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Mercedes-Benz issues recall for X-Class utes due to steering issue

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 6116 examples of its X-Class ute, with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19), due to a possible hydraulic fluid leak from the steering system. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a connection on the hydraulic line could leak, which may result in a failure of the power steering system...

2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 recalled with potential electrical fault

The 2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 has been recalled in Australia, due to a potential fault with electronics in the steering column switch. A total of 2909 examples of the four-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz  are affected locally, and these vehicles were sold between 3 January 2011 and 30 January 2019 (MY2011-2019)...

Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues

Eight more Volkswagen employees have been charged by German prosecutors for their alleged roles in the 'Dieselgate' saga. German authorities have continued their scrutiny of car manufacturers ever since Volkswagen was found to have used software to cheat diesel emissions laws back in 2015...

Lewis Hamilton no longer driving exotic collection, cites environmental concern

Lewis Hamilton owns some of the world's fastest production cars, however he claims he no longer drives them for environmental reasons. The six-time Formula One world champion, who sold his private jet and became a vegan last year, told reporters on Thursday that he was doing his best to reduce his personal carbon footprint: "I don’t drive any of the cars that I own any more...

Around the tracks: John Mayer's Defender ad and Peugeot's playful tweet

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Mercedes-Benz A250e price and specs: Plug-in hybrid now available

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A250e plug-in hybrid has now arrived in Australia, after launching internationally in 2019. Priced from $63,400 plus on-road costs for the hatch – or $66,000 plus on-road costs for the sedan – they are now the most expensive models in the A-Class range, before moving onto the performance AMG models...

Public electric car charging in Australia: Your questions, answered

We’ve covered our fair share of electric cars at CarAdvice and yet, even as seasoned professionals, we still get tripped up by the complicated terminology and technology behind them. With different providers, plug types, manufacturers and standards in use, the language around electric car charging can often feel complicated and exclusionary for the average consumer...

Mercedes-Benz collaborates to create G-Class art piece for charity

Mercedes-Benz has joined forces with American designer Virgil Abloh to create Project Geländewagen, a contemporary design piece to help raise money for a charity that supports international creative communities. The result, something of a cross between a Hot Wheels car and a sneaker, seeks to showcase the iconic shape of the G-Class, while offering a stripped and simplified representation of luxury...

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied undisguised, All-Terrain caught too

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been snapped undisguised in a production facility. A user posted this blurry, zoomed-in photo on Spanish website CocheSpias, showing a similar design language to the new S-Class flagship sedan unveiled earlier this week. The all-new C-Class will replace the current model in 2022 – however, not seen before in the line-up is a C-Class All-Terrain wagon, which was spied testing in full camouflage...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes into production at ultra-modern Factory 56

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already being manufactured at the German brand’s state-of-the-art Factory 56. Located in Sindelfingen (near Stuttgart), Mercedes-Benz says the new plant is among the world’s most technologically advanced, and was designed with improved efficiency, sustainability, digitisation and production flexibility in mind...

2021 Mercedes S-Class to drop coupe and cabrio, will spawn AMG and Maybach versions

Mercedes-Benz says it will not develop coupe and cabriolet versions of the new-generation S-Class sedan as it streamlines its model range amid a global shift towards SUVs...