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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 E-Class range, bolstered by new powertrain options and added technology. Key changes for the new model year include the standard fitment of the Driver Assistance Package Plus acros the range, adding features like enhanced traffic sign assist for the adaptive cruise control system...

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class/E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for certain C-Class and E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets sold during 2017 over concerns the seats may not lock into place correctly. According to the German marque, "the locking mechanism on the right side of the seat backrest in affected vehicles may not lock in place at times"...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the C-Class and E-Class, over concerns about incorrectly-installed panelling on the exhaust system. According to the company, the left cutout for the exhaust system isn't installed correctly, and could make contact with hot components. If it touches a hot exhaust component during 'full-load operation' could make the paneling catch fire...

Mercedes-Benz E450 announced for the USA

Mercedes-Benz's North American arm has announced details of the updated 2019 E-Class line-up, including the addition of a new V6 model to sit below the hybrid-boosted AMG E53. Set to go on sale in the American autumn, the new E450 and E450 4Matic variants will replace the outgoing E400 versions of the large sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain to get bigger diesel – UPDATE

UPDATE (3/4/18): The original version of this article stated there is no current six-cylinder E-Class All-Terrain available globally, however, an E350d 4Matic is offered in select markets like the UK. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain has been around for 18 months, but there's still no sign of a larger engine to sit above the current E220d in most markets – though that could  be about to change...

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

The updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in June. While the overall look hasn't changed that much, there are some significant updates for the new range, including the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems borrowed from the S-Class flagship, along with the AMG 53 mild-hybrid performance variants to replace the AMG 43 versions of the outgoing model...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 79: Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-female workshop

We have a special guest on the panel with Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens, this week: Melissa Ong is a CarAdvice reader, and she took our company-owned Abarth 595 for a week-long test drive. On the show, we chat about her experience with the little Italian firecracker...

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Local pricing announced

Australian pricing and initial details for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet range have been announced this week, ahead of the drop-top's local launch in October. Just two variants will be offered here, the E300 and E400 4Matic, with prices kicking off at $123,500 plus on-road costs for the entry-level model...

Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads

Mercedes-Benz has begun gathering data for its upcoming active safety and driver assistance systems in Australia, in conjunction with the company's research and development team based in Sindelfingen, Germany...