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Mercedes-AMG EQS hero electric limo in the works - report

Mercedes-Benz is planning to bestow its luxury electric concept car, the EQS, with an AMG-tuned (programmed?) drive system capable of around 450kW of power, according to a new report. UK outlet Autocar reports the AMG EQS will be the German marque's answer to rivals like the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and next-gen Jaguar XJ...

2019 Mercedes-Benz VS20 Vito recalled due to incorrect head restraints

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 14 of its model-year 2019 VS20 Vito vans affected by an incorrectly-fitted head restraint. Affected vehicles were sold between 2 December 2019 to 31 January 2020. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to incorrect head restraints being fitted to the vehicle’s rear bench seat...

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars recalled due to reduced headlight function

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a safety recall for just three examples of its model-year 2016 C-Class vehicles affected by faulty headlight range function software. Affected vehicles were sold between 14 March 2016 and 31 May 2016. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to a potential malfunction in the vehicle's adaptive damper control unit that controls a headlight self-levelling function...

2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled due to faulty head restraints

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 10 of its 2019 V-Class vans affected by a faulty head restraint component. Affected vehicles were sold between 1 April 2019 and 30 April 2019. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to head restraint padding that can separate from the securing rods...

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for seat fix

Following a wider recall to address a suspension issue, a small number of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been called back this week. This time, the recall centres on the vehicle's seat height adjuster, which may suffer from an insufficient welding job. The company notes that the adjuster's weld seam could break, reducing the protective effect of the Sprinter's restraint systems...

2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled over suspension danger

A number of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been recalled to address the risk that drivers of the big commercial vehicle could suffer diminished control while driving. Affecting 127 vehicles from the 2018 to 2020 model years, the Sprinter recall centres on the rear axle steel leaf springs, which Mercedes-Benz Vans says could fall short of the required level of strength...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

2015-2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled over fire risk

Nearly 4000 examples of the current Mercedes-Benz Vito work van have been recalled in Australia, over concerns of a fire risk. Affecting 3542 examples of Vito vans in the 2015 to 2019 model years, the recall centres on the auxiliary battery installed beneath the driver's seat...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer electric van gets major overhaul

Mercedes-Benz has drastically improved the driving range of its battery-electric eVito Tourer people-carrier by installing the more luxurious EQV’s 90kWh battery pack, capable of more than double the energy storage of the MY19 model’s. The eVito Tourer is designed to be a hotel shuttle or ride-share taxi in Europe...

2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito updates announced

Mercedes-Benz Vans has given its Vito a substantial mid-cycle update to keep it sharp against the Volkswagen Transporter, Ford Transit Custom, and Renault Trafic. Australian examples to be sold from the first quarter of 2021 will get a new frontal design, a touchscreen in the cabin, and more active safety features including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and active cruise control...