Category Archives: Mercedes-Benz

‘Edition C’ adds even more value for buyers of Australia’s best-selling luxury car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

There will be more incentive than ever to purchase the most affordable model of Australia’s best-selling luxury car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with the addition of a new value package, known as Edition C.

Buyers of the popular Mercedces-Benz C 200 sedan can now select the Edition C option, which adds a glass electric sunroof, smartphone integration in the form of Apple CarPlay™ or Google Android ™ Auto, metallic paint (excludes designo) and eye-catching 19-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Australia’s most popular luxury car in 2017 and is set to carry on as a firm favourite of luxury car buyers. The C 200 sedan is equipped with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine making 135kW and 300Nm, coupled with a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.

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The X-Class launches in Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 April, 2018: From today brand new X-Class utes will drive out of Mercedes-Benz dealerships all around Australia. With pricing starting from $45,490 plus on roads Mercedes-Benz Vans has already had more than 8,000 customers register their interest in buying the vehicle, with some leaving deposits at dealerships to secure early orders.

World wide, it’s consider one of the biggest vehicle launches for the year. Mercedes-Benz Vans kicked off their marketing campaign by inviting Henry Rollins to travel around Australia in an X-Class creating a podcast and documentary called Tough Conversations which interviews real Australians on what it means to be tough. The documentary will air on Network Ten’s ONE channel at 9.30pm April 18th.

Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia and New Zealand, Diane Tarr, said, “The high level of interest and anticipation in the lead up to revealing the new X-Class has been a reflection of just how ingrained dual cab utes are in both the Australian and New Zealand culture. The fact is we love utes and we are showing a desire to incorporate this type of vehicle into our lives in more ways than we did in the past. Not just for work, but also increasingly for private use.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain supports world record-setting 24-hour ride

Melbourne – Endurance cyclist Dr Mitch Anderson set a new world record outdoor distance for 24 hours on a bike, shadowed every inch of the way by a Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain containing support staff and equipment that set a landmark of its own.

On a closed 3.25 km road loop at the Australian Automotive Research Centre in Wensleydale, Victoria, over the Easter weekend, Anderson set a new outdoor world mark for 24 hours in the saddle of 894.35 kilometres, beating the previous world record distance by four kilometres.
Anderson, a former professional ironman triathlete who already held the cycling outdoor world record for 12 hours, added the 24-hour record to his resume by averaging just over 37km/h for the 24-hour period.

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New Mercedes-AMG Safety Car for the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst, Australia – For the fourth consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia will supply the Safety and Course cars to ensure the smooth running of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour Race, from February 2-4, 2018.

The field will be led by the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Safety Car and when needed, will corral the high-powered field across all on-track sessions, including Sunday’s race. Equipped with a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine pumping out 450 kW of power and 850 Nm of torque, the AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Safety Car is able to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach an electronically controlled top speed of 300 km/h.

Also lending a helping hand, a pair of Mercedes-AMG C 63 S models plus two Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC saloons will perform official duties as Course Cars across the weekend at Mount Panorama.

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The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class The legend on the Schöckl: More control, more comfort

Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 metre high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a “G” has to endure a good 2,000 strenuous kilometres on this very demanding course. The new G-Class masters the route with noticeably more control and comfort.
The primary goal of development was to make the new G-Class even more effective off-road. The G thus remains a true G – thanks to its standard ladder-type frame, the three 100-percent differential locks and LOW RANGE off-road ratio. Its suspension is the result of collaboration between Mercedes-Benz G GmbH and Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle. During development work, the engineers had the task of fighting for every millimetre, because off-road capability also means maximum ground clearance. The raised axle with independent suspension decisively contributes to this, and additionally increases the stiffness of the body with a strut brace.

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World’s first full service Mercedes-AMG dealership opens in Sydney

Sydney – Mercedes-AMG has this week opened a stunning new stand-alone, full-service showroom to showcase its performance vehicle range in Sydney. To be known as AMG Sydney, it is the first dedicated sales-and-service showroom for Mercedes-AMG vehicles in the world, and just the second stand-alone AMG showroom along with a facility opened in Tokyo earlier this year.

The new showroom represents the sports car and performance brand in a discrete architecture for the first time in Australia, and will present customers with an immersive yet approachable brand experience.

Prominently positioned adjacent to the Kingsford Smith Airport domestic terminals, it is well placed to capitalise on the strategic expansion of the Mercedes-AMG product range in recent years and marks another milestone in the performance brand’s sales strategy.

Mercedes-AMG understands the passion Australians have for the performance brand, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes AMG GmbH.

“We are very proud to open our second stand-alone store here in Sydney. It is a great chance to underline the importance of the Australian market to our brand and to ensure that our customers can experience the AMG spirit as well as the ideal service for their car – everything of course Affalterbach approved.”

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Australian pricing for Mercedes-AMG E 63 models announced

The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ models are set to be highly sought-after by performance-oriented buyers when the new AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ arrives in June 2017.
Dispatching the sprint from zero to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds for the AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ and 3.5 seconds for the AMG E 63 4MATIC+, they will be among the most powerful production luxury saloons in the world, with the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine pumping out 450kW and 850Nm (AMG E 63 S) or 420kW and 750Nm (AMG E 63).
Tobias Moers, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH says: “The new AMG E 63 represents the biggest step forward we’ve ever taken from one generation to the next.

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All-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé – Australian pricing announced

Following the introduction to Australia of the world’s most intelligent sedan, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class family welcomes a new member: the all-new E-Class Coupé.

With expressive proportions, clear and sensual design, and long-distance comfort for four people, the E-Class Coupé combines the beauty and virtues of a four-seater Gran Tourismo with with state-of-the-art technology.

The new Coupé offers full smartphone integration, a widescreen cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems. A powerful engine and dynamic suspension guarantee a sporty and agile driving experience.

The proportions typical of Mercedes-Benz are characterised by a distinctive front end with a low-positioned sport grille and central star, a long hood with power domes, a rearward-shifted, elongated greenhouse and a muscular rear end. The dynamic looks are underlined by four frameless side windows and the absence of a B-pillar. With these clear forms, the design of the Coupé conveys an air of luxury and style alike.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R – Australian pricing announced

Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine configuration with transaxle, twin-turbo V8 engine rated at 430 kW, extensively modified suspension, new aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight construction lay the foundations for an especially dynamic driving experience.

Wider front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds. The new front apron with active elements, the large rear aero-foil and the new rear apron with double diffuser enhance aerodynamic efficiency and help ensure optimum grip.

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Road and Track 1991 – BMW M3 Sport Evolution vs. Audi Coupe S2 vs. Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo II

From the October 1991 issue of Road & Track

The German town of Hockenheim is perfect for comparison tests. In addition to having one of R&T European Editor Paul Frere’s favorite Greek restaurants—essential for discussing the cars after a good day of driving-it also affords access to the freedom of Autobahnen, the beauty of country roads and the majesty of Hockenheimring, a world-class race circuit nestled in the woods.

From Ingolstadt, Munich and Stuttgart we gathered an Audi Coupe S2, a BMW M3 Sport Evolution and a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II and lined them up, toe to toe and tire to tire, in and around Hockenheim. There could be no more fitting a place for these three makes to square off than Hockenheim. After all, full-on race versions of the BMW M3. Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 and Audi V8 have been chasing each other around Hockenheimring, Nurburgring and other tracks and street circuits all year in pursuit of the victor’s trophy in the Group A German Touring Car Championship.

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