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Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019

Safety isn't really a sexy thing. But it's something we take for granted, despite the fact safety features have led to a progressive reduction in road fatalities over previous decades (although, some think it has more to do with speed cameras). The engineers at Mercedes-Benz have a huge part to play in the innovation and invention of safety technology...

Mercedes-Benz EQC: 'Highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'

It's not the latest AMG, nor is it the most affordable model, it's Mercedes-Benz's first production series electric vehicle that has generated the highest demand of any car to date. Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a new automotive era with its EQ vehicles, investing $16 billion in producing 10 new fully electric vehicles by 2022...

Mercedes-Benz no closer to a five year warranty

The top 10 manufacturers in Australia now all sport five year warranties, but Mercedes-Benz is no closer to increasing its warranty offering, instead focusing on reducing service pricing and the costs customers see most often during ownership...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the all-new A-Class Sedan range, joining the hatchback Down Under. At launch, just two variants will be on sale, with two more versions to arrive before the end of the year. The A180 is priced from $44,900 plus on-road costs, and will arrive here in August. Meanwhile, the A200 kicks off at $49,400 before ORCs, and is on sale now...

2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced pricing and specs for the new B-Class, which is now available exclusively in B180 Sports Tourer guise Down Under, starting at $46,400 before on-road costs. Power comes from a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 100kW and 200Nm, put to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...

Mercedes-Benz says half its sales will be PHEV or electric by 2030

Ola Källenius, who steps into the position of Daimler CEO from May 22, has laid out his Ambition2039 environmental plan for the automaker. According to Källenius, the company sees the "Paris Agreement [on climate change] is more than an obligation – it’s our conviction". As such, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to have plug-in hybrid or pure-electric vehicles constitute over 50% of its car sales by 2030...

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe spied

Photographers have snapped the upcoming mid-life refresh for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe during development testing, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. It appears there won't be any drastic changes to the vehicle's exterior design, with revised bumpers, grilles and lighting the main focus points...

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC starts production

Mercedes-Benz has commenced production of the all-new EQC electric crossover at its Bremen facility in Germany, ahead of its global launch in the coming weeks. Available to order now in Europe, the EQC 400 4Matic has a base price of €71,281 ($113,740), though the special Edition 1886 launch variant (pictured) is available from €84,930...

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d Edition 1 revealed

Mercedes-Benz Vans has rolled out the first special edition of its X350d flagship ute, called (imaginatively enough) the Edition 1. Car brands love rolling out blinged-up pickups, considering the average buyer spends a few grand on options and accessories anyway. In lieu of a Mercedes-AMG X-Class, this cosmetic pack will have to suffice...

Smart to exit the US

Daimler has confirmed Smart will leave the US and Canadian markets by the end of the 2019, but the automaker will continue to provide support for existing cars through its Mercedes-Benz dealership network. The German automaker told TechCrunch, "After much careful consideration, Smart will discontinue its battery-electric Smart EQ ForTwo model in the US and Canadian markets at the conclusion of MY2019"...

Mercedes-Benz doesn't know how Kim Jong-un acquired his limousines

Like his father, Kim Jong-un (above, right) prefers trains for long distance travel wherever possible. For last week's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kim took one of his armoured trains to Vladivostok. There, he jumped into his waiting previous-generation Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard...