Saturday 14th December 2019
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


New Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic unveiled. Image by Mercedes-AMG.

New Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic unveiled
<< earlier Mercedes article     later Mercedes article >>

 


News homepage -> Mercedes news

Newer articles featuring 2019 Mercedes-AMG A-Class

2019-03-26: Mercedes-AMG A 35 grows a boot

An AMG A-Class already?

Yes indeed, but this isn't, despite appearances, the second-generation Mercedes-AMG A 45; instead, it's a new entry-level AMG-fettled A-Class called the Mercedes-AMG A 35. But don't let that fool you into thinking that this isn't a very serious high-performance hatchback.

Ok, what's under the bonnet?

A 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, fed air by a twin-scroll turbocharger. AMG quotes maximum outputs of 306hp at 5,800-6,100rpm and 400Nm at 3,000-4,000rpm, hardly shabby for the cheapest way into AMG ownership. Thanks to all that, the A 35 can do 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, on the way to a limited 155mph.

Can it handle all that power?

It would appear so, as the A 35 features 4Matic four-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Drive is divvyed up according to grip levels and drive mode, but at the extremes, the A 35 can send all its power to the front wheels, or up to 50 per cent to the rear axle.

Tell us more about those driving modes.

Via the AMG Dynamic Select switch, the driver chooses Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport + or Individual. These affect a wide number of systems, including the stop-start; two-mode power steering with variable ratio and assistance; the characteristics of the gearbox and the 4Matic system; throttle response; the active exhaust flap; the damping (if the optional adaptive damping is fitted); and the new AMG Dynamics system. The latter applies individual wheel brakes for either stability or agility, depending on the drive mode or the Individual setting.

What about the chassis hardware?

Like the regular A-Class, there are MacPherson struts up front, though with aluminium wishbones and an AMG-specific steering knuckle. At the rear there's a multi-link design with much of it shared with the previous A 45 model. Three-mode adaptive damping will be optional, though uprated brakes are included as standard.

Any other equipment worth talking about?

Inside, the A 35 gets a full AMG makeover, including a red, black and grey design theme. There are sports seats, red seatbelts, red-tinged air vents and a new flat-bottomed AMG steering wheel. That can be further enhanced with new controls for the drive modes and more. The A-Class's MBUX Widescreen Cockpit layout gets AMG graphics and menus, while there's the option to upgrade to the AMG Track Pace app if you're very serious about your track days.

Does this replace the AMG A 45?

Nope. That's in the pipeline, presumably with 400hp and perhaps an EQ hybrid boost. In the meantime, the A 35 gets its world debut at the Paris Motor Show next month.



Shane O' Donoghue - 18 Sep 2018


2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.

2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35. Image by Mercedes-AMG.









    - Mercedes-AMG road tests
- Mercedes-AMG news
- A-Class images






AMG power from the off for new Mercedes GLA. Image by Mercedes.
Mercedes-Benz GLA revealed
All-new Mercedes GLA crossover gets AMG 35 4Matic model at launch.
 
Mercedes shows off super-luxury GLS. Image by Mercedes-Maybach.
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600
Maybach model tops off the GLS range.
Massive GLS gains Mercedes-AMG treatment. Image by Mercedes-AMG.
Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4Matic+
New Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 has up to 634hp, 850Nm and the back-up of mild-hybrid EQ Boost power.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ares
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bosch
 Bowler
 Brabham
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Cupra
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 FAB Design

 
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 HERE
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Ionity
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kahn
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan
 NLV

 
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Polestar
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 Startech
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 UKCOTY
 Vanda Electrics
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
 






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2019 ©