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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has been spotted in snowy Europe this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Looking at this pre-production prototype, there's not a whole lot of surprises in terms of the design. The basic shape of the new CLA is there, but with beefed-up AMG bits...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 spied

Last spied around this time last year, the next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLS63 is now wearing fewer false body panels, but is still heavily disguised. Although the prototype is clad from head to toe in camouflage, we can see the new GLS will have a unique set of body panels compared to the closely related GLE...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster revealed

Mercedes-AMG has revealed the limited-edition GT R Roadster, blending the track-focused nature of the GT R coupe with the thrills of open-top motoring. Just 750 examples will be produced, with power coming from the same 430kW/700Nm 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 as the GT R coupe. The company claims the drop-top GT R can hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 3...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 revealed

Mercedes-AMG has taken the wraps off its new GLE53 4Matic+, which will serve as the GLE's flagship variant until the full-fat AMG 63 version arrives. As with most AMG models, the new 53 is all about what lies under the bonnet. In this case it's a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six augmented by 48V mild-hybrid technology, which Mercedes calls 'EQ Boost'...

Exclusive: Toyota customers pay more luxury car tax than owners of Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley – and Audi, BMW and Lexus

EXCLUSIVE Toyota customers are paying more Luxury Car Tax than buyers of most prestige brands, prompting renewed calls to scrap the 33 per cent levy on vehicles priced above the $66,331 threshold. Luxury Car Tax has reaped the Federal Government more than $5 billion over the past decade – including more than $695 million in the last financial year alone...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the new 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door ahead of its arrival in local showrooms mid-year, unveiling the car at this weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hour motor race. Two models will initially be available: the six-cylinder GT 53 4Matic+ from $249,900 plus on-road costs and the flagship twin-turbo V8 GT 63 S 4Matic+ from $349,900 plus on-road costs...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spied

The Mercedes-AMG GLB35, a performance-oriented variant of the company's upcoming crossover, has been photographed during winter testing. This is the first evidence we've seen of an AMG-tuned version of the GLB. We believe it is a 35 model, sharing the drivetrain of the A35 hatch unveiled late last year. Should that be the case, this crossover will have a 2...

Mercedes-AMG lays out massive Bathurst 12 Hour line-up

The Bathurst 12-Hour enduro race may not yet draw the same crowds as the Supercars Bathurst 1000, but its profile domestically and internationally is growing rapidly. The four-day 2019 event (January 31 to February 3) has an incredibly strong driver line-up including Le Mans and Spa enduro winners, plus DTM and Supercars touring champs...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe has been snapped for the first time in snowy Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal sometime later this year. Despite the heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the GLE Coupe will look very much like its wagon-bodied sibling, with an updated take on Benz's coupe design language at the rear...

When will luxury cars get five-year warranty?

Pressure is mounting on luxury car brands to boost their warranties to five years or more, now that nine of the Top 10 brands offer extended coverage as standard. In particular the decision by car giants Toyota and Volkswagen to increase their warranties from three to five years from January 1, 2019 has made it increasingly difficult for their respective luxury affiliates Lexus and Audi to hold out...

Mercedes-Benz working on artificial engine sounds

Mercedes-Benz says that it is actively working on artificial sounds for the exhaust and the engine sounds, as it becomes tougher and tougher to create vehicles with naturally loud exhaust notes due to ever-tightening laws...