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2018 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, CLA recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 B-Class and CLA over concerns about an issue with the automatic occupant detection system in the front passenger seat. If a child seat is installed facing backwards in the passenger seat, it's possible the airbag might not automatically turn off...

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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...


CarAdvice podcast 135: Tony Crawford drives a Singer 911!
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CarAdvice podcast 135: Tony Crawford drives a Singer 911!

Welcome to the 2019 season of the CarAdvice podcast! This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda has launched a new entry-level third-row CR-V, the 2020 Land Rover Defender has been previewed, while the 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo and Mercedes-Benz CLA have been revealed...


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...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied inside and out
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied inside and out

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake has been snapped again by spy photographers this week, including new images of the swoopy estate's cabin. We already have a rough idea of what the exterior will look like despite the heavy camouflage, blending the face of the new A-Class with a miniature version of the larger CLS's rear...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA to debut at CES
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA to debut at CES

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA will make its global debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8, Las Vegas time. The company has unveiled its first teaser for the second-generation CLA, although the moodily-lit shot of the car's glasshouse doesn't reveal anything we haven't already seen from the latest batch of spy photos, taken in November...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied inside and out
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied inside and out

Our spy photography agency has spotted the next-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 'four-door coupe' again. This time around, though, the team has managed to get a glimpse inside the second-generation CLA, and it looks a lot like the A-Class on which it's based...


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...


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...


2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spied again
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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spied again

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has been spied again at the Nurburgring, ahead of an anticipated reveal some time next year. We can't see any new details over the vehicle spied earlier this month, but we can see the AMG CLA45 – and the standard Mercedes-Benz CLA, for that matter – will adopt a 'mini me' look in relation to the larger CLS...


2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spied
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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has been caught for the first time, a week-and-a-half after a regular CLA was spied doing laps of the Nurburgring. Sitting low and squat on low-profile rubber, the CLA45 is easily distinguished from its more pedestrian siblings thanks to a small spoiler on the boot lip, massive quad exhaust tips, a prominent rear diffuser, and vertical vents on the rear bumper...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been snapped by spy photographers during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. While there's a full-body wrap concealing the new model's design details, we can see that the new CLA will essentially be a 'mini-me' version of the new CLS, as is pretty much the case with the current one...


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...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied in the snow
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied in the snow

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spied for the first time, putting along the snowy roads of Sweden. While the vehicle remains heavily camouflaged, it's pretty clear the new CLA will continue to be a 'mini me' to the larger CLS. It also wears a similar front end to the new-generation A-Class prototypes that have been spotted recently, reinforcing the small four-door coupe's family link to its hatchbacked sibling...


2015-17 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA recalled for fire risk
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2015-17 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA recalled for fire risk

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its A-Class, B-Class and CLA model lines sold between 2015 and 2017 over concerns a faulty starter could pose a fire risk. The German marque says affected vehicles could be fitted with a starter that may become blocked "due to prior damage", which may cause it to become electrically overloaded if multiple and/or extended start attempts are made...


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for nine vehicles across its popular 2016 CLA and GLA model lines over concerns the left window airbag may be faulty. The German marque reports the inflator on the left-side window may not have been manufactured to the correct specification, and as a result may not deploy properly...


Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear
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Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear

Mercedes-Benz will recall around 1 million vehicles across various model lines, after numerous reports of engine fires as a result of a faulty fuse. According to a report published by industry journal Automotive News, parent company Daimler announced the recall after 51 fires were reported - the majority being in the USA...


2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 review

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 remains the entry point to the swoopy sedan range – does it live up to the badge in base model guise?


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4Matic Shooting Brake review
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4Matic Shooting Brake review

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4Matic Shooting Brake has the style and badge cachet to be a leading light in very cool small wagons. Does the newly facelifted version have the substance to back up its lofty price tag?


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA: refreshed coupe and wagon range arrives in Australia from $52,500
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA: refreshed coupe and wagon range arrives in Australia from $52,500

The refreshed 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA coupe and CLA Shooting Brake range has arrived in Australia, bringing a new look and updated specifications across the range. Following its reveal in March, the refreshed CLA coupe and Shooting Brake line-up are now available in Australia, which sees similar updates to the 2016 model-year Mercedes-Benz A-Class range – including the addition of a new 8...