Model Details

Mercedes-AMG A35

  • Brand: Mercedes Benz
  • Body Type: Sedan
The Mercedes-AMG A35 is AMG’s mid-range hot hatchback, one that sits underneath the rabid A45 S, rivalling similarly powered 300bhp-ish rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf R, Audi S3 and BMW M135i.

It’s been around for a while now, and while the A45 S continues to hog much of the limelight with its 415bhp power figure, the less intense and less expensive A35 still does a great job of appealing as a more demure everyday driver.

Its underlying ingredients aren’t out of this world – the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and basic suspension layout are derived from the standard A-class – but as AMG has so often been able to do in recent years, there’s some real finesse added into the package. If the hatchback body doesn’t really do it for you, Mercedes will give you options, with this same powertrain available in the A35 Saloon, CLA35 Coupe and Shooting Brake, a GLA35 crossover and even the tall, boxy GLB35 that can seat up to seven.