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2018-19 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018-19 A-Class over concerns about the protective plate under the spare wheel. According to the company, the 'protective tinplate' under the spare wheel recess could crack on its outer edges. If the tinplate has multiple cracks in the same area, it could detach from the car, increasing the risk of accident or injury to other road users...

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Mercedes-Benz A250e/B250e revealed, A250e here in 2020

Mercedes-Benz has continued its A-Class and B-Class expansion, revealing plug-in '250e' hybrid variants of its small cars – and the A250e is heading for Australia next year. By combining the 1.33-litre turbo petrol engine from the A180 and B180 with an electric motor making 75kW, Mercedes-Benz has managed to extract a total of 160kW and 450Nm from the 250e powertrain...

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...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the all-new A-Class Sedan range, joining the hatchback Down Under. At launch, just two variants will be on sale, with two more versions to arrive before the end of the year. The A180 is priced from $44,900 plus on-road costs, and will arrive here in August. Meanwhile, the A200 kicks off at $49,400 before ORCs, and is on sale now...

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...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 A-Class, over concerns about the high-beam activation lever. According to the company, the high-beam lights can't be deactivated using the column stalk when the headlights are in auto mode. Instead, the driver has to put the car into 'manual driving light' mode, at which point they'll be able to dip the high-beams...

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, C-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year A-Class, C-Class and CLS model lines over concerns a software issue could cause vehicles to stall in stop/start traffic. The German luxury marque reports the software in the powertrain control unit "may not operate as intended", which may also fail to illuminate the engine warning light – meaning the driver is unaware of the issue...

2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A180 arrives at $42,300

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch range is about to have a new entry point of $42,300 before on-road costs, thanks to the arrival of the A180 range-opener. This is about $5000 cheaper than the A200, which was serving as the base model. At the same the company has expanded the performance-oriented A250 range, adding a front-wheel drive model as price-leader...

Mercedes-Benz A200d, A220d revealed in Europe

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a pair of diesel A-Class variants for Europe, with power from two versions of the same 2.0-litre engine. Both models will sit above the 1.5-litre A180d in the European A-Class range, with power from 'OM654' engines designed to put Mercedes ahead of the curve on Real Driving Emissions 2 standards coming into force in 2020...