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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...

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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...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?
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Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is already a tyre-shredding menace, but there could be an even hotter ‘R’ version on the way if this prototype doing rounds at the Nurburgring circuit is anything to go by...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S review by Chris Atkinson
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S review by Chris Atkinson

Torque. It’s the second twin of the power equation, one often overlooked in favour of the first-born, horsepower. So why do I like torque so much? Ask any top rally driver what he or she wants more of and the answer will usually be “torque”. If a driver gets this wish, then they will ask for more grip, and then more torque and the cycle continues...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe recalled for front bumper fix
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe recalled for front bumper fix

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for a handful of its C63 Coupes over concerns a section of the car’s front spoiler could detach. According to the luxury car maker, the lower lip section of the front spoiler may not have been attached correctly. It’s possible that this section of the spoiler may “separate from the vehicle”, posing a hazard to other road users...


BMW M3 v Lexus GS F v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison
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BMW M3 v Lexus GS F v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison

BMW M3 or Mercedes-AMG C63 S? Hell, why not throw in a Lexus for good measure!


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is now on sale in Australia, joining the sedan and wagon variants that landed locally in 2014. The new 2016 C-Class coupe was first revealed in August last year, with the hero Mercedes-AMG C63 model debuting a week later. The months since have also seen the new C-Class Cabriolet revealed, making its first appearance at the Geneva motor show earlier this year...


Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet revealed
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet revealed

The first-ever Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet has been revealed as the flagship offering in the drop-top C-Class model range. The all-new Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet will - like the sedan, wagon and coupe models - be offered with the brand's 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine in two power outputs: the entry-level version with 350kW and 650Nm, or the oomphy S model with 375kW and 700Nm...


2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix details
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2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix details

The first race of the 2016 Formula One season is again in Melbourne this year, and it promises to be full of surprises now with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Renault all competing as full works teams with Mclaren-Honda. The race event, which takes place from March 17-20, will set the scene for what may possibly be the most competitive season since the new rule changes for V6 turbos took place in 2014...


Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 unveiled
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 unveiled

The limited production Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show. As with previous Edition 1 models, the new C63 coupe version is available with certain styling features that will be unavailable on future production cars. Both the regular C63 coupe and the more powerful C63 S are available in the limited run Edition 1 trim...