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Mercedes-Benz: Next-gen designs will be evolutionary

German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz says it will continue down an evolutionary path with its current design language, rather then starting afresh when it unveils the next step in its current ‘Sensual Purity’ design language with the next-generation S-Class...

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Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models
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Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models

As the world’s largest car market, China is continuing to dictate the future success and planning of new vehicles from nearly all manufacturers, including the likes of Mercedes-Benz, which admits it has to cater to Chinese taste. Speaking to the media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, the chief designer for Mercedes-Benz, Gordon Wagner, said that the next S-Class will bring about a new generation of exterior and interior design...


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...


Mercedes ESF 2019 to showcase future of safety
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Mercedes ESF 2019 to showcase future of safety

Mercedes Benz says it plans to show a safety vision concept later this year that will demonstrate the future safety technologies from the German manufacturer. It will mark ten years since the last ESF vision concept debuted in 2009 and will see Mercedes-Benz showcase technologies that are both currently viable and also ones which may still be some time away...


Daimler, Bosch teaming up for San Jose autonomy trials
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Daimler, Bosch teaming up for San Jose autonomy trials

Bosch and Daimler are joining forces for level four and five automated vehicle trials in San Jose, California, set to start in the second half of 2019. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding with the city, flagging an on-demand ride-hailing service set to be offered to a "selected user community" in the San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor...


2017-18 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled
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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"...


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.