New entry-level mannequin opens up the world of driving efficiency
Affalterbach. Emotional, agile and digital: with the A 35 4MATIC (mixed gasoline consumption 7.Four-7.three l/100 km; mixed CO2 emissions 169-167 g/km) Mercedes-AMG is presenting a totally new entry-level mannequin on the earth of driving efficiency.
It’s based mostly on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform and is powered by a new 2.Zero-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with output of 225 kW (306 hp).
Physique shell, suspension, all-wheel drive, transmission, driving packages, positive tuning – each element has been designed for max driving dynamics with out compromising on on a regular basis consolation.
The efficiency at sports activities automotive degree (acceleration Zero-100 km/h in Four.7 seconds) and the precise design additionally strengthen the id as a member of the efficiency household. A true AMG for the Scorching Hatch stage!
“With the introduction of the A 45 in 2012, we introduced an actual benchmark within the compact phase. The demand for our compact fashions has developed very dynamically in recent times. This success has inspired us to additional broaden our portfolio and place it on a broader footing.
With the new A 35, we’re fulfilling our model promise of driving efficiency in each element and providing thrilling lateral dynamics on the degree of at this time’s A 45,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The new A 35 4MATIC expands the AMG mannequin portfolio as a pretty entry-level mannequin in each respect. As a result of the event of the A 35 4MATIC was built-in into the event means of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class proper from the beginning, it was developed concurrently the longer term A 45 4MATIC, making it was attainable to inject the AMG DNA into each related element. The end result can definitely be skilled by the driving force within the type of genuine driving efficiency.
Strengthened body-in-white with elevated torsional stiffness
Particular measures to strengthen the entrance part of the bodyshell type the idea for the exact turn-in capacity and the toe and camber stability of the chassis elements, even when driving at velocity. A so-called “shear panel”, a bolted aluminium plate underneath the engine, will increase the torsional stiffness of the entrance part. Two further diagonal braces on the entrance of the underbody additionally scale back torsion and improve the stiffness.
New four-cylinder turbo engine with output of 225 kW (306 hp)
The 2.Zero-litre turbo engine is a new improvement and is predicated on the M 260 four-cylinder engine within the new A-Class. The new drive boasts a spontaneous response to accelerator pedal instructions, excessive tractive energy (400 Nm max. torque from three,000 rpm), a supremely energetic response and an emotional engine sound. The crankcase product of high-strength, light-weight die-cast aluminium reduces the car weight the place it issues most for driving dynamics
Refined turbocharging with twin-scroll turbocharger
A twin-scroll turbocharger is used for turbocharging. It combines optimum responsiveness at low engine speeds with a robust energy improve at larger speeds. The housing of the twin-scroll turbocharger is split into two parallel ducts. Along with two separate exhaust ducts within the exhaust manifold, this makes it potential to channel the exhaust gases individually on the turbine wheel.
The cylinders are divided into two cylinder teams and every is directed onto a turbine circulate of the twin-scroll turbine. The cylinder teams are outlined based mostly on the ignition sequence.
This leads to an extra benefit of twin-scroll know-how, i.e. minimisation of the mutually opposed results of the person cylinders on the fuel cycle. The exhaust fuel again strain is lowered and fuel trade and engine effectivity are improved.
Quite a few engine measures improve effectivity
The excessive technological requirements of the new four-cylinder engine are additionally underscored by quite a few efficiency-enhancing measures. These embrace CAMTRONIC variable valve management, clever thermal administration for engine and oil, high-precision piezo injectors and multi-spark ignition. In manufacturing, the patented CONICSHAPE® cylinder honing reduces inner engine friction and in addition will increase effectivity.
Agile gear ratios: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission additionally contributes to the agile and dynamic character of the new A 35 4MATIC. The gear ratios have been configured in order that the driving force experiences very spontaneous acceleration in all velocity ranges, mixed with quick shifting and optimum connections when shifting up.
The commonplace RACE-START perform permits most acceleration from stationary and is a extremely emotional expertise. The features of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G transmission are rounded off with a short lived M mode activated by working the steering wheel shift paddles in any driving mode, and with the guide transmission mode “M” for guide gear shifting with the shift paddles.
AMG Efficiency 4MATIC variable all-wheel drive
Dynamism, agility and efficiency – these three attributes characterise the usual all-wheel drive of the new AMG A 35 4MATIC. The variable AMG Efficiency 4MATIC combines the absolute best traction with plenty of driving enjoyable. The torque distribution is infinitely variable to go well with the dynamic dealing with necessities. The spectrum ranges from front-wheel drive solely to a 50:50 % distribution to the entrance and rear axles.
A multi-disc clutch that’s built-in within the rear axle transmission is liable for the variable torque distribution between the entrance and rear axles. It’s managed electro-mechanically. The influencing elements for torque distribution usually are not solely the driving velocity, the lateral and longitudinal acceleration and the steering angle, but in addition the distinction in rotational velocity between the person wheels, the gear chosen and the accelerator place.
The important benefits of electro-mechanical management over an electro-hydraulic system relate to sharper driving dynamics – primarily because of the considerably quicker response and speed-independent actuation of the discs over all the adjustment vary.
So long as ESP® is activated, the 4MATIC system stays in “Comfort” mode. As quickly as the driving force presses the “ESP® SPORT Handling” or “ESP® OFF” button, the 4MATIC system switches to “Sport” mode – for much more agile dealing with and even greater stability limits.
5 driving packages: car traits with large unfold
The 5 AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving packages “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Individual” allow a variety of auto traits from snug to dynamic. They modify related parameters, such because the response of the engine and transmission.
The new “Slippery” drive program is optimised for slippery street circumstances, with lowered energy and a flat torque curve. Clean gear modifications, earlier upshifts and the ECO begin/cease system help the stability-focused driving impression.
The “Comfort” program stands for snug and fuel-efficient driving, for instance because of very early upshifts. Suspension and steering are arrange with an emphasis on consolation, the ECO begin/cease system is lively.
“Sport” and “Sport+” place the concentrate on agility and driving pleasure with sporty engine and transmission tuning. The sound of the turbocharged engine turns into extra distinctive. The ECO begin/cease system is inactive. “Sport+” is especially emotional with double-declutching throughout downshifts and partial cylinder cut-off by way of a quick and exactly outlined retardation of ignition and injection at full load.
The “Individual” driving program allows the person parameters to be chosen and saved in accordance with private preferences. As well as, the gliding perform is obtainable within the “Reduced” and “Moderate” drive settings.
AMG DYNAMICS: extra agility with excessive stability
As a new function within the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving packages, the new A 35 4MATIC comes with AMG DYNAMICS. This built-in dynamic dealing with management system extends the stabilising features of ESP® with agilising interventions based on the driving force’s needs.
Throughout dynamic cornering, imperceptible braking intervention on the rear inside wheel creates an outlined yawing second concerning the vertical axis. The impact: the A 35 4MATIC steers spontaneously and really exactly.
The totally different manifestations of AMG DYNAMICS are referred to as “Basic” and “Advanced”. The drive program choice indicated on the multimedia show exhibits the new AMG DYNAMICS image with the related further time period.
“Basic” is assigned to the “Slippery” and “Comfort” drive packages. Right here the A 35 4MATIC demonstrates exceptionally secure dealing with traits with excessive yaw damping.
“Advanced” is activated within the packages “Sport” and “Sport+”. The A 35 4MATIC stays neutrally balanced. The decrease yaw damping, decrease steering angle requirement and enhanced agility help dynamic manoeuvres reminiscent of driving on winding nation roads. Within the “Individual” drive program the driving force can set the AMG DYNAMICS ranges individually.
AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with particular elements
The AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension format is predicated on the dimensional idea of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class with good straight-line stability and extremely dynamic cornering behaviour. The longitudinal and transverse dynamics are completely coordinated.
A McPherson suspension strut development is fitted on the entrance axle. Suspension is taken care of by one wishbone under the wheel centre, one spring strut and one tie rod respectively. The particular axle geometry reduces the affect of the drive on the steering – for top consolation and agile dealing with. The new wishbone in aluminium reduces the unsprung plenty enabling a extra delicate response from the springs. The AMG-specific entrance steering knuckle has a radially bolted brake calliper – a know-how originating from motorsport.
The Four-link rear axle is related rigidly with the physique by way of a subframe. Three transverse arms and the trailing arm, the wheel service and the bearings from the confirmed A 45 4MATIC are used on every rear wheel. This ensures most driving stability and agility.
Adaptive Damping System with three modes
The optionally available Adaptive Damping System allows the driving force to decide on between three totally different suspension management modes. The spectrum ranges from comfort-focused to sporty. The system operates absolutely mechanically, adapting the damping forces for every wheel in accordance with the driving state of affairs and street circumstances.
This occurs inside milliseconds and is infinitely variable, with a large unfold of damping traits. The result’s that journey consolation and agility are enhanced in equal measure.
Strong high-performance brake system
The high-performance braking system ensures fade-resistant deceleration and brief braking distances. Its dimensions correspond to the well-proven A 45 4MATIC mannequin. The entrance axle is fitted with new Four-piston Monoblock fastened callipers and 350 millimetre brake discs, the rear axle with 1-piston sliding callipers and 330 millimetre brake discs.
The discs are internally ventilated and perforated to raised dissipate warmth and stop brake fading, even with excessive use. The silver-painted brake callipers have black AMG lettering.
Steering with particular rack and variable ratio
The speed-sensitive, electro-mechanical sports activities energy steering helps a sporty driving type with its direct turn-in means. It has a particular rack with variable transmission ratio and two attribute curves: relying on which drive program the driving force has chosen, it supplies taut and sporty or extra snug steering suggestions. The inflexible mounting within the integral service connects the steering even higher with the physique and thus will increase steering precision.
AMG exhaust system with exhaust flap for sound modulation
The exhaust system options an mechanically managed exhaust flap as commonplace. Relying on the drive program chosen the sound is modulated from balanced to highly effective.
Design: unmistakable influences from motor racing
The highly effective exterior design provides attribute AMG parts to the design idiom of the A-Class. The radiator grille with twin louvres, the AMG Line entrance apron with flics on the air intakes, a entrance splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres within the outer air intakes are distinguishing options on the entrance.
Within the aspect view, the aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design and the aspect sill panels of the AMG Line catch the attention. The rear view is dominated by the rear apron with a new diffuser insert, the spoiler lip on the roof and the 2 spherical tailpipe trims.
Sporty inside with MBUX multimedia system
The inside of the A 35 4MATIC follows the entry efficiency logic of Mercedes-AMG with seat covers in ARTICO man-made leather-based with DINAMICA microfibre in black, pink contrasting stitching and purple belts or ARTICO man-made leather-based in black/digital gray. Purple piping on the microfibre DINAMICA trim component and air flow nozzles with a pink ring add additional accents.
The mixture of sporty design and complicated particulars can also be featured within the MBUX multimedia system with its progressive working and show idea. Within the new A 35 4MATIC too MBUX replaces the earlier COMAND methods and creates a fair nearer connection between the car, driver and passengers.
Emotionally interesting shows underline the clear management construction and have sensible maximum-resolution 3D graphics. Visually, the 2 shows beneath one shared glass cowl mix right into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central aspect consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the inside design.
Absolutely digital instrument cluster with three AMG show types
The buyer can select between three AMG show types for the instrument cluster. The Supersport mode is especially hanging with a central, spherical rev counter and extra info introduced within the type of bars to the left and proper of the rev counter: with a three-dimensional perspective, they attain far into the background to a man-made horizon. By way of the AMG menu, the driving force can name up numerous particular shows reminiscent of Heat-up, Set-up, G-Pressure and Engine Knowledge.
Touchscreen multimedia show and new centre console
The touchscreen multimedia show additionally emphasises the dynamic character with particular person AMG shows corresponding to visualisation of the driving packages, AMG TRACK PACE and telemetry knowledge.
The AMG-specific centre console in piano lacquer end with normal touchpad has further buttons that management the features ESP®, guide transmission mode and Adaptive Damping System. At the side of the optionally available leather-based package deal, it encompasses a silver chrome encompass.
And for sure, the A 35 4MATIC additionally comes with trailblazing voice management, activated with the phrases “Hey Mercedes”. Because of synthetic intelligence, MBUX recognises and understands almost all sentences from the fields of infotainment and car operation, even when they’re expressed not directly.
New AMG steering wheel era with contact management buttons
The new era of AMG steering wheels continues to offer the right hyperlink between the driving force and the car. The steering wheel rim with a flattened decrease part, perforated leather-based within the grip space and purple contrasting topstitching is each engaging and nice to the contact. The galvanised steering wheel gearshift paddles permit a good sportier driving fashion with guide gear shifting.
The built-in Contact Management buttons are a new function. They can be utilized to intuitively choose the shows of the instrument cluster and the multimedia system via horizontal and vertical swiping and to place them in response to particular person preferences.
The lively distance assistant DISTRONIC and the TEMPOMAT cruise management may be adjusted on the management panels on the left. The management panels on the best are used to activate the voice management and phone, and to manage the sound quantity, music choice and different features of the multimedia system.
As an choice the steering wheel could be outfitted with additional revolutionary options. These include a spherical controller with an built-in show beneath the right-hand steering-wheel spoke, plus two vertically positioned color show buttons with switches beneath the left-hand steering-wheel spoke.
The AMG drive packages could be actuated immediately by way of the controller. The chosen drive program is proven on the color LCD show instantly built-in within the controller.
With the 2 freely configurable show buttons and the extra switches, additional AMG features may be managed inside straightforward attain, instantly on the steering wheel. Which means the driving force can focus absolutely on dynamic driving with out having to take his arms off the wheel.
Every perform required might be depicted on the opposite LCD show, and its change is tapped by the driving force to set the respective perform. The driver’s two most popular AMG features could be outlined on this approach and the settings modified with only one faucet of the finger.
Knowledge logger to be used on the race monitor: AMG TRACK PACE
AMG TRACK PACE can also be out there as an choice for the new A 35 4MATIC. The digital race engineer is a part of the MBUX multimedia system and completely data greater than 80 vehicle-specific knowledge (e.g. velocity, acceleration) whereas driving on a race monitor.
On prime of this lap and sector occasions are displayed, in addition to the respective distinction for a reference time. As a result of particular show parts are proven in inexperienced or purple, the driving force is ready to see at a look with out studying numbers whether or not he/she is presently quicker or slower than the most effective time.
After placing in some quick laps, the driving force can use the info to analyse and, if crucial, enhance his/her driving expertise. As well as, acceleration and deceleration values (e.g. Zero-100 km/h, ¼ mile, 100-Zero km/h) might be measured and saved.
Because of a newly developed algorithm which determines the car place as exactly as attainable, AMG TRACK PACE even detects when the circuit has been left or it has been shortened. That is carried out utilizing GPS knowledge in addition to the sensors obtainable within the car (acceleration, gyroscope, steering angle, wheel speeds).
The knowledge are displayed on the multimedia show, within the instrument cluster and on the non-compulsory head-up show. Properly-known race tracks like, for instance, the Nürburgring or Spa Francorchamps, are already saved. Moreover, additionally it is attainable to document your personal circuits. The map show might be switched from 2D to 3D and up to date on-line.
The MBUX Augmented Actuality perform additionally permits the perfect line of a saved race monitor to be displayed on the multimedia show or non-compulsory head-up show, permitting the driving force to enhance lap occasions with a digital teacher on board.
World première and market launch
The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC will rejoice its world premiere on the Paris Motor Present on 2 October 2018, gross sales will begin in October 2018, and market launch will kick off in January 2019 in Western Europe.
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