The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Hatchback Is AMG’s New Mighty Mite

Its mid-grade 302-hp AMG engine is headed to the United States

Since Mercedes-Benz transformed the A-class from a high-roof minicar to a sporty compact, it has enjoyed success, and for the first time the latest generation is coming to the U.S. market. We won’t get the A-class hatchback, though, which launched in Europe earlier this year; the only A-class body style to come to the U.S. is the sedan. (The stylized CLA “four-door coupe” and the baby GLA crossover will both also get new generations soon, based on this new A-class.) Now the regular A-class has been joined by the Mercedes-AMG A35 hatch, powered by a 302-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Our drive of that model provides us a preview of things to come, since this engine is U.S.-bound in the CLA, the GLA, and the A-class sedan.

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