Paris 2018: Mercedes-AMG A 35 as a rival to the BMW M135i F40

The new Mercedes-AMG A-35 is one of the Highlights on the Daimler Stand at the auto salon in Paris in 2018. The first sports Version based on the new A-class is below the current A 45 positioned and plays with its 306 HP in a performance class, which by 2020 at the latest the new BMW M135i F40 recorded. Even now, there are with the BMW X2 M35i , a first UKL model with 306 HP strong four-cylinder and all-wheel drive, as a preview to the M135i can be understood.

In the case of the new Mercedes-AMG, A 35 the 306 HP and 400 Newton meters of torque it takes to accelerate the compact athlete in 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100, and up to the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. The front transverse-mounted four-cylinder with 2.0 Liter displacement is set by a twin-scroll turbocharger under pressure and is connected as standard with the 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The force is distributed according to the driving situation variable, ranging from pure front-wheel drive up to the balanced distribution in the ratio 50 to 50.

In comparison to the ordinary A-class, the AMG A-35 has additional stiffening of the front vehicle, a modified steering, a five-part, fully-customizable driving modes, a modified suspension and a sports exhaust system with valve control. For a surcharge, the adaptive dampers are fitted, which enable an adjustment of the suspension-comfort, at the touch of a button.

In the interior of the Mercedes-AMG A 35 like all new A-classes contributes to the Infotainment System MBUX, which has, in the case of the new base AMG about three special styles to display and so particularly sporty is supposed to work. Where the Performance of A 35 placed in the hotly contested Segment of the about 300 HP strong compact athlete, must show the first comparative tests in a few weeks.

Tobias Moers (Chairman of the Board of management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH): “We have submitted in 2012 with the introduction of the A 45 a real Benchmark in the compact segment. The demand for our compact models developed in the last years very dynamically. This success has encouraged us to expand our property Portfolio and to put it on a broader Basis. With the new A 35, we fulfill the promise in every Detail of our Driving Performance brand and offer exciting cross-dynamics at the level of today A 45.”

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