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2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 & CLA45 exhaust sound restricted by European regulations

The new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA 45 have had their exhaust theatrics numbed to meet ever-toughening noise and emission regulations in Europe – cuts Mercedes-Benz says apply to all markets, including Australia. The new A45 and CLA45 make use of the world’s most powerful 2.0-litre production engine delivering an impressive 310kW of power and 500Nm of torque, good for a 0-100km/h time of 3...

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Shooting Brake revealed, not for Oz

Mercedes-AMG has revealed the CLA45 Shooting Brake, joining the related CLA45 four-door coupe and A45 hatchback in the marque’s flagship compact performance line-up – but don’t expect it in Australia anytime soon. Like its siblings, the AMG CLA45 Shooting Brake is available in two versions: ‘basic’ and ‘S’...

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...

2019 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake revealed

Yet another member of the Mercedes-AMG '35' family has been revealed, in the form of the AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake. Joining the A35 hatchback and sedan, along with the CLA35 four-door coupe, the Shooting Brake adds a wagon-bodied variant to the range. Under the bonnet is the familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, making 225kW at 5800rpm and 400Nm between 3000 and 4000rpm...

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S leaked

The new-generation Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S has been leaked on the company's German configurator, giving us an early look at the new performance model. German publication Auto Bild was the first to discover the above image, which shows a matte grey example when selecting the AMG Night Package. It has since been taken down...

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Australian details

Preliminary Australian details for the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA have been released today, ahead of its sales launch during the third quarter of 2019. Pricing and full specifications are still to be confirmed, but first to arrive will be the CLA200, followed shortly by the CLA250 4Matic...

CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 revealed

Mercedes-AMG has taken the wraps off the new CLA35, joining the related A35 hatchback and sedan in the company's compact performance line-up. Based on the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, the AMG 35 variant gets the beefed up powertrain and go-fast cosmetic bits in line with the A35 twins, and should arrive Down Under early in the fourth quarter of this year...

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 drops camouflage

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has been spied again, this time with a bit less disguise than previous prototypes we've seen. Compared to the vehicle spied just a week ago, this CLA45 has far less swirly black-and-wipe wrap concealing its front and rear fascias, giving us a much clearer look at the light units and bumpers...

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