MERCEDES C-CLASS 2007 – 2020

Though it has been built down to a price when compared with upper crust Mercedes models, the price trimming of the C-Class has been done intelligently and the interior has decent quality materials in stylish designs. Mercedes C-Class is sold as a three-door coupe, a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon. This is a rear-wheel-drive car with a north-south engine so the front seats are set relatively far back to make space for the engine. So those travelling in the back seats of sedans and wagons may find themselves a… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ M-CLASS 2008 – 2015

Most Mercedes-Benz M-Class are used as station wagons rather than as serious 4WDs. However, some are used in genuine off-road territory so there’s a package for those who want to get really serious. They were sold in Australia from September 1998 they are slightly smaller, and significantly less stylish than later ones. They are also getting on in years and may be past their use-by date so we won’t cover them here. Thanks to the tall station wagon body there’s plenty of interior space in these big Mercs and the… Read more

MERCEDES-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ LIMITED EDITION

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ Limited Edition is limited to only 299 vehicles worldwide. There are 20 coming to Australia. Exterior details include a new front apron with striking air intakes, two louvres at the sides, and a front splitter in high gloss black framing a new AMG-specific radiator grille. The rear apron has a black diffuser-look insert and a silver-chrome trim strip, while the bootlid is finished with an AMG spoiler lip. Dark-tinted privacy glass from the B-pillar back adds to the stealth look. It has an AMG Performance steering… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ EQC

As Australians continue to embrace all-electric mobility Mercedes is about to add another model to its local line-up – the Mercedes-Benz EQC. The EQC 400 4MATIC has front and rear asynchronous electric motors producing combined outputs of 300 kW and 760 Nm. It can accelerate from rest to 100 km/h in as little as 5.1 seconds thanks to the instant torque that’s there from one rpm. An 80 kWh lithium-ion battery offers an expected range of up to 430 km. The high-resolution digital screen lets the driver view energy flow… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ PREPARING TO GO ALL-ELECTRIC

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all-electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have battery electric vehicles in all segments the company operates in. From 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicle architectures will be electric-only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for every model the company makes. On a practical note, Mercedes says Mercedes-Benz intends to manage this accelerated transformation while sticking to its profitability targets. “The EV shift is picking up speed – especially in the luxury… Read more

UPPER-LUXURY MERCEDES AND MAYBACH

The Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC range has been expanded with the introduction of the long-wheelbase, V8-equipped S 580 L 4MATIC. Also coming Downunder is the Maybach-badged saloon featuring a V12 engine. Both have 180mm added to the wheelbase to provide added comfort and luxury for the rear-seat passengers. THE MERCEDES S 580 L 4MATICIs powered by a V8 (370 kW and 700 Nm) and for the first time is paired with mild-hybrid drive. Available exclusively in the long-wheelbase configuration the S 580 L has Nappa leather upholstery, as well as… Read more

2021 MERCEDES-BENZ E300 COUPE REVIEW

For the 2021 season the Mercedes E-Class Coupe has had a solid overhaul with an emphasis on sporting look and upgrades in many departments. For a start it has the AMG Line body-enhancement pack that was once an option is now standard in all variants. Meaning that you get the looks of a sporting coupe but can opt for the Comfort settings if that’s more your style of things. STYLINGMercedes E-Class Coupe is a long handsome machine that gained some envious looks on several occasions during our week’s road test…. Read more

A LITTLE AMG MAGIC GOES A LONG WAY WITH SMALL SUV

Who’d have thought it? Mercedes-Benz, that automotive innovator, that made its name catering for the well-to-do of this world with large luxury vehicles, now continues to carve a niche with small cars. With the recent arrival of the GLB-Class, this brings to six the number of models in the Mercedes compact car portfolio, which includes the A-Class hatchback and sedan, B-Class, CLA Coupe and GLA compact SUV. Britta Seeger, Daimler AG management board member, responsible for Benz car sales says: “Every third Mercedes-Benz is now an SUV, every fourth a… Read more

MERCEDES EQS: ALL-ELECTRIC LUXURY SALOON

The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. It will be based on the new modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. This is the electric equivalent of the Mercedes S-class but there appears to be little in common between the two. First to go on sale will be the EQS 450+ with 245 kW electrical consumption, and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 385 kW. As part of its Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz is working on offering a carbon-neutral new car fleet within 20 years from now…. Read more

BENZ BUDDIES UP ON AND OFF TRACK

Australia and Mercedes-Benz recently became a lot closer with the shift of Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo to the McLaren Formula One race team, powered by the German giant’s engines. Now Benz has combined the sophisticated technology of race circuit performance with off-the-beaten-track advantages in the GLA crossover SUV. And it’s arrived in the land Down Under. Consisting of four variants – GLA 200, GLA 250 4Matic, GLA 35 4Matic and GLA 45 S 4Matic+. GLA-Class is powered by two turbo-petrol four-cylinder engines – a 1.3-litre unit putting out 120 kW… Read more