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2017-18 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the AMG S63 over concerns the active lane-keep assist function may not work as intended. According to the German marque, the technology's camera software could malfunction, resulting in the lane-keep assist system not applying the brakes following an "inadvertent lane change from a speed over 105km/h"...

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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 'certain' S-Class models built during 2017 and 2018 over concerns the busbars in the luggage area could pose a fire risk. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may not have seen two nuts for the mounting busbars (an electrical component) in the 'prefuse box' located in the boot installed...


Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet
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Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe or Cabriolet...


2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet review
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet review

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are the very embodiment of what a grand tourer should be.


2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Convertible pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Convertible pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has revealed pricing and specification details for the 2019 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line-up, including hi-performance Mercedes-AMG versions. Each body style now comes in three variants: S560, AMG S63, and AMG S65. Pricing kicks off at $314,900 before on-road costs for the 'entry level' S560 Coupe...


2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied again
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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied again

Photographers have snapped the next Mercedes-Benz S-Class during development testing this week, well ahead of its 2019/2020 reveal. The prototype still wears a very heavy disguise and false body panels to conceal the final shape, but there are a couple of new details revealed in this latest set of images...


BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe rendered
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BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe rendered

The BMW 8 Series has just been revealed in two-door coupe form, but it appears there's a four-door Gran Coupe coming soon – going by a new set of patent renderings published in overseas media this week. A three-strong set of images was posted by website Motor1...


Time Machine Tuesday: 19 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 19 June 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 June 19 in years past...


Poll: 2019 BMW X5 is a styling winner
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Poll: 2019 BMW X5 is a styling winner

The 2019 'G05' BMW X5 is a styling hit – at least, compared to its predecessor – according to our latest reader poll. Although it adopts a typically evolutionary design, the new X5 is larger than the car it replaces, and significantly more advanced under the skin. Up front, it runs with a much larger kidney grille than before, with more angular headlights and a chiselled jawline...


2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs
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2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs

Audi has released pricing and preliminary specifications for its flagship A8 sedan, set to kick off at $192,000 before on-road costs when it touches down in July. The range will kick off with the 50TDI quattro, a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Sitting above the 50TDI is the 55TFSI quattro, packing 250kW and 500Nm from its petrol 3...


Mercedes-Benz EQ S coming in 2020 – report
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Mercedes-Benz EQ S coming in 2020 – report

Mercedes-Benz is plotting an all-electric luxury flagship to rival upcoming cars from Audi and Jaguar, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar quotes the company's large cars project boss, Michael Kelz, saying: "We will have an electric vehicle at the level of the S-Class, no doubt, but it will not be the S-Class"...


What's inside a Mercedes-Benz S-Class seat? – Video
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What's inside a Mercedes-Benz S-Class seat? – Video

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the gold standard for luxury limousines, and nowhere is that more evident than its heated, cooled, electrically-adjustable, massaging seats. They're a paragon of opulence, reserved for wealthy behinds (or Trent Nikolic's behind, albeit briefly)...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review

The S-Class has for decades now symbolised the pinnacle of luxury limousine motoring. Here we take a closer look at the S400d and S560 LWB variants.


2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman unveiled
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2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman unveiled

Mercedes-Maybach has unveiled its latest ultra long-wheelbase limousine, fit for celebrities, heads-of state and despot dictators alike. The facelifted S-Class Pullman follows in the footsteps of its lesser stablemates with small upgrades, both inside and out, designed to deliver an even more luxurious experience...


2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review
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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review

The Mercedes-AMG S63 is not only one of the world's most powerful production cars, but also one of the most luxurious – and it's brilliant at both.


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 S-Class Exclusive Edition revealed - UPDATE
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exclusive Edition revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE (8/3): Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed there are no plans to bring the S-Class Exclusive Editions to Australia at this stage. Mercedes-Benz has revealed the S-Class Exclusive Edition in both Coupe and Cabriolet forms at the Geneva motor show...


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...


2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class revealed

Mercedes-Maybach has refreshed its ultra-luxe version of the S-Class, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut. The high-end limousine has been treated to a number of subtle exterior upgrades, led by a new pinstriped grille – inspired by suits, no less – and two-tone paint finishes. If you recognise that grille, it's because a similar design debuted on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept in 2016...


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...