Power and style in a compact format – the new A-Class also makes its debut at Mercedes‑AMG and thus forms the sporty top end of the model series. The top model Mercedes‑AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined 9.2‑8.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 208‑200 g/km)2 and especially the Mercedes‑AMG A 35 4MATIC (Hatchback fuel consumption combined 8.6-8.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 196‑188g/km; Saloon fuel consumption combined 8.5‑8.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 192‑184g/km)2 benefit from the refresh from Affalterbach. With its revised look, the A 35 moves even closer to the AMG family and is still available as a Hatchback and as a Saloon, while the A 45 S is available as a Hatchback as before.
Exterior: The revised front headlamps, the AMG-specific radiator grille and the new, round badge with the AMG emblem instead of the Mercedes star with a laurel wreath, immediately stand out when looking at the new Mercedes‑AMG A-Class. In addition, a new front apron and the power bulges familiar from the A 45 provide the A 35 with a new, coherent AMG face. The AMG look is underlined by the new wheel design, the rear spoiler lip, revised rear headlamps and the hallmark round exhaust pipes (twin-flow on the Mercedes‑AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+).
Interior: As standard, the new Mercedes-AMG A-Class offers the AMG Performance steering wheel including AMG steering wheel buttons, with which the driver can control AMG-specific features such as the three-stage ESP or AMG Dynamics – without taking their hand off the steering wheel. In addition, the familiar AMG performance seat is now also available in the trendy sage grey colour.
Technology: There is also an engine update in the Mercedes-AMG A-Class. In line with the production models, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 is equipped with a 48-volt auxiliary power supply and belt-driven starter-generator (RSG) and achieves an output of 225 kW/306 hp with a maximum torque of 400 Nm. As a mild hybrid, the RSG supports agility with 10 kW more power at start-up. In addition, an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8-speed transmission is now on board and the new front radiator facilitates temperature management at the limit.
Infotainment & connectivity: The new Mercedes-AMG A-Class also benefits from the latest MBUX generation: Increased performance, the integration of the fingerprint sensor (expected to be available from the 1st quarter of 2023) for profile authorisation in the central display, more USB charging power and the new hallmark AMG screen design make driving in the new AMG A-Class an interactive pleasure.
AMG Street Style Edition: For the market launch of the new Mercedes-AMG A-Class, a very special version of the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ will also be available exclusively and for a limited time: The AMG Street Style Edition impresses with extrovert and exclusive equipment elements. With the base paint in mountain grey magno and the edition-specific foiling with colour gradient in black/anthracite matt and colour accents in fluorescent orange, it emphasises the elements of the Aerodynamics Package. The look is perfectly complemented by the newly designed 19-inch wheels in matt black and the bright red brake callipers.
In keeping with all this, the interior of the AMG Street Style Edition is also unmistakable: the AMG Performance seat in black MICROCUT microfibre is adorned with seams and highlights in bright orange. The orange label on the headrest quickly makes it clear which edition from Mercedes-AMG we are talking about here. The AMG Performance steering wheel in leather/MICROCUT with contrasting orange stitching and the AMG trim elements in aluminium with the same pattern as the exterior foiling add further accents to the interior.
With its four cylinders, the AMG Street Style Edition produces 310 kW (421 hp) and comes with the AMG Aerodynamics Package, the AMG Night Package I and II and the stand-alone AMG fuel filler cap.
The engines at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC
A 35 4MATIC
A 45 S 4MATIC+
|Displacement||cc||1991 cc||1991 cc||1991 cc|
|Consumption combined (WLTP)2||l/100 km||8.5–8.1||8.6–8.2||9.2–8.8|
|Combined CO2 emissions (WLTP) 2||g/km||192–184||196–188||208–200|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||s||4.8||4.7||3.9|
2The figures shown are the “WLTP CO2 values” measured according to Art. 2 No. 3 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures.