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2018 Mercedes-AMG A35 Revealed

2018 Mercedes-AMG A35 Revealed
  • Specs include 306hp engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • A seven-speed automatic gearbox
  • Release date early 2019
  • Price from around £35,000

The first official images and details of the Mercedes – AMG A35 have surfaced online, a car that’s been hotly anticipated for quite awhile now.

After all the build up and anticipation, the new AMG model will finally make its long-awaited debut at Paris Motor Show tomorrow Thursday, 4th October. The event will almost be like the ‘Clash of the Titans’, as the new AMG model will go head to head with its rivals - the new VW Golf R and Audi S3.

As you’re probably aware, there have been some awesome new features and tweaks from the previous AMG model. Let’s take a look at what they are before it’s unveiled tomorrow.

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 Merc 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 horsepower - 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.

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Style/Exterior ✅
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.

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.

Overall, the Mercedes – AMG 35 is somewhat like other models in the past, but with a few new features in the back, the car looks better than ever.

Interior/ Infotainment System ✅
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.

Gearbox ✅
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 Mercedes – AMG A35 can also sport a Race – start launch control function for improved accelerative performance, as well as high-performance brake pedals.

Four-wheel drive ✅
The new 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.

It’s not long now until we see this beast of a car live and in action against the new VW Golf R and Audi S3.

Watch this space…

 

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