Large shield with large air intakes, fins way F1 : the little A35 AMG will not pretend.
Mercedes announces the arrival of a variant AMG of its new A-Class, which should be presented to the World of Paris at the beginning of October. With about 300 hp, this A35 AMG will be the first step in waiting for the future A45 AMG.
Arrival on the market in the spring of this year, the new Mercedes A-Class is about already slumming with the help of the coach house AMG. But, rather than out the heavy artillery with the variant A45 AMG, which is expected to cross the mark of 400 hp, in particular thanks to the hybridization, the firm at the star prefers to go more smoothly for this new generation of compact.
300 hp or more and four-wheel drive
Thus, the Class should first create a version A35 AMG, a little more modest, but not cutesy. The compact would then develop 300 hp or a little more and could already compete with the Audi S3.
It would have under its hood an evolution of the four-cylinder 2.0 turbo that is already present in the current A45 AMG. It would be linked to the automatic gearbox seven-speed 7G-DCT and distribute its power on all four wheels.
The teasers revealed by Mercedes to give us a first glimpse of this new bombinette, which will have an aerodynamic body kit, very similar to that of the current A45 AMG. We can already see the spoiler fixed on the roof, or even the fins on the sides of the shield before, how F1. The shields will be of significantly more aggressive than those of the Class A standard.
New entry ticket to the AMG
Note that this new “small” version A35 will make the range AMG more accessible, with an entry ticket placed lower than before. The price of this Mercedes A35 AMG should be around 45 000 €. Only remains to wait for the World Auto Paris to know all its secrets.