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March 2014

Pat Cole - Father and son team for London to Sydney Marathon


Locals awoke to the sounds of revving motors and classic cars driving out of the city yesterday on their way to London.

Driver Pat Cole with his son and navigator Brad

The car rally started in Sydney and arrived in Broken Hill on Monday for an overnight stop.

The London to Sydney rally was first run 10 years ago but this time it was twisted around so the rally is going in the opposite direction.

The Sydney to London Classic Marathon Rally - also dubbed “The Big One” - kicked off on April 12 and the Australia leg will finish in Perth on April 22.

Competitors who are heading onto London will then be airlifted out of Perth to Turkey.

After Turkey, the rally runs through Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy and France before crossing to England and heading to London for the finish on May 11.

The race is a special stage gravel and asphalt rally for pre-1981 Classic Cars with certain modifications allowed for the long distances. Most days there will be up to six special stages.

The Challenge Event is for any suitable passenger car, including 4x4 recreational vehicles, licenced for use on the public highway, with a crew of up to four people.

Entrants in both the Challenge and Competition Events can choose to do the whole route or opt for either the Australian or European legs only.


By Emily Roberts


March 2014

Mercedes Benz Wins 2014 Australia Grand Piix


The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team entered the new era of Formula One with a composed victory for Nico Rosberg from P3 on the grid at the Australian Grand Prix.

  • Nico claimed first place off the line and led every lap of the race to win by 24 seconds at the chequered flag
  • He made two pit stops on laps 12 and 38, running a tyre strategy of option/option/prime, and set the fastest lap on lap 19
  • Lewis was forced to retire his car after two laps owing to a misfiring cylinder, which had cost engine power since the start
  • Nico’s win marks the 100th F1 victory for a Mercedes-Benz engine, with the first achieved by Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954
Drivers   Car No.   Chassis No.   Race Result / Fastest Lap
  Nico Rosberg   6   F1 W05 / 03   P1        1:32.478
  Lewis Hamilton   44   F1 W05 / 01   DNF     1:40.287


Jan 2014

New Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG


Mercedes-AMG rigorously continues its product initiative: with the new GLA 45 AMG the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz makes a dynamic statement in the strongly growing segment of the compact SUV. The combination of powerful-distinctive design, exclusive appointments as well as superior engine power and driving performance is unique: the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world puts 265 kW (360 hp) of power and 450 Newton metres of torque on the road. The new GLA 45 AMG high-performance SUV also shines with regard to emissions and fuel consumption figures.

Read more....

Source: Mercedes Benz


Dec 2013

Mercedes-Benz C-Class tops 40,000 Australian sales


Sales of the current-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class exceeded 40,000 in November, cementing the premium mid-sized model’s position as the local division’s most successful vehicle ever.

Mercedes-Benz Australia delivered 519 third-generation C-Class sedans and wagons last month, helping it exceed the milestone figure in its seventh year on the market, having launched in July 2007. C-Class Coupe sales take the total number beyond 45,000 units.

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Article & Image Source: Car Advice

Oct 2013

Mercedes have record sales in September 2013


Daimler AG's luxury brand Mercedes-Benz sold a record number of cars in September.

The Stuttgart-based carmaker said it sold 142,994 vehicles during September, up 15.9 per cent on the same month a year before.

It credited new versions of its E-Class and S-Class sedans, as well as increased sales of its smaller models such as the A-, B- and CLA-Class. Compacts increased sales as a group by 68.3 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Read more....

Source: Yahoo Finance


Sep 2013

Are you a member of your regional Mercedes-Benz Club?


Visit the below websites to access information on a Mercedes-Benz Club in your area:

Mercedes Benz Club Smash Repair and autobdy repair NSW

Pat Cole Autobody are proud to support and repair the vehicles of members of Merceded Benz Club of NSW.


Aug 2013

Kardashian daughter Kylie Jenner smashes $125K Mercedes in 3 car pile up just 18 days after getting drivers licence


We all want our daughters to drive safe cars!

Lucky for the Kardashians they purchased a Mercedes SUV for their daughter who survived a car accident unhurt after ramming another car. Which in turn caused it to hit yet another vehicle in the accident.

Had this have occured in Sydney, Pat Coles Autobody would have been more than happy to assist with the insurance claim and Mercedes panel repairs.

Check out the full story here

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May 2013

Mercedes Benz GL-Class Has Arrived


Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has announced the arrival of the new GL-Class, the S-Class of SUV vehicles. In addition to the well established GL 350 BlueTEC
and GL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY variants, Mercedes-AMG introduces a new AMG model for the Australian market, the GL 63 AMG.

“The GL-Class represents luxury SUV motoring, combining cutting-edge technology and driver assistance systems with uncompromised comfort” said Mr Horst Von Sanden, Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific. “The 
new GL-Class is comprehensively equipped with safety and convenience features that provides exceptional value to customers in this segment”..... Read More

Source: Mercedes Benz


April 2013

The S-Class - A history of vehicle safety at the highest level


Stuttgart – This history of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a history of vehicle safety at the highest level. A tradition of outstanding innovations which have debuted in the S-Class have made these premium cars from Stuttgart pioneers for new solutions and a worldwide benchmark in vehicle safety. Thus beyond their own vehicles, Daimler continually establish standards in active, passive and integrated safety for the entire automotive industry... Read More

Source: Mercedes Benz


March 2013

Mercedes Benz unvails new mini muscle car


Gary Gastelu talks with Bernie Glaser, Mercedes-Benz VP of Marketing, about 2 new models being rolled out at the New York Auto Show

Source: Fox News


March 2013

Mercedes racing in Clipsal 500 Adelaide


We love our racing, especially when there are Mercedes involved! Clipsal 500 Adelaide is on this weekend! While we're not repairing your car we'll be glued to the television!

Keep up with the racing and results at


Jan 2013

CLA-Class aimed at younger buyer


Mercedes-Benz revealed a brand-new compact car on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The CLA-Class is the company's latest effort to attract younger buyers to the brand.

Check it out....

Source: Autoguide

Oct 2012

Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 45th anniversary.


We pray that we never see one of these SLS GT3's in the Pat Cole Autobody Workshop! Oh the horror! On the other hand, If you do need your Mercedes SLS repaired, we're the men for the job!


Sept 2012

The New CLS Shooting Brake Station Wagon

  In a world dominated by hulking SUV family haulers, Mercedes-Benz bucks the trend with its CLS Shooting Brake.

The smooth new wagon puts style way ahead of space, almost daring luxury-class buyers to give it a try.

Aug 2012

Mercedes Benz Driving Academy- Avoid Accidents


Don't let your car end up in our Sydney Mercedes workshop! The best way to keep your family safe and avoid accidents is to ensure they are properly educated drivers.

The Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy is an Australian and New Zealand based program that has been specifically designed to actively educate drivers in a controlled, dynamic and enjoyable environment. edes

The MBDA has developed a range of programs which have been tailored specifically to challenge drivers and deliver the skills and techniques which allow participants to become a safer and more confident motorist within real-world driving scenarios.

Source: Mercedes Benz

July 2012

Next Generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spied Testing – Video


It is the second time this year that a biker has captured the best spy videos of a Mercedes-Benz test mule. Earlier this year, a biker captured the A-Class prior to launch on the Lanzarote, and today the 2014 S-Class was spotted testing in Spain.  For more spy photos and renderings of the next-gen S-Class, click here..... Read More

Source: eMercedesBenz

July 2012

Mercedes Benz rules out joining V8 Supercars


Specialist magazine Auto Action has carried a story that Mercedes-Benz could be just one decision away from announcing it will join the series. Not so, says Mercedes PR chief David McCarthy: "We are not interested in V8 Supercars - we already have a Car of the Future and it's called a Mercedes-Benz." McCarthy went on to emphasise the brand's heavy involvement in formula one and the German touring car championship (DTM), adding that "we don't see any point in racing in a local series with that audience demographic". McCarthy reinforced the stand-off by reminding us that the parent company does not permit its Australian arm to directly participate in motor sport.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

June 2012

2012 Mercedes M-Class Crash Test


Check out this 2012 crash test on the Mercedes Benz M-Class.

May 2012

30 Years of C-Class- Australia's Most Successful Prestige Car


The thirty year history of the C-Class range has passed a new milestone with in excess of 30,000 of the current generation sold in Australia since launch in July 2007. The 30,000 sales benchmark was passed in February 2012 when the 30,000th C-Class sedan was delivered.

thirty year history of the C-Class

The month of February was also a month of note for Mercedes-Benz Australia when the ‘Car Manufacturers Satisfaction Monitor” conducted by Roy Morgan
Research had Mercedes-Benz as the number one automotive brand with 95% satisfaction matching its January 2012 figure.

The Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific, David McCarthy said “We wanted to deliver to our customers the same
outstanding value in our “Edition 30” C-Class that they have enjoyed since the vehicle line was launched. We have delivered over 30,000 of the current generation C-Class sedans in Australia, this alone is a significant figure but it is between 35 and 98 percent higher than our traditional competitors.... Read more

Source: Mercedes Benz

April 2012

SMH: Rosberg ends drought for Mercedes


SHANGHAI: Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes its first grand prix victory since 1955 as he achieved a start-to-finish win at the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday.

It was also the first win for the young German in 111 starts.

He finished 20 seconds clear of Jenson Button and his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton.... Read more

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Mar 2012

Mercedes-AMG Official F1 Saftey Car for 17th season


Mercedes-AMG is set to feature prominently in the 2012 Formula 1 season: the opening race in Melbourne, Australia witnessed the debut of the newly christened MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team, but also the return of the Official F1™ Safety Car and the Official F1™ Medical Car from Mercedes-AMG. The SLS AMG and C 63 AMG Estate ensure maximum safety in extreme conditions.

The gullwing model, with its characteristic roof lights and distinctive FIA and F1 logos on its aluminium body, has been deployed in..... read more


Source: Mercedes Benz

Feb 2012

The New Mercedes B-Class


The neutral inspectors at the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority have confirmed the high environmental compatibility of the new Mercedes B-Class, awarding the compact sports tourer the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062. This certification is based on a comprehensive ecological life cycle assessment of the B-Class, documenting every detail of ecological relevance.

Read full article

Jan 2012

$1m Luxury Car Pileup


Now this is a situation you don't want to end up in... but it happened in Monte Carlo!

A car accident between a Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Aston Martin turned the road outside the Place du Casino into a demolition derby! The local autobody repairers would have been busy after that one.

Read Full Article here at Daily Telegraph

Image Source: Daily Telegraph



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