Last year we reported on the launch of the Mercedes-AMG A35, a middle ground model between regular A-Class hatchbacks, and the rip-snorting A45. Now, a new model joins the ranks, called the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic saloon.
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The Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic saloon is powered by the same turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine as its hatch sibling. This unit cranks out 225 kW, along with 400 N.m of torque produced between 3 000 and 4 000 r/min. That torque level illustrates how far the performance motoring envelope has been pushed. An E92 BMW M3, with V8 engine delivered the same peak value just a decade ago. Five driver-selected modes are part of the ECUs programming to allow drivers to alter the vehicle’s characteristics, in terms of engine and transmission response, as their mood desires. The five drive programmes are Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Individual.
Mercedes’ AMG Speedshift 7G dual-clutch transmission is the only option. Thanks to a launch control mode on the transmission (called Race Start) and the traction of Mercedes’ all-wheel drive 4Matic drivetrain the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Saloon records an acceleration time of 4,8 seconds for the benchmark 0-100 km/h sprint. Top speed is an electronically limited 250 km/h.
A high-performance braking system helps slow the A35 Saloon from high speeds. The front wheels hide four-piston, monoblock fixed calipers that clamp 350 mm brake discs. The rear axle features single-piston sliding calipers acting on slightly smaller 330 mm items.
The obvious benefit of the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Saloon is its luggage area. Mercedes’s press materials states that “the boot holds 420 litres and was designed for practical usability.” A wide opening of 950 mm makes it easy to access the boot area. An optional keyless entry system allows hands-free and fully automatic opening of the boot lid via a kicking motion of the foot under the rear bumper.
In his own words
“Following the very successful launch of the hatchback model, things are moving along dynamically in the compact class segment at AMG. Sport saloons are the origin of Mercedes-AMG and part of the brand’s core. With our new A 35, we are transporting this history into modern times in the form of a very attractive model that serves as a point of entry into the world of AMG and also appeals to new customer groups”, states Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG.