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2015-17 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA recalled for fire risk

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its A-Class, B-Class and CLA model lines sold between 2015 and 2017 over concerns a faulty starter could pose a fire risk. The German marque says affected vehicles could be fitted with a starter that may become blocked "due to prior damage", which may cause it to become electrically overloaded if multiple and/or extended start attempts are made...

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for around 200 vehicles across its A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA lines sold between 1 October 2016 through 1 December 2016 over concerns the front passenger airbag may not deploy "as designed". The German marque reports that the front passenger-side airbag in affected vehicle may not meet specifications, and therefore may not deploy correctly in the event of an accident...

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for nine vehicles across its popular 2016 CLA and GLA model lines over concerns the left window airbag may be faulty. The German marque reports the inflator on the left-side window may not have been manufactured to the correct specification, and as a result may not deploy properly...

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA: refreshed coupe and wagon range arrives in Australia from $52,500

The refreshed 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA coupe and CLA Shooting Brake range has arrived in Australia, bringing a new look and updated specifications across the range. Following its reveal in March, the refreshed CLA coupe and Shooting Brake line-up are now available in Australia, which sees similar updates to the 2016 model-year Mercedes-Benz A-Class range – including the addition of a new 8...

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 CLA updates revealed, Australian launch due in third quarter

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA and 2016 CLA Shooting Brake mid-life updates arrive in Australia around August this year with a host of tweaks to keep it sharp against compact premium rivals such as the Audi A3. Stylistically, the new-look CLA gets different bumpers, a diamond radiator grille and revised alloy wheel designs, plus a new cavansite blue metallic hero colour...

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...

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift spy photos

A prototype for the facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake has been nabbed by our spy photographers out on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Given that the A-Class hatch has already been updated, and our spies have spotted the...

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift spy photos

The upcoming facelift for the Mercedes-Benz CLA has been captured by our spy photographers outside the company's research and development headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. As with the recent update for the A-Class hatchback, the facelift is a blink-and-miss affair that even aficionados will have trouble picking out...

2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and GLA45 get big power boost, new tech - UPDATE

Mercedes-AMG’s CLA 45 sedan and Shooting Brake wagon, and the GLA 45 compact SUV, have picked up significant upgrades for the 2016 model year, joining their A 45 stablemate in dialling up the fun. Just two weeks ago, the in-house tuning arm of Mercedes-Benz revealed a handy power boost for its A 45 hatch, retaking its crown from the new Audi RS 3...

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake pricing and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will command a $1500 premium over its sedan sibling when deliveries commence in June. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the sleek wagon range will come with the same four variants as the sedan, kicking off with the 115kW/250Nm, 1.6-litre CLA200 at $52,400 plus on-road costs. And extra $500 gets you the 100kW/300Nm 2...