Local buyers looking to get behind the wheel of the Mercedes rival to the Audi S3 will need to part ways with at least $67,200 for the hatchback and $69,800 for the sedan. These prices exclude dealer delivery fees and all on-road costs such as registration fees and stamp duty. Showroom deliveries of the A 35 hatch will start next month, while the first sedans are scheduled to arrive in October.
Aussie customers who want something a little more unique than the ‘regular’ A 35 4Matic hatch can opt for the Edition 1 that is painted Denim Blue metallic and includes gold accents, an AMG aero package and AMG multi-spoke 19-inch wheels. The A 35 4Matic hatch Edition 1 also comes fitted with Black and Magma Grey upholstery, polished aluminum trim, and AMG Performance Seats. In both cases, opting for the Edition 1 package adds $6,990 to the sticker price.
Sitting under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG A 35 is a 2.0-liter turbo four with 301 HP and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. The car sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 155 mph (250 km/h).
Both versions offer the same performance, so it’s a matter of personal choice and whether you need the extra boot space. We’d probably go for the Sedan, as its shape looks a bit more resolved to our eyes, but that’s just us.