2018 Mercedes-AMG A35 Review

2018 Mercedes-AMG A35 Review

This is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG A35 and it's available to lease now! The new AMG A35 model looks to compete with its rivals - the new VW Golf and Audi S3.

Mercedes AMG A35 Exterior features

Stylistically, you’ll be able to spot the car and its identifiable features from a mile away. Just by looking at the car's amazing exteriors, two features immediately catch the eye.

Our Mercedes A Class leasing prices start from £278.12 exc. VAT per month

The classic radiator grille and the twin louvers on each side of the car should be enough enticement to make you want to jump into the car and take it for a spin!


If you look a little lower, we can see the AMG line bumper. It might look very similar to previous models, but the splitter is bigger, there are flics on the air intakes, and small winglets on the sides. Its rear end has changed quite a bit, thanks to the addition of a new roof spoiler and a diffuser insert. The bumper also features a pair of flics on each side of the vent, and some big exhaust pipes that make the car look like a proper rally sports car.


Mercedes AMG A35 Interior & new tech features

If you thought the new exterior designs were impressive, well wait until you check out how the car looks inside. It’s a game changer. You’ll find the latest the latest MBUX infotainment system, a digital dashboard, and a brand-new AMG steering wheel, which has advanced features like a built-in touch screen.


With the swipe of your finger, you’re able to choose between 3 AMG styles for the instrument cluster or control the multimedia system. The A35 also manages to pull off that sporty feel to the car by including leather bucket seats with red piping and red surrounds for the car's air vents. There is also a voice command feature “Hey Mercedes” which allows you access to the different types of car functions available. Other interior features incliude; supportive sport seats, a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel, lane keeping assist, two zone climate control, keyless entry, and a reversing camera.

View our Mercedes-Benz A Class leasing prices

Mercedes AMG A35 Power and Performance

Being a classic AMG car, you get that classic AMG engine that we all know and love when it comes to a Mercedes AMG car. If you pop open the bonnet and peep inside, you will see that this A35 has the same two-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the A250. But, it’s been given a revised turbocharger, and a new switchable exhaust system with a loud setting, which ups the power to 306 hp - that’s 86 more horsepower than the A250.


Like several new performance cars in the current market, the mighty Mercedes AMG A35 offers drivers 5 different driving modes: Sport, Comfort, Slippery, Sport+ and Individual. Slippery is designed to improve grip on surfaces with poor traction, Comfort is specifically designed for daily commutes and reduces fuel consumption, Sport and Sport + are designed to generate enough power so that you can get the most speed out of your car. These 5 different driving modes adjust the traction controls based on the mode the driver has selected.

What engines are available?

The Mercedes AMG A35 will come with a seven-speed dual clutch and automatic gear box, which will feature AMG’s very own Speedshift software. The software will sharpen upshifts and downshifts with quicker and intuitive shift times. In addition to offering the driver both automatic and manual modes, the AMG A35 can also sport a Race-start launch control function for improved accelerative performance, as well as high-performance brake pedals.

More Mercedes news: the new Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 has been revealed!

The new AMG A35 uses a revised and improved version of the old A45s four-wheel drive system, but that means no drift mode or no RWD (rear-wheel drive) antics. If the front wheels begin to slip, then the engine can transfer up to 50% of its power to the rear-wheels, which in turn will give you more torque and acceleration.

The Mercedes AMG A35 is a very good premium hatchback for everyday driving and offers a lot of comfort, space and practicality. The Mercedes AMG A35 is available to purchase from £35,580. A new AMG 45 will be released later this year, which will deliver 400hp. If you would like to discuss Mercedes AMG A35 car leasing options with an Account Manager - request a callback today.

What are your thoughts about the new Mercedes-AMG A35?

Leave a Facebook comment for your chance to win £20 of High Street Vouchers. Each month we pick our favourite comment from the previous month - get involved for your chance to win...

Users must be logged in to Facebook to view and add comments. Comments do not reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Back to car leasing blog Next post Previous post
Arval Lex Autolease Alphabet BVRLA Seagulls Leaseplan Leasys Novuna Vehicle Solutions Santander ODO Fleet Insight ALD

We use cookies to make the website work as well as possible and improve our services.

Accept Cookies Managing cookies