June 1, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic, A45 S 4Matic+ and the CLA 45 S 4Matic+.
“Luxury is looking forward towards the future, and we will strive to lead the premium brand affinity segment in the country. With the new generation Mercedes-AMG cars, we are redefining the standards of sports, performance and luxury in Malaysia by combining a different level of mobility and innovation.
“These three are aggressively bred for both the road and racetrack. The benchmark to their successors is correspondingly high and to outperform them. We are also reinforcing the significance of this segment for our growth strategy,” said its president and chief executive officer Dr Claus Weidner in a statement.
Powering the A45 S 4Matic+ and CLA 45 S 4Matic+ is the newly developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, mated to the 8-speed AMG Speedshift dual clutch transmission. The engine produces 421 hp with a maximum torque of 500 Nm.
The A45 S 4Matic+ is able to complete the century sprint in 3.9 seconds, while the CLA 45 S 4Matic+ requires 4.0 seconds to do so. Both models are able to achieve a top speed of 270 kph.
As for the A35 4Matic, it is running on a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is paired with the 7-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission. It generates 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque. It is able to sprint from standstill to 100kph in 4.7 seconds.
“We have completely redesigned our AMG models – from the engine and transmission through the chassis, the elaborately constructed drivetrain to the body structure and of course the design itself – all with one goal: to raise vehicle dynamics and the sporty driving experience to a level previously unimaginable in the compact class,” said its vice president of sales & marketing passenger cars, Michael Jopp.
All three models are equipped with 19-inch AMG light alloy wheels, AMG body styling, ambient lights, AMG illuminated door sill panels, AMG floor mats, electric adjustable AMG performance front seats with memory functions, AMG multifunction performance steering wheel wrap in nappa leather (there is the additional Dinamica microfibre finishing for the A45 and CLA 45 S 4Matic+), double cup holder, multibeam LED, thermotronic automatic climate control, automatic wipers, digital instrument cluster, keyless entry with push to start button, touchpad without controller for its multimedia system, wireless charging pad and electrically folding and adjustable side mirrors.
Concurrently, the A35 4Matic and the A45 S 4Matic plus is fitted with the AMG aerodynamics package and AMG night package, as well as the reverse camera, while, the A45 S 4Matic+ and the CLA 45 S 4Matic+ models, have the additional red painted brake callipers and the burmester surround sound system. There is the 360 degree camera for the CLA 45 S 4Matic+.
Safety features anti-theft alarm system, keyless-go, Pre-Safe system, Tirefit, tyre pressure monitoring system, and driving assistant package, that includes active brake assist, active lane keeping assist, blind spot assist and many more.
The Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic is priced at RM 379,888, while the Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+ retails at RM 459,888. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ carries a price tag of RM 448,888. All prices mentioned are the on-the-road price, without insurance.
At the same time, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is offering two financing packages, Agility financing, which starts from RM 4,485 per month and AMGPro Financing, which starts from RM 4,688 a month.