So you finally have your very first Mercedes-AMG, the A35. While it's not as fast as the A45 or as powerful as the other AMG vehicles on offer, it is still definitely quick and agile on its own right. But what if you wanted to extract more power from its already potent 306 PS, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine? Brabus can help you with that.
With their expertise of making already powerful Mercedes-Benzes into something even more powerful, they have taken the AMG A35 and transformed into a faster machine. Say hello to the B35, a faster and more sinister-looking hot hatch courtesy of Brabus.
Thanks to the PowerXtra tuning kit, the B35 from Brabus cranks out 350 PS along with 460 Nm of torque. This equates to a power bump of 44 PS and 60 Nm of torque over the standard A35. This was done via a plug-and-play module that remaps the ECU for high-performance, as well as more boost for the turbo. But for those that prefer even more, there's the PowerXtra+ which increases power output to 365 PS.
With it, the B35 (withPowerXtra+) can catapult itself from 0 – 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Top speed, on the other hand, is electronically-limited to 250 km/h.
Apart from getting a more potent turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood, Brabus also worked its magic on the B35's exterior and interior. For starters, it has a two-piece front spoiler that Brabus claims reduce front-axle lift at high speeds. It also gets redesigned side air intakes that provide optimal airflow towards the front bumper, a Brabus-specific rear wing, and 19-inch alloy wheels painted gloss black and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.
Fine leather upholstery blankets the cabin of the B35 which can be tailored specifically depending on the customer preference to color and design. There is even the option of applying Alcantara inside the B35 for a sportier and more sophisticated finish. Other extras that can be specified inside the hot hatch include: stainless scuff plates, aluminum pedals, and velour floor mats.
If you're looking to upgrade your A35 but don't want it to be as exuberant as the A45, this Brabus-tuned hot hatch is your ticket to a quick-footed five-door.