2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 now on sale in Australia

The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 hatch and sedan have been announced for Australia, coming in as intermediate steps into the AMG sports car experience.

As revealed late last year, the A 35 introduces a brand new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 225kW and 400Nm. It’s not quite as potent as the A 45, but this is designed to appeal to a broader market. It isn’t slow, by any means. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a claimed 4.7 seconds.

In Australia the hatchback version offers a fuel consumption rating of 7.6L/100km on the official combined cycle, while the sedan, thanks to its very slipperier and more aerodynamic body, is rated at 7.4L/100km. This is according to ADR 81/02 standards.

To help distinguish the A 35 over the regular A-Class variants, there’s a full yet discreet AMG aero kit incorporating front and rear spoilers, a bespoke twin-louvre AMG front grille, and aero-optimised 19-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the front passengers are greeted with sports seats in two-tone Lugano leather, while the dash houses two 10.25-inch LCD screens. One of the screens is for the instrument cluster information and the other holds all of the on-board media and car settings.

For a limited time, Mercedes is also offering an Edition 1 version which adds Tech Gold highlights over a Denim Blue exterior, while the interior receives black/Magma grey Artico/Dinamica upholstery. There’s also aluminium AMG trimming.

The new models are available to order now, with deliveries set to commence in September for the hatch and then in October for the sedan. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-roads):

2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 hatch: $67,200
2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan: $69,800

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.