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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Saloon: All-New A35 AMG Sedan Experience

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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Saloon: All-New A35 AMG Sedan Experience https://goo.gl/K111bb

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan Is the 302-HP "Entry Level" AMG - When the Europe-only Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback debuted last fall, we told you that Americans would soon be getting the model in sedan form. It turns out soon meant about six months, but no matter—the U.S.-bound A35 sedan has now been revealed ahead of its in-person debut at the New York auto show next month, and as we expected, it's basically identical to its hatchback sibling.

Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The engine has been heavily modified by AMG, and it puts out 302 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque between 3000 and 4000 rpm. Mercedes quotes a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.7 seconds. That's 1.4 seconds quicker than the time C/D got for an all-wheel-drive A220 sedan with 188 horses and 221 lb-ft, and about a second slower than what we achieved in a 375-hp CLA45. In a break from other AMG models, a controllable exhaust system is standard, not optional.
The dual-clutch transmission is an AMG-specific unit that has been tuned for fast shifts and "very responsive acceleration in all speed ranges," and the A35 has launch control as standard. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system's variable torque distributionranges from 100 percent at the front wheels to a 50/50 front-to-rear split; this is controlled electromechanically, with the split being influenced by speed, acceleration, selected gear, steering angle, and individual wheel speed, among other factors.

There are five driving modes; of them, the Sport+ and Slippery modes are new to the AMG. Sport+, as the name implies, increases responsiveness for maximum performance, while Slippery is for enhanced stability, implementing a flat torque curve, smoother responses, and reduced power. The A35 has a different suspension setup than the regular A-class with optional adjustable dampers, a specially tuned variable-ratio steering rack, and larger vented disc brakes (four-piston calipers with 13.8-inch discs in front, single-piston calipers with 13.0-inch discs in back). It also gets the AMG Dynamics system that debuted on the updated C63, which is an enhanced stability control and brake-based torque-vectoring system that works in conjunction with the driving modes
The A35 gets typical AMG styling enhancements including a twin-bar grille, a front bumper with larger openings, a rear lip spoiler, and a deep rear diffuser with a round exhaust tip at each side. The dual screens on the dashboard have an AMG-specific Supersport mode. An available AMG steering wheel has touchscreen buttons for controlling features such as driving modes, and buyers can choose to litter the interior with red trim pieces—including seatbelts. An optional AMG Aerodynamics package consists of a larger front splitter, small front canards, a bigger trunk spoiler, and some additional trim on the rear bumper; Mercedes says this pack actually increases downforce and high-speed handling. Among other options are a Night package that blacks out the exterior trim, 19-inch wheels in place of the standard 18s, and performance bucket seats.
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