2020 AMG A 35 Blasts Through the Gates with 302 Turbocharged Horses
Newest Benz will come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, lightning-quick seven-speed DCT transmission, tuned suspension and all-wheel drive.
The new A 35 Sedan expands the current AMG model range by providing an additional attractive entry-level model. It appeals to young customers who are looking for a high level of performance along with a comfortable amount of space for passengers and luggage. An acceleration time of 4.7 seconds for 0-60 mph meets these customers’ desire for performance driving dynamics in the compact car segment.
“Following the very successful launch of the hatchback model, things are moving along dynamically in the compact class segment at AMG,” said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG. “Sport sedans 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.”
Plenty of Space, Still Compact
The A 35 Sedan rides on a 107.4 in wheelbase and displays the proportions of a powerful yet compact vehicle, with sporty and short overhangs at the front and rear. The grille with twin louvers, the AMG front bumper with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter and silver chrome trim elements are distinguishing AMG design features on the A 35.
From the side view, the aerodynamically-optimized 18-inch, twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and side sills of AMG design catch the eye. The muscular shoulder with a precise character line running below it emphasizes the contoured sides of the A 35. The side mirrors sit on the beltline, as commonly seen on sports cars. The optional 19-inch wheels reinforce the characteristic AMG look.
The two-part tail lamps and the new diffuser insert highlight the rear end that emphasizes width. Additionally, the trunk lip spoiler and the two round tailpipe trims firmly characterize the AMG design from the rear.
Comfortable Interior Dimensions
Above-average shoulder, elbow and headroom plus easy access to the rear contribute to the A 35 Sedan’s high versatility. The A 35 Sedan is also at the top of its segment with regard to rear headroom (37.2 in). The large trunk was designed for practical utility. The trunk opening is very large with a width of 37.4 in. This allows comfortable loading and unloading, even of large luggage. This applies in particular to the optional KEYLESS-GO comfort package with HANDS-FREE ACCESS. The HANDS-FREE ACCESS convenience function enables hands-free and fully automatic opening of the trunk lid with a kicking motion of the foot under the rear bumper.
MBUX Multimedia System
In the interior of the A 35 Sedan, the new MBUX multimedia system combines an intuitive operating structure with progressive design. MBUX 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 blend into a Widescreen Cockpit, and as a central element emphasize the horizontal orientation of the interior design.
The trailblazing voice control system activated with the words “Hey Mercedes” is also on-board. Thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX recognizes and understands nearly all sentences from the fields of infotainment and vehicle operation, even if they are expressed indirectly. In addition, with the newly optional MBUX interior assistant, select multimedia functions and the reading light can be switched on and off without touch.
Fully-digital Instrument Cluster
Customers can choose between three AMG display styles for the instrument cluster. The Supersport mode is particularly striking with a central, round tachometer and additional information presented in the form of bars to the left and right of the rev counter that have a three-dimensional depth. Via the AMG menu, the driver can choose various special displays such as Warm-up, Set-up, G-Force and Engine Data.
The touchscreen multimedia display also emphasizes the dynamic character with individual AMG displays such as visualization of the driving programs, AMG TRACK PACE and telemetry data. Another new feature is the unique AMG center console with touchpad and additional switches for operating ESP, manual transmission mode and optional adaptive damping.
New Generation of AMG Steering Wheels
The new generation of AMG steering wheels continues to provide the perfect link between the driver and the vehicle. The steering wheel rim with a flattened lower section, perforated leather in the grip area and red contrast topstitching is both attractive and pleasant to the touch. The galvanized steering wheel paddles allow an even sportier driving style with manual gear shifting. The integral touch control buttons can be used to intuitively select the displays of the instrument cluster and the multimedia system by means of horizontal and vertical swiping, and to position them according to individual preferences.
The optional AMG Performance steering wheel can be equipped upon request with some innovative additional elements, such as the AMG Drive Unit. This consists of a round controller with an integrated display beneath the right-hand steering-wheel spoke, plus two vertically positioned color display buttons with switches beneath the left-hand steering-wheel spoke. The AMG drive programs can be engaged directly via the controller. The selected drive program is shown on the color LCD display directly integrated in the controller.
With the two freely configurable display buttons and the additional switches, further AMG functions can be controlled within easy reach, directly on the steering wheel. Each function desired can be displayed on the other LCD display, and the driver taps its switch to set the respective function. The driver’s two preferred AMG funcions can be defined in this way and the settings quickly changed with one touch.
Red/Black: Characteristic AMG Combination
The seat covers are available in MB-Tex man-made leather with DINAMICA microfiber in black with red contrasting topstitching and red seat belts or in ARTICO man-made leather in black/neva grey. Red piping on the microfiber DINAMICA trim elements and ventilation outlets accented by a red ring add further design accents.