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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...

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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...


Mercedes-Benz GLS to offer next-gen suspension technology
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Mercedes-Benz GLS to offer next-gen suspension technology

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLS will offer a more advanced take on the brand's current Magic Body Control, according to reports from Europe. According to an interview with chief Maybach engineer, Jurgen Weissinger, in Autocar, the range-topping seven-seater will rely on a new camera system for "better information from rough roads, so that drivers can slide over the road...


CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 
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CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 

We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Andrew Beecher, Alborz Fallah, Tony Crawford, Mike Stevens, Scott Collie and James Wong. In car news, the BMW Concept iX3 and 2019 Lexus ES has been revealed, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan and Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury has been unveiled...


Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury officially unveiled
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Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury officially unveiled

The Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury concept has been officially unveiled ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show. And yes, the earlier leak proved to be correct: it is a crossover sedan. "Our concept combines the DNA of an SUV with that of a saloon to produce an ultra-modern SUV of three-box design," Gorden Wagener, design chief of Mercedes-Benz, said at the car's launch...


Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept revealed ahead of schedule
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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept revealed ahead of schedule

The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept has been unveiled ahead of its scheduled debut at next week's 2018 Beijing motor show, with the manufacturer accidentally pushing the car's microsite live briefly before taking it down. Contrary to expectations, the Ultimate Luxury concept isn't just a gussied-up version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS crossover...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury teased again
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury teased again

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury has been teased again this week, ahead of its reveal at the Beijing motor show. Following the teaser video posted on social media earlier this week, the German marque has released a designer sketch of the new concept's cabin, showing a simple, yet elegant cockpit with a futuristic design and a large dual-screen instrument cluster and infotainment system...


Mercedes-Maybach concept teased ahead of Beijing
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Mercedes-Maybach concept teased ahead of Beijing

Mercedes-Benz has published a teaser for a luxurious new concept car headed to the Beijing motor show later this month. Posted to the company's global Facebook page, the 22-second clip captioned "luxury at its finest" shows the interior of a Maybach-branded car with futuristic cabin styling elements...


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...


Mercedes-Maybach GLS coming in 2019 - report
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS coming in 2019 - report

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS will get a super-luxurious Maybach variant to take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar cites anonymous insiders who have confirmed such a vehicle is under development, with a preview to be shown in concept form at the Beijing motor show in April, before being revealed in production guise at the Los Angeles motor show in November...


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...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class pricing and specs
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has streamlined its new range of 2018 S-Class and Maybach variants, cutting the overall range from 12 to eight options whilst also dropping the entry price for the S-class range under $200,000 for the first time in this current generation...


Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet revealed
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Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet revealed

Mercedes-Maybach, the extra-luxurious marque of Mercedes-Benz, has revealed a follow-up this weekend to its bold and mighty Vision 6 concept. The new concept, imaginatively named Vision 6 Cabriolet, was revealed at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance a year since the hardtop debuted at the same location...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible has been teased ahead of its debut at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Overnight, Mercedes-Benz published a video teaser for the concept on its YouTube channel, but didn't provide any specifics about the vehicle...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed

The anticipated and comprehensively updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family has been revealed this week, debuting at the Shanghai motor show. Bringing a host of technologies and enhancements to ensure the S model maintains its place atop the Mercedes totem, the revised line-up will make its way to Australia by the end of 2017...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed

The ultra-luxurious and ultra-wacky Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet has officially been revealed, following leaked images posted online last week, packing a twin-turbo V12 and a retractable roof for those hot summer desert days. Based on the old-school G-Class or 'G-Wagen', the Maybach G650 Landaulet is somewhat of a final send-off for the current-generation off-roader, which dates back to 1979...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible SUV leaked
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible SUV leaked

The Mercedes-Maybach G550 4x4 Landaulet has been teased and leaked ahead of its debut. On the weekend Mercedes-Benz shared a photo (bottom) on its Facebook page revealing the rear of a G-Class convertible, and titled with the description: "First we built the G63 AMG 6x6 – Now the ultimate off-roader has another surprise up its sleeve. Stay tuned...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: Ultimate S-Class drop-top revealed, 10 for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: Ultimate S-Class drop-top revealed, 10 for Australia

The 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet has been revealed this week ahead of its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show. Limited to just 300 units globally, the Maybach S650 Cabriolet is touted as "the ultimate in open-air exclusivity", priced from 300,000 euros ($427,451)...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet teased ahead of LA debut
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet teased ahead of LA debut

Daimler has teased the new Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet that it will debut at next week's Los Angeles motor show. Over the weekend, the German luxury car maker put out a short teaser video on its social media accounts, giving us a glimpse at the new high-end convertible...


2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Review by Harrington
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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Review by Harrington

It was on a balmy day that I found myself lightly napping after canapes on the foredeck. Somewhere in the Med, my yacht gently rocked underneath me, when the sat-phone rudely interrupted my slumber with its shrill chiming. Pleasantly though, it was none other than Alborz himself from CarAdvice. After the obligatory “how did you get this number”, I asked what in the world he wanted...