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Mercedes-AMG Has Developed A New Entry-Level Model Exclusively For The Chinese Market

With the introduction of the new A 35 L 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG hopes to attract younger buyer groups in China. The highly responsive engine, agile handling, an acceleration time of 4.9 seconds for 0-60 mph and a top speed of 155 mph also meet customer wishes for high driving dynamics in the compact segment.

"The compact class segment continues to grow dynamically at AMG. With the new A 35 L 4MATIC, we have developed a highly attractive entry-level model that ideally meets the needs and wishes of our Chinese customers in their local market, and will enable us to address new target groups," says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG. This A-Class model is being produced exclusively at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd (BBAC), a joint venture between Daimler and its Chinese partner BAIC Motor. The four-cylinder engine comes from the AMG engine manufactory in Kölleda.

Maximum Performance In A Compact Frame:

The four-door notchback is based on an extended wheelbase of 2789 rather than 2729 millimeters and displays the powerful proportions of a dynamic and at the same time compact saloon car with sporty, short overhangs at the front and rear. The radiator grille with twin louvers, the AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter, and glossy black trim elements are distinguishing AMG design features.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine boasts a spontaneous response to accelerator pedal commands, high tractive power (400 Nm max. torque from 3000 rpm), supremely lively response and an engine sound typical of AMG. The crankcase made of high-strength, lightweight die-cast aluminum reduces the vehicle weight where it matters most for driving dynamics. A twin-scroll turbocharger is used for turbocharging. It combines optimum responsiveness at low engine speeds with a strong power increase at higher speeds.

Dual-Clutch Transmission:

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual clutch transmission likewise contributes to the agile and dynamic character. The gear ratios have been configured so that the driver experiences very spontaneous acceleration in all speed ranges, combined with fast shifting and optimum connections when shifting up. The standard RACE-START function allows maximum acceleration from stationary, offering a highly emotional experience.

In the side view, the 19-inch light-alloy wheels in multi-spoke design and the side sill panels of the AMG Line catch the eye. The two-part tail lamps and the new diffuser insert underscore the rear end that emphasizes width. Additionally, there is the spoiler lip on the boot lid and the two round tailpipe trims positioned on the extreme left and right.

Voice and Gesture Controls:

Chinese customers are young and connected, and the intuitive infotainment system MBUX gives them an individual, digital experience. Emotionally appealing presentations underline the clear control structure and feature brilliant maximum-resolution 3D graphics. And needless to say, the trailblazing voice control activated with the words "Hey Mercedes" is also on-board. Thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX recognizes and understands nearly all sentences from the fields of infotainment and vehicle operation, even if they are expressed indirectly. With the new, optional MBUX interior assistant, selected functions of the infotainment system can be operated touchless, and the reading light can be switched on and off.

The AMG Aerodynamics package comes as standard with the A 35 L 4MATIC. It was developed in the wind tunnel and improves the driving characteristics at high speeds. The front apron with larger front splitter and additional flics in high-gloss black, as well as the larger AMG spoiler lip on the rear boot lid, increase the downforce. The lateral spoilers around the visual air outlets of the rear apron and the diffuser blade also have a high-gloss black finish.

The AMG Night package, which also comes as standard, underscores the sporty-expressive vehicle character with striking black design elements. Additionally, there are the heat insulating dark tinted windows from the B-pillar.

Prices Starting at. $45,000

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