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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate spied

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift, ahead of an anticipated reveal some time next year. Despite all the fake panels and tape concealing the finer design details, we can see the refreshed E-Class will borrow heavily from the 'predator' design of the related CLS four-door coupe...

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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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 E-Class range, bolstered by new powertrain options and added technology. Key changes for the new model year include the standard fitment of the Driver Assistance Package Plus acros the range, adding features like enhanced traffic sign assist for the adaptive cruise control system...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class/E-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class/E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for certain C-Class and E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets sold during 2017 over concerns the seats may not lock into place correctly. According to the German marque, "the locking mechanism on the right side of the seat backrest in affected vehicles may not lock in place at times"...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the C-Class and E-Class, over concerns about incorrectly-installed panelling on the exhaust system. According to the company, the left cutout for the exhaust system isn't installed correctly, and could make contact with hot components. If it touches a hot exhaust component during 'full-load operation' could make the paneling catch fire...


Semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers' - study
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Semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers' - study

The current crop of semi-autonomous driver assists aren't proper substitutes for hands-on attention, according to a new study from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). According to the non-profit's research, current semi-autonomous systems like lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control displayed behaviours ranging from "the irksome, such as too-cautious braking, to the dangerous"...


2018 BMW M5 v Mercedes-AMG E63 S comparison
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2018 BMW M5 v Mercedes-AMG E63 S comparison

It’s a great Did You Know factoid that AMG wasn’t involved in the first express-spec E-Class. When Mercedes decided five years was long enough for the original (1985) M5 to have had its own way in the mid-range sports sedan arena – longer if you count the M535i – the Stuttgart brand sought the help of close-neighbour Porsche to create a muscled-up, V8-powered version of the W124 sedan...


Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 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 July 24 in years past...


BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Porsche Panamera head-to-head - video
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BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Porsche Panamera head-to-head - video

Everyone loves a good drag race, especially when there are three big sedans – okay, two sedans and one 'four-door coupe' – involved. Over in the UK, Autocar has sent the BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid into battle, to find out which ultra-exec is quickest off the line...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2017 E-Class Cabriolet, over concerns the front door seals may not stop heavy rain entering the door cavity. According to the company, the weak seals could let water into the door control unit, damaging the auto-reversing power window assembly, along with creating a risk of short circuit and fire...


Mercedes-Benz E450 announced for the USA
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Mercedes-Benz E450 announced for the USA

Mercedes-Benz's North American arm has announced details of the updated 2019 E-Class line-up, including the addition of a new V6 model to sit below the hybrid-boosted AMG E53. Set to go on sale in the American autumn, the new E450 and E450 4Matic variants will replace the outgoing E400 versions of the large sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet...


DS preparing 5 Series, E-Class rival - report
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DS preparing 5 Series, E-Class rival - report

Citroen is preparing a DS flagship to face-off with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, based on the PSA Group EMP2 platform. According to reports from Auto Express in the UK, the flagship sedan-cum-fastback will launch in 2020 to mark 65 years since the first Citroen DS was launched...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain to get bigger diesel – UPDATE
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain to get bigger diesel – UPDATE

UPDATE (3/4/18): The original version of this article stated there is no current six-cylinder E-Class All-Terrain available globally, however, an E350d 4Matic is offered in select markets like the UK. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain has been around for 18 months, but there's still no sign of a larger engine to sit above the current E220d in most markets – though that could  be about to change...


2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

The updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in June. While the overall look hasn't changed that much, there are some significant updates for the new range, including the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems borrowed from the S-Class flagship, along with the AMG 53 mild-hybrid performance variants to replace the AMG 43 versions of the outgoing model...


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 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...


Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit
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Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a new '53' model line in Detroit, with power from a 48V hybrid-boosted inline-six engine. Debuting in the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, the new powertrain comprises of a turbocharged inline-six petrol engine making 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque, augmented by a 48V electric system offering an extra 16kW and 250Nm for brief periods...


2018 Mercedes-Benz E300 Cabriolet review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E300 Cabriolet review

It's hard to pick the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet from the S-Class, but even with a turbo-four under the bonnet, it's still a lot of car for the money – and a great buy for the more prudent buyer.


2016-17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for seatbelt fix
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2016-17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for seatbelt fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 283 examples of its 2016 and 2017 E-Class range for a potential fault in the right-rear seatbelt tensioner squib. According to the company, the seat belt tensioner on the driver-side rear seat might not deploy in an accident, increasing the risk of injury...