Mercedes recently pulled the wraps off the all-new A-Class and now we’re getting our first look at the upcoming A35 sedan.
Set to battle the Audi S3, the AMG-tuned car will follow in the footsteps of the A35 hatchback and adopt a stylish design that echoes the new CLS. The front end will largely carryover but bigger changes occur aft of the A-pillar as the model adopts a conventional sedan body that isn’t as practical as the hatchback nor as sporty as the next-generation CLA.
While the styling doesn’t scream sports sedan, the model has a dual exhaust system and a high-performance braking system with cross drilled discs.
The interior should largely carryover from the hatchback and this is a good thing as the model has a significantly improved cabin that finally feels worthy of the Mercedes emblem. As a result, we can expect a digital instrument cluster and a high-tech infotainment system which uses the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interface. In the hatchback, the displays measures 7- or 10.25-inches.
Power will reportedly be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that features EQ Boost technology. The mild-hybrid tech is expected to enable the car to produce around 300 PS (220 kW).
There’s no word on how fast the car will be but the A250 hatchback runs from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.2 seconds thanks to its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 224 PS (165 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. Given the power difference between the two models, it wouldn’t be surprising if the A35 can accomplish the same task in the low- to mid-five second range.
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