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Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 5826 X-Class dual-cab utes (MY2018 and MY2019), citing an issue with the active braking assistance feature. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the dual-cab ute's brake assist system may “mistakenly detect an obstacle and brake suddenly or unexpectedly...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first car with rear-facing back seat airbags – UPDATE: more safety tech announced

UPDATE, 30 July 2020: More details on the safety tech fitted to the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been revealed. Key among them, in addition to the announced rear frontal airbags, is a 48-volt active suspension system. This has the ability to instantaneously raise the body by 80mm in the moments before a side collision occurs, reducing potential injuries to rear passengers...

Mercedes-Benz looks to slash model line-up

Mercedes-Benz is set to “jettison” at least seven models from its US range, according to industry journal Automotive News. Referencing comments allegedly made during a June dealer webinar hosted by Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Nicholas Speeks, the outlet did not reveal a timeline for the move, or specify which models would be cut...

2022 Mercedes-Benz T-Class small people-mover teased

A teaser image for the all-new Mercedes-Benz T-Class has been revealed overnight, accompanying an announcement outlining the new model range. Due for release in 2022, the T-Class will be a people-mover based on Renault's next-generation Kangoo van platform (shown below in concept form), and will offer the option of a fully-electric powertrain...

2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for rear bumper fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 45 examples of its GLE wagon with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to a faulty rear bumper bar crossmember. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the faulty crossmember "might not meet the required specification...

Mercedes-Benz recalls 3115 cars in Australia due to seatbelt defect

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 3115 cars, citing an incorrectly manufactured front seatbelt buckle housing. The affected models are the C-Class, CLS, E-Class, and GLC from 2018 and 2019. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a correctly-fastened seatbelt could be detected as not fastened...

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA pricing and specs

Details for the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA city SUV has been announced for Australia, completing the brand's revised compact model line-up – bringing with it a price rises of between $3500 and $15,000. The entry-level two-wheel-drive GLA200 is $55,100 plus on-road costs – nearly $10,000 more than the outgoing GLA180...

Australian first: truck camera ‘mirrors’ point to technology coming to cars

Side mirrors could soon be replaced by tiny cameras with high-resolution displays inside the cabin – to improve visibility and fuel economy. The first vehicle on sale in Australia available with cameras instead of side mirrors is the latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros truck...

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, 2021 AMG GLE Coupe price and specs

Australian pricing has been announced for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Coupe, 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe, and 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63S Coupe. Mercedes has dropped the diesel engine for 2021, with the previous GLE350d replaced by the hybrid petrol GLE450 model. Pricing has also seen a notable increase across the line-up...

Mercedes-Benz Australia poised to introduce fixed prices

Mercedes-Benz says it will proceed with its plan to offer fixed prices across its entire line-up in Australia from 2022, unless the Federal Government introduces laws to stop it. The German car maker has already started offering fixed prices on the Mercedes EQC electric SUV since December 2019...

2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 5279 examples of its VS30 Sprinter van with model years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20) due to faulty brakes. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the brake hoses may contact the rear part of the fender liner of the front axle while driving the vehicle, causing anything from chafe marks to worn-out brake hoses, resulting in leaking brake fluid...