The mechanical geniuses at AMG have laid their hands upon the current A Class. The result is a 300 horsepower, all-wheel-drive sedan stunner called the Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan.


Starting at $32,500, the A Class is meant to be the “entry level” Mercedes Benz. Its targeted at those who want a certain level of luxury but may not have $60k to obtain it.

Considering its status I would not have pegged it for a performance makeover. However, after giving it some thought, the A Class makes the perfect candidate for the AMG treatment.

Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Limousine//Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Saloon, Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,3-7,2 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 167-164 g/km // Fuel consumption combined: 7.3-7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 167-164 g/km, denimblau // denim blue

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan is the German auto maker’s modern take on a classic “sleeper”.

Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Limousine//Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Saloon, Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,3-7,2 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 167-164 g/km // Fuel consumption combined: 7.3-7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 167-164 g/km, denimblau // denim blue

Everything starts under the hood. Usually the A Class makes a respectable but modest 188 horsepower from its 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

AMG took that same engine and massaged it with a combination of software management and a twin-scroll turbocharger. The end result is an extra 114 horsepower bringing the grand total to 302.

Torque is also boosted up to 295 ft-lbs which is up from the standard 221 ft-lbs.

An AMG “SPEEDSHIFT” dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission gives the Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan faster shifts and adds launch control for those times when you really want to shock someone off the line.

Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Limousine//Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Saloon, Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,3-7,2 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 167-164 g/km // Fuel consumption combined: 7.3-7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 167-164 g/km, denimblau // denim blue

Speaking of track days, the “AMG TRACK PACE” system is available as an option. The system is essentially a data acquisition program so that drivers can log lap times and other vehicle information so users can improve lap times.

With this level of performance wrapped neatly in a subtly luxurious package, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan certainly has potential. If the opportunity to review one arises we’ll keep you posted.

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