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Brand New 69 Mercedes-Benz A Class A35 4Matic Premium Plus 5dr Auto

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£3999 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" Digital instrument cluster display screen180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
Active lane keep assistActive park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
Attention assistBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Direct steeringDYNAMIC SELECT with driving programs (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
ECO start/stop functionFluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
Hard-disk navigationHey Mercedes Voice activation
Lamp failure indicatorMercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature gaugeRadio aerial integrated into roof spoiler
Service indicator (ASSYST)Speed sensitive power steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Burmester surround sound systemDAB Digital radio
Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)MBUX multimedia system

Exterior Features

4 Electric Front and Rear windowsAdaptive brake lights
AMG front, rear apron and side skirtsAMG radiator grille with twin louvre
Blue tinted glassBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome beltline
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicatorsHeated glass rear windscreen + timer control
Illuminated front door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz letteringLED daytime running lights
LED tail lampLED third brake light
Multibeam LED with adaptive highbeam assist plusPanoramic sliding sunroof
Privacy glassRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear fog lightsRear wiper
Two round tailpipes attached to rear apronWider wheel arches for AMG wheels

Interior Features

12V socket40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Air vents surround and cruciform nozzle in silver chromeAMG floor mats with red stitching
AMG leather on door centre panelsAMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBeltline double topstitching
Black roof liningBrushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
Controller on centre console with chrome surroundCup holder and stowage compartment lighting
Electric front seats with memory functionFreight packaging without tie-down hooks
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front footwell lightsFront reading lamps in left and right console downlighter
Front seat backs luggage netsFront seat cushion length adjustment
Front signal exit lampFront vanity lights
Gearshift paddles on steering wheelHandle recess/closing light
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated glove compartment stowageInterior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixingsLuggage compartment cover
Oddments tray lightingRear armrest
Rear head restraintsRear Reading Lamps
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seatSpectacles compartment for driver
Sports seats with integrated headrestsStorage compartment under load area floor
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable coverSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
touchpadTouchpad illumination
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 callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Perforated front brake discsTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless entry lock/unlock
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

CO0CO2 (g/km)167
HC0HC+NOx0
Noise Level dB(A)70NOx0
Particles0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb181WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max190
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min179 

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)38.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)46.3EC Urban (mpg)30.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low11.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.9WLTP - MPG - Comb35.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max33.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min35.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High36.2WLTP - MPG - High41.5
WLTP - MPG - Low24.6WLTP - MPG - Medium35.8

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power306
Coin Description4MaticCoin SeriesPremium Plus
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %91NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %92NCAP Safety Assist %75
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.7Engine 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

Height1405Length4436
Wheelbase2729Width1797
Width (including mirrors)1992 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)51Gross Vehicle Weight2055
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)370
Max. Loading Weight500Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1555No. of Seats5
Turning 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 is now the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG. Jonathan Crouch reports on this enticing hot hatch.

Ten Second Review

With all-wheel drive and a potent 306hp power output, the AMG-engineered A 35 4MATIC hot hatch will give its brand a stronger presence in the core part of the hot hatch segment. If you want a very quick hatchback that can do almost everything, is this where you should start your search?

Background

Mercedes became credible in the hot hatch segment back in 2013 when it announced the AMG-engineered A 45 4MATIC, offered first with 355hp, then later with 381hp. The only problem was that in terms of power and price, this car sat rather above the core part of the hot hatch segment, the faster part of which is represented by cars like the Audi S3, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Honda Civic Type-R, all of which campaign with around 310-320hp. When the fourth generation A-Class model was launched in the Spring of 2018, Mercedes decided it would offer a broader-based offering to hot hatch buyers. The A 45 would be retained (with over 400hp) for folk in search of a super hatch, but core sales would be garnered by a new derivative - the one we're going to look at here, the 306hp A 35 4MATIC.

Driving Experience

Of course, there will be some who accuse Mercedes of little originality. A small, expensive, German hatch that directs over 300bhp through all four wheels is, to many, an Audi S3 or a VW Golf R. That may well be the case, but if there's one thing that Mercedes has discovered in its competition with its German premium brand neighbours, it's that there's usually space in any given market for several manufacturers, as they all have different buyer profiles. This A 35 is a niche sell for sure, but that's only because of its price. Any petrolhead worth their salt would want to get behind the wheel of this one. It's technically intriguing. The engine seems to be a slightly re-fettled version of the four-cylinder powerplant that's found in the humbler A250 model, but much has been changed to reliably achieve that 306hp power output and 400Nm of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via a 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission and the A 35 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds (about the same as the original version of the A 45 could manage). Buyers get much the same 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system as you'd find in the AMG-GT sportscar, with "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual" settings. The AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system directs up to 50 per cent of torque to the rear wheel to ensure a playful bias to the car's handling and guarantees a rapid getaway.

Design and Build

All the key elements of premium Mercedes hot hatch design are in evidence here - there's also a saloon variant on offer too. With both versions, distinguishing features at the front include a radiator grille with twin louvres, an AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes and a front splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres in the outer air intakes. From the side, you'll notice aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a twin-spoke design and special AMG Line side sill panels. The back view is dominated by a rear apron with a sporty diffuser insert, the spoiler lip on the roof and the two round tailpipe trims. Inside, there are seat covers in Artico man-made leather with Dinamica microfibre in black, red contrasting stitching and red belts. Red piping on the microfibre Dinamica trim element and ventilation nozzles with a red ring add further accents. Like lesser new-generation A-Class models, this one features the MBUX multimedia system. Smart centre-dash infotainment screen presentations underline the clear control structure and feature brilliant maximum-resolution 3D graphics. And this display blends into that for the Widescreen Cockpit screen that replaces conventional instrument dials. For the dials, you can select a 'Supersport mode' with a central, round rev counter and additional information presented in the form of bars to the left and right of the rev counter.

Market and Model

There's a choice of hatch or saloon body shapes and A 35 4MATIC prices start at just over £35,500, so it's much more accessible than the old (or new) A 45 models. 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

You might need to keep some self-control when faced with the options list if you're not to put the kibosh on residual values. BMW and Audi have both realised that their super high performance smaller cars tend to be in big demand on the used markets, despite being relatively expensive to run in terms of fuel and other consumables. Mercedes claims an average fuel economy figure of 38.7mpg for the A 35. Clearly this figure will head south if you use the throttle pedal as intended, but it's hard to argue with the 167g/km emissions figure. Insurance cover may well be a different matter. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash.

Summary

The A 35 represents such an obvious product development that you wonder why Mercedes didn't introduce such a car into the previous generation A-Class range. Take everything that's great about the top A 45 model, then make it a little more accessible, both in terms of power and price. The result is a car which really can furnish the brand with a platform to go stalking the likes of Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Everything's been beautifully engineered, from the AMG 4MATIC four-wheel drive system to the seven-speed twin-clutch gear change and the fiendishly clever multi-mode ESP stability control system: it all combines to offer the driver time and space to act. This is automotive evolution happening before us, the distillation of everything Mercedes knows about performance cars into one small package. It's all there. The hand-built AMG engine, the manic performance balanced with class-leading safety systems. An interior that looks as if you've spent over £50,000 on your car. All-weather ability that leaves the rest standing. If you want what is arguably the most consummately-engineered hot hatch in the volume part of the segment and can afford this one, then you have to consider it.

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£399
Deposit£3999
Term (months)24
Fixed interest rate6.23%
Cash price£39,865
Arnold Clark deposit£3967.09
Credit amount£31,898.91
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£25,950
Total amount payable£43,502.09
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
Representative APR6.4%
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