Mercedes A35 AMG review

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Introduction

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It might be the cheapest proper AMG model you can buy, but the Mercedes A35 AMG still boasts some impressive vital statistics.

Yes, it's essentially an A Class, but it's one that's been to the AMG tuning experts from the little town of Affalterbach in Germany, and has come back with not only a more aggressive look and four-wheel drive, but also a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine boosted to 302bhp.

Admittedly, that's a lot less power than the range-topping A45 AMG can muster, but then the A35 is much cheaper to buy and still has enough firepower to worry the likes of the BMW M135i, with 0-62mph taking well under five seconds. Better still, it's available in both hatchback and saloon body styles.

Read on to find out how the A35 AMG stacks up in all the important areas against its hot hatch rivals, and don’t forget, you could save thousands on your next new car by using our New Car Buying service.

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