The base A220 uses a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine aided by a turbocharger to make 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. According to Mercedes, the A-class can reach 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds with this engine, in both front-wheel drive form or in the $2000 more expensive 4MATIC all-wheel drive version. The AMG A35 uses a heavily tuned version of the same 2.0L, but this one makes a full 302 horsepower, sent to all four wheels through a dual-clutch transmission. This combination is enough to get the A35 AMG to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Standard exterior features on the A 220 sedan include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, taillamps and running lights, rain sensing wipers and a rearview camera. Inside, the A220 comes standard with cruise control, powered front seats, a see-through panoramic roof, heated outside mirrors, dual-zone climate control, steering wheel mounted touch panels to control the infotainment system, a 7-inch digital instrument display, Bluetooth audio streaming with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice control, a touchpad controller between the front seats and five USB-C ports.
Though there is essentially just one trim level for the A220, the Premium Package offers a blind spot monitoring system, a 10" digital instrument cluster as well as an enlarged 10" infotainment display, auto-dimming mirrors, power-folding mirrors, keyless go and hands-free access. Meanwhile, a Multimedia package adds navigation, traffic sign assist and an augmented reality mode for that navigation, which uses the car's forward-facing camera with overlaid directions. A heads-up display, wireless inductive charging and a Burmester sound system are all also available as stand-alone options.
An AMG Line Package adds aluminum shift paddles, brushed aluminum pedals, a sportier steering wheel, upgraded front brakes, a re-tuned suspension and 18" wheels. Finally, a Driver's Assistance Package offers strong technology active steering assist, active brake assist, active lane keeping assist and active speed limit assist systems are included with this package.