2022 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan and GLA35 teased for Malaysia – each to launch quickly as CKD fashions?
It appears to be like like Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) is gearing as much as reinforce its AMG line-up, as the corporate has teased not one however two fashions on its social media pages.
On Facebook, we discover a silhouette of what appears to be like just like the V177 A 35 4Matic Sedan, which initially arrived as a fully-imported (CBU) mannequin again in September 2019. The efficiency compact sedan will possible be reintroduced as a locally-assembled (CKD) mannequin this 12 months, with a earlier vendor posting (now taken down) hinting at such again in Could this 12 months.
The present, non-AMG A-Class variants, specifically the A 200 Progressive Line and A 250 AMG Line, are already CKD offerings as of October last year, with each recently being revised for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. The A 35 is visually differentiated from them by its twin-louvre grille (the non-AMG variants have a single louvre as a substitute) and elevated efficiency.
The latter is a results of its M260 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that provides 306 PS (302 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. The mill is paired with a seven-speed AMG Speedshift 7G dual-clutch transmission and AMG Efficiency 4Matic all-wheel drive system, which permits for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.8 seconds.
The A 35 is at the moment unlisted on MBM’s official web site, however previous to its elimination, the CBU model was priced at RM336,278 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, inclusive of the SST exemption. In CKD kind, we count on the worth tag to drop nearer to the RM300,000 mark. Maybe RM306k for 306PS?
In the meantime on Instagram, MBM posted a picture of an SUV, which, based mostly on the design of the DRL graphic, factors in the direction of the GLA. The Panamericana grille is an indicator that that is the H247 GLA 35 4Matic, which made its international debut in December 2019.
Just like the A-Class Sedan, the present GLA vary can also be CKD and consists of two variants, together with the GLA 200 Progressive Line and GLA 250 AMG Line (each have been additionally updated recently). The GLA 35 would be the newcomer to the line-up, though it’s unsure if it should arrive as a CKD mannequin seeing the way it was by no means even supplied right here within the first place, whilst a CBU. MBM has supplied AMG variations of its sedan and SUV models that are CKD in the past, so there’s a excessive chance that it’s going to occur for the GLA 35.
When it comes to mechanicals, the GLA 35 shares the identical M260 engine and AMG Efficiency 4Matic system with the A 35, though the transmission is an eight-speed AMG Speedshift 8G DCT dual-clutch transmission. It’s barely slower within the century dash too, taking 5.1 seconds.
We’ll have to attend for the corporate to supply extra particulars, however are you trying ahead to extra inexpensive AMG fashions in Malaysia? Which one is extra interesting? The A 35 or GLA 35?
GALLERY: V177 Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic Sedan (CBU)
GALLERY: H247 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic