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Brand New 69 Plate Mercedes-Benz A Class A35 4Matic Executive 5dr Auto

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From £38,355
£999 deposit
£499 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines7" colour screen in instrument panel
Active lane keep assistActive park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
Attention assistBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Direct steeringDual bluetooth interfaces
DYNAMIC SELECT with driving programs (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)ECO start/stop function
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluidHard-disk navigation
Hey Mercedes Voice activationLamp failure indicator
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenanceOutside temperature gauge
Owners manual in EnglishService indicator (ASSYST)
Trip computer 

Entertainment

2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center consoleDAB Digital radio
MBUX multimedia systemMercedes-Benz sound system - 100W

Exterior Features

4 Electric Front and Rear windowsAdaptive brake lights
AMG Front apron with flics as air deflector elements on the outer air intakesAMG radiator grille with twin blade lamella and AMG Lettering
AMG spoiler lip on roofAMG Sports exhaust system with two round tailpipes attached in rear apron
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour side skirtElectric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
Front wings wheel arches with TURBO 4MATIC letteringHeadlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer controlLED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lampLED third brake light
Privacy glassRain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
Rear fog lightsWider wheel arches for AMG wheels

Interior Features

40:20:40 split folding rear seatsAMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBlack air vents with surround in silver chrome
Black roof liningBrushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
Controller on centre console with chrome surroundFloor mats with stitched edging and AMG lettering
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front seat backs luggage netsFront seat cushion length adjustment
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seatsManual height adjustable front seats
Rear head restraintsSeat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Silver coloured aluminium gear shift paddles on steering wheelSpectacles compartment for driver
Sports seats with adjustable head restraintsStowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTouchpad on center console
Twin front cupholdersTwo zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control

Packs

Light and sight pack - A ClassMirror package - A Class
Seat comfort pack - A Class 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windowsCrash responsive emergency lighting
Driver and passenger head and side airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP curve dynamic assistESP with ASR
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront brake calipers with AMG lettering
Perforated front brake discsTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function 

Trim

Light aluminium with longitudinal grain interior trim 

Wheels

Summer tyresTirefit sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)164Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb184WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max184
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min173 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1991Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)39.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.1EC Urban (mpg)30.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low11.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.7WLTP - MPG - Comb36.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max34.9WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min36.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High39.2WLTP - MPG - High43.5
WLTP - MPG - Low24.6WLTP - MPG - Medium36.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power306
Coin Description4MaticCoin SeriesExecutive
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.8Engine Power - BHP306
Engine Power - KW225Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5800Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1411Length4559
Wheelbase2729Width1796
Width (including mirrors)1992 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)51Gross Vehicle Weight2080
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)420Max. Loading Weight510
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1570
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.54
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG A

The A 35 4MATIC is the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG. Here's the Saloon version. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

This A 35 4MATIC Saloon represents one of the most affordable routes into Mercedes-AMG ownership and is engineered first and foremost for driving enjoyment. Here, we check out the Saloon alternative to the usual hatch body style. As with that variant, with 306hp, 4WD and potentially the classiest cabin in the segment, there's a lot of promise here.

Background

'A35' is a moniker that clearly doesn't mean much to Mercedes but in our market, it evokes memories amongst older car enthusiasts of the old Austin model of the Fifties and Sixties, the van version of which was immortalised by Wallace and Gromit. The 1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt had one and reckoned it was more fun to drive than his company Mercedes. But would he have felt the same way if the Stuttgart brand had given him something like this? After all, who could resist this combination of power, traction and quality? The A 35 is the sporting A-Class model you'd buy if you'd decided that the 218hp front-driven A 250 AMG variant wasn't quite enough. And you'd reasoned that the top A 45 Mercedes-AMG model (which offers either 387 or 421hp) was just that little bit too much. Look at it like that and it does seem as if this A 35 might hit something of a small sports saloon sweet spot.

Driving Experience

So here we are with yet another compact car offering 4WD and a turbo engine putting out around 300hp. It's such a familiar recipe isn't it, but this is a popular sweet spot in the shopping rocket market that Mercedes has never properly addressed. The brand claims that the A 35 is much more than just a warmed-up version of a company rep's A250. True, it does share the same basic 'M260'-series 2.0-litre engine as an A250 but to that unit, the Affalterbach engineers have added a twin scroll turbocharger that boosts power to 306hp and enables 62mph from rest to be reached in just 4.7s on the way to a top speed that has to be artificially limited to 155mph. For sharp handling, the Mercedes-AMG brand has here installed a faster-reacting 4MATIC AWD system, bolted on sticky Pirelli P-Zero tyres, added in a clever 'AMG DYNAMICS' torque vectoring system for extra cornering stability and made the body and platform of this car far more torsionally rigid. Plus it's included a quicker-shifting SPEEDSHIFT DCT' 7-speed paddle shift auto gearbox set-up featuring more urgent control software and case-hardening for the first three ratios to allow for tyre-smoking starts that'll be aided by a 'RACE START' launch control mode. To get the most from it all, you'll want to play with the various settings of the 'AMG DYNAMIC SELECT' drive mode system.

Design and Build

This four-door saloon is based on a wheelbase of 2,729 millimetres and displays the powerful proportions of a dynamic, and at the same time, compact sedan with sporty short overhangs at the front and rear. The radiator grille with twin louvres; the AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes; a front splitter; and silver chrome trim elements are distinguishing AMG design features. In the side view, the aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in five twin-spoke design and the side sill panels of the AMG Line catch the eye. The two-part tail lamps and the smart diffuser insert underscore the rear end and emphasise the width. Additionally, there's a spoiler lip on the boot lid and two round tailpipe trims are positioned on the extreme left and right. The customer can choose between three AMG display styles for the instrument cluster. The Supersport mode is particularly striking with a central, round rev counter and additional information presented in the form of bars to the left and right of the rev counter. Obviously, this saloon variant differs from the hatch A 35 variant more in the rear. The roofline isn't so swept back as to limit headroom, while the wide-opening doors allow easy access. Mercedes claims there's class-leading headroom in the back. It'll still be tight for three adults though. The boot, which offers 420-litres of space, is 50-litres bigger than that of the hatch, though has a narrower opening.

Market and Model

The A 35 4MATIC Saloon prices at around £36,500, around £500 more than the hatch version, so it's much more accessible than the faster A 45 model. But most likely buyers will probably want to spend more. The optional 'AMG Executive equipment line' package adds a 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats, a parking package including Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, a leather package and a mirror package including electrically folding exterior mirrors and automatically-dimming driver's side mirror and rear-view mirror. The 'AMG Premium equipment line' package builds on this with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, illuminated door sills, keyless entry, a mid-range sound system and a rear armrest. Push your spend up towards £40,000 and you can have you're A 35 with the 'AMG Premium Plus equipment line' package which, in addition to the pack features just mentioned, adds a Burmester surround sound system, electrically-adjustable front memory seats, a Panoramic glass sunroof and Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus. Go for one of these packages and you'll also be offered an optional 'Driving Assistance package' of camera-driven safety equipment, including Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Braking Assist with a cross-traffic function, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Lane-change Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Steering Asist, Evasive Steering Assist, Pre-Safe Plus and route-based speed adjustment.

Cost of Ownership

We should mention that the saloon version of this A 35 is fractionally more frugal and cleaner than the alternative hatch variant, even though the sedan is 15kgs heavier; work that one out. The A 35 Saloon manages up to 36.7mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and between 164 and 167g/km of CO2. As you'd expect, these figures place the A 35 model series mid-way between its two A-Class hot hatch stablemates. An A250 manages up to 41.5mpg and 139g/km, while the top A 45 AMG model delivers 34.0mpg and 189g/km of CO2. So what's been done with the engineering of this car to promote running cost efficiency? Well, Mercedes says that the 2.0-litre engine's twin scroll technology reduces exhaust gas back pressure, thereby improving gas exchange and engine efficiency. Other engineering measures that help in this regard include CAMTRONIC variable valve control, intelligent thermal engine management, high-precision piezo injectors, multi-spark ignition and patented 'CONICSHAPE' cylinder honing that reduces internal engine friction. Unlike an A250, the A 35's 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving mode system doesn't feature a frugal 'Eco' setting but if you keep this car in its 'Comfort' mode, the auto gearbox will upshift itself earlier to promote frugality. Plus in the 'Comfort' and 'Slippery' modes, an ECO start/stop system will be activated to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights.

Summary

There's lots to appreciate here. We like the fact that you can choose either a subtle or an overtly sporty look; obvious rivals usually restrict you to either one or the other. And the A 35 comes with a couple of things that'll really sell this car to you in the showroom and on the test drive; the most sophisticated cabin in the sector and a sports exhaust with aural fireworks that could give a trip to the dry cleaners something of the feel of a lap of Silverstone. Which compensates somewhat for the rather over-firm ride and pricing which might cause something of a sharp intake of breath, once you've specced this car up as most buyers would want. In summary, if you want a really quick small saloon that's a bit less straight-laced than the usual premium badged offerings in this segment, then you'll probably like the A 35 a lot. It's a Mercedes. And it's a lot of the things a car like this should really be. For us, that's an appealing combination.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
50%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£499
Deposit£999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.75%
Cash price£38,355
Arnold Clark deposit£1376.92
Credit amount£35,979.08
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£18,400
Total amount payable£44,737.92
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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