Naijauto.com is pleased to inform all Mercedes hardcore fans that the brand has just expended its very much anticipated entry-level AMG variant with the all-new Mercedes AMG A35 saloon.
This new A35 Saloon really slots in just beneath the C43 model as the Affalterbach’s newest entry-level saloon variant. The A35 is set to go on public sale later this year 2019. It is now the second vehicle model from AMG to actually run on a Mercedes’ compact car platform right after the previous A35 hatchback model and it will surely compete with the BMW m240i as well as the Audi’s S3 Saloon too.
The new Mercedes-AMG A35 Saloon will be competing with the BMW m240i and the Audi S3 Saloon in its class
This A35 Saloon features the same engine as the previous A35 hatchback model which is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces a 302bhp as well as 295 lb-ft of torque. This new Saloon’s engine is claimed to have an acceleration of 0 to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds which is 0.1 slower when compared with that of the hatchback and the top speed has been electronically limited to just 155 mph.
The new A35 Saloon features a 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine that produces an impressive 302bhp
In this new Mercedes-AMG A35 Saloon, power is being sent to all of its four wheels through a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission and a Mercedes’ 4Matic AWD system that depending on driving conditions varies from a fully front-wheel drive to 50:50 front/rear distribution. It also uses a McPherson strut front together with a rear multilink suspension which can be optioned or swapped with adaptive dampers.
Speaking on this new A35 Saloon, Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO said;
"Following the very successful launch of the hatchback model, things are moving along dynamically in the compact class segment at AMG,”
“Sport saloons are the origin of Mercedes-AMG and part of the brand's core.”
This new A35 Saloon rides on 18 inches alloy wheels and as well shares most of its front end directly with the A35 hatchback, with the noticeable front splitter and enlarged air intakes. The liftback in its rear part is clearly inspired by the Mercedes’ 3rd generation CLS models, with a twin exhaust system and a more aggressive rear diffuser. There is also an optional aerodynamics AMG package that actually tweaks the vehicle’s front splitter as well as adds a rear spoiler to the saloon car.
The interior of this new A35 saloon is equipped with the amazing Mercedes’ MBUX multimedia system (that combines completely digital instrument cluster together with infotainment screen right under just one piece of glass). The former can actually be customized with varying viewing modes which include SuperSport – that adds some AMG-specific data like the G-Force readings and as well as track telemetry.
Feel the beauty of the interior of the new Mercedes-AMG A35 Saloon with Mercedes’ MBUX multimedia system
This new Saloon can also be optioned with AMG’s Performance Steering wheel as seen on the previous larger C63 Saloon which integrates some customizable shortcut keys together with digital screens that actually be used to adjust its drive modes, traction control, and suspension settings without even having to use the provided main touchscreen display.
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Each front passenger that rides in this new Mercedes-AMG A35 Saloon gets to enjoy the AMG sports seats while Mercedes specifically claims to have provided the best-in-class-rear headroom for the passengers that will ride in the back/rear seats. This new Saloon has a boot space specified to be 420 litres and this value is favourably compared/competes with the biggest rivals in its category from other brands like BMW and Audi.
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Even though Mercedes is yet to reveal the actual starting price for this new A35 saloon, it is likely to pretty much command a premium which will be over the £34,350 (₦16.3 million) of the former A35 hatchback model.
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