Mercedes-Benz’ high-performance division has unveiled the four-door sibling to its A35 hot hatch: the A 35 Sedan 4MATIC.
The A35 Sedan slides in the lineup as the entry-level AMG-badged sedan.
Like the hatch, the sedan is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 225kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Thanks to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive, it can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds, towards an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.
The 4MATIC AWD system in the A35 saloon can shuffle up to 50 per cent of the power to the rear wheels when required. However, in day-to-day driving it runs in solely front-wheel-drive mode.
18-inch wheels come as standard, with 19-inchers available as an option. Hiding behind the large alloys are large sports brakes, measuring 350mm up front (with four-piston calipers) and 320mm down rear (with single piston calipers).
Visually, the A35 Sedan adopts a more conservative look than its five-door sibling. Over standard A-Class sedans, the AMG gets a wider, lower bumper with large intakes (albeit without the hatch’s canards), aggressive rear diffuser, dual exhzust tips, and a small boot lip spoiler.
Inside, the sedan is identical to the hatch. It gets the same dual-screen MBUX infotainment system, along with AMG bucket seats, ambient interior lighting and a mix of leather, microfibre and carbon-fibre trim. The touchscreens also host a number of drive modes – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual – which alter the adaptive dampers, variable exhaust, AWD system, transmission response and stability control.
The Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan goes on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019.