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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, AMG GLC43 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due in December

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe models have been unveiled in New York today, ahead of an Australian launch set for December this year. Debuting as a lifestyle-focused companion to the mid-sized and more practical GLC SUV, the GLC Coupe also plays the smaller sibling role to the big GLE Coupe that launched in Australia last year...

Alpine range could use Mercedes-AMG engines in the future

Future models from French sports car maker Alpine could be powered by engines supplied by Mercedes-AMG. The revived brand is expected to launch a small coupe, possibly named the A120, by the end of 2016. Based on the Vision concept, The A120, or whatever it will be called, will feature rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic sketched out ahead of New York debut

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic Coupe has been teased via a new sketch ahead its debut in New York this week. Under the bonnet the hot GLC Coupe will feature a version of the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that's already powering the SLC43, E43 and regular GLC43, amongst others...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic has been unveiled today ahead of a New York motor show debut next week. Confirmed for an Australian launch in December this year, the new hero in the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV range is just the latest in a new run of ‘entry level’ AMG models to wear the ‘43’ badge...

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe joins Victoria Police patrol fleet

Victoria Police has today unveiled the latest vehicle to enter its fleet, the muscly and brand-new Mercedes AMG GLE63. The $198,900 machine was brought on to do the rounds primarily for promotional purposes, but Victorian drivers may also see lights in their rear-view mirror, with the menacing Mercedes also set for service as an operational highway patrol vehicle...

2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne

The 2016 Formula One season begins this Thursday, when the 81st Australian Grand Prix kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 17. But what's new for 2016? Who's driving for who this year? And which teams will be vying for the championship? Read on… Rule changes – Engines Following the 2014 debut of the electrically-assisted turbocharged 1...

Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied testing

New spy photos this week have confirmed that, as expected, the incoming E-Class line-up will feature a wagon version of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63. Last year CarAdvice brought you similar photos of the new E-Class sedan getting the same AMG enhancements, with little doubt that the wagon would soon follow. Now, here it is, in all its (camouflaged) glory...

Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia

Even after a record year of global sales in 2015 (68,875 units) Mercedes-AMG is looking to expand the sporting vehicle line up to a staggering 48 models by the end of 2016. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 Geneva motor show, Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive Tobias Moers also confirmed that an AMG E43 sedan and C63 Cabriolet would be part of the onslaught of new vehicles...

Mercedes-AMG naming convention about brand philosophy, not raw figures

It used to be so simple. A Mercedes-Benz 300E was an E-Class with a 3.0-litre engine. Even the Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG used to identify an SL-Class with a 5.5-litre V8 tuned by AMG. With numerical model suffixes of 45, 63, 65 and now 43, how do these translate to the vehicles they represent? If the numbers are important, why release a 43 when there is already a 45? CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive Tobais Moers who said, “a 45 is a different attitude of car (to a 43)”...

Mercedes-AMG GT R to debut at 2016 Goodwood Festival

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in June will mark the debut of a more harder-edged version of the new Mercedes-AMG GT, Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers told CarAdvice at this week's Geneva motor show. “The next performance level of the GT will be called GT R," Moers said, and it is likely the wider and winged variant of the AMG GT recently spied testing...

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet — and its Mercedes-AMG C43 cabrio derivative — made world premieres this week, ahead of an Australian arrival at the end of 2016, in time for next summer. Mercedes-Benz’s new entry level four-seater convertible, which sits below the E-Class cabriolet in the pantheon, retains the clean lines of the new C coupe — diamond grille, long bonnet, wide shoulders and high belt-line — especially with the fabric roof in place...