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2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Large Luxury Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Large Luxury Car Finalists: Audi A6 Genesis G80 Mercedes-Benz E-Class They once ruled the driveways and roads of Australia’s wealthiest postcodes, a four-wheeled sign you had made it in life. Large sedans wearing badges, predominantly from Germany, sometimes England, oozed prestige, with big powerful engines matched only by large, comfortable interiors...

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...

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Mid-life update adds E350, drops diesel, increases prices

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class mid-life facelift Streamlined model range has dropped diesel New tech and styling package standard Pricing ranges from $96,900 to $250,400 before on-road costs UPDATE, 8 February 2021: The mild-hybrid 2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 has returned to the E-Class range – and diesel has been deleted in Australia – amid price rises for much of the line-up...

Multiple Mercedes-Benz models recalled due to seat latch, air-conditioning faults

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued two recalls, with the first relating to 4227 examples of the A-Class with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an issue with the air conditioning drain tube. Water condensation from the air conditioning unit could leak onto electrical components, potentially causing malfunctions relating to the airbag control unit, engine starting, fuel pump, and emergency call system...

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its facelifted 2021 E-Class lineup ahead of an Australian arrival in October. The updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class models get a new grille, redesigned LED tail lights, four extra paint colour options – including high-tech silver, graphite grey metallic, mojave silver and patagonia red – and ‘aero’ wheels...

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a mid-cycle update for its E-Class sedan and wagon range. Changes include design tweaks inside and out, new driver-assistance features, and more efficient engines. Design changes include LED headlights and tail lights, a new grille shape that widens at the bottom, and different front and rear bumpers, and boot lid...

2017-19 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2017-19 E-Class All-Terrain, over concerns the rear spoiler mightn't have been correctly attached. According to the company the screws for the tailgate spoiler might not have been tightened to specification. At high speeds, that means the spoiler could detach from the car, putting other road users at risk of injury...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2019 GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class over concerns about the brake assist software. According to the company, an issue with the active brake assist software could make one of the radar sensor control units fail. If the radar sensor unit fails, braking assist mightn't activate in a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants and other road users...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC220, E300 recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled four cars across the GLC220 and E300 model lines, over concerns about the crankshaft. According to the company, the affected cars could be fitted with a crankshaft bearing surface damage caused by a manufacturing error. The crankshaft could fail, causing 'sudden engine damage' that stops the car, increasing the risk of injury or accident to occupants and other road users...

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year E-Class over concerns the steering system could lock while the vehicle is in use. An expansion of a similar recall for the MY14-15 and MY18-19 C-Class back in May, the company says "lock nuts with possible production deviations may have been installed in the steering system of certain vehicles"...

2020 Mercedes-Benz E350 to launch in the US - report

Mercedes-Benz USA will launch a new variant of the E-Class for the 2020 model year, according to a new report. Car and Driver says the current entry-level E300 will get a revised engine and a new name, set to be dubbed the E350. The American publication claims the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine will be boosted to 255hp (190kW), up 14hp (10kW) on the outgoing model...