Independent, impartial advice for car buyers and car owners

Find an Expert Rating: 

Pricing announced for new Mercedes-AMG A 35

Premium hot hatchback a prelude to new A 45 model arriving next year

Our Expert Partners:

Motorway 600x300

Sell your car with Motorway
Find out more

Cazoo 600x300

Find your next car with Cazoo
Find out more

ALA Insurance logo 2022 600x300

Warranty and GAP from ALA Insurance
Find out more

Motors 600x300

Find your next car with Motors.co.uk
Find out more

MotorEasy logo 300x150

Warranty, servicing and tyres from MotorEasy
Find out more

Mycardirect subscriptions – 600x300

Carsubscriptions from Mycardirect
Find out more


Mercedes-AMG has announced prices for its latest hot hatch A-Class – the A 35, which will challenge the likes of the Audi S3 Sportback and BMW M140i.

As a precursor to a full-fat AMG A 45 that will arrive next year, the A 35 packs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 306hp and 400Nm of torque. It’s paired exclusively with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

With launch control enabled, the A 35 is good for a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited 155mph top speed. Fuel economy is pegged at 38.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 167g/km.

Standard equipment includes the new Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system, spread across two seven-inch displays and featuring voice commands activated by saying ‘Hey Mercedes’. Other standard kit includes satnav, lane keeping and speed limit assist, 18-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, keyless starting and dual-zone climate control.

Giving an AMG flavour to the proceedings are a specific radiator grille, performance steering wheel, exhaust system and high-performance brakes with AMG lettering.

Mercedes-AMG A 35 rear

Customers can then spec several packages. The Executive pack costs £1,395 and adds a larger media display, heated front seats, additional leather and parking assist, while the Premium pack brings keyless entry, an upgraded sound system, ambient lighting and a rear armrest.

Premium Plus builds on those with a top-end Burmester sound system, electric front seats, LED headlights and panoramic roof for its £3,895 price tag.

On the safety front, customers can spec a Driving Assistance package for £1,695 in conjunction with one of the other packs – it adds blind spot assist, autonomous emergency braking, lane-change assist and radar-guided cruise control.

The A 35’s starting price of £35,580 undercuts the Audi S3’s £36,230 and BMW M140i’s £35,790. Order books are open now, with first deliveries due in the spring.

Latest news from the car industry at The Car Expert

Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.