First Fang

S I X C A R S T E S T E D

New. Fast. Driven.

25 PAGE

DRESDEN, GERMANY

Mercedes- AMG A45

More power and chassis revisions make AMG's new A45 the angriest hatch around

28 PAGE

MUNICH, GERMANY

Octavia RS230

Golf GTI Performance hardware in an understated, manual-only wagon? Sign us up!

30 PAGE

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

BMW M6

More power isn't exactly what BMW's brawny bruiser needed, but who are we to complain?

31 PAGE

SYDNEY, NSW

Maserati GT S-Line

M6 not your thing? Maser's GT Sportline trades outright speed for Italian charm

32 PAGE

LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA

Audi RS3

Cheapest RS could be the best of the lot, packed with warbly fivepot goodness

34 PAGE

BYRON BAY, NSW

BMW 340i

More power and handling tweaks for revised sporty 3er, but about that steering...