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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 7 cool things

Mercedes-Benz has overhauled its entry point into the premium tri-star experience: the new 2018 A-Class small hatchback It's a wholesale reboot, too, that trickles down a number of tricks from big brother E-Class and S-Class...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Initial details
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Initial details

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced preliminary specifications for the upcoming A-Class range, which will initially comprise an A180, A200 and A250 petrol variants. All cars coming to Australia will get the dual 10.25-inch widescreen displays as standard, MBUX with 'Hey Mercedes' functionality, keyless start, satellite navigation, a rear-view camera, and LED headlights as standard...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

If there’s a maker’s promise worth honing in on with the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it’s Stuttgart’s assertion that the remade, fourth-generation hatchback has “grown up”.


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan unveiled
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan unveiled

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan has been launched ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show, and will be sold exclusively in China. The newly-unveiled sedan has a 2789mm wheelbase, 60mm longer than the recently launched fourth-generation hatch. The company says a "version of the sedan tailored to the needs of customers outside China" will be unveiled in the second half of 2018...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan leaked
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan leaked

The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan has been outed in a single image online, ahead of its official reveal at the Beijing motor show later this week. In terms of design, the A-Class Sedan looks largely identical to the related hatchback from the B-pillar forward, but features a traditional sedan roofline and boot at the rear...


Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed

The Mercedes-Benz Sport accessories range has been revealed for the new-generation A-Class hatchback due to arrive in Australia later this year. Not to be confused with the various AMG equipment packages currently available for the company's wider range, the Mercedes-Benz Sport catalogue is much like the M Performance add-ons offered by arch-rival BMW – largely made up of different alloy wheels and carbon-fibre parts...


Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report
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Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA could be getting a 'coupe' version to tackle the likes of the BMW X2, according to a new report. Speaking with Top Gear UK, CEO Dieter Zetsche said the new version of the A-Class-based crossover will "have two interpretations". "The new BMW X2 is basically like the [current] GLA,” he said...


Mercedes-Benz confirms new 7-seat compact model
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Mercedes-Benz confirms new 7-seat compact model

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class family – which includes the B-Class, CLA and GLA lines – will get a three-row option very soon, a company official has confirmed. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Mercedes-Benz's global sales boss, Britta Seeger, hinted a seven-seat model is in the works for markets like China, though it's unclear what form it will take...


Mercedes-Benz recalls A, B, C, E, GLA and GLC
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Mercedes-Benz recalls A, B, C, E, GLA and GLC

Mercedes-Benz has recalled almost 22,000 cars across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA and GLC model lines, over concerns the driver airbag could inflate without warning. According to the company, electrostatic discharge could trigger the airbag if the steering column isn't sufficiently, or if the column switch module isn't grounded...


Poll: 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class styling is a hit
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Poll: 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class styling is a hit

Well, this seems fairly conclusive: the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a hit, as far as its styling goes. With just over 1000 votes on the first of our new weekly Facebook polls, a whopping 78 per cent of respondents gave the new A-Class and its 'predator face' the thumbs-up...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan snapped
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan snapped

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan has been spied in Europe, providing a peek at what the warm (but not quite hot) A-Class will look like when it lands later this year. Compared to the standard sedan, this test mule rides lower, and has a more prominent spoiler package...


CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under
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CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...


2018 A-Class platform will spawn at least eight variants
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2018 A-Class platform will spawn at least eight variants

The platform underpinning the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be used for at least eight variants in total, the company’s design chief has revealed. Mercedes-Benz chief designer, Gorden Wagener, was glowing in his praise of the company's new front-wheel drive  platform with Australian journalists after the A-Class launch in Amsterdam...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models

Both the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLS have aggressive triangular headlamps and reversed grille shape, but this look will not spread throughout the brand's entire range of cars. Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz, told Australian media, at the launch of the new A-Class, the vehicle's 'predator face' will be "dedicated to our most progressive cars"...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class supports car sharing with 'friends and family'
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class supports car sharing with 'friends and family'

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class not only debuts the company's new MBUX infotainment system, but can be shared without physically handing over a set of keys. At the end of his speech introducing the hatchback, Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz, announced new A-Class will support "casual private car sharing with friends and family"...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed, due in Oz from Q3
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed, due in Oz from Q3

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been unveiled at an event in Amsterdam. Compared to the outgoing car, the new model has a more aggressive design, dubbed 'Sensual Purity' by Mercedes-Benz, and borrows the narrow and slightly angry headlight design from the latest CLS. Thanks to a flat underbody design, the A-Class has a coefficient of drag between 0...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class teased one last time
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class teased one last time

Mercedes-Benz has offered one final look at the upcoming A-Class ahead of its reveal in Amsterdam tonight. The brand used two videos on Facebook to build hype about the upcoming hatch and sedan, with Mercedes chief designer, Gordon Wagener, telling the audience his latest design is a sportier, more spacious take on the formula set out by the second-generation compact Benz...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class teased ahead of Feb 2 debut
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class teased ahead of Feb 2 debut

Mercedes-Benz has offered the best look at its upcoming A-Class yet, previewing its CLS-inspired nose and hatchback silhouette in Facebook teaser videos The new sedan and hatchback, both of which have been subject to a drawn-out teaser process, will launch on February 2 in Amsterdam. There isn't much to the first teaser video, but it gives us a good idea as to how the front of the A-Class will look...


2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for seven MY2017 A-Class hatchbacks, over concerns the windscreen could separate from the body. According to the German marque, the bonder for the lower area of the windscreen may not comply with correct specifications...


Mercedes-Benz launches new MBUX infotainment with new A-Class
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Mercedes-Benz launches new MBUX infotainment with new A-Class

In Las Vegas for the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES), CarAdvice today had a taste of Mercedes-Benz's all-new smartphone-style operating system - MBUX - in, of all vehicles, the upcoming A-Class. You'd expect such clever, high-end technology to debut in something far more exotic such as a new S-Class, but according to the German Manufacturer, the all-new A-Class is the perfect platform to showcase the technology...