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Mercedes-Benz collaborates to create G-Class art piece for charity

Mercedes-Benz has joined forces with American designer Virgil Abloh to create Project Geländewagen, a contemporary design piece to help raise money for a charity that supports international creative communities. The result, something of a cross between a Hot Wheels car and a sneaker, seeks to showcase the iconic shape of the G-Class, while offering a stripped and simplified representation of luxury...

Mercedes-AMG G63 high-performance SUV recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 337 Mercedes-AMG G63 vehicles with model years 2018 and 2019 (MY18-19), citing a potential fault with the differential locking system. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “sulphur fumes from axle oil may impair an electrical component in the differential locking module, affecting the normal functioning of the differential lock”...

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA: How it's different from the old model

“Can you label a car an SUV if it does not have off-road capabilities? We believe you shouldn’t.” Those were the words of Jochen Eck, the head of overall vehicle testing for Mercedes-Benz compact cars, when speaking to local journalists about the German’s marque’s latest launch – the new Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover SUV...

Multiple Mercedes-Benz models recalled due to seat latch, air-conditioning faults

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued two recalls, with the first relating to 4227 examples of the A-Class with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an issue with the air conditioning drain tube. Water condensation from the air conditioning unit could leak onto electrical components, potentially causing malfunctions relating to the airbag control unit, engine starting, fuel pump, and emergency call system...

2021 Mercedes-AMG Project One: $5 million F1 racer for the road in final stages of testing

The Formula One car for the road – the $5 million Mercedes-AMG Project One – has moved from test benches to test tracks, before going into production next year. Australian buyers have secured eight of the 275 examples planned to be built – even though the car can’t be registered on local roads because it will be made exclusively in left-hand-drive...

Around the tracks: Sylvester Stallone's Escalade and a mysterious beach car wreck

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 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...