America won’t be getting the A35 hot hatch, but there will be a sedan equivalent.
Mercedes recently unveiled the fourth-generation A-Class, so it’s only a matter of time before the new entry-level model gets the AMG treatment. Ahead of its world debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, Mercedes-AMG has previewed the new A35 for the first time in a series of teaser images. While the A35 hot hatch won’t be arriving in America, sadly, there will be a sedan equivalent.
The images don’t give too much away, but we get a look at the bright yellow launch color and a close-up of the AMG logo on the front grille. In case you were wondering, the signature Panamericana grille is being reserved for the hotter A45 coming next year, which is likely to only be offered as a hatchback in Europe.
The other teaser image showcases the A35’s sleek full-LED headlights that look similar to the standard A-Class. No technical specifications have been revealed yet, but the A35 is likely to use the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as the A250. AMG boss Tobias Moers has also suggested the A35 will have “around 300 hp,” which is a significant increase over the 221 hp available in the A250.
Expect to see more teaser images and info to be revealed in the run-up to the A35’s debut next month. According to Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog, orders for the A35 will start in October before customer deliveries commence in December. The sedan equivalent will most likely launch in the US next year.