A 300 HP Mercedes-AMG A 35 Would Be A Perfect Small Sport Sedan

Pictured: A standard Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Pictured: A standard Mercedes-Benz A-Class

If this were news about another inevitable Mercedes-AMG SUV, I’d roll my eyes. But it’s not: This concerns a potential AMG version of the new, 2019 Mercedes A- Class sedan, and I am absolutely stoked for it.


Last week, we laid eyes on the new A-Class. It looked good and had an impressive interior, though we learned the hatch would not be coming stateside. Of course, we also wondered about the inevitable AMG-variant, and Carscoops reports an alleged Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan is in the works.

From the story:

Power will reportedly be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder enginethat features EQ Boost technology. The mild-hybrid tech is expected to enable the car to produce around 300 PS (295 kW).

Look at that! A little 300-horse AMG bite-sized rocket sedan. What could be better?

There’s already an A 45 in Europe, but it’s unlikely that Mercedes will phase that out. What’ll probably happen instead is that it will slot the A 35 beneath the A 45, kind of like how there is now a mid-range 53 series for the larger body styles. That makes perfect sense.

In the wake of the sedanocalypse, it’s nice to see that sports sedans aren’t utterly dead. I guess this is what we get when Mercedes sells thousands upon thousands of SUVs: Juiced up, compact sedans.


I can live with that.

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Margin Of Error

I think we already have that.

It’s called a CLA45 AMG.

It has 355 horses, 4 wheel drive, and cost about the same as a STI Ra, $50K.

It’s been available to all of us since late 2012.