Automotive Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Edition 1_drive

Published on June 1st, 2020 | by Hammer

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AMG A 35 4MATIC Edition 1 priced at RM379,888

This power packed hot hatch from Mercedes-Benz and its AMG tuning house comes with a front-wheel drive platform and is powered by a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with output of 225 kW (306 hp). Body shell, suspension, all-wheel drive, transmission, driving programs, fine tuning, every detail has been designed for maximum driving dynamics without compromising on everyday comfort. The performance at sports car level (acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds) and the specific design also strengthen the identity as a member of the performance family.

Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Edition 1 interior

A true AMG for the Hot Hatch stage!

The new Mercedes-AMG A-Class A 35 4MATIC hatchback represents an ideal point of entry to the world of Mercedes-AMG as well as absolute peak performance. Powered with the 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo engine, the new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Hatchback produces 306 hp output and 400 Nm of torque. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G transmission enables to accelerate from 0-100 km/h and will hit an impressive top speed at 4.7 seconds. Equipped with the AMG Performance 4MATIC variable all-wheel drive, the car provides the ideal combination of superb grip and even greater driving pleasure.

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The crankcase made of high-strength, lightweight die-cast aluminium reduces the vehicle weight where it matters most for driving dynamics. Coming along with the powerful exterior design adds characteristic AMG elements to the design idiom of the A-Class. The radiator grille with twin louvres, the AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres in the outer air intakes are distinguishing features at the front. In the side view, the aerodynamically optimised 19-inch AMG multi-spoke wheels. The rear view is dominated by the rear apron with a new diffuser insert, the spoiler lip on the roff and the two round tailpipe trims.

On the inside, the characteristic AMG elements are also added to the design language. It is equipped with AMG Performance seats that gives a true race-car feel along with the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather.

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Form follows function: design that thrills

Notwithstanding, design of the three compact cars is intelligence made visible. As typical for the AMGs, the motto “Form follows function” is applied in these supercars. It features the AMG-specific radiator grille with a wider lower contour and twelve vertical louvres – as a clear indicator of AMG Performance family membership. At the same time, the pronounced “shark nose”, the slim, deeply contoured headlamps and the flat, aerodynamically favourable bonnet with power-domes visually lower the front section to create the impression of extremely dynamic forward thrust. The imposing presence is also accentuated by the wider front wings with flared wheel arches. These create space for the wider front axle, and underline the athletic appearance.

The new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps offer brighter, more natural illumination by night and eye-catching design by day. In addition to the outstanding quality of light, the Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus is able to control the LEDs by switching between low, partial and main beam automatically.

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC and A 45 S 4MATIC+ comes in the limited Edition 1 package. The AMG Aerodynamics package and the AMG Night package underline the proximity to motor racing. Agility and performance are also symbolised by the paint finish in sun yellow with highlighting decal graphics in the contrasting colour designo mountain grey magno. A reverse combination with designo mountain grey magno paintwork and decals in sun yellow is available as an alternative. Both variants of the Edition 1 are suitably shod with 19-inch 5-twin-spoke aero-wheels painted in matt black, with decorative wheel caps in a central-locking look. The louvres in the radiator grille of the Edition 1 are retained in silver chrome to enhance the exclusive appearance.

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Edition 1 is available in metallic denim blue with decals in matt Tech Gold on the exterior mirror caps and in the lower part of the doors, paired with the exclusive 19-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in matt Tech Gold with a high-sheen finish.

The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1 brings you into pole position – in terms appearance and technology. From the distinctive front apron, AMG radiator grille with louvres in silver chrome plus bonnet with power domes, 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels with red painted brake calipers and the two twin tailpipe trims distinguish it unmistakably from the A 35 4MATIC.

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AMG TRACK PACE: Data logger for use on the race track

AMG TRACK PACE, the virtual race engineer, is available in all three models. The software is part of the MBUX infotainment system, and when negotiating a race circuit it continuously monitors more than 80 vehicle-specific data (e.g. speed, acceleration). On top of this, lap and sector times are displayed, as well as the respective difference from a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether they are currently faster or slower than the best time.

After putting in some fast laps, the driver can use the data to analyse and, if necessary, improve their driving skills. In addition, acceleration and deceleration values (e.g. 0-100 km/h, ¼ mile, 100-0 km/h) can be measured and saved. Thanks to a newly developed algorithm which determines the vehicle position as precisely as possible, AMG TRACK PACE even detects when the circuit has been left or it has been shortened. This is done using GPS data as well as the sensors available in the vehicle (acceleration, gyroscope, steering angle, wheel speeds).

The data are displayed on the multimedia display, in the instrument cluster and on the optional head-up display. Well-known race tracks like, for example, the Nürburgring or Spa Francorchamps, are already stored. Furthermore, it is also possible to record your own circuits. The map display can be switched from 2D to 3D and updated online.

The MBUX Augmented Reality function also allows the ideal line of a stored race track to be displayed on the multimedia display or optional head-up display, allowing the driver to improve lap times with a virtual instructor on board.

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Stay connected with Mercedes me Connect

Mercedes me connect app gives the driver a total control over the vehicle, housing all remote access services from remote start to vehicle tracker. It also provides a quick snapshot of the mileage, fuel level, ryre pressure, fluids and more.

The MBUX infotainment system is also coming up with the AMG-specific displays. The AMG-specific displays has emotionally appealing presentations underline the clear control structure and feature brilliant maximum-resolution 3D graphics. Hence, the customer can choose between the three AMG display styles “Classic”, “Sport” and “Supersport” for the instrument cluster. And needless to say, the trailblazing voice control activated with the words “Hey Mercedes” is also on-board. Thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX recognises and understands nearly all sentences from the fields of infotainment and vehicle operation, even if they are expressed indirectly.

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