Mercedes-AMG A35 Goes Official With All-Wheel Drive And 301 HP

The Mercedes-AMG lineup is growing as the automaker has officially unveiled the A35 4MATIC.

Starting under the hood, the hatchback has a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 301 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system.  This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Being a proper AMG model means the performance upgrades extend beyond the engine compartment.  In particular, the A35 has been equipped with additional braces and an aluminum plate to increase torsional stiffness up front.

Elsewhere, engineers installed an AMG Ride Control suspension which uses lightweight aluminum components, an AMG-specific front steering knuckle and a handful of goodies lifted from the A45. Customers will also have the option of ordering an Adaptive Damping System with three different modes.

Since the model can get to high speeds relatively quickly, the A35 has been outfitted with a high-performance braking system that features four-piston fixed calipers and 13.7-inch (350mm) discs up front.  Out back, there’s single piston calipers with 13-inch (330mm) discs.

Other performance changes include a sports steering system, an AMG exhaust and an assortment of special settings including a new “Slippery” mode for the AMG Dynamic Select System.

A previewed by leaked images, the A35 has a lot in common with the A-Class’ AMG Line variant. However, the mid-performance model has a unique grille, flics and a front splitter. The car has also been equipped with a sportier rear bumper and a large spoiler. Other special touches include a new diffuser and 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a flat-bottomed steering wheel, microfiber accents and red contrast stitching. There will also be an assortment of AMG-specific settings and options for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system.

The Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC will be debut at the Paris Motor Show on October 2nd and sales will begin later that month.


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  • sidewaysspin

    Already looked like a banana but now has the right colour.

    • PK

      banana? more like a pineapple but in a good way! <3

    • Christian

      kinda racis t too say, isn¨t it?

  • Christian Wimmer

    G O R G E O U S !

    I wish that color had been available when I ordered my A250 AMG Line (it’s Polar White).

    • DMJ

      I’m very happy for you, but do you really have to mention in every comment that you ordered the A250?

  • Ermal Morina

    looks sexy,and the colour suits it perfectly

  • Denzel

    Currently waiting for the GLA since we won’t get this in the states

    • Merc1

      We will get the A35 Sedan and yes a GLA35 and even a GLB35 and then “45” variants of all those.


  • David Lee

    It actually looks pretty good in yellow. The lines on the car were a little too conservative for an entry-level Merc and the colour helps off-set that for the AMG model.

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a sweet little hot-hatch. Not digging the integration of the screens in the dash. Looks more like an graphic designers office than a “cockpit” for any sporty driving machine. Also, GLA’s ergonomics weren’t great and it was a tight squeeze in there. Hopefully this new chassis lends a bit more spacious a feel for people in the car.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    It’s not that bad for a Benz. It would improve if it had 3 doors and a different color.

  • StrangerGP

    I still think this car looks like a failed facelift of the previous generation. The front is atrocious and the rear could be from a Hyundai.

  • Infinite1

    Looks good, I’m looking forward to seeing the next gen AMG GLA with over 400 HP

  • salamOOn

    omg that tacky black spoiler/wing…..

  • Vassilis

    Veeery interesting S3 competitor. Probably more desirable than the Audi. In a more subtle spec though.

  • botornot387

    Really digging the way this turned out. A little surprised they basically matched the exact power output of the current S3.

  • Philip George

    So why is BMW saying they can’t build a 1 series M (M1?) or X1M, X2M etc. because of “front wheel drive” again? AMG is showing you can get around that with all wheel drive AWD, performance upgrades & tweaks, performance engine, enhanced driving dynamics and sporty handling. Over to you BMW.

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