This Is The Mercedes-AMG Hot Hatch America Needs

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A heavily tuned Mercedes-AMG A35 is heading to Frankfurt, and it looks spectacular.

The Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC would best be described as a "warm" hatchback. We don't mean that disparagingly, it's just isn't as "hot" as the full-on A45 is all. Its 2.0-liter turbo four still kicks out 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, but one of the biggest names in Benz tuning is heating it up.

Brabus is planning on giving the A35 two stages of tune. The first is the PowerXtra B 35 tuning kit, which adds 43 horsepower and 44 lb-ft, neatly bringing the power figures up to 340 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque.

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If that's not enough extra thrill from a Brabus A35, the PowerXtra B 35 S upgrade brings power up to 360 horsepower and 359 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to accelerate the A35 to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds through the all-wheel-drive system and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Brabus doesn't stop at the engine though. Aesthetics and aerodynamics are altered with a new rear wing that replaces the production unit, a new two-piece front spoiler, and side air intake elements that, when added together, Brabus promises brings "an optimal aerodynamic balance and even more thrilling looks from the rear."

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Also affecting looks and performance are gloss black Brabus Monoblock T alloy wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero 235/35 ZR 19 tires. There's also a stainless sport exhaust system with integrated sound management that can be matched to the stock tailpipes or with the optional Brabus quad stainless/carbon exhaust tips. For the interior, and like most Brabus cars, the customer can have it tailored as much or as little as they wish according to taste.

The Brabus A 35 will debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, which starts on September 12.

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