NEW YORK — Mercedes-AMG will introduce another entry-performance line in 2019 with the A35.
Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers confirmed the 35 line last week. It will be seen first in the redesigned A-class hatchback this year at an auto show, he said in an interview at the New York auto show.
Mercedes doesn't sell the A-class hatchback in the U.S., but an A-class sedan will go on sale here this year. The A35 sedan, powered by an AMG-enhanced version of the base four-cylinder engine producing around 300 hp, will follow next year, Moers said.
It will be the least-expensive vehicle in the AMG portfolio, Moers said.
"So it's the last and newest entry into all of AMG," he said.
After the A35, Mercedes-AMG will launch an A45 variant of the A-class sedan. The 45 line gets AMG's top-of-the-line "one man, one engine" treatment, powered by a hand-built 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will produce more than 400 hp, Moers said. That's up from 375 hp in today's 45-line variants of the GLA and CLA, the smallest AMG models in the U.S.
The 35 line joins the 43 and 53 lines in AMG's entry-performance portfolio.