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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017-18 E-Class and CLS, over concerns about owners using a child restraint in the passenger seat. According to the company, if a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there's a chance the airbag might not turn off as intended. In those cases, there's a risk the airbag will trigger in an accident and injure the child in a rear-facing seat...

2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2009-2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to the ongoing Takata campaign. As with all Takata recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag propellant that can degrade over time through a combination of heat and humidity. If an impacted vehicle is involved in an accident, internal pressure can make the airbag inflator rupture, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

Carlos Ghosn arrested, guilty of 'serious misconduct', Nissan says - UPDATED

UPDATE, 3am Tuesday November 20, 2018: Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, has held a press conference in Tokyo giving out some details about arrest of and the allegations of wrongdoing against Carlos Ghosn. According to Automotive News, Saikawa confirmed Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and CEO of Renault, as well as Greg Kelly, a Nissan board member, have been taken into custody by Japanese authorities...

2007-16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Takata recall initiated

Mercedes-Benz has initiated its Takata recall for the Sprinter to replace both the driver and passenger inflators replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is involved in an accident, there's a risk the inflator housing could rupture under too much internal pressure, sending shrapnel flying into the cabin...

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell deliveries begin

Mercedes-Benz has put the GLC F-Cell, a plug-in fuel-cell hybrid vehicle, into production, delivering the first examples to a number of German hydrogen agencies. Unlike regular plug-in hybrid vehicles, there's no internal-combustion engine backing the 13.5kWh battery pack and 50km all-electric range. Instead, the F-Cell relies on a hydrogen fuel-cell good for around 430km...

Mercedes-Benz A200d, A220d revealed in Europe

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a pair of diesel A-Class variants for Europe, with power from two versions of the same 2.0-litre engine. Both models will sit above the 1.5-litre A180d in the European A-Class range, with power from 'OM654' engines designed to put Mercedes ahead of the curve on Real Driving Emissions 2 standards coming into force in 2020...

Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated...

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied for the first time

The next-generation 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been snapped in public for the first time, offering a peek at what will replace the recently-updated W205 model. As you'd imagine of a prototype this far from launch, this vehicle is disguised with body add-ons, lots of blank-and-white wrap, and false grilles...

Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has launched the E300de plug-in hybrid in both sedan and wagon variants, adding diesel-electric power to its large car line-up. First previewed in March at the Geneva motor show, the E300de pairs a 145kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with a 91kW/440Nm electric motor and 13.5kWh battery system...

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied inside and out

Our spy photography agency has spotted the next-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 'four-door coupe' again. This time around, though, the team has managed to get a glimpse inside the second-generation CLA, and it looks a lot like the A-Class on which it's based...