2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Coming With Electric Boost To Scare Audi S3s

Mercedes is working on a new A-Class. And you know what that means, hot hatch fans: that’s right, a new AMG version as well. But there won’t be just one – there’ll be two.

While the new A45 will go up against the Audi RS3, there’ll be an A35 version as well – spotted here while undergoing testing at the company’s headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany – to target the S3.

That much we already know, but the latest word has it that the “warm hatch” will get a mild hybrid powertrain – expected to be the 2.0-liter turbo four we’ve already seen in the new E350 coupe and cabrio.

The engine features a 48-volt EQ Boost system that bridges the gap between what we think of as conventional and hybrid powertrains. In the aforementioned E-Class models, it produces nearly 300 horsepower and almost as much torque.

We’d expect about the same in the A35, putting it in good company alongside the Audi S3 with its 292 hp (compared to the RS3’s 400) and the 335-hp BMW M240i (slotting in under the M2’s 365).

There’s a sedan version of the new A-Class slated to reach the United States, which could see similar specifications as well.

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  • Victor Ferreira

    Do they even make regular cars anymore? I feel like by 2025 their entire lineup will be AMG. AMG 25, 35, 43, 53, 63, 65… damn.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      Good point.
      İ think all AMG’s will have their regular mercedes derivatives:)

    • LWOAP

      Of course they do. The AMG models just get the most attention.

    • Ary Wisesa

      LOL…. Good point! Too many models would only make AMG brand not exclusive anymore.

  • steve

    That name reminds me of old Austin A35 cars!

  • Silimarina

    The front will look like the new CLS.That is good for future A-class buyers, bad for CLS buyers

  • Elmediterraneo

    For those who don’t understand AMG numbers :
    35 is a Mercedes-Benz updragded 4 cylinder for the sub performance FWD based models
    45 is a hand-made Mercedes-AMG 4 cylinder for the top performance FWD based models
    53 is a Mercedes-Benz upgraded 6 cylinder for the sub performance RWD based models
    63 is a hand-made Mercedes-AMG V8 for the top performance RWD based models

    43 is a Mercedes-Benz V6 which will be replaced bu the new Inline 6 of the 53 models.
    65 is a V12 who will left soon the AMG line-up to be exclusive to the Maybach models.

    • xDRAN0x

      43 will use the new inline 6?

  • Vassilis

    The S3 makes almost 310 hp guys.

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