Tag Archives: Mercedes-Benz

MOVING THE GOAL POSTS | Ute Review – Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute

The Mercedes-Benz X350d sets an interesting challenge for the Japanese – Words and Images by Brenton O’Connor. Much anticipation has surrounded the new V6-powered variant of Mercedes-Benz’s attention-grabbing ute, the X350d V6. Following the initial launch in early 2017 of the four-cylinder-powered  X220d and X250d featuring Nissan-derived engines and transmissions, the X350d is regarded by purists as the ‘true’ Mercedes ...

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URBANETIC | New Van Concept -Mercedes-Benz has shared its vision for future PUD work in the form of the adVANce initiative

Mercedes-Benz dabbles in the future with some weird results – Words by Chris Mullett. There’s innovation, futuristic designs, the interpretation of market trends, bold styling, and then there’s weird, followed by ‘what the?’ In the van and truck world, perhaps we are generally too conservative when it comes to experimenting with styling themes that take the futuristic path to extremes. ...

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Sprinter Takes the High Spot | VAN REVIEW-Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Stuart Martin reviews the new Sprinter from Mercedes-Benz.  Shots have been fired back across the bow of former bedfellow Volkswagen with the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. No longer will Sprinter and Crafter follow down the same production line under the terms of the original joint venture with similarities as to body but with differences of engine, driveline and ...

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SMOOTH MOVER | VAN REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is much more than just a mum bus  – Words by Stuart Martin.  John Travolta did his level best to make people-movers cool in Get Shorty, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made short work of some nasty Beemer-driving assassins while driving one as well, but the benefits of moving the masses in a vehicle appropriate to ...

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Up Market Load Lugger | UTE REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Brenton O’Connor lives with the X-Class in the inner suburbs of Melbourne Following on from the successful media launch of the X Class in Tasmania earlier this year, a follow-up opportunity was provided by Mercedes-Benz to spend a week behind the wheel to gain a greater knowledge of the vehicle through regular driving. For the purposes of testing, I put ...

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SPRINTER DEBUT | UTE Review -2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

One of the world’s best vans just got better – Warren Caves takes a first drive of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter It’s not often that an existing light commercial vehicle model continues to win accolades and awards when a replacement model is waiting in the wings, but that’s exactly the case for Mercedes-Benz and its Sprinter van range. The current ...

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X-PRESSING INTEREST |Stuart Martin spends a week with the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class 250d

Stuart Martin spends a week with the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class 250d Anyone who remembers the badge-engineering exercises under the 1980s Button Plan might shudder at the thought of a re-engineered Nissan wearing a three-pointed star. Fear not, there are not four horsemen on the horizon – Mercedes-Benz sees a need to enter the light-commercial ute segment, but going it alone ...

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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter arrives in Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

The new Sprinter arrives in Australia with a reinterpreted design, safety features at the highest level, maximum cost-effectiveness, customer and sector-oriented features and an infotainment and telematics package designed for the next era. With more than 1700 different Sprinter variants there has to be one perfect match for every van, minibus and cab chassis buyer in the Australian market. The switch to a ...

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Up Market Load Lugger | Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute

Brenton O’Connor lives with the X-Class in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Following on from the successful media launch of the X Class in Tasmania earlier this year, a follow-up opportunity was provided by Mercedes-Benz to spend a week behind the wheel to gain a greater knowledge of the vehicle through regular driving. For the purposes of testing, I put ...

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Sprinting into October- TRANSPORT NEWS – New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The new Sprinter will arrive in Australia in October 2018. More than 1700 different Sprinter variants can be generated by combining body types, drive configurations, cab designs, body lengths, tonnages and load compartment heights. The panel van and cab chassis variants will launch in October 2018, followed by the minibus and tractor head versions early in 2019. Front-wheel drive and ...

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