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Mercedes-Benz to offer electric version of every model from 2025, will be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030

Mercedes-Benz has detailed its plans for an electric future, which will see the iconic German brand be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030 "where market conditions allow". Announced overnight, the new strategy sees an acceleration of Mercedes-Benz's electric vehicle (EV) plans, with plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles now set to account for 50 per cent of global sales, up from the 25 per cent target previously announced...

2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB recalled with rear spoiler fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 61 examples of its 2020-21 Mercedes-Benz GLB SUV, citing a potential fault with the side spoiler mounts. The affected vehicles were sold between 4 May 2020 and 2 March 2021 (Model Years 2020 to 2021). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The side spoilers at the tailgate may not have been mounted correctly...

2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled with electronics fault and potential fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 993 examples of its GLE SUV, citing a potential fault with the air conditioning system. The affected vehicles were sold between 9 September 2019 and 29 July 2020 (Model Years 2019 to 2020)...

The Drive Five: New Kia EV8 large electric SUV and the other stories you might've missed – 29 June 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique, first-to-run content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are the best stories published on the Drive website today: 1...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled with potential dashboard and airbag fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled eight examples of its 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, citing a potential fault with the dashboard that could cause the airbags to malfunction. The affected vehicles were sold between 6 January 2020 and 22 September 2020 (Model Year 2020)...

Fixed price “agency” dealer network will lead to higher new-car prices, says industry expert

The controversial fixed-price direct sales model about to be rolled out by Honda and Mercedes-Benz in Australia will likely lead to buyers paying more for new cars. Honda, Mercedes and other supporters of direct sales say fixed prices are fairer for all customers, especially those who aren't good negotiators...

Mercedes-Benz EQG: Upcoming electric off-roader imagined

The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road four-wheel drive will go electric in the coming years, likely wearing the Mercedes-Benz EQG moniker – but what might it look like? These renderings from Instagram user @sugardesign_1 – believed to be an official Alfa Romeo designer, working on the facelifted Giulia sedan due in 2022 – attempt to imagine the new EQG, combining cues from Mercedes-Benz's EQ models with the petrol-powered G-Class's legendary shape...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Three: Mazda to Porsche

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class price and specs: S580 L V8 and Maybach S680 join range

2022 Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-Maybach S-Class price and specs V8-powered Benz S580 L, V12-powered Maybach S680 to join range late in 2021 Long wheelbases and equipment lists for flagship models Prices start from $329,900 before on-road costs The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class range will expand by the end of 2021 with the addition of two new, more potent flagship models: the Mercedes-Benz S580 L 4Matic, and the Mercedes-Maybach S680 4Matic...

2018-2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van recalled with brake fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 2882 examples of its VS30-series Sprinter van, citing a potential fault with brake system. The affected vehicles were sold between 8 August 2018 and 22 December 2020 (Model Years 2018-2021). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “Brake fluid may leak internally at the rear axle brake calliper over time – as a result, air may enter the rear brake system...

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL to debut new aluminium architecture

The upcoming 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL – the new name for Mercedes-Benz's iconic luxury roadster – will feature an all-new composite aluminium chassis developed with performance in mind. Comprising an aluminium space frame with its own self-supporting structure, Mercedes-AMG claims not one component of the new SL architecture is shared with its predecessor, nor the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster which it will replace in the brand's line-up – though the coupe is expected to live on, using the SL's chassis...