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BMW and Daimler partner with BP to grow electrification efforts

Digital Charging Solutions GmbH – a public charging infrastructure company owned by BMW Group and Daimler Mobility – has agreed to partner with oil industry giant BP to grow its network of charging stations. The agreement will see BP hold a 33.3 per cent stake in Digital Charging Solutions alongside the two German prestige marques...

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT: Electric people mover concept previews future production model

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT has been officially revealed, ahead of a production model’s European launch in the coming years. Twin under the skin to the new-generation Renault Kangoo, the eventual production EQT will be an all-electric version of Mercedes-Benz’s new T-Class van-based people mover, itself a passenger version of the next-generation Citan van not sold in Australia...

2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled with transmission software bug

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 11 examples of its Sprinter van, citing a potential fault with the reversing lights. The affected vehicles were sold between 21 September 2018 and 4 January 2021 (Model Years 2019-2021). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The gear recognition function in the transmission may not function as intended in some vehicles...

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 4Matic: 215kW electric SUV in Australia by end of 2021

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA range has been expanded with the addition of two new all-wheel-drive variants – EQA 300 4Matic and EQA 350 4Matic – offering more power, longer driving ranges, and all-paw traction. However, only the more potent EQA 350 4Matic will come to Australia – with a local launch set to occur by the end of 2021 – with Mercedes-Benz Australia electing to leave the EQA 300 to European buyers only for now...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Upper Large Luxury SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Upper Large Luxury SUV Finalists: BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS It may not have the largest number of finalists, but everything else about the 2021 Drive Car of the Year Upper Large Luxury SUV segment is big! Here we see flagship three-row, seven-seat SUVs from traditional rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz in a segment that is as much about driving manners both in town and on the open road, as it is about fit, finish and features...

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled with belt bracket fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 19 examples of its A-Class hatchback and sedan in Australia, citing a potential fault with the rear seat’s belt bracket. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 September 2020 and 26 November 2020 (Model Years 2020)...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA recalled with airbag fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 13 examples of its GLA SUV in Australia, citing a potential fault with the airbag deployment system. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2020 and 29 October 2020 (Model Year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The ground connection of the front passenger airbag may not meet the specifications...

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC and EQC recalled with steering system fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 719 examples of its C-Class, GLC, and EQC model variants, citing a fault with the steering control unit. The affected vehicles were sold between 3 February 2020 and 31 July 2021 (model year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, the wiring harness of the steering control unit may be damaged...

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT teased ahead of May 10 reveal – UPDATE

UPDATE, 22 April 2021, 4pm: Speaking to CarAdvice, a Mercedes-Benz Vans spokesperson confirmed the brand's local arm is "currently assessing the suitability of the T-Class range for the local market", including both combustion-powered and electric EQT models. However, they added it would complement the larger V-Class "well", with the model "[presenting] an exciting opportunity to consider...

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB unveiled, Australian launch due 2022

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB has been revealed, ahead of an Australian launch sometime in 2022. Hot on the heels of the debut of the flagship EQS limo, the new EQB will launch as Mercedes-Benz's second electric SUV based on a combustion-powered vehicle underpinned by its compact MFA2 platform – namely the GLB seven-seat SUV – following the GLA-based EQA's unveiling in January...

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS revealed, Australian launch December 2021

Meet the S-Class of electric vehicles: the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS has been officially unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch in December 2021. The new EQS will slot into the top of Mercedes-Benz's passenger car and all-electric EQ line-ups (for now), with aerodynamic concept-inspired styling, a widescreen dashboard and a flexible electric architecture that allow it to shape up as the German brand's rival to the large electric sedan pioneer, the Tesla Model S...