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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the E-Class sold between 2017 and 2018 over concerns the active bonnet may not operate as intended. According to the German marque, some vehicles may have a defective system that doesn't detect pedestrians and therefore doesn't activate the safety feature in the event of a collision...

CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been given a 2019 arrival date, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been labelled Australia's most congested city, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch...

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate spied

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift, ahead of an anticipated reveal some time next year. Despite all the fake panels and tape concealing the finer design details, we can see the refreshed E-Class will borrow heavily from the 'predator' design of the related CLS four-door coupe...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied at the Nurburgring

Photographers have captured images of the facelifted Mercedes-AMG GLC63 wagon at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Like earlier prototypes we've seen based on the standard GLC, this vehicle is wearing updated bumpers and light units front and rear, previewing a rather mild design update that should keep the mid-sized crossover fresh against key rivals like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3...

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Europe

With the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Germany, final details about the plug-in hybrid fuel-cell crossover have been revealed. The GLC F-Cell is driven by an electric motor pumping out 155kW of power and 365Nm of torque. Under the bonnet, where diesel or petrol engines would normally reside, is the company's latest hydrogen fuel-cell stack...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November. The range-topping A250 offers 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It'll hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.6L/100km...

Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is reportedly considering starting a 50-50 joint-venture ride-hailing service with Chinese carmaker Geely. Sources have told Bloomberg the ride-hailing system would be for the Chinese market. Daimler is reportedly considering using vehicles from its Denza electric car brand, which itself is a joint venture with BYD and produces EVs based on the first-generation B-Class...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, may expand the scope of their collaboration to include electric drivetrain and self-driving car technology development...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV

Mercedes-Benz is placing a lot of emphasis on its new GLE SUV, with a renewed focus on off-road ability – even creating a 'jumping' function to help owners stuck in sand. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, explained that off-road driving may not be every customer's caper, but the car still needs to hold its own off the beaten track...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Third row to cater for 1.8m adults

With the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE making its public debut at the Paris motor show, the German marque was keen to show off the new SUV's increased storage capacity and third row. Speaking with media, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that the third row will be big enough to seat an adult that measures in at 1...

Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year

Mercedes-Benz used the 2018 Paris motor show to take the debut its all-new GLE, also confirming that a plug-in hybrid  version is less than a year away. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that a PHEV is in the works...