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    Celebrating all things Mercedes-AMG at Bathurst is as easy as 1-2-3.

    Bathurst 12 Hour

    Whether seated trackside, enjoying the hospitality of the salubrious Mercedes-AMG Lounge, or watching the live broadcast of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race at home, you couldn’t miss the presence of Mercedes-AMG.

    26 May 2022

    Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC explained.

    Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC badge

    Our all-wheel-drive system delivers more safety, comfort and better road-holding. Here’s everything you need to know about 4MATIC.

    28 April 2022

    Race to the top: F1’s junior stars.

    Paul Aron from the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 junior program.

    Meet the next generation of racing stars as we introduce the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team juniors program class of 2022.

    27 April 2022

    The women who inspire Lewis Hamilton.

    Lewis Hamilton with his mother Carmen Lockhart at Windsor Castle

    The F1 star reflects on the evolving role of women in motorsport and how his mother and stepmother have shaped his success.

    27 April 2022

    First Drive: C-Class.

    The all new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    We got behind the wheel of the all new C-Class and discovered its ‘Baby S-Class’ moniker is so much more than just hype.

    24 March 2022

    Crunching the numbers on Mercedes-Benz model variants.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    Wondering what’s the difference between a 250 and a 350? Or a 53 and a 63? Here’s your guide to the Mercedes-Benz model variants.

    24 February 2022

    Rear view mirror: reflecting on 2021.

    Sean Fitzpatrick, Liz Sunshine and Pat Nourse with Mercedes-Benz vehicles

    Sean Fitzpatrick, Liz Sunshine, and Pat Nourse look back on 2021 and share their goals and hopes for the road ahead. 

    27 December 2021

    First drive: Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC.

    Mercedes-Maybach GLS in Melbourne, Australia

    Accustomed to flying first class? Hit the road in the all-new Maybach GLS, where automotive luxury reaches new heights.

    16 December 2021

    AMG EQS promises ‘the perfect level of goosebumps’.

    Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

    Everything you love about Mercedes-AMG is heightened in the brand’s first all-electric model.

    24 November 2021

    Alicia Keys: “The access within us is unlimited”.

    Alicia Keys

    The 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist reflects on how she stays true to herself – and how challenging that can sometimes be.

    28 October 2021

    Mercedes-Benz Dynamic Select: a mode for every road.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA

    Get the most out of your experience behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz with our guide to Dynamic Select drive modes.

    3 September 2021

    Gemma McCaw on finding balance and being her “best”.

    Gemma McCaw in front of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

    Black Sticks icon Gemma McCaw looks back on her wellness journey and how she makes it work.

    3 September 2021

    GT Black Series: a race-ready supercar you can drive to the shops.

    Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

    The most powerful Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series yet is the closest we’ve ever come to building a racing car for the road.

    20 August 2021

    Driving the all-electric EQA 250.

    EQA 250 parked in a garage

    The most affordable Mercedes-EQ vehicle to hit our roads is already driving a strong case for an all-electric compact SUV.

    17 August 2021

    Taking the rough with the smooth off-road in the GLS.

    The Mercedes-Benz GLS off road.

    A marriage of luxury and innovation makes the “S-Class of SUVs” a dream to handleon the road, and plenty of fun once you’re off it.

    28 June 2021

    Lifting the lid on the Mercedes-Benz cabriolet.

    The Mercedes-Benz GLS off road.

    Enticed by the idea of driving with the top down? Learn the lingo with your guide to the Mercedes-Benz cabriolet range.

    28 June 2021

    What drives sporting legend Sean Fitzpatrick?

    Sean Fitzpatrick stands next to black Mercedes-Benz vehicle overlooking the water.

    The NZ rugby great reflects on his life, legacy, love of the game, and how sport can empower the next generation.

    26 May 2021

    Your buying guide to the Mercedes-Benz SUV range.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA

    From stylish, sporty models for hip city dwellers to tough and versatile off-road warriors, find the SUV that’s right for you.

    26 May 2021

    First drive: Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021.

    Mercedes-Benz 2021 S-Class interior

    In pursuit of perfection? Steve Colquhoun found it in the seventh generation of the world’s favourite luxury saloon.

    27 April 2021

    Coupé vs sedan: what’s the difference?

    Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupé of the 205 model series.

    Automotive design has blurred the lines between these traditional body types. Here’s how to tell them apart.

    26 April 2021

    The eco-driving habits that will help your EV go the distance.

    Mercedes-Benz EQC on the road

    Go the extra mile emission free with these eco-driving habits that will help you get the most out of your electric vehicle.

    23 April 2021

    The Mercedes-AMG W12 revealed.

    The Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

    Why the AMG team’s latest F1 challenger remains the car to beat on the circuit in 2021.

    29 March 2021

    Gemma McCaw on levelling the playing field.

    Gemma McCaw speaking at an event.

    The New Zealand hockey great reflects on progress in women’s sport over the past decade and the work that still needs to be done.

    29 March 2021

    Sean Fitzpatrick on the power of sport to drive diversity.

    Laureus Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick hugs Laureus Academy Member Tegla Louroupe after finishing in the 1000m Sport for Good Run.

    Through his work with the Laureus World Sport Academy, the New Zealand rugby legend is breaking down barriers to inclusion.

    29 March 2021

    Driving the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63.

    Mercedes-AMG GLS 6

    The latest seven-seater SUV from AMG is proof that performance, space and luxury really can co-exist in one exceptional package.

    12 February 2021

    The science of winning.

    Artificial intelligence in sport

    How emerging technologies are helping elite athletes to break new ground (and world records).

    12 February 2021

    Meet Stephanie Travers, the first black woman on the Formula 1 podium.

    Stephanie Travers holds up trophy atop the F1 podium

    The PETRONAS trackside fluid engineer reflects on the moment she made motorsport history.

    27 January 2021

    Behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO.

    The Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO on the racetrack at Phillip Island

    With grand touring poise and racetrack-worthy muscle, this road-going sports car delivers the ultimate driving experience.

    27 January 2021

    Five healthy habits to start the New Year right.

    Gemma McCaw training in her garage in Christchurch, New Zealand

    Olympian turned wellbeing coach Gemma McCaw reveals five healthy habits that will help optimise your performance in 2021.     

    22 January 2021

    Driving the new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC.

    The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

    Don't let the sensible layout or the boxy dimensions fool you, this compact seven-seater is a genuine AMG performance vehicle.

    17 December 2020

    New E-Class: the sweet spot for mid-size luxury and innovation.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2020 sedan

    A sleek cosmetic makeover and all the intuitive gadgets you never knew you needed. Our best-selling model just got even better.

    17 December 2020

    An exclusive first look at the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

    An orange race car

    Direct from its world premiere in Germany, we reveal what you can expect from this automotive rarity. 

    26 November 2020

    The ABCs of Mercedes-Benz.

    Mercedes A-Class A 250

    Do you know your A, B and C-Class? We break down the differences between our vehicle families.

    26 November 2020

    Lewis Hamilton: How the Formula 1 champion wants to change the world.

    A man and a car

    We spoke to the six-time Formula 1 champion about his personal and professional efforts to change the world for the better.

    2 November 2020

    How to keep your car in peak condition (even when you’re not driving it).

    A blue car parked in a garage

    Has your car spent more time off the road this year than on? Make sure you’re storing it in the best way possible.

    2 November 2020

    The Show must go on.

    A black car

    After 68 years, the Frankfurt Motor Show has been cancelled. We look back on the Mercedes-Benz vehicles that have debuted there.

    15 September 2020

    Driving the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

    A white SUV

    We get behind the wheel of the all-new GLA 250, the latest in urban SUVs.

    15 September 2020

    Introducing the Formula 1 Safety Car.

    A man sitting in a car

    Learn why Mercedes-Benz has supplied the official F1 Safety Car since 1996 and what it takes to drive it.

    25 August 2020

    Facing setbacks with New Zealand Olympian Gemma McCaw.

    Gemma McCaw on the hockey field

    We chat to Olympic hockey player Gemma McCaw about gaining a new perspective after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed.

    13 August 2020

    Where to find the world’s best classic cars.

    Mercedes-Benz Museum

    While some precious Mercedes-Benz vehicles are hidden away in private collections, there are many you can see in person. Here’s where to look.

    5 May 2020

    The world of car design at Mercedes-Benz.

    A gullwing car with doors extended

    What goes into designing a Mercedes-Benz? We take a look at some iconic models and the creative minds behind them.

    30 April 2020

    Up close with Lewis, Valtteri and the VISION EQS.

    Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas driving the VISION EQS

    The VISION EQS made a memorable debut at Mercedes me Store Melbourne recently, with the help of F1 stars Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

    8 April 2020

    The astonishing feats of Mr Motor Racing.

    A black Mercedes-Benz GLS in the Utah desert

    Sir Stirling Moss’s victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia is still regarded as one of the single greatest drives in motorsport history.

    17 April 2020

    The autonomous driving features that already exist.

    A steering wheel with a screen behind it

    What self-driving technology do you already use in your Mercedes-Benz? You might be surprised by the answer.

    8 April 2020

    Behind the Baby-Benz: 30 Years of the Evo II

    Mercedes-Benz 190 Evolution II

    It’s been 30 years since the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. To celebrate, we look back through the history of this iconic racing car.

    5 March 2020

    The smartest Formula 1 innovations in recent history.

    A race car driver crouching on top of a race car.

    Ahead of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, we consider the thrilling new tech innovations that have taken motorsport to the next level. 

    5 March 2020

    How autonomous cars could change our lives.

    How autonomous cars could change our lives

    Will we only drive ourselves in the future if we really want to? In the first part of our series on autonomous driving, we explain why this technology is one of the most important innovations of our time. And what Mercedes-Benz is doing to help shape it.

    5 March 2020

    Mercedes-AMG gets a podium finish at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

    Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen and Maximilian Goetz holding their Bathurst 12 Hour trophies

    After a nail-biting race in scorching weather, Mercedes-AMG managed to take third place at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour. Read on for our recap of the race and its highlights.  

    21 February 2020

    On the road in Utah with the new Mercedes-Benz GLS.

    A black Mercedes-Benz GLS in the Utah desert.

    Exploring Utah’s fascinating desert landscape in the Mercedes-Benz GLS is like travelling back in time to the Wild West.

    18 February 2020