Small AMGs take over Sandton streets


Street racing should never be condoned, unless one reserves a large chunk of the richest square mile in Africa just for this purpose. That is exactly what Mercedes-Benz did in Sandton recently, ostensibly to introduce their updated A-Class range to local soil, but mainly to have some fun in their junior AMG models around a short but technical road course.


We’ll get back to the AMG cars in a few paragraphs, but first some words about the facelift applied to the normal A-Class variants as well as the sporty ones. This is primarily a cosmetic update, which entails new all-LED light clusters at both ends, along with slightly redesigned grilles and bumpers to refresh its exterior appearance. The difference inside is more obvious, with an updated MBUX user interface hiding behind the two colour display screens, along with a redesigned steering wheel which now houses touch-sensitive controls.