“It’s a proper AMG”

Chris Harris interrupts the bad news from Volkswagen to take for a spin in the updated and softer Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Don’t worry, that’s softer in a good way, as he explains. You lot obviously don’t watch Harris’ motor show videos enough so he has spliced his A45 review in among his walk around the […]

Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake revealed

If you think the Volkswagen Golf R wagon is pretty cool, then we reckon you will love this Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake. As you’d expect it’s a simple case of stuffing the 265kW/450Nm A45 AMG drivetrain into a Shooting Brake body and regular readers won’t be surprised to learn we think this is […]

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG lights my fire

This flaming Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG has put the hot into hot hatch. The smoking Benz erupted into flames shortly after another motorist noticed smoke coming from the bonnet area and suggested the driver pull over. Details are thin on the ground at this stage but thankfully the driver was able to escape without injury. Fire […]

Mercedes v Volkswagen: Four-cylinder warfare

Mercedes-Benz has returned serve to Volkswagen in the increasingly public battle for four-cylinder supremacy. Recent concepts from Volkswagen and Audi have shown the Volkswagen Group is looking to push beyond the 300kW (400hp) mark with a revised version of its familiar EA888 2.0 litre. Jochen Martin Schmid, AMG Powertrain Development engineer, has boldly stated Mercedes […]

VIDEO: Golf R v A45 AMG v S3

Now that the new Golf R has been launched in Australia it’s timely to check out this video from Dutch car mag Auto Week. Up against the Volkswagen are the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and VW stablemate the Audi S3. Remember, all three cars are all-wheel drive and all three use a Haldex-based system. When watching […]

Volkswagen to ignite hot hatch power war

Mercedes-Benz makes much of the fact its A45 AMG features the most powerful four-cylinder production engine in the world. But that’s all about to change with word Volkswagen is set to trump the output of the hand-built AMG motor. The 2.0 litre turbo in the A45 AMG produces 265kW/450Nm and the lab coats from Wolfsburg […]

Mercedes A45 AMG Black Series spied

Are you sitting down? You really should sit down for this. Mercedes-Benz funsters AMG are turning the wick up even further on the A45 AMG hyper hatch. Not content with an obviously piss weak 265kW from their 2.0 four pot, they’re planning to stuff 300kW inside the donk before releasing it in an A45 AMG […]

A closer look at the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

Here’s a couple of videos bringing you closer to the amazing Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. You’ll hear a lot of statistics on the A45 AMG in these clips, but it’s still hard to go past the headline figures of 265kW and 450Nm. All that grunt comes from an otherwise modest 2.0 litre four pot remember! In […]

VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG track test

We’re hearing reports there’s a couple of Mercedes-Benz A45 AMGs on Australian shores. Seems like they’ve been assigned to promotional duties, but customer deliveries should start in September/October. So we figured it’d be worth building the anticipation with this track test from South African mag Car. Okay, they are testing the Edition 1 version which […]

Chris Harris on the A45 AMG and BMW M135i

Here it is, the one we’ve all been waiting for. The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and the BMW M135i in the hands of Chris Harris. There’s no need for an intro, just strap yourself in for the next 20 minutes and enjoy the ride. If you would like a few more words, head on over to […]

Audi S3 v BMW M135i v Mercedes A45 AMG

This is what we want to read; a comparison between the three hottest hatches currently on offer from the triumvirate of German masters. Thankfully, George Kacher has put his keyboard to work on behalf of Automobile magazine: George Kacher on the S3: The Audi goes around bends like a slot-car racer with a second pin […]

VIDEO: Stars on 45

In this video from Auto Express he who shall not be named compares the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG against the A45 AMG. A slightly surprising choice of comparison when YouTube readers demand as many A45 v M135i comparisons as they can get their keyboards on. Less surprising, of course, is the reviewer’s conclusion. Who would have […]