Mercedes has revealed the A35 L sedan On the ongoing Shanghai motor present, which is a sportier model of the lengthy wheelbase A-class sedan bought within the Chinese language market. As we had reported earlier, the Mercedes-AMG A35 L has a wheelbase that’s 60mm longer than the usual A-class sedan, and is without doubt one of the uncommon LWB fashions to get an AMG badge. The A35 L is without doubt one of the first AMG fashions to be constructed exterior of Germany by means of Mercedes’ joint-venture with BAIC. Nevertheless, the motor might be sourced from the Mercedes plant in Okayölleda, Germany.
The China-only mannequin shares its mechanicals with the usual A35 sedan which was unveiled just lately – a 2.Zero-litre four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that makes 306hp and 400Nm of torque is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox that transmits energy to all 4 wheels by way of Mercedes’ 4MATIC system. The AMG sport suspension can also be shared with the A35.
Because of the further weight from the prolonged wheelbase, the A35L is claimed to be about Zero.1secd slower to the 100kph mark than the common A35 sedan, however has the identical electronically restricted prime velocity of 250kph.
Apart from the longer wheelbase, the China-spec A35 L and the usual A35 sedan are practically similar, with the exteriors that includes enlarged air intakes upfront, a entrance splitter, 19-inch alloy wheels, an aggressive rear diffuser and a twin-exhaust system.
The cabin of the A35 L can also be the identical as the usual A35 bought in different worldwide markets – there’s Mercedes’ MBUX multimedia system, a totally digital instrument cluster and infotainment display below one piece of glass, AMG sports activities seats within the entrance and an AMG efficiency steering wheel.
Whereas Mercedes has not disclosed particulars on an India launch of the A35 L, the model is gearing as much as carry the standard A-class sedan to India and is working on introducing the GLB SUV, which has been revealed in concept form earlier than being displayed on the Shanghai motor present.