MERCEDES-AMG C 63 LIMITED EDITION

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé ‘Aero Edition 63’ is coming to Australia and New Zealand. And in a neat bit of marketing just 63 are on offer – 57 to and 6 to the Kiwis. As the name implies, the Aero Edition 63 features wind-tunnel-tested aerodynamic extras to increase downforce and grip. These include an AMG Performance front lip, an aerodynamically optimised diffuser, rear spoiler and additional side facings for the air vents in the rear apron. Ultra-lightweight AMG twin-spoke forged alloy wheels have staggered diameters of 19-inch for the… Read more

MERCEDES-AMG: LITTLE BIG GUNS COMING

Two new Mercedes-AMG models featuring the world’s most powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production are on their way to Australia. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ hatch and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ four-door coupé not only turn up the power but have been thoroughly redesigned in many areas. “We have completely redesigned our 45 models – from the engine and transmission through the chassis, the elaborately constructed drivetrain to the body structure and of course the design itself – all with one goal: to raise vehicle dynamics… Read more

2020 MERCEDES-AMG A35 REVIEW

The new Mercedes-AMG A35 is the lowest cost model ever offered by the company’s high-performance division. Not that about $75,000 by the times it’s on your driveway is exactly cheap, but you do get not only excellent engineering and driving pleasure, but also a strong dose of prestige. Though it’s often seen as purely a city car the A35 is also an excellent open road machine. Note, however, that its speed is limited to 250 km/h. STYLING The guys and gals in the AMG styling department have given the A35… Read more

MERCEDES ADDS SEDANS TO A-CLASS RANGE

Mercedes has introduced two new versions of its A-Class. The A 250 Sedan and A 250 4MATIC (all-wheel drive) Sedan fit into the company’s sedan line-up between the A 180 Sedan and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan. As is often the way with the sedans they provide extra luggage capacity, an extra 420 litres back there, an increase of 50 litres over the corresponding hatchbacks. Both are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine (165kW/350Nm) mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment for the A 250 Sedan MBUX… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ EQC IS WHEELS CAR OF THE YEAR

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is Wheels Car of the Year for 2020. The family-sized SUV launched in 2019 is the first pure-electric series-production vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. Hopefully it will be the first of many electrics to win awards in what is an ever-changing world. “The Mercedes-Benz EQC was a clear winner,” said Wheels Editor, Alex Inwood. “The EQC’s masterstroke is its stunning completeness. It was the safest car in this year’s field and also one of the most refined.” Mercedes-Benz Australia-Pacific CEO and Managing Director, Horst von Sanden said, “We are… Read more

MERCEDES E-CLASS 2009 – 2018

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet

After many generations of styling its midsize E-Class cars to suit somewhat elderly conservative buyers, Mercedes took an all-new tack with the W212 Series. Mercedes realised that young(ish), wealthy people wanted the prestige of upmarket German cars – but also wanted stylish machines This Merc is attractive car and gathered lots of sales virtually immediately – though some of the elderly fuddy-duddies turned up their aristocratic noses. There are plenty on the used car market these days, but some are getting on in years so be sure to have a… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ EQC: FIRST DRIVE

The Mercedes-Benz EQC, a family-size SUV, is the first all-electric vehicle from the prestigious German company. It’s built by EQ, the division of Mercedes-Benz established to guide the company’s transition to electric mobility. Mercedes-Benz Australia-Pacific CEO and Managing Director Horst von Sanden, said Australia was among the first countries in the world to receive stock of the ground-breaking EQC, with the first deliveries to customers expected to begin from early 2020. “The EQC is a game-changer for Mercedes-Benz, but also it imposes a more luxurious standard of electric vehicle ownership,”… Read more

MERCEDES EQC: FIRST FULL ELECTRIC VEHICLE FROM MERCEDES

The Mercedes-Benz EQC, a family-size SUV, is the first all-electric vehicle from the company that, by one definition, claims to have built the first car. It’s built by EQ, the division of Mercedes-Benz established to guide the company’s transition to electric mobility. Mercedes tell us it’s designed to provide the performance, comfort, safety, luxury and practical ownership experience expected of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Mercedes-Benz Australia-Pacific CEO and Managing Director Horst von Sanden said Australia was among the first countries in the world to receive stock of the ground-breaking EQC, with… Read more

NEW MERCEDES-BENZ GLS

The largest Mercedes-Benz SUV of them all, the new GLS, is more spacious than ever, having been expanded in length, width and wheelbase. Technology is bang up to date including a steering wheel with smartphone-style touch and swipe controls. There are two 12.3-inch displays, an MBUX infotainment system with voice-initiated operation, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto smartphone integration and wireless charging. Virtually an S-Class SUV, the new Mercedes GLS can seat seven in comfort – on-road and off. The second row is comfortable for passengers up to 200 cm… Read more

MERCS KITTED OUT FOR SUV CHALLENGE

Mercedes-Benz is intent on taking on premium mid-size SUV rivals with upgrades across its leading GLC range and being given an extra boost by plugging into petrol / electric hybrid technology. Taking in the entire list of GLC SUVs and Coupes, including AMG performance heavyweights, while introducing for the first time, in the second quarter of next year, a plug-in hybrid model. On the outside, the GLC 200 and 300 have been pumped up with muscular surfaces and flashes of chrome detail from front to back. Heading the bold character… Read more