NEW MERCEDES-BENZ GLC HYBRID

The new Mercedes GLC small SUV is designed for hybrid drive. The engine range has four-cylinder petrol and diesel units combined with an electric motor. Four of these are mild-hybrid units with a second-generation integrated starter-generator. Three other engine variants are plug-in hybrid units with a system output of up to 245 kW and a system torque of up to 750 Nm. All the plug-in hybrids have an electric range of more than 100 kilometres. Noticeably more electric driving experience: thanks to the electric range, day-to-day distances can usually be… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ 38/250 SS

By 1926 Mercedes and Benz had merged. The 38/250 SS appeared in 1928 with a 7.0- litre supercharged engine developing 150kW. The same chassis was used for a much less flamboyant tourer and also for the sports-racing SSKL which developed 224kW and was capable of well over 210km/h, which at the time was a truly breathtaking speed for a road car. Even in standard form the 38/250 SS could exceed 177km/h and dominated sportscar racing in Europe in the early 1930s. The contemporary cars of Mercedes-Benz were, if anything, even… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS 2009 – 2021

Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a good-looking midsize car in the period from 2009 onwards. Prior to then it had been on the conservative side but sales jumped as buyers who appreciated the new style bought them. Thus, there are plenty on the used car scene. It was facelifted in August 2013, receiving a large three-dimension grille centred around the iconic three-pointed star. Inside it retained the same overall design, but upgrading of materials increase the feeling of luxury. Mercedes E-Class arrived here in August 2016, It’s longer than superseded model, with… Read more

NEW MERCEDES-AMG SL 43

Mercedes-AMG has provided details of the SL 43 an entry-level model of the roadster. it’s powered by an in-line four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine. For the first time in the world, it has an electric exhaust gas turbocharger used in a production vehicle. This technology comes from Formula 1 and we are told it guarantees spontaneous throttle response across the entire rev range. The turbocharger is operated via the 48-volt electrical system, which also feeds the belt-driven starter-generator. Mercedes-AMG SL 43 has an output of 280 kW and a maximum torque… Read more

NEW MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS: AUSTRALIAN SPECIFICATIONS

The upcoming new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will provide buyers in Australia with a higher level of standard equipment in the , including a number of features which were previously unavailable or optional in the outgoing model. It will have a new generation hybrid with a 48-volt electrical system. AMG Line exterior and interior packages, 11.9-inch central media display, 360-degree camera, Keyless-GO entry and start, and automatic powered boot closing. A front centre airbag is standard. Active safety systems include the sophisticated radar cruise control system, and Active Distance Assist. Mercedes-Benz Australia… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ GLA-CLASS 2014 – 2021

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is based on the company’s A-Class though no major external parts are shared with it. However, many of the mechanical components are the same or mildly modified. As is common in this class the GLA-Class is better suited to two adults and three kids rather than four grownups. But with some sharing of legroom, we carried four adults during our road test. The load area is a good size, but the rear seats disappoint in that the backrests don’t fold down as far as we like. Try… Read more

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