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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-11 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. UPDATE, 13/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include C-Class models through to the 2011 model year, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 24,478 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here...

Mercedes-Benz trademarks 'C53' name

Daimler has reportedly applied for an international trademark regarding the 'C53' badge, hinting there could be a new go-fast version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the pipeline. First reported by AutoGuide, the German manufacturer lodged the application with the World Intellectual Property Organization...

Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...

Mercedes-Benz accused of emissions cheating on C-Class, Vito – UPDATE

UPDATE: Daimler's statement in response to the recall order affecting 1.6-litre diesel variants of the Vito van, has been added to this article. Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, could be facing an investigation from German authorities due to suspected use of emissions-cheating software in its diesel engines...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the updated C-Class range – including the sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet – will be arriving in August, followed by the hi-po AMG C63 in December. Speaking with CarAdvice, public relations and product communications manager for Mercedes-Benz's local arm, Jerry Stamoulis, said the core range will be launching in a couple months time, with final pricing and specifications to be announced around July...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Nightfall Edition revealed for the UK

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the C-Class Nightfall Edition for the UK, bringing black pack-style enhancements to all body variants of the popular nameplate. Based on the current pre-facelift C-Class range – which will get a mild refresh in the coming months – the Nightfall Edition sports unique appointments like power-coated matte-black alloys, black mirrors, side graphics, and a carbon rear spoiler (coupe and cabriolet)...

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class L debuts in Beijing

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the updated C-Class L for the Chinese market at the Beijing motor show, bringing similar upgrades to the standard-wheelbase version sold globally. Key upgrades for the C-Class L include the new digital driver instrument cluster, EQ Boost mild-hybrid technology for select engine variants, a revised design for the LED headlights, and minor design changes inside and out...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed

The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet range have been revealed this week, ahead of an Australian introduction in August. Headlining the mid-life upgrade is a revised design, the availability of a digital instrument cluster, and new mild-hybrid 'EQ Boost' technology for select powertrains – basically, everything from the new sedan and wagon...

Mercedes-Benz GLC, S-Class, C-Class and E-Class Coupe recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 944 cars over concerns the propellant mix in the front seatbelt tensioner may not meet specifications. According to the company, the issue could mean the front seatbelt tensioners don't deploy in an accident, putting occupants at greater risk of injury in an accident...

The week's top news stories, February 18

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you're not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven't missed anything important, we've gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed, here in Q3

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2018 C-Class refresh, with more technology and a slightly tweaked exterior. The changes start outside, where the (now four year-old) exterior has been reworked with new headlights and tail-lights. AMG Line cars now come with a diamond grille, and the front bumper is more aggressive than before...