mercedes-AMG to go electric with dedicated 'skateboard' architecture

V8-hungry high-performance brand Mercedes-AMG will mirror its master brand in going all-electric over the next decade – and a dedicated electric-vehicle (EV) architecture is going to allow the brand to do it. Announced overnight, the new 'AMG.EA' architecture will debut in 2025 as a "dedicated performance electric vehicle platform addressing technology- and performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG customers," according to Mercedes-Benz...

Mercedes-Benz to offer electric version of every model from 2025, will be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030

Mercedes-Benz has detailed its plans for an electric future, which will see the iconic German brand be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030 "where market conditions allow". Announced overnight, the new strategy sees an acceleration of Mercedes-Benz's electric vehicle (EV) plans, with plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles now set to account for 50 per cent of global sales, up from the 25 per cent target previously announced...

The Drive Five: Aston Martin Vantage and DB11 to go electric, and the other stories you might've missed – 21 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

The Drive Five: The unique stories you might've missed – 2 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are the best stories published on the Drive website today: 1...

2021 Brabus 900 Rocket Edition: Tuned Mercedes-AMG G63 gets bigger engine, upgraded interior and more aero

The 2021 Brabus 900 Rocket Edition – which is an aftermarket tuned version of the already-formidable Mercedes-AMG G63 – has been revealed, with increased engine capacity, more power, new aerodynamic features, and a modified interior. Power comes from a 4.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V8, essentially a bored-out version of the 4.0-litre block in the G63...

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe: GT43 and GT53 break cover, not for Australia

The facelifted 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe has been revealed. While today’s debut applies only to six-cylinder GT43 and GT53 variants – the former of which was has never been sold in Australia, while the latter was discontinued locally in 2020 – they provide a hint at what to expect from the updated version of the flagship GT63 S, the only version of Mercedes-AMG’s flagship four-door still offered in Australia...

2019-20 Mercedes-AMG GT53 recalled for wheel hub cover fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 15 examples of the 2019-20 Mercedes-AMG GT53. According to the recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "the wheel hub covers may not have been manufactured correctly and may detach from the wheel hub...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S recalled with spark plug fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled seven examples of its Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S, citing a potential fault with spark plug durability. The affected Mercedes-AMG vehicles were sold between 3 February 2020 and 24 April 2020 (Model Year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The spark plugs in vehicles may not meet specification...

Mercedes-Benz EQG: Upcoming electric off-roader imagined

The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road four-wheel drive will go electric in the coming years, likely wearing the Mercedes-Benz EQG moniker – but what might it look like? These renderings from Instagram user @sugardesign_1 – believed to be an official Alfa Romeo designer, working on the facelifted Giulia sedan due in 2022 – attempt to imagine the new EQG, combining cues from Mercedes-Benz's EQ models with the petrol-powered G-Class's legendary shape...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Three: Mazda to Porsche

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT price and specs: Night Edition joins range with more power, new equipment

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe Night Edition – the newest edition to the German performance brand’s GT range – is now available for order in Australia, priced from $294,200 before on-road costs. The two-door sports car gains a 40kW power boost over the regular Mercedes-AMG GT (which hasn’t been sold locally since 2019), alongside new standard equipment and aesthetic upgrades...