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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift revealed, Australian launch due late 2021

The facelifted 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive). Updates to Mercedes-Benz's four-door coupe are concentrated on the outside, where standard 'Avantgarde' variants of the CLS gain restyled front bumpers, black lower rear valance with chrome accents, and a pair of new 19-inch alloy wheel designs...

Mercedes-Benz raises prices for the third time in 13 months

Mercedes-Benz has increased prices across the board, with buyers now having to pay an average of $2341 more than at the start of 2021. The price changes stretched to both Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and Mercedes-AMG performance models this month, while many Mercedes-Benz vans had price increases applied in February – marking the third time the German car company has upped prices in 13 months...

Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls 64 cars: C-Class, E-Class, CLS

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 64 cars, citing a potential fault with the turbocharger assembly. The affected models are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and CLS with model years between 2019 and 2020. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says that “screws for the turbocharger oil feed and oil return lines may not have been correctly tensioned during the assembly process...

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the 2018-19 model-year CLS four-door coupe over concerns the 48V on-board electrical system could fail. "The electric line for the power supply of the coolant pump may make contact with the engine fan, causing damage," the company says in its recall notice...

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, C-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year A-Class, C-Class and CLS model lines over concerns a software issue could cause vehicles to stall in stop/start traffic. The German luxury marque reports the software in the powertrain control unit "may not operate as intended", which may also fail to illuminate the engine warning light – meaning the driver is unaware of the issue...

2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017-18 E-Class and CLS, over concerns about owners using a child restraint in the passenger seat. According to the company, if a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there's a chance the airbag might not turn off as intended. In those cases, there's a risk the airbag will trigger in an accident and injure the child in a rear-facing seat...

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz has released pricing and spec information for the third-generation CLS, which has already touched down in CLS450 4Matic form this week. The range will start, however, with the CLS350, priced from $136,900 before on-road costs. Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo engine making 220kW and 400Nm, put to the rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic gearbox...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 17, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 17 in years past...

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models

Both the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLS have aggressive triangular headlamps and reversed grille shape, but this look will not spread throughout the brand's entire range of cars. Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz, told Australian media, at the launch of the new A-Class, the vehicle's 'predator face' will be "dedicated to our most progressive cars"...

2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 4Matic+ has been teased on social media ahead of its reveal at the Detroit motor show this week. Set to become the flagship of the new-generation CLS range, the AMG CLS53 will become the first mainstream AMG-badged hybrid, and likely pioneer a new range of electrified '53' models...

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed

The third-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show. Some 15 years after the original made its debut, the new CLS brings a raft of upgrades including an overhauled interior, the latest driver assistance systems and a range of the company's new inline six-cylinder engines...