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Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-AMG G63

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Mercedes-AMG G63...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the updated C-Class range – including the sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet – will be arriving in August, followed by the hi-po AMG C63 in December. Speaking with CarAdvice, public relations and product communications manager for Mercedes-Benz's local arm, Jerry Stamoulis, said the core range will be launching in a couple months time, with final pricing and specifications to be announced around July...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, GT C and GT S recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall notice for the GT R, GT C and GT S, over concerns the seatbelt could jam in its guide loop. According to the company, the issue could stop the seat belt from effectively restraining drivers under heavy braking. A total of 59 cars sold between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 is affected – the VIN list is attached here...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster revealed

The Mercedes-AMG GT family has a new member in the form of the GT S Roadster, bringing the total number of drop-top variants to three. Sitting between the lower-spec GT and higher-spec GT C, the GT S serves as a new mid-range offering, with performance and specifications echoing its position in the GT Roadster family. As with other models, power comes from a 4...

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1: Hottest AMG 4-Door Coupe unveiled

Mercedes-AMG loves a launch special, so this debut shouldn't come as a surprise. The folks in Affalterbach have announced the AMG 4-Door Coupe GT 63 S Edition 1 – a mouthful, we realise – with a raft of unique styling touches, a revised interior and a 470kW V8 engine. Offered exclusively on the range-topping GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe, the Edition 1 package will only be available for 12 months...

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

The updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in June. While the overall look hasn't changed that much, there are some significant updates for the new range, including the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems borrowed from the S-Class flagship, along with the AMG 53 mild-hybrid performance variants to replace the AMG 43 versions of the outgoing model...

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Initial details

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced preliminary specifications for the upcoming A-Class range, which will initially comprise an A180, A200 and A250 petrol variants. All cars coming to Australia will get the dual 10.25-inch widescreen displays as standard, MBUX with 'Hey Mercedes' functionality, keyless start, satellite navigation, a rear-view camera, and LED headlights as standard...

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR remembered - Video

With V12s on their way out of the Mercedes-AMG range, it's worth celebrating some of the cool and wild vehicles to be created by the tuner-turned-manufacturer over its four decades of operation. The CLK GTR of the late 1990s was developed in racing guise in just 128 days for the 1997 FIA GT championship, entered in the GT1 class to take on the McLaren F1 GTR...

Mercedes-AMG G65, SL65 to be axed - report

The Mercedes-AMG G65 and SL65 could be no more in a matter of months, according to a new report out of Germany. MB Passion Blog reports production of the G65 will end once the outgoing car is phased out, while the SL65 roadster will be axed in June – though no Mercedes-AMG representative has officially confirmed these claims...

CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...