Mercedes-AMG has officially revealed a new entry-level model in the world of hot hatchbacks. It’s called the A35 4MATIC and it is based on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform and is powered by a new two-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 306bhp.
The two-litre turbo engine is a new development and is based on the M 260 four-cylinder engine in the new A-Class. It makes 306bhp and 400Nm of torque from 3,000rpm. Transmission duties, meanwhile, are handled by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. As long as ESP is activated, the 4MATIC system stays in “Comfort” mode. As soon as the driver presses the “ESP SPORT Handling” or “ESP OFF” button, the 4MATIC system switches to “Sport” mode.
Lastly, the exhaust system features an automatically controlled exhaust flap as standard. In terms of design, in typical AMG fashion, the grille features twin louvres, a front splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres in the outer air intakes. In profile, the aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design and the side sill panels of the AMG Line catch the eye. The rear view is dominated by the rear apron with a new diffuser insert, the spoiler lip on the roof and the two round tailpipe trims.
The new Mercedes A35 4MATIC will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2018, with sales commencing soon after in certain European markets.