The first-ever Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Sedan has been unleashed tasked to attract younger buyers to the marque.
“Following the very successful launch of the hatchback model, things are moving along dynamically in the compact class segment at AMG. Sport saloons are the origin of Mercedes-AMG and part of the brand’s core. With our new A35, we are transporting this history into modern times in the form of a very attractive model that serves as a point of entry into the world of AMG and also appeals to new customer groups,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG.
Like the hatch, the A35 Sedan is propelled by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning out 225kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Power is channeled to ground via an AMG Speedshift 7G dual-clutch transmission and variable 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
AMG says the A35 Sedan can hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.8 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
The A35 Sedan can be differentiated from regular A-Class Sedan models through its sports body kit. There’s a front splitter with silver chrome trim elements, AMG Line side skirts, a boot lid lip spoiler, rear diffuser, dual tailpipes and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels to immediately set it apart.
Customers can further option the AMG Aerodynamics Package and AMG Night Package to customise their ride. The former brings a number of small aero add-ons, while the latter incorporates black design elements. A set of 19-inch alloy wheels are also optional.
Stepping inside, the cabin is adorned with the latest flat bottom AMG steering with red contrasting topstitching and galvanised steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
An optional AMG Performance steering also can be fitted. It comes with a round controller with an integrated display beneath the right-hand steering wheel spoke, plus two vertically position colour display buttons with switches beneath the left-hand steering wheel spoke. The controller can be used to activate the AMG drive program consisting of Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Individual.
Elsewhere, the A35 Sedan features the much-lauded MBUX infotainment system as all latest-generation A-Class models. The system combines a fully digital instrument cluster with a large infotainment screen.
Like the A35 hatchback, the Sedan brake package consists of 350mm discs with 4-piston monoblock fixed calipers at the front, and 330mm discs with single piston calipers at the rear.
The entry-level AMG Sedan can also be optioned with the AMG Ride Control system which allows drivers to switch between three suspension configurations. The system operates fully automatically, adapting the damping forces for each wheel according to the driving situation and road conditions.
Keen drivers can option their A35 with the AMG Track Pace which permanently records more than 80 vehicle-specific data such as speed and acceleration while driving on the race track. On top of this, lap and sector times are displayed, as well as the respective difference to a reference time.
Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan technical data at a glance
|Engine||2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder|
|Max. output||225 kW (306 hp) at 5800-6100 rpm|
|Peak torque||400 Nm at 3000-4000 rpm|
|Drive system||AMG Performance 4MATIC fully variable all-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission|
|7.3-7.2 l/100 km|
|Combined CO2 emissions||167-164 g/km|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.8 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h|