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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review: Australian launch

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review: Australian launch

Our first look at the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has revealed a surprise package that will really redefine this segment. It makes the BMW 1 Series look ancient in comparison and the Audi A3 like a vanilla-coloured appliance.

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2018 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review: First drive

Driving any Aston Martin is a privilege, and this DBS Superleggera is no different. It’s stunningly fast, properly premium, different and classy. The fact that it can also be so easy to drive and benign is a sign of the times at the highest end of the buying scale. It will be rare Down Under too, and that in itself is priceless.


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Ford Ranger Raptor: Top questions answered

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Ferrari 488 Spider review: Why bother with the coupe?

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe review: Big new family hauler touches down

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2018 Mazda CX-8 review: First look at equipment and comfort

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2018 Jaguar I-Pace review

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2018 Mazda 6 review: Turbo petrol returns to the 6

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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

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