Take a look at Drive: Three letters make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A35 a lot enjoyable | Pursuits


Three letters. That’s the theme of this week’s tester. Three little letters could make a distinction. For instance by including AWD (all-wheel drive) you may make the dealing with and efficiency higher of a automobile.

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Three extra letters like AMG take an already enjoyable, punchy little automotive just like the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A35 and make it even sportier. Everytime you see AMG subsequent to any Mercedes-Benz automobile, the goosebumps are popping out. Fact be advised, this week’s evaluate will present a little bit bias I’ve towards small squatty automobiles.

So clearly the A35 AMG, a part of the A-series of Mercedes compact automotive line, was proper up my alley.


I don’t Sprechen Sie Deutsch (communicate German) so I Googled what AMG stood for and it’s quick for Aufecht, Melcher, and Grobaspach, the division of Mercedes-Benz that produces efficiency automobiles. Simply know that three little letters of AMG imply efficiency and enjoyable!

On seems to be, the A35 is easy, but elegant. It’s diminutive measurement and squatty stance has a refined look, befitting of a Mercedes-Benz. On seems to be alone it doesn’t look like overly sporty nor aggressive.


One of many nicest styling parts on the outside that ties all of it collectively is AMG Evening Package deal that options black louvres that reside beneath the top lights after which equally repeated on the again underneath the taillights. It’s capped off on the again with a small, black spoiler that showcases the playful and enjoyable facet to the A65.

Typically occasions it’s design options like this that may be ignored, however congruently piece collectively a well-balanced good-looking automobile. And that’s what the A35 is, for certain.


The bottom engine of the A35 is sufficient with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine. However, as I discussed, including the AMG contact to the engine will increase the ability and efficiency of the turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. As such, the engine makes 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That’s up considerably from the non-AMG base engine.

A seven-speed automated transmission is sufficient however lacks persona. The tasteless efficiency of the transmission detracts a little bit from the punchy efficiency of the engine.


From a efficiency standpoint, this isn’t a sports activities automotive, nor does it fake to be. However for a small automotive with a low heart of gravity it definitely is enjoyable to drive and presents exhilaration in twists and turns and with AWD (Mercedes calls it 4Matic), the dealing with and steering is great.

Though it had been some time since I had pushed a Mercedes, I definitely felt comfy and comfy contained in the A35. The inside is as you’d anticipate from a luxurious model. The AMG efficiency package deal provides particular options inside embody a Nappa leather-based steering wheel and suede-like seats with crimson stitching. Elegant, elegant and distinctive are the phrases used to explain the A35’s inside.


One phrase that received’t be used to explain it nevertheless could be consolation, no less than because it pertains to the again seat. The small again seat no less than doesn’t suggest itself pretty much as good for 3 passengers. Slightly, the A35 is a four-passenger sedan and half of these passengers received’t be overly comfy because the rear head room and legroom is proscribed.

The know-how contained in the A35 is sweet and as you’d anticipate from a German luxurious automobile. Meaning it’s additionally considerably over engineered and overly sophisticated. Whereas the look of the middle stack is gorgeous with advantageous styling touches, there’s an amazing variety of knobs and buttons.

The top result’s an infotainment system that has all of the know-how you could possibly want however will not be overly intuitive.


Not like different AMG Mercedes automobiles, the A35 has an inexpensive beginning worth. The advised retail worth, earlier than choices and packages is $45,850. With elective tools, together with the aforementioned AMG look package deal and a complicated multimedia package deal, and my tester had a last price ticket of $56,020.

For a small, sporty, squatty sedan the A35 had sufficient gas economic system. It has an EPA score of twenty-two mpg/metropolis and 29 mpg/freeway. This sedan features extra effectively and optimally with premium gas.

The 2021 AMG A35 sedan reveals that good issues are available small packages. It additionally reveals that three little letters could make one thing even higher. The AMG package deal modifications a lot about this sedan together with the seems to be and the general driving dynamics.


2021 Mercedes-Benz A35 AMG as examined

Worth: $56,020

Horsepower: 302

Torque: 295 lb.-ft.

Transmission: 7-speed automated

Gasoline economic system: 22 mpg/metropolis 29 mpg/freeway