Mercedes-AMG Unveils the Latest in Luxury Performance: A Closer Look at the A35, A45 S, and GLB 35 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa hosted an exclusive AMG Performance Tour, showcasing the newest additions to their luxury performance lineup. The event marked the local debut of the cutting-edge A 35 AMG 4MATIC, the awe-inspiring A 45 S AMG 4MATIC+, and the first-ever Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC. With thrilling driving experiences at the core, these remarkable vehicles further solidify Mercedes-Benz's commitment to innovation.
1. Mercedes-AMG A35 and A45 S 4MATIC+: Unmatched Sportiness and Performance
The recently updated A35 AMG 4MATIC serves as the pinnacle of sportiness within the A-Class model series. Building upon the advancements from Affalterbach, both the flagship Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+ and the Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC have received significant updates.
1.1 Exterior: Performance-Inspired Design
The new Mercedes-AMG A-Class boasts a revised front with headlamps, an AMG-specific radiator grille, and a new round badge with the iconic AMG emblem. The A35 features a new front apron and power bulges from the A45, giving it a more cohesive AMG look. Customers can choose between the versatile Hatchback and the elegant Saloon variants for the A35, while the A45 S remains available exclusively as a Hatchback model.
1.2 Interior: Luxurious Sportiness
The interior of the new Mercedes-AMG A-Class combines luxury with sportiness. Standard features include the AMG Performance steering wheel with steering wheel buttons, allowing drivers to control AMG-specific features without taking their hands off the wheel. The AMG performance seat is now available in the trendy sage grey color, adding a touch of style to the cabin.
1.3 State-of-the-Art Infotainment and Connectivity
The latest MBUX generation equips the new Mercedes-AMG A-Class with increased performance. With additional USB charging power ports and a hallmark AMG screen design, the driving experience becomes more interactive and convenient.
1.4 Motorsport-Derived Performance Technology
The Mercedes-AMG A35 features a 48-volt auxiliary power supply and a belt-driven starter-generator (RSG) that offers an output of 225 kW and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. As a mild hybrid, the RSG provides 10 kW more power at start-up, enhancing agility. The A45 S 4MATIC+, a hyper-hatch, packs a powerful punch with an output of 310 kW and 500 Nm, allowing it to reach 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
2. Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC: Unrivaled Performance in a Limited Edition
The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC, available for the first time in South Africa, is limited to only 35 vehicles. Based on the AMG Line, the GLB 35 stands out with model-specific design features, including an AMG-specific radiator grille, front splitter, and rear apron with two round, single tailpipe trim elements.
2.1 Interior and Limited Edition Badge
The interior of the GLB 35 AMG features the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather with AMG steering wheel buttons, ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber seats in black with red stitching, and MANUFAKTUR seat belts in red. A limited-edition badge adorns the center console, making this version truly special.
2.2 AMG Engine Performance
The GLB 35 AMG boasts a 225 kW/400 Nm output from its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine, distributed to all four wheels via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The vehicle offers a range of driving experience modes, from highly dynamic to smooth touring.
2.3 Optimal Traction with AMG Performance 4MATIC
The performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system ensures an optimal ratio of dynamism, traction, and efficiency. The torque split can be instantly changed according to the driving situation, ranging from purely front-wheel drive to a 50:50 percent distribution to the front and rear axle, offering exceptional handling in various conditions.
In conclusion, the Mercedes-AMG A35, A45 S, and GLB 35 4MATIC vehicles displayed at the exclusive AMG Performance Tour showcase Mercedes-Benz's relentless pursuit of delivering unparalleled luxury and thrilling driving experiences. With updated design elements, cutting-edge technology, and performance-driven engineering, these models elevate the AMG lineup to new heights. The limited edition GLB 35 AMG further exemplifies Mercedes-Benz's commitment to exclusivity and innovation, making it a must-have for discerning driving enthusiasts.