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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA leaked with minimal camouflage

The upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric small SUV has leaked on social media with minimal disguise, ahead of its expected unveiling in the coming months. Images of a lightly-disguised EQA prototype posted on Instagram by photographer @wilcoblok (pictured top of story, and below) reveal an exterior and interior design largely identical to its combustion-engined GLA counterpart, though with an assortment of unique styling cues to set the electric variant apart from other Mercedes-Benz models...

Mercedes-Benz R-Class to return in 2025 as AMG-badged 750kW EV – report

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class seven-seater could be on track to return for 2025, according to a new report from the UK's Car magazine. However, while the original R-Class sold from 2006 to 2013 offered V6 and V8 naturally-aspirated petrol and turbo-diesel engines with – C63-engined R63 AMG aside – little to no performance bent, Car claims the new R-Class will be an all-electric, high-performance luxury seven-seater to top Mercedes' electric vehicle (EV) line-up...

Canberra debates Honda and Mercedes plan to introduce fixed new-car prices

A Senate Inquiry in Canberra has been told new-car prices will likely rise under a radical plan by Honda and Mercedes-Benz to change the way they sell vehicles in Australia – amid renewed calls for the Federal Government to introduce legislation to better protect consumers and local businesses...

Mercedes-Benz increases prices for the second time in nine months

Exchange rate pressures – and the economic reality of supply and demand – have prompted Mercedes-Benz to increase prices for the second time in nine months across some of its most popular models. The latest price lists have revealed Mercedes-Benz has increased the RRP of most A-Class hatch and sedan, C-Class sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet models, as well as certain variants of the GLC SUV...

The best hidden symbols and Easter eggs on modern cars

Designing cars for a global marketplace can be a high-stakes business – so it’s not surprising automotive engineers like to explore the lighter side of the job whenever they can. One way for them to add some personality to their creations is through the addition of ‘Easter eggs' – hidden design or technology features included in cars as a little wink to those who find them...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d recalled due to potentially faulty airbag

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of three examples of its 2019 GLE300d wagon (MY19) due to potentially faulty side airbags. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the "side airbags on this vehicle may deploy with excessive force and might not meet the requirements of UN-R135" – a safety standard relating to side impacts...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled due to faulty headlight adjustment

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 291 examples of the C-Class, citing a potential fault with headlight adjustments. The affected vehicles are all Model Year 2018, and were sold between May 1 and August 30 of that year. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a deviation in the headlight adjustment may lead to a reduction or an enlargement of the illumination...

2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and CLA recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 101 examples of its A-Class, B-Class, and CLA variants with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to the potential for an oil leak to occur. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), states the oil leak could either ignite and cause a fire, or leak onto the roadway and cause an accident...

Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin to 20 per cent

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British sports car company Aston Martin Lagonda by up to 20 per cent over the next three years. In a statement issued by Mercedes-Benz, the German car giant said the move would provide Aston Martin with broader access to technology and powertrains. In May 2020, former head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, was announced as the new CEO at Aston Martin...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the 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...

What's in a tank of fuel? The cars with the best (and worst) driving range in Australia

While impressive performance, cool technology and a lower pricepoint can all be guiding forces when buying a new car, it's often other elements – like real-world fuel economy – that actually have the greatest effect on your ownership experience. Once you drive away from the dealership, you'll become less preoccupied with those nifty LED tail-lights and more focussed on how many times you have to hit the petrol station in a single week...