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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...

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GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video
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GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video

Now that buyers are flocking to high-riding SUVs, manufacturers are finding ways to make crossovers as fast as sports cars – the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S and Porsche Macan Turbo are prime examples of that. In a new YouTube clip, Britain's Top Gear UK lines up the German SUV 'hot rods' for a drag race to see which is fastest...


Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell deliveries begin
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Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell deliveries begin

Mercedes-Benz has put the GLC F-Cell, a plug-in fuel-cell hybrid vehicle, into production, delivering the first examples to a number of German hydrogen agencies. Unlike regular plug-in hybrid vehicles, there's no internal-combustion engine backing the 13.5kWh battery pack and 50km all-electric range. Instead, the F-Cell relies on a hydrogen fuel-cell good for around 430km...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied at the Nurburgring

Photographers have captured images of the facelifted Mercedes-AMG GLC63 wagon at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Like earlier prototypes we've seen based on the standard GLC, this vehicle is wearing updated bumpers and light units front and rear, previewing a rather mild design update that should keep the mid-sized crossover fresh against key rivals like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3...


Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Europe
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Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Europe

With the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell now available in Germany, final details about the plug-in hybrid fuel-cell crossover have been revealed. The GLC F-Cell is driven by an electric motor pumping out 155kW of power and 365Nm of torque. Under the bonnet, where diesel or petrol engines would normally reside, is the company's latest hydrogen fuel-cell stack...


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...


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...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal

Daimler has published a brief teaser video of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC this week, ahead of its full reveal, scheduled for September 4. In the short clip posted on Twitter, Mercedes-Benz's parent said it will show off the first all-electric model from the luxury marque next week, also signalling the launch of the EQ electric sub-brand...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe spied
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe spied

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has been spied this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal either late this year or early next. Like the updated GLC wagon spotted a week ago, this prototype for the facelifted coupe version sports new headlights, tail-lights and bumpers, which will make up the majority of the cosmetic upgrades...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC spied
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC spied

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC has been spied testing in Europe, giving us a better look at what to expect from the luxury SUV's mid-life refresh. While there's quite a bit of body-coloured camouflage concealing the finer details of the front and rear treatments, we can see the updated GLC will get new LED light signatures at both ends, along with a new set of bumpers...


Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC recalled for airbag fix
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017 GLC crossover over concerns the passenger airbag control unit may have been manufactured incorrectly. According to the company, the connector pins in the control unit might have been manufactured incorrectly, causing a higher resistance in the wiring over time...


Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed
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Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC, the brand's first high volume electric car, has just completed its cold weather testing regime in northern Sweden, and will soon begin hot weather testing in southern Spain. As development of the EQC is expected to take four years, the car will be exposed to three winters and three summers before its launch...


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC200 arrives from $61,990
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC200 arrives from $61,990

Mercedes-Benz Australia has added the entry-level GLC200 to its popular GLC SUV line-up, dropping the entry price to $61,990 before on-road costs. The GLC 200 is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol making 135kW and 300Nm, put to the rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission...


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...


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 'EQC' spied
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Mercedes-Benz 'EQC' spied

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been spied during cold weather testing in Europe. Compared to the prototype we saw last year, this vehicle is starting to wear its own unique panels and lights, rather than borrowing all its sheetmetal from the GLC – though the family ties are still obvious...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior spied - UPDATE
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior spied - UPDATE

Update: A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader has noticed the 2019 GLC's interior will largely be identical to that of the GLC F-Cell. See article for details The interior of the updated Mercedes-Benz GLC has been spied while undergoing cold weather testing in Scandinavia. Externally, the prototypes spotted by our agency don't seem to feature any changes apart from mismatched chrome trim around the side windows...


2018 Infiniti QX50 revealed, confirmed for Oz - UPDATE
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2018 Infiniti QX50 revealed, confirmed for Oz - UPDATE

UPDATE: Infiniti has officially detailed the QX50 ahead of its debut in LA. See article for details. The 2018 Infiniti QX50 has been revealed in a single image ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week. The single frontal image doesn't offer any surprises, looking very much like a toned-down version of the QX50 concept revealed at the Detroit motor show earlier this year (below)...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S review
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S review

The fastest SUV in its segment sounds as good as it looks.