Dealers can now take orders for the new Mercedes-AMG A 35, costing from £35,580.
Based on the Mercedes A-Class, the A 35 4MATIC is the new entry model from Mercedes-AMG.
It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 306PS.
All-wheel-drive and a seven speed automatic gearbox enable the A 35 to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds.
Top speed is limited to 155mph and it can achieve 38.7 mpg with CO2 emissions from 167g/km.
Standard specification includes MBUX multimedia system with voice activation, seven-inch cockpit display and seven-inch touchscreen media display, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist and keyless-go starting.
The A 35 stands out with 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, enhanced body styling and lowered sports suspension.
The AMG Executive equipment line costs an additional £1,395 and adds a 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats, parking package, leather package and mirror package.
The AMG Premium equipment line is available for £2,395 and builds on the Executive line with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, illuminated door sills and keyless entry.
For £3,895, customers can add the AMG Premium Plus equipment line which adds Burmester surround sound system, electrically-adjustable front memory seats, Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Panoramic glass sunroof.
The AMG Style package can be added for £2,595. This includes AMG Aerodynamics package with a rear wing in high-gloss black, diffuser blade in high-gloss black, front apron with larger splitter and additional flics in high-gloss black, 19-inch AMG alloy wheels and heat-insulating dark-tinted glass.
First deliveries will take place in the Spring.