Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan Is Aiming To Battle The Audi S3

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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  • Zed68

    I wonder why they use the camouflage stuff, all these cars look so awfully bland I don’t even understand what they’re trying to hide.

  • Miknik

    Even with a sedan boot at the back, the front overhang seems enormous. Really not the best proportioned car. But hey, it will have an expensive badge, so many people won’t care….

  • cashifyer

    So basically a CLA then…

  • Richard Sloman

    295 kW is 400 HP not 300…

    • botornot387

      and 0 to 60 in the low 5 second range is already trailing the S3, which is up for redesign. Something tells me these aren’t the real figures.

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