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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled due to faulty headlight adjustment

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 291 examples of the C-Class, citing a potential fault with headlight adjustments. The affected vehicles are all Model Year 2018, and were sold between May 1 and August 30 of that year. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a deviation in the headlight adjustment may lead to a reduction or an enlargement of the illumination...

2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and CLA recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 101 examples of its A-Class, B-Class, and CLA variants with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to the potential for an oil leak to occur. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), states the oil leak could either ignite and cause a fire, or leak onto the roadway and cause an accident...

Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin to 20 per cent

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British sports car company Aston Martin Lagonda by up to 20 per cent over the next three years. In a statement issued by Mercedes-Benz, the German car giant said the move would provide Aston Martin with broader access to technology and powertrains. In May 2020, former head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, was announced as the new CEO at Aston Martin...

What's in a tank of fuel? The cars with the best (and worst) driving range in Australia

While impressive performance, cool technology and a lower pricepoint can all be guiding forces when buying a new car, it's often other elements – like real-world fuel economy – that actually have the greatest effect on your ownership experience. Once you drive away from the dealership, you'll become less preoccupied with those nifty LED tail-lights and more focussed on how many times you have to hit the petrol station in a single week...

Mercedes–Benz unveils newest addition to its line-up... the eScooter

Mercedes-Benz has launched the eScooter as the latest all-electric vehicle in its range. Developed in conjunction with Swiss mobility specialists Micro Mobility Systems AG, the collapsible product weighs in at around 13kg. Its 7Ah battery permits a 25km range, and recharging to 100 per cent takes around three hours...

Mercedes-Benz set to retire the manual transmission

It’s official. The manual transmission is on its way out at Mercedes-Benz. In news that’s highly unlikely to cause a ripple with Australian buyers, Mercedes-Benz head of research and development, Markus Schaefer, confirmed the company will “eliminate manual transmissions”...

Mercedes-Benz confirms six all-new EQ electric models

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed six new fully-electric EQ models for production, four of which will be underpinned by brand’s yet-to-be-launched EVA2 modular platform. A compact EQA will be launched later this year followed by an EQB in 2021, however these will be electrified variants of existing GLA and GLB vehicles...

The Audi E-Tron's unusual side mirrors could soon appear on more cars

The Audi E-Tron not only marks the brand's first pure-electric SUV, it's also the first passenger car in Australia to offer cameras instead of side mirrors. The unusual technology, called 'Audi virtual exterior mirrors', is optional on the E-Tron range, but standard on First Edition models...

Around the tracks: An off-road version of the Nissan Z and an electric Defender

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 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)...