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Mercedes-AMG’s 301bhp A 35 priced under £36k, coming spring 2019

Written by: Neil

Price and spec has been confirmed for the new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC, ahead of its arrival in spring 2019.

The hot hatch is the new entry model from Mercedes-AMG, making AMG performance more affordable than ever with an asking price of £35,580 on the road.

It comes suitably well-specced too, riding on 18-inch five-twin spoke AMG alloy wheels with AMG suspension and boasting a whole host of AMG goodies.

Inside, the cabin is built around the MBUX multimedia system and seven-inch cockpit display with seven-inch touchscreen media display. This system includes ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation and hard-disk navigation, but other fancy software in the A 35 includes assistance for active lane keeping and speed limit, as well as five driving modes and keyless-go starting function.

Also dotted around the interior is automatic two-zone climate control, touchpad and AMG performance steering wheel in Nappa leather. Completing the generous equipment list is an AMG radiator grille with twin-blade lamella, high-performance braking system and AMG exhaust system. Put simply, there’s zero possibility that anyone will have any doubt that you’re driving anything but an AMG.

Under the bonnet is a 301bhp two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 400Nm of torque and all-wheel-drive, linked to a 7G-DCT seven-speed automatic transmission.

Given the chance, it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, proceeding on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Fuel economy is surprisingly decent too, returning 38.7mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 167g/km.

Various packages allow buyers to boost the spec on their A 35. For an extra £1,395, the AMG Executive equipment line adds a 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats, active parking assist and electrically folding exterior mirrors.

The £2,395 AMG Premium equipment package builds on the previous line with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, illuminated door sills, keyless entry.

Jess Wort, marketing manager at Petrol News, comments: “The Mercedes-AMG A 35 is well-priced and a great way for hot hatch lovers to get on the AMG ladder.”

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