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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC review: First Australian ride-along

Riding shotgun in a final-stage Mercedes EQC prototype in Melbourne left us impressed by its refinement, cohesiveness and interior design. The first Benz EV sold here is almost certain to convert many.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S400d L review

If the standard S-Class wasn't long enough, the S400d L combines length with torque and luxury. What more could you want?

Camping in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo

Camping is awesome, a great Australian pastime, cheap, relaxing and family-friendly. And I reckon if more people did it, the world would be a better place. One thing I like about camping is it’s all about simplicity. However, getting a good little camping setup is beset on all sides by unnecessary gear, extensive research and potentially expensive modifications...

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d 4Matic review

The V6-powered Mercedes-Benz X-Class has rolled into town, with the Amarok Ultimate and other primo pickups in its crosshairs.

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2019 Mercedes Benz Marco Polo Activity: The camping trip

If you're into camping but you’re not a fan of canvas or tents, and caravans are just a little too much, then a camper van would be your best option. And no, you don’t need to hire a 1992 Mitsubishi Express from the Byron Bay hinterland with lewd innuendo scrawled down the side. You could opt for something like the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE review: What's new this gen?

Possessed suspension, ultimate electronic wizardry, super intelligent infotainment... yes, there's a few new things here.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review: First drive

There’s a reason why the Sprinter is number one in its class. It’s not the cheapest van necessarily, but it’s a technology leader with a vast range of variations and an experienced network behind it. The fact so many discerning fleets choose it is a pretty telling recommendation, though go look at the Crafter and Transit too.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan review: First drive

First impressions are the A-Class sedan is a good thing with plenty to tempt a first-time buyer, but with only one variant driven on foreign soil, we’ll need a lot more seat time across the entire model line-up on local roads before coming any finite conclusions. There’s no doubt at all that Benz has put considerable effort into their new entry-level sedan and is expecting it to become a global sales success...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate 580 comparison

The fact that Mercedes-Benz has taken the time and effort to join the ever-growing fray of 4WD utes available in Australia tells you how important and potentially lucrative this competitive segment is. It’s a landscape that is changing at breakneck speed, and moving away from those humble working origins into something more of a segment defined by lifestyle, prestige and an outdoorsy intent...

Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison

When Mercedes-Benz chose to enter the dual-cab ute market with the new X-Class, it didn’t go it alone. Working partner Nissan lent a hand – and a variety of components from the Navara – to get the job done. The two aren’t exactly the same. The X-Class is more than just a Navara with a three-pointed star on the nose (despite what you might read in our comments), but it’s not entirely different...

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250d Power v Ford Ranger Wildtrak comparison

Dual-cab utes have taken over the cities and suburbs of Australia. So much so that both the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger sit in the top-five most sold cars each year. That popularity trend continues in other overseas markets, where the HiLux and Ranger also sell in huge numbers. Mercedes-Benz wants a piece of the premium ute mix and has dipped its toe in the dual-cab ute waters with the all-new X-Class...

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Smart's future to be decided before the end of 2019 - report

A report from Handelsblatt states Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart marques, will decide the fate of the city car brand by the end of the year. The decisive moves will take place from May onwards, when Ola Kallenius, currently Daimler's head of research and development, takes over from Dieter Zetsche...

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled a smattering of 2018 and 2019 C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models, over concerns about an issue with the seatbelt detection system. According to the company, it's possible affected cars will not register a correctly-engaged seatbelt. A warning light and tone will sound in the instrument cluster, and there's a risk the car's Pre-Safe system won't function...

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...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed, here late 2019

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed GLC Coupe, which has undergone a similar update to its wagon-bodied sibling ahead of its Australian arrival in the fourth quarter of this year. Design-wise there's not any dramatic changes, though the headlights, tail-lights and bumpers have all been revised, as has the front grille...

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Mercedes-Benz Owner Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz Vito 115CDI Extra Long review

One phrase sums up this van – can't kill it. Our first one did 550,000km, our second is on 330,000km, and we had two Vianos that did 400,000km (airport transfers). The ultimate in turn-the-key-and-go commercial vehicles, the Vito's underpinnings are the same as its commercial van brethren and it is as tough as nails. Not without faults, however...

2008 Mercedes-Benz A170 Classic review

George ('Dubya') Bush once quipped: “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.” I pondered such (mangled) wisdom when I bought my second A-Class, although this time a W169 (or is that a ‘Dubya 169’) A170 instead of a W168 A160...

2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG review

“You’ll have to grab this next exit, mate”, I say, with what I believe to be plenty of notice. “This one on the left?” says Aaron, still running his fingers over the Alcantara, perusing buttons, gripping the steering wheel and playing with the drive-mode selector. “Yeah, this one on the left...

2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK230 Kompressor Avantgarde review

In mid-2009, I went car shopping for a Toyota Camry to replace my Mitsubishi Magna. After a day of viewing many examples at a variety of dealerships, I had a brain explosion and paid a deposit on this 2001 Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor...

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