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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”...

Mercedes-Benz EQ electric vehicle offensive detailed: Six new models due by end of 2022

Mercedes-Benz's EQ electric vehicle division looks set to undergo rapid expansion in the coming years, with the brand this week releasing further details of its plans to launch six all-new models by the end of 2022. First cab off the metaphorical rank will be the EQS, an all-electric, bespoke-bodied version of Mercedes-Benz's flagship S-Class limousine, due to enter production in the first half of 2021...

These are Australia's safest used cars, according to accident data

With used car sales surging in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, key safety bodies are urging shoppers to consider the credentials of their secondhand purchases, with a new report ranking the best and worst models. Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has released its latest 2020 Used Car Safety Ratings, based on data collected from 8 million vehicles involved in crashes across Australia and New Zealand...

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020...

Mercedes-Benz Vans developing all-new eSprinter architecture

Mercedes-Benz Vans is engineering an all-new platform to underpin its next-generation eSprinter models, according to parent company Daimler. Known as the Electric Versatility Platform (EVP), the modular architecture will reportedly be compatible with three battery sizes and a wide spate of body configurations...

Around the tracks: A Mercedes-Benz GLA gets lost on a race track

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...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 400,000 G-Wagen production milestone

The iconic slab-sided Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen 4WD (now just called the G-Class) has ticked over a 400,000 unit production milestone in its 41st year of manufacture. Built at the Magna Steyr factory in Graz, Austria since 1979, the ‘G has served civilian, military and government needs across the globe, and on all manner of terrain, without ever deviating far from its original design...

Mercedes parent Daimler to invest $114 billion in electric future – report

Daimler has announced it will pour €70 billion (AU$114B) into accelerated development of electric technologies. According to electric vehicle (EV) website Electrek, Daimler – parent company of Mercedes-Benz and associated brands – is investing the money over the coming four years, after the company's Supervisory Board approved its budget to 2025...

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA leaked with minimal camouflage

The upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric small SUV has leaked on social media with minimal disguise, ahead of its expected unveiling in the coming months. Images of a lightly-disguised EQA prototype posted on Instagram by photographer @wilcoblok (pictured top of story, and below) reveal an exterior and interior design largely identical to its combustion-engined GLA counterpart, though with an assortment of unique styling cues to set the electric variant apart from other Mercedes-Benz models...

Mercedes-Benz R-Class to return in 2025 as AMG-badged 750kW EV – report

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class seven-seater could be on track to return for 2025, according to a new report from the UK's Car magazine. However, while the original R-Class sold from 2006 to 2013 offered V6 and V8 naturally-aspirated petrol and turbo-diesel engines with – C63-engined R63 AMG aside – little to no performance bent, Car claims the new R-Class will be an all-electric, high-performance luxury seven-seater to top Mercedes' electric vehicle (EV) line-up...

Canberra debates Honda and Mercedes plan to introduce fixed new-car prices

A Senate Inquiry in Canberra has been told new-car prices will likely rise under a radical plan by Honda and Mercedes-Benz to change the way they sell vehicles in Australia – amid renewed calls for the Federal Government to introduce legislation to better protect consumers and local businesses...