Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback | A35 4Matic Premium Plus 5dr Auto


MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS HATCHBACK A35 4Matic Premium Plus 5dr Auto
PersonalLease
£437.34Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£321.28Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£3,936.02 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,891.49 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • 4 Electric Front and Rear windows
  • Blue tinted glass
  • Heated rear windscreen with timer control
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear wiper
BRAKES
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP curve dynamic assist
  • ESP with ASR
  • Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
  • Perforated front brake discs
CARPETS/RUGS
  • AMG floor mats with red stitching
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • AMG performance suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Hey Mercedes Voice activation
  • Radio aerial integrated into roof spoiler
DRIVER AIDS
  • 180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
  • Active lane keep assist
  • Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
  • Attention assist
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • Direct steering
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with driving programs (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport and Individual)
  • Speed sensitive power steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • ECO start/stop function
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 10.25" Digital instrument cluster display screen
  • 10.25" media display
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Lamp failure indicator
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Light aluminium with longitudinal grain interior trim
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
  • MBUX multimedia system
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • AMG front, rear apron and side skirts
  • AMG radiator grille with twin louvre
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour side skirt
  • Chrome beltline
  • Illuminated front door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • Solid paint
  • Two round tailpipes attached to rear apron
  • Wider wheel arches for AMG wheels
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lamp
  • LED third brake light
  • Multibeam LED with adaptive highbeam assist plus
  • Rear fog lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air vents surround and cruciform nozzle in silver chrome
  • Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket
  • AMG leather on door centre panels
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
  • Beltline double topstitching
  • Black roof lining
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Controller on centre console with chrome surround
  • Freight packaging without tie-down hooks
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
  • Front seat backs luggage nets
  • Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated glove compartment
  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Rear armrest
  • Spectacles compartment for driver
  • Storage compartment under load area floor
  • Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
  • touchpad
  • Twin front cupholders
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • 64 colour Ambient lighting
  • Cup holder and stowage compartment lighting
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front reading lamps in left and right console downlighter
  • Front signal exit lamp
  • Front vanity lights
  • Handle recess/closing light
  • Oddments tray lighting
  • Rear Reading Lamps
  • Touchpad illumination
PACKS
  • Light and sight pack - A Class
  • Mirror package - A Class
  • Seat comfort pack - A Class
SAFETY
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Driver and passenger head and side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Red seat belts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Window airbags
SEATS
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seats
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Electric front seats with memory function
  • Front seat cushion length adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
  • Rear head restraints
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
  • Sports seats with integrated headrests
SECURITY
  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Keyless entry lock/unlock
  • Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS
  • Summer tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" AMG 5 twin spoke design bicolour alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tirefit sealant kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0
  • CO2: 167
  • HC: 37E
  • HC+NOx: 0
  • Noise Level dB(A): 70
  • NOx: 0
  • Particles: 0
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1991
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 92
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 38.7
  • EC Extra Urban: 46.3
  • EC Urban: 30.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 11.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 7.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 7.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 8.4
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: 4Matic
  • Coin Series: Premium Plus
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 75
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 306
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 96
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 92
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 91
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.7
  • BHP: 306
  • Engine Power KW: 225
  • Engine Power RPM: 5800
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 3000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1405
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4436
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.54
  • Wheelbase: 2729
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1797
  • Width (including mirrors): 1992
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 370
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2055
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1210
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1555
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 500

Reviews

Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback THE A35 - A MORE DIRECT ROUTE (72/100)

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. The radiator grille with twin louvres, the AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres in the outer air intakes - all are distinguishing features at the front. 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

The A 35 4MATIC prices 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.

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