This is the new Mercedes AMG A35 saloon or a sedan. It’s the cheapest way into a non-hatchback AMG and here are the top 10 things you need to know about it.
The new A35 saloon looks exactly like the hatchback right up until it’s the more elegant saloon-style rear end.
Mercedes has upgraded the a-class saloon’s body for a 35. It has additional bracing at the front and a solid aluminum plate underneath the engine. To help stiffen up the chassis and make the car there more precise in the corners.
The 35 saloons’ modern interior makes that of similar cars look as expensive as a budget room. There are two huge entertainment screens, call the turbine star, air vents, acres of metal trim and leather sport seats.
The A35 saloon has a 2-liter turbocharged engine with 306 horsepower and 400 Newton meters of torque. It can get from naught to 60 in just 4.7 that’s almost an exact match for the Audi s3 saloon.
The A35 has a twin-clutch, seven-speed automatic gearbox and it delivers rapid-fire gear changes. It includes a launch control function which combined with the four-wheel-drive system means very few saloons will ever be able to beat you off the line.
The A35 steering exhausts throttle response four-wheel-drive system. AMG dynamics torque vectoring system can be controlled centrally by the car’s drive select system. This allows you to quickly set it up for everything from driving in the snow to pounding around a racetrack.
The A35 has a class-leading infotainment system that is available with augmented reality satellite navigation which overlays directions onto an image of the road ahead. It makes alternative Sat Navs look about as sophisticated as navigating using the Stars.
The A35 saloon will start from around 44950 $ when it goes on sale in April. You’ll need more than that if you want some options.
You could save an average of $3,000 another small posture lose and so it should comfortably accommodate for tall adults also. Mercedes says its 420-liter boot is 25% bigger than the hatches and slightly bigger than the Audi s3 saloons boot too.
If you want to is A35 to look less stealth you can pay for the AMG aerodynamics package. This includes a more aggressive front bumper, a larger boot-mounted spoiler. It also adds some flashes of glossy black plastic to the interior.