Published on December 5th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Meet the All-New Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC
Mercedes-AMG is presenting a completely new entry-level model to the world of driving performance, the A35 4MATIC.
It is based on the new Mercedes compact vehicle platform and is powered by a new ‘M260’ 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with output of 306 hp. The new drive system boasts a spontaneous response to accelerator pedal commands, high tractive power, a supremely lively response and an emotional engine sound. The crankcase made of high-strength, lightweight die-cast aluminium reduces the vehicle weight where it matters most for driving dynamics.
Body shell, suspension, all-wheel drive, transmission, drive programs, fine tuning – every detail has been designed for maximum driving dynamics without compromising on everyday comfort.
The performance at sports car level (acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds) and the specific design also strengthen its identity as a member of the performance family.
The powerful exterior design adds characteristic AMG elements to the design idiom of the A-Class. The distinguishing features at the front are the AMG-specific radiator grille with twin louvres and AMG lettering, the AMG Line front apron with flics on the outer air intakes, the front splitter and silver chrome trim on the louvres in the outer air intakes.
In the side view, the side sill panels of the AMG Line catch the eye along with the aerodynamically optimised 8 J x 18 light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design. They are painted in black with a high-sheen finish. The rear view is dominated by the rear apron with a new diffuser insert and four vertical fins, the two round tailpipe trims and the spoiler lip on the roof.
The interior of the A 35 4MATIC follows the entry performance logic of Mercedes-AMG with seat covers in ARTICO man-made leather with DINAMICA microfibre in black, red contrasting stitching and red belts or ARTICO man-made leather in black/digital grey. Red piping on the microfibre DINAMICA trim element and ventilation nozzles with a red ring add further accents.
The combination of sporty design and sophisticated details is also featured in the MBUX multimedia system with its innovative operating and display concept. In the new A 35 4MATIC too MBUX replaces the previous COMAND systems and creates an even closer connection between the vehicle, driver and passengers.
Emotionally appealing presentations underline the clear control structure and feature brilliant maximum-resolution 3D graphics. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.