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Multiple Mercedes-Benz models recalled due to seat latch, air-conditioning faults

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued two recalls, with the first relating to 4227 examples of the A-Class with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an issue with the air conditioning drain tube. Water condensation from the air conditioning unit could leak onto electrical components, potentially causing malfunctions relating to the airbag control unit, engine starting, fuel pump, and emergency call system...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S pricing and specs

The top-selling Mercedes-AMG A 45 S hot hatch and its CLA 45 S four-door coupe twin have both hit the market, priced at $93,600 and $111,200 (before on-road costs) respectively. That’s a leap of between roughly $15,000 and $18,000 over the predecessor models which cost $78,240 and $93,070. However, Mercedes-AMG GmbH claims the impost is more than justified...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 pricing and specs

Mercedes-AMG has revealed pricing and specs for the A35 hatch and sedan, set to arrive in showrooms in September and October respectively. The A35 will eventually sit below the recently-revealed AMG A45 in the Mercedes-Benz pecking order, but will be in showrooms at least five months before its bigger brother...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 10-plus seconds quicker around Nürburgring than predecessor

The new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 is at least 10 seconds quicker around the infamous Nürburgring race circuit than its predecessor, thanks to its more powerful engine and advanced all-wheel drive system. Although Mercedes-AMG representatives would not confirm an actual time, they admitted the car’s ability to lap the famous 'green hell' was at least 10 seconds quicker than its predecessor (which is known to have achieved a lap time around 8:04 seconds)...

CarAdvice podcast 160: Mike Costello's Suzuki Jimny mingles with the big boys

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Evie Networks is planning an EV charge station expansion for Australia, Europe has mandated EV sound generators, the 2020 Land Rover Defender specs have been leaked, and the 2020 BMW X6 and Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 have been revealed...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 & CLA45 revealed, here early next year

Mercedes-AMG has officially revealed the new A45 and CLA45, ahead of an Australian launch during the first quarter of 2020. Let’s start with the powertrain. We already knew the A45 and CLA45 would be getting two versions of the company’s ‘M139’ 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, available in 285kW/480Nm and 310kW/500Nm tunes...

Mercedes-AMG makes record-breaking 310kW 2.0-litre turbo

Mercedes-AMG has commenced production of the world’s highest-output turbocharged four-cylinder engine, produced on a brand-new factory line at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach. The new hand-made ‘M139’ 2.0-litre turbo replaces the ‘M133’ engine that was built at a different site, and while it shares the same displacement, it’s almost entirely new...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 spied at the 'Ring

Photographers have snapped the new Mercedes-AMG A45 in and around the Nurburgring this week, wearing a thinner disguise than we've seen previously. It appears Benz's new hyper hatch is very close to being revealed, given all the bumpers and light units look to be the final production units...

Mercedes-AMG A35 L confirmed for Shanghai

Mercedes-Benz has outlined its display for the 2019 Shanghai motor show, which kicks off on April 16. Two vehicles will headline the Mercedes stand, one being the Concept GLB which previews the all-new GLB SUV, the other being the long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan which will be exclusive to the Chinese market...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 power outputs leaked

Details about the powertrain of the next-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 have been published by a German online insurance website. The details are available now to anyone trying to obtain an insurance quote from HUK24. According to the insurer, the A45 will be available in both standard and S forms. The base AMG A45 will have a turbocharged 2...

2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 drift mode teased

Mercedes-AMG has teased its upcoming hot-hatch flagship, the A45, with a video showcasing its hotly-anticipated drift mode. The new video was shared on Mercedes-Benz social channels overnight, and shows a camouflaged pre-production car getting very sideways around a wet track somewhere in Northern Germany...