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2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S recalled with spark plug fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled seven examples of its Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S, citing a potential fault with spark plug durability. The affected Mercedes-AMG vehicles were sold between 3 February 2020 and 24 April 2020 (Model Year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The spark plugs in vehicles may not meet specification...

The 2021 Driver's Car of the Year

Forget ISOFIX points, boot volumes and soft-touch plastics, as we're about to focus on one thing, and one thing only... fun! This is the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver's Car of the Year In a world where there is daily discussion about technology that lessens (or even removes) your involvement from piloting a car, you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less and less relevant to actually driving...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Sports Car (under $100k)

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Sports Car (under $100k) Finalists: Ford Fiesta ST Ford Mustang GT Mercedes-AMG A45 S Toyota Supra With a field that includes a front-drive, rear-drive and all-wheel-drive finalist, the Best Sports Car Under $100,000 is a competition like no other! Who doesn’t want to have a bit of fun behind the wheel from time to time? Sports cars are becoming more advanced, more accessible and arguably more sporty than ever, all while evolving from the traditional two-door, rear-drive, manual-transmission approach of old...

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled with belt bracket fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 19 examples of its A-Class hatchback and sedan in Australia, citing a potential fault with the rear seat’s belt bracket. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 September 2020 and 26 November 2020 (Model Years 2020)...

Vote for the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver’s Car of the Year

Barely a day passes in the automotive world we don’t hear news about 'autonomous this' and 'assistance that', and you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less relevant than it once was. While technology is working on making routine driving easier and safer, we can see manufacturers also using technology to make driving more fun...

2021 Mercedes-AMG A45 S, CLA45 S gain option of semi-slick Pirelli Trofeo R tyres in Australia

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and 2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S now offer the option of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres in Australia, as a more track-focused alternative to the cars' existing Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber...

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...