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Mercedes-Benz to axe six- and eight-cylinder engines from new C-Class, including AMG

Mercedes-Benz is set to ditch six- and eight-cylinder engines from its all-new C-Class range. Reports out of the US reaffirm even halo Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63 models will be powered by a hybridised four-cylinder turbo engine. The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is set to be revealed later this month, and it's expected all variants, including the AMG hero cars, will be powered by a four-cylinder engine with varying levels of hybridisation...

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Mid-life update adds E350, drops diesel, increases prices

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class mid-life facelift Streamlined model range has dropped diesel New tech and styling package standard Pricing ranges from $96,900 to $250,400 before on-road costs UPDATE, 8 February 2021: The mild-hybrid 2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 has returned to the E-Class range – and diesel has been deleted in Australia – amid price rises for much of the line-up...

Daimler AG to split up Mercedes-Benz truck and car divisions

Daimler AG – parent company of Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Maybach, and Mercedes-AMG – has announced it will split its truck and automobile divisions into two distinct entities. According to the circa-€68 billion (AU$107 billion) German conglomerate, Daimler Trucks will be independently listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange before the year’s end...

2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito and Valente price and specs: Prices up with safety tech

2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito and Valente price and specs detailed Tweaked exterior, updated interior for brand's smallest van and people mover Upgraded safety suite with AEB, adaptive cruise control Price rises up to $6700 Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito van have been announced...

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA unveiled, Australian launch mid-2021

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA has been officially unveiled tonight, the first of six new EQ-branded Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to lob before the end of 2022. Essentially an all-electric version of Mercedes-Benz's GLA small SUV, the EQA slots into the line-up as the brand's entry-level electric vehicle and, if the €47,540...

Gimme old-school dials and switches... PLEASE!

"We were pushing for the elimination of hard keys because it makes it clean and modern. It's a completely different thing to operate. As designers we love simplicity." And thus, Gorden Wagener, chief of design at Daimler, proved his disconnect from the real world. He was, of course, speaking about the much-lauded, next-generation Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen launched at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show...

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS: Next-gen MBUX Hyperscreen infotainment revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its next-generation, ultra-high-tech take on the modern car interior: the MBUX Hyperscreen. Available as an option on the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan, the MBUX Hyperscreen sees the car's interior screens combined into one curved panel stretching the entire, 1410-millimetre width between the left and right A-pillars...

2021 Mercedes-Benz and AMG new cars

Mercedes-Benz cemented its place as Australia's leading luxury carmaker in 2020, its 26,350 passenger vehicles sales to the end of November placing it well ahead of arch rivals BMW and Audi. Almost half of those sales comprised just two models – A-Class and GLC-Class – underscoring the buying public's taste for small cars and medium SUVs...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls six models from 2019-20

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled six of its passenger car and SUV models: the 2019 GLA, 2020 GLB, 2019-20 GLC300e, 2019-20 GLE, 2019 A-Class and 2019-20 C300e. No incidents of the faults described in any of the six recalls have been reported locally, Mercedes-Benz's local arm has confirmed...

2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled with potential brake hose fault

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on 127 examples of its Sprinter van, citing a potential fault with the brake hose. The affected vans were sold between the 6 April 2020 and 30 October 2020 (Model Year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “the outer layer of the brake hoses at the front and rear axles may have been damaged during the production process”...