Showing posts in the category of Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes Considering Harder, Faster A45 AMG


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The Mercedes A45 AMG is already a very fast car, the fastest hot hatch on the market. However, with the VW Golf R400 concept shown, perhaps it has given company execs reason to doubt it will retain the status until the end of its life, so they’re reportedly considering a more potent version.

What if the Mercedes A-Class Was Styled Like an S-Class?


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You can tell the Mercedes A-Class and S-Class are clearly products of the same brand, though if you know the manufacturer’s range better, you’ll easily notice the key areas where they differ. Now, have you ever imagined what the petit A-Class would look with the front fascia of the flagship grafted on?

Mercedes Replaces 1.8-Liter with 2.2-Liter Engine in CLA 200 CDI; Adds New 4Matic Models


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Mercedes announced the addition of five new models to its front-wheel drive compact model family in Europe, including the CLA, A-Class and GLA-Class lineups. Starting this autumn, the CLA gets its first all-wheel drive diesel variants, the CLA 200 CDI 4Matic and CLA 220 CDI 4Matic. 

Baby German Models Beg the Question; What is Luxury?


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Germany's Big Three (Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz) have had sales explosions recently. They each proclaimed their aspirations of becoming the world’s highest-selling luxury automaker. In that pursuit, they resemble the American Big Three, which has always chased proliferation and platform sharing. Quality didn’t take a backseat to quantity at these firms; quality was placed in the third row of a Chevy Suburban.

Find Out What it's Like to Drive the McLaren P1 on Public Roads and See it Race an A45 AMG


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We have seen a fair share of McLaren P1 reviews filmed on the track, but I’m sure many of you wonder what the hypercar is like to drive on the eopen road. Autocar has an answer to this question, as Steve Sutcliffe had the chance to drive the P1 for three days on public roads, on the circuit and on an airfield and come up with a conclusion.

Mercedes-Benz Says No to an Audi A1 Rival, But Smart is Another Story


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Speaking to journalists during a media event in Italy last week, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche reiterated that the A-Class will remain the smallest model in Mercedes-Benz's passenger car range, but he pointed out that Smart could produce a sub-compact model instead to rival vehicles like the VW Polo, Audi A1 and Renault Clio.

Mercedes-Benz Pinks Out a Custom A 45 AMG Called "Erika"


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Mercedes is showcasing the latest work of its AMG Performance Studio with a customized A 45 AMG with one too many pink accents baptized “Erika”. While the company doesn’t say whether the car was commissioned or built just to show what its customizing division can do, we strongly suspect it was ordered by a pink-loving customer who may be called… Erika.

Mercedes Releases Three New Limited Edition Specials for Japan


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German premium carmakers seem to have found a niche in Japan with special edition models. This time, it's Mercedes-Benz that has announced three new models, including the E250 Coupe Limited, the A250 Sport Edition Night and the A45 AMG Petronas.

Mcchip-DKR Gives Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG More…"Puff"


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What you read above in the title is Mcchip-DKR's own words, not ours, and what the German tuner means to say is that, it has made the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG brisker through a newly developed range of performance upgrades that can push the 2.0-liter turbocharged four's output up to 444HP or 450PS.

Yellow-Finished Mercedes A45 AMG With Body Kit Looks Like Factory Black Edition...


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Mercedes-Benz has neither confirmed nor denied plans to build a Black Series version of its powerful new hot hatch, the A45 AMG.

New ECO-Versions of Renault-Powered Mercedes A180 and B180, Plus AWD Option for Both Series


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Mercedes-Benz is refreshing its UK lineup of A-Class hatchbacks and B-Class small MPVs with the introduction of new ECO versions and the addition of AWD editions for both models.

Available from January 2014, the new A 180 CDI ECO SE and B 180 CDI ECO SE replace the regular A 180 CDI and B 180 CDI.

New CLA Helps Mercedes Boost Q3 Sales by 14 Percent to 395,400 units


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Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler has released details on its third quarter performance, with the group reporting a 13 percent increase in passenger car and commercial vehicle sales worldwide to 594,900 units, while earnings before interest and taxes increased 16 percent to €2.23 billion (US$3.07 billion at today's exchange rates), up from €1.92 billion in Q3 2012.

Mercedes Adds Two 'Engineered by AMG' Versions to Euro CLA Range, Plus Base Diesel


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Mercedes-Benz is sweetening the deal for those looking to buy one of their swoopy front- and all-wheel drive CLA sedans, as they are adding two additional sporty versions and one very frugal one to the European range as of now.

Ford Formula EcoBoost Compared Against Serious Performance Road Cars


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The road-legal Formula Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost car is definitely a spectacular vehicle to watch in action, especially on public roads. It looks the way it does because it needs to be as light as possible, and make the most of its just over 202hp (205PS) output. When Chris Harris had his say on it, it was only making 170hp, but now Autocar has done so too, and this time they got the full figure.

Mercedes-Benz Won’t Build Smaller Cars than the A-Class, At Least For Now


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Mercedes’ expansion into front-wheel drive territory and smaller segments will not result in cars smaller than the A-Class, at least for the medium term. This is what Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche said, responding to rumors about Mercedes-Benz planning to fill up the gap between the A-Class and the upcoming Smart ForFour.

As the ForFour will reportedly be less than 3,500mm (137.8in) long, it would leave space for an intermediary model between it and the A-Class, which measures 4,292mm (168.9in) in length. However, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t plan to take that route.

Mercedes-Benz Looking to Expand Range of FWD Cars from 2018, CEO Says


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The launch of the third-generation A-Class and the new CLA sedan that uses the same platform marks Mercedes’ latest offensive on the front-wheel drive premium compact car front. However, it looks like the German carmaker is planning even more FWD models in the future, as Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently confessed.

He said that the carmaker might expand its front-wheel-drive lineup when the second generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars launches in 2018. "We are considering the final portfolio of the next generation of our compact cars. We have to define it and we may expand the portfolio," Zetsche told Automotive News.

Harris Puts Germany's Hottest Hatches to The Test: Mercedes A45 AMG vs. BMW M135i


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Yes, we've already seen a video in which the new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hatch is compared against the BMW M135i, but a) these are not the kind of cars you get tired of watching, b) if not always, most of the times, Chris Harris' reviews are entertaining and informative, and c) the more reviews you read and/or watch, the better chances you have to form a reliable and trusted opinion of a product.

Civil War: New Mercedes A45 AMG Hatch vs. CLA 45 AMG Saloon - Which One Would You Get?


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If you live in North America and want to get a taste of Mercedes-Benz's hot offerings in the compact segment, the only way to go is the CLA 45 AMG sports saloon.

Across the pond, however, buyers have another option in the guise of the mechanically identical, but smaller A45 AMG five-door hatchback, and it is these two performance Mercs that Autoexpress magazine has brought together for its latest test.

Inden Design and Binz Present Light Tune for Mercedes A-Class Hatch


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Two German tuners have come together to introduce a mainly cosmetics package for the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatchback. Inden Design and Binz presented their new goods on a pair of A-Class models, both fitted with the optional AMG package that includes different front and rear bumpers, a rear diffuser and side skirts.

New Mercedes A160 CDI and B160 CDI Variants Gain 89HP Diesel from Renault and Dacia Models


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Joy of joys for those looking to get into a premium badge for as little money as possible, with very low running costs. Mercedes-Benz has just launched the most affordable variants they will ever offer for their A- and B-Class offerings in Europe.

Dubbed the A160 CDI and B160 CDI, they sport very frugal Renault-sourced diesel engines, six-speed manual gearboxes, and starting prices of €25,882 and €27,310 respectively, in Germany.