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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...

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...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...

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 waiting list continues

The success of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Australia has seen the waiting list for the popular car balloon out to more than four months as Mercedes-Benz Australia struggles to keep up with demand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the new E-Class, the company’s managing director, Horst von Sanden, admitted that the waiting list is still substantial...

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...