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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hits the Nurburgring - UPDATE

Update - Photographers have spied a similar A-Class prototype, however subtle differences point to a hotter AMG variant. See bottom of article for details. Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring race track in Germany...

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has been spied testing on public roads in Spain. Despite the generous quantities of disguise applied to the car, we can see that the new A-Class will feature evolutionary styling and a similar silhouette to today's car...

2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 14 vehicles from its A-Class, CLA and GLA lines over concerns a fracture in the transmission could result in a loss of drive. The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time. If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, AMG A45 pricing and specifications: Styling boost, upgraded features, new pricing

Australian pricing and details for the refreshed 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class range have been released today, ahead of a local debut set to occur in January. Pricing has increased across the A-Class range, with the A180 now up $1300 to $37,200 plus on-road costs, through to a $2200 increase for the now $77,900 Mercedes-AMG A45...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class coupe and cabriolet models mooted for next-generation model

A drop-top and two-door coupe version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class could eventuate - but not until the next-generation model comes around, according to company honchos. Dr Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, suggested to CarAdvice at a media event on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that such models are a good chance of making it into the line-up when the next-generation A-Class arrives...

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to see increase in standard equipment

The revised 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class range will see a boost to its standard equipment list when the updated model launches in January next year. Mercedes-Benz Australia is promising that any change in pricing "will not be significant", although the brand will add plenty of kit to its smallest model offering in the local market for its competitor to the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, and Lexus CT200h...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for fuse box fault: airbags may not deploy correctly

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a small-volume recall on its small A-Class and B-Class hatches over concerns that the airbags may not deploy correctly in a collision. The fault centres on the interior fuse box, where Mercedes-Benz believes that fuses inside may become loose over time...

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed

The updated 2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed with subtle exterior styling changes and revised engines and interior treatments across the range. At first glance the changes to the updated A-Class may not stand out, but there's a revised "more arrow-shaped front bumper" while LED headlamps are also available for the first time...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift captured inside and out

Our spy photographers have captured images of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class several months ahead of its global debut. These images show that the update for the A-Class hatchback will be a relatively minor affair, at least visually. The new car will feature revised headlight internals, new grille treatments, a revised look for the front bumper, and redesigned tail-light graphics...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled over dashboard defect

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been recalled in Australia due to a manufacturing fault that could restrict the effectiveness of the passenger airbag. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, the German manufacturer is recalling 46 third-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class models built between June 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012, as the internal frame of the vehicles’ dashboards may not have been manufactured correctly...

Mercedes-Benz admits marketeers not engineers axed ‘Sandwich’ platform

Mercedes-Benz has defended the innovative ‘Sandwich’ platform of the old A-Class and B-Class models, saying the architecture had to be abandoned for the sake of building cars that would appeal to younger buyers. The platform debuted on the original Mercedes-Benz A-Class in 1997, bringing the most revolutionary front-wheel-drive packaging since the original 1959 Mini...