After the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, it is now the new AMG A35 sedan’s turn to be assembled in India. It is already a known fact that the all-new A-Class Limousine is going to be launched on March 25, 2021. While the standard A200 and A200d variants will offer most buyers the most value, some will want a little more fun. Mercedes-Benz has already thought of that, and that’s why it will also be introducing the hotter AMG A35. Based on the same platform as the regular A-Class Limousine, the AMG A35 will also be locally assembled. This will make this pocket rocket quite an affordable purchase within its segment – something buyers are sure to notice.
For the most part, the exterior design of the AMG A35 is similar to the standard A200. However, there are enough styling changes to let you know that this one is a little more special. The front fascia now gets a twin-slatted all-black honeycomb grille with a small “AMG” badge in the corner.
Meanwhile, the front and rear bumpers have been slightly reworked too for a sportier look. Along the sides, you can opt for 19-inch AMG-spec alloy wheels, while there are sportier side skirts present as well. You will also be able to tell the AMG A35 apart from the standard model by looking just behind the front fender. Here you will find a small but discernable “Turbo 4MATIC” badge.
The last few items on the outside worth noticing are at the back of the AMG A35. Here you will find a small boot-lip spoiler, suave LED taillights, real twin-exhaust pipes, and a sporty air diffuser.
On the inside, the AMG A35 has a few more unique touches to distinguish itself from the standard A-Class Limousine. It comes with a flat-bottom AMG steering wheel with contrast stitching and sports seats that are upholstered in suede. Of course, since it is a long-wheelbase model, the AMG A35’s interior feels roomier than the standard wheelbase A-Class. However, it is only from the back seats that you will truly be able to tell the difference. Anyway, this is a very modern and gorgeous-looking cabin.
Being the range-topping variant in the line-up, the AMG A35 will offer quite a lot of equipment as standard. The interior boasts the beautifully crisp dual-screen monitors that all new Mercedes models are now famous for. The central unit is the primary touchscreen infotainment display which is powered by the brand’s MBUX system. Then there is also the digital instrument cluster which can display three different viewing options depending on the selected mode. Both screens look brilliant and are pretty much lag-free and smooth in their operation. While much of the equipment on the AMG A35 is similar to the Progressive Line trim of the standard model, it is what’s under the hood that truly counts here.
Powering the AMG A35 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that kicks out 302hp and 400Nm of torque. In this case, it is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and turns all four wheels via Merc’s 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. Performance is undoubtedly sharp, with the 0-100 kmph sprint happening in just 4.8 seconds. Meanwhile, the terminal velocity here is electronically limited to 250 kmph. Still, that is plenty fast for most people, and it is definitely ridiculously fast for our roads.