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Let’s face it, the A 45 AMG we drove last year was brilliant and still is. The CLA 45 AMG wasn’t too bad either and it gave a slightly larger boot. So one questions where this latest GLA 45 AMG sits in this trio of rip snorting Benzes and if it’s really necessary at all.

The donor vehicle, the GLA, is a crossover based on the A-Class platform. So essentially what the GLA 45 sums up to is an A-Class with a raised ride height. Or is it?

 

Exterior

From the outside the impression the GLA 45 AMG leaves is lasting. With a design that echoes that of the A-Class, the car gets beefier front and rear bumpers to make it more SUV-like. But the wheel arches hide large 20-inch wheels that on this AMG version, looks every bit the business. Not o...

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Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline posted 3 hours ago
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2014 has been quite cruel to Caterham so far. Despite numermous leadership changes, along with a change of ownership, the CT05 still seems slower as compared to their closest rivals. The combination of the sheer lack of pace and financial troubles have resulted in their closest rivals outdeveloping and outperforming the Leafield-based team. Things have gotten a lot worse for the team though, for its chassis division has reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection.

The Caterham team that fields the cars in F1, incorporated as 1 Malaysia Racing Team, is a different division altogether from the factory that manufactures the cars. Now, with the factory under bankruptcy protection, there is a probability that the team now has to race with whatever spares they have left, and if it gets any worse, they may not even have cars to race with next season. Currently, over 200 are at risk with the new development. 

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 The BMW 320i EfficientDynamics, which sets the benchmark as the most efficient premium car of its class, is now retailing at Performance Motors Ltd.

BMW 320i EfficientDynamics is resolutely oriented towards a highly-consistent reduction in fuel consumption. It is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 170hp and torque up to 250Nm from 1,500 - 4,500 rpm. It can reach 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds.

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Mazda shattered 20 FIA speed records at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany. Three of the convention-challenging carmaker’s Mazda6 flagships powered by 129kW/175ps SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track on Sunday, with the front car achieving an average speed of 137.37mph and the other two close behind. The current record for diesel-powered production cars (2.0-2.5 litre displacement) is 130.38mph. Each of the three Mazdas also set several other average speed records over a variety of distances.

At the wheel of the cars, which covered more than 3293.3 miles during the 24-hour period, were 23 drivers from seven EU countries. They included professionals as well as journalists and car enthusiasts, who could apply to take part as part of a campaign started by Mazda last May.

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The following roads will be closed today:

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Certificates of Entitlement (COE) have increased in most categories following this second round of bidding in October.

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The new Montecarlo HLT wheel joins the OZ collections and is a new opportunity to customize the most exclusive SUVs and most prestigious Big Sedans. Remarkable yet lean shapes, high-level mechanical resistance yet structural lightness, careful attention down to the finest detail and extraordinary concave design make the Montecarlo HLT the perfect mix of luxury, exclusiveness with the performance of a real one-of-a kind product.

As part of the ALL TERRAIN collection, there is no mistake at all about the personality of the Montecarlo HLT and what it is designed for: to create a new, exclusive way of customizing SUVs and big sedans. Montecarlo HLT gives rise to a new style by teaming the technologies developed by OZ, which derive directly from F1 racing with an innovative design for this segment.

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OZ Racing presents SUPERFORGIATA, the top-of-the-range OZ wheel with iconic appeal for fans of racing style and true performance in the I-TECH collection.

The ultimate expression of wheel design and technology, Superforgiata gains more exclusivity to complement the most sophisticated automobiles.  It is a masterpiece achieved from an exclusive milling process which reduces the weight of each spokes, making this lightweight product (approx 7kg: Front wheels, and 9.5kg:rear wheels).

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MINI's new fun and adventurous One.
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The Mini dialed up to 'S'
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