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2020 BMW 1 Series spied inside and out

Photographers have snapped the all-new BMW 1 Series during development testing once again, though this time we're getting a first look at the new-gen model's overhauled cabin...

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2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced
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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...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz discussing joint front-wheel drive platform
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz discussing joint front-wheel drive platform

Thanks to rising development costs, greater market fragmentation, and the need to invest in both electric vehicles and self-driving car technology, automakers are increasingly coming together to share development costs and increase economies of scale. With that in mind, Harald Krüger, CEO of BMW, and Ola Källenius, CEO-in-waiting at Daimler, are said to be in wide-open collaboration talks between the sometimes bitter rivals...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been officially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this morning, ahead of an Australian launch during the third quarter of 2019. Pitched by the German brand as the "most emotional vehicle in its class", the all-new CLA scores the same jump in technology and design as its A-Class and B-Class siblings, though sports a sexier 'coupe' silhouette...


2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 power outputs leaked
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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-Benz A180 arrives at $42,300
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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...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 review
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 review

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 is the cheapest ticket into the AMG club. But is it worthy of that famous automotive acronym?


2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 review
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 review

Want performance, but don't want to spend AMG money? The all-new Mercedes-Benz A250 may just be the answer. Paul Maric goes for a drive to find out what it's like.


Mercedes-Benz A200d, A220d revealed in Europe
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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...


2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied

Photographers have spotted the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake for the first time, giving us an early glimpse at the coupe-styled small wagon. Initially, it was believed the German marque would drop the little estate after it chose not to renew the wagon-bodied CLS for another generation, however, these latest images confirm Mercedes-Benz will once again offer a Shooting Brake version of the little CLA four-door coupe...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spied inside and out
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spied inside and out

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLB has been spied once again, though this time photographers have snapped images of the new SUV's cabin. Despite the black sheets covering most of the dashboard and door details, we can see the GLB will have an almost identical cockpit to the related new-generation B-Class, incorporating a dual-screen driver and infotainment setup with the company's new MBUX intelligent software...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A200 recalled
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A200 recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the new-generation A200 over concerns the adaptive high-beam function could malfunction. According to the German marque, affected units could have their high-beam permanently activated – or not automatically dim – when the Adaptive High Beam Assist feature is engaged...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES all achieving five stars based on tests carried out by sister firm, Euro NCAP. The A-Class managed a high score of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Mazda and Lexus scored 95 per cent and 91 per cent in the same category respectively...


2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November. The range-topping A250 offers 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It'll hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.6L/100km...


Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence
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Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s CEO, Horst von Sanden, says he’s not particularly concerned about dipping luxury car sales this year, though he admits consumer and business confidence is “not great”. Sales of the company’s passenger cars and SUV models are down 7.5 per cent this year, contrasting against six consecutive years of solid - often double digit - growth...


Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags
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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed, here in late 2019
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed, here in late 2019

The Mercedes-AMG A35 has been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R when it lands in Australia in the second half of next year. Serving as the new entry point into the AMG range, the A35 is the first in a two-pronged performance A-Class family, with the hotter 'A45' likely to follow in the coming months...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 teased
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 teased

Mercedes-AMG has posted a series of teaser images of the upcoming A35, giving us an early glimpse at the new mid-tier performance model ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month. Published on the brand's Facebook and Twitter, the trio of images show the new model is definitely an A-Class, will get lots of AMG badging, and debut a new bright yellow exterior colour...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class, GLA, CLA 'White Art Edition' recalled
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, GLA, CLA 'White Art Edition' recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for the White Art Edition A-Class, GLA and CLA, over concerns about the top tether on the rear-centre seat. According to the company, the top tether anchorage point on the central rear seat might be missing. If it's not there, a child restraint can't be mounted...


2019 Mercedes-Benz A200 review
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A200 review

With technology plucked from a space ship some 25 years ahead of time, does the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class have enough substance to win over buyers? Paul Maric finds out.