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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...

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for nine 2018 model-year S-Class sedans over concerns the Pre-Safe safety system may not engage even if a passenger is in the seat. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may not detect when a seatbelt is engaged, which will see a warning tone sound and a symbol illuminate in the instrument cluster...

2017-18 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the AMG S63 over concerns the active lane-keep assist function may not work as intended. According to the German marque, the technology's camera software could malfunction, resulting in the lane-keep assist system not applying the brakes following an "inadvertent lane change from a speed over 105km/h"...

2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 'certain' S-Class models built during 2017 and 2018 over concerns the busbars in the luggage area could pose a fire risk. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may not have seen two nuts for the mounting busbars (an electrical component) in the 'prefuse box' located in the boot installed...

VACC celebrating centenary with 'world first' cavalcade

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is marking its 100-year anniversary this Saturday, with what's believed to be an event never attempted anywhere in the world. The industry association is undertaking a cavalcade of 100 vehicles from 61 different marques, with one car from each year between 1918, the year VACC was founded, and 2018 making an appearance...

Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we 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-Benz S-Class Coupe or Cabriolet...

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Convertible pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has revealed pricing and specification details for the 2019 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line-up, including hi-performance Mercedes-AMG versions. Each body style now comes in three variants: S560, AMG S63, and AMG S65. Pricing kicks off at $314,900 before on-road costs for the 'entry level' S560 Coupe...

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet revealed: Here in April 2018

The updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have been revealed overnight ahead of their debut at next week's Frankfurt motor show. Following the updated limousine range, the two-door S-Class range gets a revised engine range, new semi-autonomous driver assistance systems, along with a revised design inside and out...

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet update spied

The facelifted Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet has been spied this week during development testing, giving us a first look at what to expect from this relatively mild mid-life update for the German company's flagship drop-top. It appears not much will change visually with the forthcoming update, with revised front and rear treatments the noticeable changes on this lightly-camouflaged prototype...

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed

It seems like just yesterday the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched, but the German brand is readying an updated version of the limousine that will launch later in 2017. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut in the northern hemisphere summer (winter for us) with a host of new technologies, including a new high-tech six-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, as well an updated semi-autonomous drive system, and, possibly, new Digital Light high-definition headlights...

2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc

Hot on the heels of our international launch drive of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet variants, speculative local pricing has indicated that the range-topping Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is likely to become the most expensive Mercedes-Benz on sale in Australia...

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