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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan review

From the B-pillar forward the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is identical to the hatch, but this the more complete car with good looks and a ton of tech to tempt new car buyers looking for a compact luxury ride.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review

The upgraded Mercedes-Benz C200 doesn't look a lot different, but there are plenty of changes under the skin to tempt you, including a brand new entry engine and improved interior displays.

I drove a Mercedes to Monza, to watch Mercedes win

I've a confession, although it's not exactly a secret: I'm not really into motorsport. It's a fact that perplexes and even vexes my colleagues. What kind of motoring journo doesn't get up at 3am for the F1? Well, me, for one. (There are others, too, but I won't name and shame.) Still, I've attended my share of races, and while I can't name every helmet on the grid, I wouldn't say I've ever been bored...

2018 Mercedes-Benz X220d Pure review

This is the only version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute that can be had at an RRP below $50,000. Is it the real deal, or just excellent badge engineering?

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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...

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review

The refreshed C-Class is no revolution, but few facelifts are. It should suffice to keep the popular mid-sizer atop the charts though, because it hasn’t ‘fixed’ anything that wasn’t broken, and has only added to what was already an enduringly popular package. MORE: 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan/Estate pricing and specs MORE: 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe/cabrio pricing and specs...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review: Australian launch

Our first look at the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has revealed a surprise package that will really redefine this segment. It makes the BMW 1 Series look ancient in comparison and the Audi A3 like a vanilla-coloured appliance.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 review: The one true X-Class?

Mike Costello jets to Europe for a first run in the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6, driven by Merc's very own six-cylinder diesel engine. On first impressions then, the X350d feels more like a ‘proper’ Benz than the four-cylinder version, and does more to justify the cost of those three-pointed star badges (two at the front, one at the rear, one in the tub, one on each side step and each wheel, and one each on the steering wheel and gear shifter, in case you forget what you’ve purchased)...

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Mercedes-Benz Comparisons

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...

2017 Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Sport v Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d comparison

Luxury car makers absolutely love producing mid-sized SUVs based on passenger-car platforms, because aspirational upper-middle class family types are buying them in droves. The newest entrant to the class is Audi's second-generation Q5, which pairs clinical design with cutting-edge cabin tech and typically Teutonic execution...

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Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Europe

With the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Germany, final details about the plug-in hybrid fuel-cell crossover have been revealed. The GLC F-Cell is driven by an electric motor pumping out 155kW of power and 365Nm of torque. Under the bonnet, where diesel or petrol engines would normally reside, is the company's latest hydrogen fuel-cell stack...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November. The range-topping A250 offers 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It'll hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.6L/100km...

Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is reportedly considering starting a 50-50 joint-venture ride-hailing service with Chinese carmaker Geely. Sources have told Bloomberg the ride-hailing system would be for the Chinese market. Daimler is reportedly considering using vehicles from its Denza electric car brand, which itself is a joint venture with BYD and produces EVs based on the first-generation B-Class...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, may expand the scope of their collaboration to include electric drivetrain and self-driving car technology development...

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Mercedes-Benz Owner Reviews

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...

2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 D review

2016 was a year of seismic changes: Trump, Brexit … And the Cochranes buying their first (truly) European car. Having owned a Mazda, Honda, Lexus and most recently a Ford Mondeo wagon (Okay, sort-of-European!), the wife decided it was time to replace the Mondeo diesel’s low-speed DSG foibles with a little more badge cred (read: European)...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 review

This is my second Mercedes and my third cabrio’. When I bought my first, someone once said to me that it will be my one and only cabrio', but having alternated between hatchbacks and sedans, I found myself longing for the convertible experience once more. My previous car was the W205 Mercedes C300 Hybrid...

1982 Mercedes-Benz 230E review

I first wrote a review of my W123 in December 2016, which you can read here. It was my intention to write a follow-up after 12 months of ownership had elapsed, but instead here I am writing a 17-month one...

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