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Ultimate A-Class set to arrive in the UK in August: ordering opens for the A 45 AMG

The new A 45 AMG is nearly here. As well as aiming to set new dynamic benchmarks, the A 45 AMG marks many firsts – it’s the first production car to achieve 181 hp per litre, the first AMG with fewer than six cylinders, the first compact AMG and the first all-wheel drive A-Class to […]



MERCEDES CARS COULD BE BANNED IN UK

A bizarre row could lead to thousands of Mercedes cars being banned in the UK over the use of an alleged ‘illegal’ air conditioning coolant. The European Union’s Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani says he will target Mercedes owner Daimler and its use of a polluting air-cooling system used in some of its most popular cars […]



Mercedes A45 AMG

This is the Mercedes A45 AMG: the first time Merc’s in-house tuning arm has tried its hand at building a hot hatch. Packing 355bhp, all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch paddleshift transmission, the A45 AMG will outpace a Porsche 911, but cost less than £40,000. It’s on UK sale from July 2013, but if you […]



New A-Class Photos

Mercedes have released more photos of the new A-Class



Crash Protection

The new A-Class has passed the brand’s rigorous programme of crash tests. This includes not only some 30 different impact configurations, which are laid down as requirements for safety ratings and international type approval, but also nine proprietary crash tests, such as the roof-drop test or the pole impact test, developed by the brand itself. […]



Comprehensive iPhone integration

This seamless integration of the iPhone into the vehicle, in conjunction with the new revolutionary user interface design, means that Mercedes-Benz is now able to offer the Facebook generation its natural home on four wheels in the guise of the new A-Class. Along with Facebook, Twitter and so on, the “Drive Kit Plus for the […]



All set for attack – MB Quotes

“‘A’ is for attack. Mercedes-Benz is becoming the most dynamic premium brand in the world. As part of this development, the A-Class represents an important milestone. The A-Class is completely new, down to the last detail. In automotive development, it’s not often you get the chance to start with a clean sheet of paper. Our […]



Interview with Mark Fetherston, A-Class designer

Mark Fetherston (35) earned his graduate degree in Transport Design at Coventry University in 1999. Since then he has worked at Mercedes-Benz, and one of his last projects involved working on the design of the SLS AMG super sports car. Mr Fetherston, did you have to overcome particularly great resistance in the company in order […]



Interior design of the new A-Class

The starting point for the interior design was the interior sculpture “Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics No. 2″ presented at the Detroit Motor Show in 2011 and which directed attention to the new Mercedes-Benz design language in the vehicle interior, too. The first concrete implementation of this was shown in April 2011 with the “Concept A-CLASS”. “The inspiration […]



Exterior design thoughts on the new A-Class

Standing as much as 18 centimetres lower on the road than the preceding model, the new A-Class communicates design and dynamism at the very first glance. This radical form language, presented and enthusiastically acclaimed around the world with the Concept A-CLASS, was consistently implemented in the series production car. The appearance of the new A-Class […]