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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 C-Class, over concerns about the car's ESP software. According to the company, the car's ESP software might not meet specifications. In some situations, the brake lights might stay switched on and an error message will be displayed on the instrument cluster...

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Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class to stay closely styled for next generation
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Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class to stay closely styled for next generation

The chief designer of Mercedes-Benz says that the current strong aesthetic similarities between the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class will be carried forward into the next-generation of vehicles despite some calls that the three model lines look too similar to the untrained eye. “We will always make sure these three limos speak one language,” said the brand’s design boss Gordon Wagner...


Time Machine Tuesday: 8 January 2019
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Time Machine Tuesday: 8 January 2019

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 January 8 in years past...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled certain GLC and C-Class models, over concerns about the passenger seat occupant detection. According to the company, a software bug in vehicles with the Audio 20 system could affect the system that detects occupants in the front passenger seat. The fault could mean the airbag inflates incorrectly in an accident...


2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied again
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied again

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Sweden. This latest prototype has shed a few minor false body panels. Despite the copious amounts of disguise, we expect the new car to feature an evolution of today's organic design...


2013-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall
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2013-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2013-15 C-Class as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign, adding to the 2008-12 model years that have already been called back. A total of 28,965 vehicles are affected including the 2012 model, meaning 17,066 units have been added if you subtract the number of affected vehicles from our previous coverage...


Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated...


2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied for the first time
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied for the first time

The next-generation 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been snapped in public for the first time, offering a peek at what will replace the recently-updated W205 model. As you'd imagine of a prototype this far from launch, this vehicle is disguised with body add-ons, lots of blank-and-white wrap, and false grilles...


2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall
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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2012 C-Class to the ever-expanding Takata recall, with a campaign involving 11,629 vehicles. As with all vehicles caught in the Takata recall, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If an affected vehicle is involved in a crash triggering the airbags, the metal inflator housing can rupture under pressure, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


2020 Lexus IS rendered
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2020 Lexus IS rendered

This could be your first look at the all-new Lexus IS, thanks to a pair of speculative renderings recently published in Japanese media and posted online by Arabic publication, Almuraba. According to the report, these images were created by Japanese artists given an early look at the new IS by Lexus...


2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled
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2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for C-Class models sold between May 2016 and January 2018 over concerns window trims could detach from the vehicle. The German marque reports that affected units may have experienced a production fault where the bonding of the rear window trims strips on both the left- and right-hand sides may not have been performed correctly...


2019 BMW 3 Series revealed in Paris
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2019 BMW 3 Series revealed in Paris

The all-new BMW 3 Series has officially been unveiled at the Paris motor show, after a set of renders leaked overnight. Measuring 4709mm long, 1827mm wide and 1442mm tall, the car is larger in every dimension than the model it replaces. The wheelbase has grown by 41mm, too, and the tracks have grown front (+43mm) and rear (+21mm)...


2019 BMW 3 Series leaked via online configurator
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2019 BMW 3 Series leaked via online configurator

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series has been leaked via an online configurator that went live a little ahead of schedule. These computer-generated images show the car in 330i M Sport (blue) and M340i trims (black). For the first time they also show us the car's notched headlight design, which, to our eyes, recalls the fourth-generation (E46) model...


Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence
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Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s CEO, Horst von Sanden, says he’s not particularly concerned about dipping luxury car sales this year, though he admits consumer and business confidence is “not great”. Sales of the company’s passenger cars and SUV models are down 7.5 per cent this year, contrasting against six consecutive years of solid - often double digit - growth...


2019 BMW 3 Series confirmed for Paris
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2019 BMW 3 Series confirmed for Paris

The next-generation BMW 3 Series will be unveiled at the Paris motor show next week – the company has confirmed. At a press conference scheduled for 9:00am CET (5:00pm AEST) on Tuesday, October 2, the Bavarian marque will reveal the seventh iteration of its popular sports sedan, headlining its stand at the event...


2019 Jaguar XE spied
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2019 Jaguar XE spied

The facelifted Jaguar XE has been snapped by photographers during development testing, ahead of an anticipated debut early next year. Despite the heavy camouflage, we can see the overall shape of the mid-sized sedan won't change a heap, with the front and rear ends the main areas for revision. The headlights up front look slimmer and appear to sport a new LED daytime-running light signature...


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...


Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags
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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...


2019 BMW 3 Series teased
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2019 BMW 3 Series teased

BMW has provided our clearest look yet at the next-generation (G20) 3 Series, ahead of a likely reveal at the Paris motor show in October. Although a series of spy pictures, pre-production testing photos and renders have given us a pretty good sense for how the 3 Series will look, there's something to be said for seeing it officially... under a sheet...