The wait is finally over because the V177 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic sedan is now available in Malaysia! Earlier on, the W177 A-Class hatchback made landfall in the country last October and it is now the tuned four-door’s turn to wow Malaysian car enthusiasts.
Despite being one of the smallest models to receive the coveted AMG treatment and badge, the A35 sedan, nevertheless, is a fire-breathing monster in its own right with an awesome output of 306 hp and 400 Nm respectively from a sturdy turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. Of course, the new sedan does have the added benefit of a boot that will swallow 420 litres worth of luggage, compared to the hatchback. Incidentally, pricing for this new performance sedan stands at RM 348,888 – a competitive price in context, indeed!
The car’s M260 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine gives out its full power at 5,800 rpm and maximum torque comes in from 3,000 to 4,000 rpm. This meaty output is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and an AMG Performance variable all-wheel drive system that can send up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels when needed. Yes, this awesome setup propels the A35 Sedan from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds when its Race-Start launch control is activated!
Massive 19-inch alloy wheels sit at each corner, which in turn complements the AMG body kit and other trim pieces for an aggressive overall look. The AMG treatment continues inside with aluminium trim elements in black and silver, an AMG performance steering wheel finished in Nappa leather, and leather-microfibre seats.
Mercedes’ MBUX intelligent multimedia system remains front and centre, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, as well as an LTE communications module for the Mercedes me connect services. Other things like a heads-up display, keyless entry and start, and wireless charging for your phone all help to sweeten the deal.
And yes, if you’re thinking of getting one, consider this: The model made its international debut a couple of months ago, so demand and production has definitely stabilized. To the car buying public, this just means that there shouldn’t be any supply issues if you do decide to sign on the dotted line!
After all, nothing beats (almost) instant gratification right?