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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63S review

AMG’s most popular model has been updated with new tech, a nine-speed auto and improved suspension tuning.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Estate review
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Estate review

Mercedes-AMG has updated its AWD V6 C43 wagon, the toned down and slightly sensible alternative to the fire-breathing C63 S.


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet pricing and specs

Full pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have been detailed this week, with prices starting at $67,900 before on-road costs. Like the related C-Class Sedan and Estate ranges, the updated two-door models get refreshed styling, revised powertrains and upgraded technology across the line-up...


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan/Estate pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan/Estate pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the updated 2019 C-Class line-up, with a slimmer range, added tech and revised powertrains. Here, we'll focus on the sedan and wagon versions, with pricing starting at $63,400 before on-road costs for the C200 sedan. Standard equipment on the C200 and C220d (from $64,900) includes 18-inch (five-spoke) alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, full-LED headlights, a 12...


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced from $63,400
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced from $63,400

Mercedes-Benz Australia has released pricing and preliminary specifications for the facelifted C-Class range, which goes on sale in September priced from $63,400 before on-road costs. Light design revisions feature across the range, including AMG versions, while the entire C-Class family now gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster complemented by a 10...


Time Machine Tuesday: 21 August 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 21 August 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of August 21 in years past...


Mercedes-AMG C43, C63, E63 recalled
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Mercedes-AMG C43, C63, E63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has recalled the C43, C63 and E63 over concerns about the front seat backrests.  According to the company, the laser welding between the backrest member and backrest fitting might not comply with manufacturer specifications. As a result, the welds might not withstand the required load values and the fitting could detach from the backrest, putting passengers at risk of injury...


2019 Mercedes-AMG C63: Initial details
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63: Initial details

Mercedes-AMG's has confirmed initial Australian specifications for the updated C63 S family, scheduled to arrive Down Under in December. Key highlights for the 2019 model-year C63 sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible include a new nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission (formerly seven), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10...


Mercedes-Benz trademarks 'C53' name
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Mercedes-Benz trademarks 'C53' name

Daimler has reportedly applied for an international trademark regarding the 'C53' badge, hinting there could be a new go-fast version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the pipeline. First reported by AutoGuide, the German manufacturer lodged the application with the World Intellectual Property Organization...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the updated C-Class range – including the sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet – will be arriving in August, followed by the hi-po AMG C63 in December. Speaking with CarAdvice, public relations and product communications manager for Mercedes-Benz's local arm, Jerry Stamoulis, said the core range will be launching in a couple months time, with final pricing and specifications to be announced around July...


CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 
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CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...


Mercedes-AMG C63 successor to be hybrid – Tobias Moers
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Mercedes-AMG C63 successor to be hybrid – Tobias Moers

While rival German carmakers have ditched sonorous V8 engines for blown six-cylinder options, at least in the small performance segment, Mercedes-AMG has stayed the course with the rear-drive C63 – at least for now. With stringent emissions requirements needing to be met by all manufacturers, as well as the fast-track to electrification, the days of AMG twin-turbo V8s seem numbered...


2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 revealed
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2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 revealed

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its facelifted C63 range in New York, with a mildly overhauled exterior and a tech-heavy interior but, in shocking news, no more power. What's going on in Affalterbach? Power comes from the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as before, making the same 350kW and 650Nm in 'base trim', or 375kW and 700Nm in range-topping C63 S guise...


2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled
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2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for 1343 examples of its 2015 and 2016 C63 S model line, over concerns drivetrain torque peaks could cause the drive-shaft to fail. The manufacturer reports pulling away on wet roads could see the vehicle's drivetrain experience torque peaks. If the condition occurs, it could lead to the failure of the drive-shaft, resulting in a "loss of propulsion"...


2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate spied

The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate has been spied this week during development testing, giving us a first look at the updated performance wagon. Part of the forthcoming mid-life facelift for the wider Mercedes-Benz C-Class range, the AMG C63 seen here sports camouflaged bumpers and a disguised front grille, which points us to what changes are on the way...


Mercedes-Benz celebrating 50 years of AMG at Melbourne's Motorclassica
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Mercedes-Benz celebrating 50 years of AMG at Melbourne's Motorclassica

Mercedes-Benz will celebrate 50 years of its high performance AMG brand at this year’s Motorclassica in Melbourne this weekend, 13-15 October. Mercedes will celebrate the milestone with a special display featuring the sublime Mercedes-AMG GT R, an AMG E63 s and the popular AMG C63. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz has teased it will reveal a never-before-seen car on the event’s opening night...


Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG

There's never a bad time to taste some old-school performance, but is anything from the 1990s old enough to be retro cool, yet? That's the question we explore here, looking back at a 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG - right alongside today's hero, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. And no doubt, the '90s was a decade to remember...


Mercedes-AMG: No AWD C63 and Black Series unlikely, E43 no harm to brand image
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Mercedes-AMG: No AWD C63 and Black Series unlikely, E43 no harm to brand image

AMG chief Tobias Moers is never shy in offering an opinion, and his response was definitive when CarAdvice asked whether the proliferation of AMG product is diluting the heritage and premium image of the performance brand...


CarAdvice podcast 47: European sport sedan comparison
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CarAdvice podcast 47: European sport sedan comparison

The podcast team this week is Mandy, Paul and James Wong, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week, which includes the reveal of the super quick 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed, and the 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph to be revealed in New York on April 12...


Mercedes-AMG GT C, C63, C43 limited editions revealed for 50th anniversary
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Mercedes-AMG GT C, C63, C43 limited editions revealed for 50th anniversary

At least five Mercedes-AMG limited edition models will be on display at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as AMG kicks its 50th birthday celebrations up a gear. Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 Roadster The GT C Edition 50 Roadster follows on from the GT C Edition 50 coupe that was unveiled alongside the GT C coupe at this year's Detroit motor show...