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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C arrives from $60,900

The limited-edition Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C is now available in Australia, priced from $60,900 drive-away. Based on the C200 sedan, the Edition C adds features like an electric sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, metallic paint (excludes designo) and 19-inch alloy wheels, despite the standard version being priced from $61,900 before on-road costs...

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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...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed

The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet range have been revealed this week, ahead of an Australian introduction in August. Headlining the mid-life upgrade is a revised design, the availability of a digital instrument cluster, and new mild-hybrid 'EQ Boost' technology for select powertrains – basically, everything from the new sedan and wagon...


2019 Volvo S60 leaked
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2019 Volvo S60 leaked

The next-generation Volvo S60 has been spied completely undisguised in Sweden, with a single image posted online this week. Published by Swedish site Teknikens Värld, the picture doesn't offer too many surprises – the car basically looks like a shrunken S90. We only have this rear three-quarter angle at the moment, though we'd expect the face to be identical to that of the recently-launched V60 wagon (below)...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified

An updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class petrol plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sedan will arrive in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 – about six months after the 'regular' updated line-up – with an improved pure-electric range of 50km. This is up from the 30km on offer in the current C350e PHEV, giving the new version a significantly better zero-local-emissions driving window before petrol power kicks in...


Mercedes-Benz reveals diesel plug-in hybrids
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Mercedes-Benz reveals diesel plug-in hybrids

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a trio of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models for the Geneva motor show: two diesel PHEVs based on the C-Class and E-Class, and a new petrol-electric S560e. To avoid confusion, we'll cover the two different hybrids separately...


Mercedes-Benz GLC, S-Class, C-Class and E-Class Coupe recalled
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Mercedes-Benz GLC, S-Class, C-Class and E-Class Coupe recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 944 cars over concerns the propellant mix in the front seatbelt tensioner may not meet specifications. According to the company, the issue could mean the front seatbelt tensioners don't deploy in an accident, putting occupants at greater risk of injury in an accident...


The week's top news stories, February 18
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The week's top news stories, February 18

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you're not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven't missed anything important, we've gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Mercedes-Benz recalls A, B, C, E, GLA and GLC
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Mercedes-Benz recalls A, B, C, E, GLA and GLC

Mercedes-Benz has recalled almost 22,000 cars across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA and GLC model lines, over concerns the driver airbag could inflate without warning. According to the company, electrostatic discharge could trigger the airbag if the steering column isn't sufficiently, or if the column switch module isn't grounded...


Mercedes-Benz: Same-same sedan design a non-issue
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Mercedes-Benz: Same-same sedan design a non-issue

The similarity between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class and S-Class is a deliberate strategy – and it's working well, according to Gorden Wagener, Daimler head of design. In a wide-ranging chat with Australian journalists after the launch of the new A-Class, Wagener addressed the similarities between the brand's traditional three-box sedans...


Australia soft on stolen car exports: Melbourne Mercedes found in Dubai, authorities do nothing
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Australia soft on stolen car exports: Melbourne Mercedes found in Dubai, authorities do nothing

It's the type of thing that keeps you up at night – the thought of somebody breaking into your home while you're asleep. That's especially true in Victoria, where crime rates have skyrocketed. Crime rates are up by 16.7 per cent per 100,000 people over the past five years, with property and deception offences accounting for the greatest number of crimes reported...


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...


2018 Infiniti Q50 30t Red Sport review
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2018 Infiniti Q50 30t Red Sport review

The 298kW, 4.9s 0-100km/h Infiniti Q50 Red Sport is a lot of luxury car for $80k. It looks the part, too, though there are some shortcomings you should know about before considering this unorthodox BMW alternative.


2016-17 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class, GLC recalled for seatbelt fix
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2016-17 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class, GLC recalled for seatbelt fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 306 vehicles across its C-Class, S-Class and GLC model lines over concerns the seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy correctly. The German marque reports that affected models may have an incorrect propellant mixing ratio in the passenger seatbelt pretensioners, which could cause them to not deploy as intended...


Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP this week, while the Kia Picanto micro car only managed four. Scoring 36.48 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (95 per cent), the CX-5 performed well in physical tests and comes with all three (City, Interurban, Pedestrian) levels of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C200 Sport Edition on sale
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C200 Sport Edition on sale

A new value-packed model has arrived as part of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range in the form of the new C200 Sport Edition. This newly-added version comes kitted out with plenty of additional extras over the regular entry-level petrol C-Class sedan model, yet with only a $4900 premium over the standard model, which lists at $61,900 plus on-road costs...


Medium car sales ranked
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Medium car sales ranked

Sales of medium-sized passenger cars continue to flag this year, beset by SUVs that cost the same price and offer greater practicality. VFACTS industry figures released this week show that Medium Car sales fell 10.6 per cent in July alone, and are down 6.3 per cent for the year. They have 5.5 per cent market share, less than small cars, light cars, and small/medium/large SUVs...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift spied inside and out
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift spied inside and out

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan facelift has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe. Like the recent S-Class update, the C-Class facelift will feature revised front and rear bumpers, new headlight internals and tail-lamp graphics, and a refreshed interior...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received some minor updates for the new year, bringing an updated engine line-up and the availability of a new equipment package. Headlining the changes are the introduction of the new C220d and C300 models, which replace the previous C200d and C250 respectively...