Affordable AMG models for Indonesia, CKD Mercedes-AMG A35, GLA 35 launched

Jerrica · Oct 13, 2021 09:16 AM

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In conjunction with PT Mercedes-Benz Distribution Indonesia’s first ever track day, the manufacturer launched two new high-powered entry level models, the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic sedan and the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic. Both models are locally-assembled (CKD) in PT Mercedes-Benz’s Indonesia plant.

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The A35 4Matic Sedan and GLA 35 4Matic will join the existing AMG line-up that consist of the A35 Hatchback, CLA 45, and the G63. This will see the AMG offering expand to five models as Mercedes-Benz Indonesia shift its focus to a more performance-oriented offerings.

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Powering the A35 Sedan is a lightweight 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 306 PS and 400 Nm.

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Mercedes says this engine is equipped with a range of AMG-specific improvements like Camtronic variable valve control, intelligent thermal management, and Conicshape cylinders to enhance performance.

Paired to an AMG SpeedShift 7-speed DCT that sends power to all four wheels, the sedan can make the century sprint in just 4.8 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

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Likewise, the CKD GLA 35 is also powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged lightweight engine that produces 306 PS and 400 Nm. However, the compact SUV gets an AMG Speedshift 8-speed DCT instead.

The SUV also gets the AMG Performance 4Matic variable all-wheel-drive system and the century sprint is completed in 5.1 seconds. Like the sedan, the GLA 35’s top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

Also read: CKD Mercedes A-Class and GLA delayed for Malaysia, travel restrictions complicating plant setup

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Inside, both CKD models come equipped with the new MBUX multimedia system with voice control. The fully-digital instrument cluster also gets exclusive 3D AMG displays like a ‘race’ menu that includes Warm-up, Set-up, G-Force, and Engine Data displays.

Exterior-wise, both cars come with the usual smattering of AMG bits such as the AMG-specific radiator grille, the trim on the louvres, and the AMG-Line front apron.

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With the launch of the CKD Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan and the GLA 35, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia now has a complete line-up of entry level high-performance cars.

Closer to home, the CKD A-Class Sedan and GLA will also be coming to Malaysia. But it remains to be seen if Mercedes-Benz Malaysia would extend the range to include the AMG models too. Let's hope they would. 

Also read: CKD Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan confirmed for Malaysia, price approval pending

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Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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