With a wheelbase 3.8” longer than the Mercedes S3 sedan, the Mercedes A35 boasts 302 hp and 295 pounds-feet of torque, as well as works through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Its power goes to a 4Matic AWD system which will distribute torque anywhere from 100% to its front wheels to a 50/50 split with its rear axle. Here we list four more things you should know about Stuttgart’s most recent pocket-sized car:
Little, Yet Fierce
The brand claims a 0 – 60 miles per hour time of 4.7 sec., just 1/10 of a second slower than the Mercedes S3. The brand gave no top speed yet; however, do not expect it to be over 155 miles per hour, the historical limitation for German cars in the United States and quite a bit more than you will ever need on public streets — or even on the racetrack, although the A35 has a lot of track-focused technology available.
It is Stiffer Than the A220
Extra body stiffness might improve the handling traits of the A35 vs. the A220, yet at what cost? The A220 had what Kelsey Mays, Senior Consumer Affairs Editor, referred to as a “controlled yet firm” ride with 19” wheels and AMG-tuned suspension, and Mays suggested consumers test-drive different suspension and wheel configurations to discover one that is comfortable enough. How much more solid can the car get before it becomes too much? Here’s the good news: the brand will provide adaptive shock absorbers on its A35.
Configurable, Digital Gauge Cluster
The A35 features a completely digital gauge cluster that has 3 different modes. True to the brand’s sporting intent, its Supersport mode has a bigger tachometer center and front, with extra driving details shown through simulated 3D bars right and left of the tach. Some of its available displays involve ones that warm up the vehicle ahead of the track, set up the vehicle for track driving and show things such as engine data and G-forces.
It’s Possible to Add Built-in “Track Engineer”
Its AMG Track Pace unit comes optional. With it, motorists may keep track of vehicle lap times and telemetry, all shown through its multimedia screen. With MBUX’s AR function, the “perfect” racing line will show up on either its multimedia screen or its head-up display. Motorists may store their very own local tracks within the system, yet famous circuits such as Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps and Germany’s Nurburgring already are part of the data.
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Manufacturer Images: 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35