On Tuesday Mercedes-AMG confirmed the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG A 35, a new and much more powerful version of the A-Class.
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz A-Class was all the rage last year. This year, we will be talking about the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic.
More powerful, it takes everything we love about AMG and applies it to a compact vehicle that’s offered as both a sedan and a hatchback. It makes over 300 horsepower, will likely sound killer, and has all-wheel drive.
There’s a lot to love about a car like the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic. Let’s take a closer look.
What’s New About It?
It’s a new version of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class which launched last year and arrived in Canada in November. It will be offered as both a sedan and a hatchback and features a more aggressive design, a more powerful engine and a few nifty features performance wise.
Powering the new Mercedes-AMG A 35 is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That gets the 2020 A 35 AMG to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. A dual-clutch automatic gearbox with 7 speeds manages all that power to all four wheels.
Mercedes-Benz’ MBUX multimedia will be standard and is said to include a data collection system for the track called AMG Track Pace. It can measure lap times and accelerations, and save them so the driver can review later. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 will also offer a launch control system and a new “Slippery mode” for better grip on wet or snowy roads.
Visually, the A 35 AMG immediately stands out against entry-level A-Class models. It’s rear wing, twin exhausts, and sporty body kit give it a distinct look that dials up the look-at-me factor without being too ostentatious. There’s still credibility here.
Essentially, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 is a faster, sportier, meaner looking A-Class.
How Much Will It Cost?
We don’t know as of right now, but we can speculate. A base 2019 A-Class sedan starts at $34,900 while a hatchback starts at $35,990. The A 35 will likely be about $10,000 more so around $45,000.
Mercedes-AMG will likely bring the A 45 to market which would start at around $55,000, so pricing the A 35 below $50k makes sense to us.
What’s The Release Date?
Mercedes-Benz is planning to bring the new A 35 to Canada in early 2020.
What Other Models Should You Consider If You Want a Mercedes-AMG A 35?
It will largely depend on its official price which we probably won’t learn before the end of the year, but potential competitors that stand out are the Audi S3 and BMW M240i.
That said, we’re thinking Volkswagen Golf R buyers will also want to compare with the Mercedes-AMG A 35.
What Do We Think About It?
Hatchback? Over 300 horsepower? All-wheel drive? AMG sound? What’s not to love? Even in sedan form, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 looks great, but we’d take the hatchback with any hesitation. Against an aging competition, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 will do very well and we can’t wait to get behind the wheel.