Mercedes-AMG A35 Is Ready To Bring Guns To The S3’s Knife Fight


Several new pictures of the Mercedes-AMG A35 have surfaced online, ahead of the model’s unveiling at the Paris Motor Show.

Posted by Zero2Turbo and noticed by Motor1, the images give us our best glimpse at the upcoming hatchback which will compete with the Audi S3 Sportback.

Looking like a sportier take on the AMG Line variant, the A35 is distinguished by a unique single bar grille that features a mesh insert. The car has also been equipped with a front lip spoiler and small canards.

The most noticeable changes are out back as the A35 has a large rear wing and a modified bumper with ducting around the vents. Further below, we can a unique dual exhaust system and a rear diffuser which could be adjustable.

Additional styling changes are hard to spot, but the model has lightweight alloy wheels and side skirts which echo those found on the AMG Line variant. We can also get a glimpse of the hatchback’s braking system which has likely been upgraded in usual AMG fashion.

The interior largely carries over from the standard model, but we can see a flat-bottomed AMG steering wheel and stainless steel pedals. We can also expect a slightly modified digital instrument cluster and infotainment system with AMG graphics and menus.

Mercedes has been teasing the model for a few days now, but the automaker has remained tight-lipped about performance specifications. However, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers has previously said the car will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with  “more than 300 hp (223 kW / 304 PS).” Some reports have suggested the final figure could be closer to 340 hp (253 kW / 344 PS) – possibly thanks to EQ Boost technology.

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  • Six_Tymes

    still weighs too much

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      How much?

      • Christian

        Do you ask your GF that too? No….

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          So is the weight an educated guess like one of those stalls at the fair?
          Are you a Carny?

  • Jay

    If I’m not mistaken the Kia Forte has those tail lights first.

    • PK

      no one gives a f about kia!

      • Jay

        Agreed so why not copy something better.

        • Matt

          You think Mercedes designers had pictures of the Kia Forte in their design studio? It’s called coincidence.

          • Jay

            I doubt it. Its not a big deal, I was just pointing it out.

    • SteersUright

      lol…good catch. The tail lights are the worst part of the overall decent design.

    • Nick099

      I would not be surprised if those lights are part of a design language MB introduced at some point in the past. They have been at this the longest of any manufacturer.

    • Philip George

      Even if Kia had it first, they still copied it from Mercedes. Deal with it.

    • It’s said if you must copy benchmark the best, clearly in this case Kia was the benchmark for Mercedes.

      Says something for both brands.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    What? Paint?

  • ctk4949

    Not coming to US, so meh. lol

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