2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 Junior Performance Sedan Has 302 HP, Does 0-60 In 4.7 Sec

We knew it was coming and here it is; the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic. The German car manufacturer says it will target younger buyers with the A 35 Sedan, much like its hatchback sibling.

Like the hatchback, the A 35 Sedan is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 302 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. All of this power is sent to the ground courtesy of an AMG Speedshift 7G dual-clutch transmission and advanced 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The A 35 Sedan can hit 96 km/h (60 mph)in 4.7 seconds and tops out at a limited 250 km/h (155 mph).

Much like the hatchback, the new Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan can be differentiated from other A-Class Sedan models thanks to some sporty components. Among these changes include a front splitter with silver chrome trim elements and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. Mercedes-AMG also outfits the car with the AMG Line side skirts, a trunk lid lip spoiler, rear diffuser, and dual tailpipes.

Customers can tweak the exterior of the A 35 Sedan to their taste through the AMG Aerodynamics Package and AMG Night Package, the first of which includes some small aero add-ons. As for the AMG Night Package, it incorporates black design elements. 19-inch alloy wheels are also optional.

Inside, the punchy sedan comes equipped with the latest AMG steering wheel that incorporates a flattened lower section and a perforated leather grip area. There is also red contrasting topstitching and galvanized steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Additionally, there is also a small selectable drive programme controller mounted to the wheel. Elsewhere, the A 35 Sedan comes complete with the same MBUX infotainment system as all latest-generation A-Class models. This system combines a fully digital gauge cluster with a large infotainment screen.

Drivers will have five selectable drive programmes at their fingertips; Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, and Individual. These different modes alter key parameters including the response of the engine and transmission. Most of these modes speak for themselves with Individual perhaps being the most interesting. This mode allows drivers to select individual parameters to suit their preferences.

Helping to ensure the sedan can brake just as well as it accelerates, Mercedes-AMG has fitted 4-piston monoblock fixed calipers with 350 mm discs at the front. The rear incorporates single piston calipers and 330 mm discs.

The Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan can also be optioned with the AMG Ride Control system, allowing drivers to switch between three suspension configurations. This system operates automatically and adapts the damping forces for each wheel according to driving and road conditions.

No announcement has been made about when the A 35 Sedan will hit dealerships or how much it will cost. We expect to see it premiere at the New York Auto Show.

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  • Yishay

    Now I’m interested but Still looks like a Kia

  • Nordschleife

    I mean, I’d rock it.

  • javier

    it’s nice but that interior with all the lights and screens is quite a distraction , it must be annoying at night

    • Christian Wimmer

      I own the new A250 AMG Line Hatchback and the display isn’t annoying at all at night. This might sound crazy, but you literally “don’t notice it”. It’s not distracting in any way. Through the settings menu you can also adjust the brightness of the screen. I have mine on a middle setting and it works fine.

      The center digital screen can be “turned off” while the system runs meaning that you can still have your radio, navigation etc. screens in active mode, but the screen itself is dark. It’s a handy feature, but I never use it. I have both the tachometer and central screen on at all times.

      Hope this info helps. 🙂

      • bxniels0

        Isn’t there a minimal theme for that?
        You can create your own themes, too, can’t you?

  • Craig

    I was about to say… “That is the car for me!” But then I saw the photo of the dashboard. Yikes. There they are again… those sink drains. And that ‘gauge cluster’? It all looks like an old pinball machine. Still… if you bought me the car for my birthday…. I’d still say, ‘thanks”!

    • SteersUright

      lmao. Spot on.

  • Jason Miller

    Definitely would buy if I could afford.

  • I pray this car fails, they should have brought the hatchback…..Sloping C pillar and tiny trunk YAY!?? ….I have cash in hand for the hatchback but I couldn’t care any less for this impractical packaging.

  • Steve Cohn

    Thanks for your very informative description of the new A class. It’s not often we get to have a first hand review from actual owners with their experiences with a newly released auto..

  • SteersUright

    This is MUCH better than the current CLA but, still not good enough. There’s something to this design and the older CLA’s that just screams, “FRONT ENGINE FRONT DRIVE PLATFORM”. It something in the way the rear wheels look tacked on, like to the back of a trolly or something, serving no other purpose than just to roll and follow wherever the front goes. This may make no sense, lol, but I know what I’m trying to say here. Still, its a reasonably nice design, given the shortcomings of the economy-car chassis.

  • SteersUright

    Wow, much better looking than the sedan.

  • Alx

    Exterior lets it down… especially the rear lights!

  • Dennis James

    Price it at 25k and I’ll buy it.

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      price it at 40-60000 euro and it still would sell good

  • Brabusbus

    The true baby CLS…

  • KidRed

    I just wish they could’ve centered the second part of the screen over the vents & center console. It’s so close, another 2″ wider on the right and it would be perfect.

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