First “coupe” in Mercedes-AMG’s line-up, the 2020 CLA35 4MATIC may prompt arguments over whether this four-door actually counts as a coupe at all, but there should be less controversy about how appealing it is. Borrowing the new CLA’s styling and then turning things up a notch with AMG body styling, it’s a striking and handsome car. It’s also more practical, with a little extra cabin space.
Under the hood it’s a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo doing the heavy lifting. 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque aren’t going to make this the most powerful AMG car, no, but paired with a sports-tuned 7-speed DCT gearbox and 4MATIC all-wheel drive it does make for a fun one. 0-60 mph arrives in 4.8 seconds.
Inside, restraint pays dividends when it comes to Mercedes’ options list. As standard there’s the new MBUX infotainment system, spread across twin 10.25-inch displays.