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CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

Mercedes-Benz Vans wins back Australia Post contract

Mercedes-Benz Vans fleet department has been delivered a major win, with Australia Post giving it back the lucrative commercial vehicle contract currently held by Renault. The postal service will add 1300 Mercedes Vito and Sprinter vans to its fleet over what is understood to be a three-year agreement...

Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV has been previewed again, this time during hot weather testing on Spain's Iberian peninsula. Dry heat is the first challenge in the series, as exposure can cause battery damage in electric vehicles...

Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall campaign, which affects the 2006-12 model-year GL, ML and SLK model lines. The German marque says the number of units affected by the campaign has grown to 8817 vehicles – up from the 2850 previously reported...

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2017 E-Class Cabriolet, over concerns the front door seals may not stop heavy rain entering the door cavity. According to the company, the weak seals could let water into the door control unit, damaging the auto-reversing power window assembly, along with creating a risk of short circuit and fire...

Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...

Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its EQA compact electric hatchback, set to debut by 2020, in a new video on YouTube. The minute-long clip shows the Concept EQA cruising around the Sicilian countryside, and highlights the car's blue light signatures and edgy styling. It doesn't take a trainspotter to notice the similarities between the EQA and the recently-released A-Class hatchback...

Mercedes-Benz USA launches 'Collection' subscription plan for the US

Mercedes-Benz has joined the growing crowd of subscription services in the USA, launching the Mercedes-Benz Collection program in Nashville and Philadelphia. It's just a pilot program at the moment, allowing early adopters access to the company's range through three subscription tiers: Signature, Reserve and Premier...

Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class coming to Oz – UPDATE

UPDATE (4/6/18): The Brabus D4 Power Xtra package will be available to Australian customers via RamSpeed Australia. See bottom of article for details. Brabus is known for creating wild versions of Mercedes-Benz's fastest sedans, SUVs and sports cars, but now it has revealed its take on the new X-Class ute...

Certified or approved used cars explained

Many car companies and their dealers have recognised the merits of offering 'certified' late-model used vehicles, billed as the best-of-the-best in the secondhand market. Aggregating programs of this type might be especially useful to people who don’t have a mechanically knowledgeable friend to help them look at potential used buys...

Trump vows to block German luxury marques from the US - report

US President Donald Trump seems poised to escalate his trade wars, and looks to be opening up a new front in the automotive sector against dominant Germany luxury brands. The US President has told Emmanuel Macron, French President, he will keep going with his trade policies until there are no more Mercedes-Benz vehicles rolling down New York's Fifth Avenue, diplomats in Europe and the US have told Wirtschafts Woche...