Afflaterbach’s latest entry model, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC garnered tremendous fanfare when it first presented itself in September 2018. Now, Mercedes-Benz UK has just announced that the A 35 4MATIC will retail from 35,580 Sterling Pounds.

With that, you’ll get a base A 35 4MATIC with 18-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, high-performance braking system with AMG lettering, AMG exhaust system, MBUX multimedia system with “Hey Mercedes” voice command, 7.0-inch instrument cluster and touchscreen media display, Nappa leather AMG Performance steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist.

For that proper hot hatch look, the AMG Style package can be added for £2,595 which includes AMG Aerodynamics package with extended front splitters, additional front flics, diffuser blade, gloss back rear wing and 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels all painted in gloss black. It also comes with the AMG Night package and heat-insulating dark-tinted glass.

Other feel-good items such as the Multibeam LED headlamps, Widescreen cockpit, 64-colour ambient lighting, keyless entry, Burmester surround sound system, panoramic sunroof, illuminated door sills and Advanced Driver Assist systems can be specified for a price.

With all the bells and whistles checked, you are looking at a grand total of £48,850 (RM260k), yikes. While this does not tell us how much the A 35 4MATIC will cost in Malaysia, but it serves as a good indicator of the price positioning of the baby AMG which is upwards of RM300k.

To recap, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC is powered by an uprated M260 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine found in the A 250. Output figures are now 306 hp and 400 Nm paired to a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch automatic to drive all four wheels.

Century sprint is done in 4.7 seconds with Race Start (launch control) engaged and flat out it will do a top speed of 250 km/h. To put things into perspective, the baby AMG is almost half a second quicker than the Volkswagen Golf R and a full second quicker than the Honda Civic Type R.


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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.