The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 L 4MATIC has just been introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show. Designed exclusively for the Chinese market, the vehicle offers the same level of performance of the regular A35 Sedan but offers improved interior comfort.
Whereas the standard Mercedes-AMG A 35 has a wheelbase of 2729 mm (107.4-inches), the A35 L’s wheelbase measures in at 2789 mm (109.8-inches). That’s not a great deal longer but it will offer rear-seat passengers slightly more legroom, something which is very important amongst premium car buyers across China.
Powering the A35 L is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 302 hp at 5800 rpm and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Like the standard model, this grunt is sent through an AMG Speedshift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an AMG Performance 4MATIC variable all-wheel drive system. The car accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Production of the sedan will be handed by Beijing Benz Automotive Co, the joint venture between Daimler and Chinese partner BAIC Motor. All A35 L 4MATIC models come equipped as standard with the AMG Night Package. The car also includes 19-inch black alloy wheels, an aggressive rear diffuser, and a prominent spoiler on the trunklid.
In the cabin, the sedan incorporates the car manufacturer’s latest MBUX infotainment system, just like all other A-Class models. The A35 L 4MATIC is also equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster which can display important information such as G-Force and Engine Data. It can also be customized depending on what driving mode the car is in.
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t said how much the Mercedes-AMG A35 L 4MATIC will set back Chinese buyers.