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      02-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #45
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looks very hyundai-ish from the back eh :-s

hate how manufacturers do that... like the 135i

the back is sexual... the front is hmmm ok, definitely growing one me.

e92 is opposite... the front it hot the back is ok.

this merc is the same... front looks mad... back looks korean.
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      02-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #46
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Was cycling in a national park on the weekend. Heard a rorty hot hatch coming - It was an A250 I think i read - sounded great - looked a lot better in real life.
The AMG thing will be a weapon
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      02-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #47
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Mercedes at toowong now have one in black...a250 sport...

Looks good, plan on heading down to haves a closer look...
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      02-27-2013, 02:00 AM   #48
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I checked one out today and took it for a test drive. The quality of finishes is fantastic, and there's so many little storage areas. Standard features were impressive, although their "connect" system with the bolt-on screen that juts out from the dash doesn't look quite right. I really like the design of the car in person, especially its interior, which is a cut above BMW's. It felt a lot more sporty in the driver's seat than the F20, but I wasn't overly impressed with the 7 speed auto gearbox - it struggled to find the correct gear in city traffic, particularly over a series of speedhumps. Nice and torquey though, and it sounded pretty good. The A45 will be a weapon, and a real contender in the hot hatch segment.
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      02-27-2013, 04:15 AM   #49
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Did it feel like a 4 cyl 2.0l, was it laggy.
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      02-27-2013, 04:37 AM   #50
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Did it feel like a 4 cyl 2.0l, was it laggy.
It's only 155kw in the 250 Sport, I'm guessing no better/worse than any other similarly powered c4cyl.
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      02-27-2013, 04:41 AM   #51
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......although their "connect" system with the bolt-on screen that juts out from the dash doesn't look quite right. ........
Yeh, I thought the same thing, then I thought, what are the alternatives, recessed into the top of the dash and shrink the screen like my E82 or drop it into the console lower down? Either of the those are compromises (poor line of sight and smaller screen) compared to high and forward to the driver, ergonomically superior I think. Still.... It does look a bit different.
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      02-27-2013, 05:09 AM   #52
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Is it going to be a limited production run too?
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      02-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #53
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Is it going to be a limited production run too?
Nope
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      02-27-2013, 05:59 AM   #54
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Saw the new A-class at the motorshow,
I think the styling is nice, would be a great alternative to the not to common Golf range we are confronted with on our daily commutes

@cozza - what was the sticker price on the one you drove?
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      02-27-2013, 06:03 AM   #55
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I drove an A250 last week also, was not overly impressed either with the 7 speed, i also found it struggling to find the correct gear on a few occasions, brilliant car otherwise, they will sell well i reckon, but not good enough for me to give up the hunt for a 1 series.

The A45 on the other hand:
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      02-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #56
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I drove an A250 last week also, was not overly impressed either with the 7 speed, i also found it struggling to find the correct gear on a few occasions, brilliant car otherwise, they will sell well i reckon, but not good enough for me to give up the hunt for a 1 series.

The A45 on the other hand:
What's up with the whistling?
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      03-01-2013, 05:12 AM   #57
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Saw a silver a250 sport leaving merc Sydney on botany road yesterday. I have to say not that bad. Would def look at it over the new 125i hatch (F20?). Looks well proportioned and sort of just works well when u look at it. I honestly can't say the same of the BMW.

Will be very interested to see the a45.
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      03-01-2013, 06:04 AM   #58
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Saw the new A-class at the motorshow,
I think the styling is nice, would be a great alternative to the not to common Golf range we are confronted with on our daily commutes

@cozza - what was the sticker price on the one you drove?
Around the same price as the f20 125i - just over $50K.
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Will be very interested to see the a45.
Me too.
I thought I found my daily replacement with the RS3 but it didn't arrive.
A45 is def interesting. Tempted to put some money on it.
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No e92M Don?
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      03-01-2013, 07:04 AM   #61
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My opinion is this - with 265KW and 4WD weighing in at under 1500kg this thing will be capable of <4.6 sec to 100km/h. With a tune + mods who knows what this reinforced AMG engine is capable of.
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      03-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #62
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No e92M Don?
hey Andrew, confusing times mate. get new M3 pure 2, await 2 series, 4 series, A45 or save some coins with a mini cooper S
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      03-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #63
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sounds like a whiney little kid with gas

it appears that the gear box and 4wd make the 4 cylinder very fast, shame it looks like a slammed soccer moms car with flashy wheels, or in other words, really, really, ugly.
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      03-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #64
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M2 is already confirmed to be a 4 cyl
Big reason why I ordered my 135 now, before the 2's come out.
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sounds like a whiney little kid with gas

it appears that the gear box and 4wd make the 4 cylinder very fast, shame it looks like a slammed soccer moms car with flashy wheels, or in other words, really, really, ugly.
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The car just doesn't look like anything other than a trumped up mini people carrier ... Nothing sporty about it. A car with that kind of performance should look the part IMO
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The car just doesn't look like anything other than a trumped up mini people carrier ... Nothing sporty about it. A car with that kind of performance should look the part IMO
If you haven't already Ian, go have a look and a sit in a 250, impressive and IMO not un attractive, can't wait for the 45 tbh.
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