Last February, we saw Mercedes-Benz officially unveil the all-new A-Class. Featuring a sharper exterior along with new high-tech features, the 2019 A-Class dons a dapper look while also blending sporty dynamics in the small premium hatchback segment.
But for those that prefer a bit more oomph from their five-door hatch, there's the AMG-tuned A45. Sadly we have yet to see Mercedes-AMG unveil it. However, the in-house tuner did release teaser pictures of the new A35. Set to slot between the A250 and the top-of-the-range A45, the A35 will serve as the entry-level version of the AMG-tuned five-door.
Based on the photos provided, the A35 will get a slightly similar sporty exterior as the A45. Up front, the A35 gets a twin-style front grill (the A45 gets the Panamericana grill), along with what looks to be canards on the far corners of the front bumper. Around the back, there's a roof-mounted wing on top of the hatchback, as well as a tweaked bumper and a bigger exhaust.
Other additions that will be present in the upcoming A35 include 'AMG' and 'A35' badging on the bodywork, as well as illuminated door sill plates bearing the tuner's signature logo. Apart from those, we expect Mercedes-AMG to fit the A35 with sportier front seats, leather or Alcantara cabin trim, and maybe other sporty add-ons.
Under the hood, the A35 could be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four derived from the A45. Seeing that it sits below the top-of-the-range model, it's highly likely that it will be detuned to produce less horsepower. However, it may most likely still produce 300 PS and benefit from a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with all-wheel drive. Other changes that could be on the list include bigger brakes, stiffer suspension and upgraded dampers.
Expect the Mercedes-AMG A35 to make its global debut in the coming weeks, most likely at the 2018 Paris Motor Show this October.