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      03-04-2013, 07:17 PM   #111
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What is also impressive is the purported broad torque band. Quite wide for a small displacement turbo engine.

The fact that it runs 26psi stock suggests it's not going to be a small turbo and it's efficiency range is rather high. Yet it appears to have the responsiveness of a much smaller turbo.
Looking forward to the Geneva launch of this today/tomorrow. But even moreso the CLA45 launch whenever that is
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      03-05-2013, 03:30 AM   #112
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Some pics from the Geneva Motor Show: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...otor-show.html
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      03-05-2013, 04:30 AM   #113
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The interior looks awful. Tasteless carbon fibre.
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      03-05-2013, 06:41 AM   #114
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The interior looks awful. Tasteless carbon fibre.
I look at it and think modern, a touch iInterior.

Having sat in the 250 I was happy to see something more than BMW 'slab dash', that's just me I guess, and I have NEVER been a merc fan (aside from the C63 Black
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      03-05-2013, 06:48 AM   #115
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A touch too boy racer perhaps... esp for 80-90K.
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      03-05-2013, 06:51 AM   #116
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A touch too boy racer perhaps... esp for 80-90K.
You meant ricer .
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Looks wise, this car is just whacky. What's with the weirdo gear lever? Looks like a mouse. You expect to see this sort of stuff on concept cars. Maybe I am just getting too old.

Got it: Imagine a Civic Type R that has been riced out to the max. Well this car is straight out of the same textbook.
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      03-07-2013, 03:08 AM   #118
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Impressive. This car is gonna be good.
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      03-07-2013, 03:23 AM   #119
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Looks wise, this car is just whacky. What's with the weirdo gear lever? Looks like a mouse. You expect to see this sort of stuff on concept cars. Maybe I am just getting too old.

Got it: Imagine a Civic Type R that has been riced out to the max. Well this car is straight out of the same textbook.
i agree

the dash is way too 'busy' and the gear level looks inconvenient

it looks extremely concept car

... and i'm not even 'old'

it doesn't look mercedes, it looks a little cheapout zonda though (the air vents)
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      03-07-2013, 04:53 AM   #120
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The interior isn't cozy enough, looks like a video arcade cockpit, not ugly but a little busy IMO. In fact I considered the M135i interior busy when I first sat in one, but this I couldn't live with.
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      03-07-2013, 05:38 AM   #121
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Does anyone know or would guess when it would land in Oz?
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      03-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #122
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Not sure on the A45. I'd say back end of this year? Early next?

I got a good deal on the A250 so pulling the trigger on one of those.
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I got a good deal on the A250 so pulling the trigger on one of those.
Do tell 1234? PM if you like
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I'd be interested too at what sort of discounting Benz are offering on an A250 at launch. Was it floor stock? Let me know PM if you like
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      03-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #126
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Has anyone placed a deposit on the big A?
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      03-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #127
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$75k plus on roads. Pretty well priced.
A tad more than the M135, but you get a panoramic sunroof, a bit more gadgetry and AWD (for those like me who fancy it).
Notwithstanding that this is an AMG model, priced to compete with a 135 M-variant; as opposed to a full M car (1M).
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      03-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #129
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$75k plus on roads. Pretty well priced.
A tad more than the M135, but you get a panoramic sunroof, a bit more gadgetry and AWD (for those like me who fancy it).
Notwithstanding that this is an AMG model, priced to compete with a 135 M-variant; as opposed to a full M car (1M).
I was thinking it's priced pretty close to the A250 too. Color choices?
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      03-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #130
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Before you commit to a deposit I would drive the car first. Numbers on paper are only one aspect. More importantly how does the engine behave, dynamics etc... I know of three people who bought cars on emotion based on paper reviews and found they were disappointed. Two of those cars were the mk6 golf R, the other was a TTS.
Beware of the hype.
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Re the A250 it doesn't phase me TBH I've got other vehicles. This one ticks the boxes at the moment so am happy to go with it.

The A45 will be a cracker I'd have no issue buying without a test drive.
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      03-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #132
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Latest on Pricing announced

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/m...315-2g4ba.html


At the other end of the scale, Mercedes-Benz has also confirmed a razor-sharp entry into the compact segment with its A45 AMG - the company’s first four-cylinder hot hatch - which will go on-sale in September at $74,900, packing not only the most powerful four-cylinder production engine in the world but also a long list of standard equipment.

The fiesty, five-door hatch has a 250kW turbo 2.0-litre engine, lightweight all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch auto that all combine to propel it to 100km/h in 4.6sec.

Adding to its performance, it will ride on 19-inch alloy wheels and have the Performance Exhaust, Driver’s Package and Performance seats as standard fitment, along with a panorama sunroof, radar cruise control and Harmon Kardon Logic 7 audio.

Mercedes-Benz Australia is already holding over 100 deposits for the A45 AMG, and expects demand will outstrip supply for at least 12 months.
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