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I am about to order a A35 Premium Plus in Polar White with black leather interior including the advanced navigation pack which includes augmented reality and HUD but without the aero pack.


I am wondering if the advanced connectivity pack is worth the £495 or not so if anyone has it already and can tell me if it's worth it or not I would appreciate it as I am due to finalise the spec within the next few days.


I am being told that delivery will be mid-February or early March for mine.


Also, does anyone know how the suspension will be set up in the A35? Will the comfort, sport, eco, sport+ settings be the same as in a A200 for example or will the car have a firmer ride because it is a sportier model?


Any info would be appreciated!


Thanks!


Johnny Bravo :)
 

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I have been regularly looking for reviews on the road of the A35 - so far no luck. Until we see one I shouldn't think anyone could answer the suspension setup question witout any clear evidence to go on from practically driving it.
 

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Yup, there have been little snippets from the press event appearing on YouTube recently from the more excitable contributors, mostly revving the engine.

Last week's Autocar carried a header for the A35 driven review, due out tomorrow.

If your German's ok enough to follow, there is a short J P Kraemer in-car video preview on the road with the A-Class Product Manager.


Car Buyer Singapore blurted out a roadside walk around in English as well. They could get away with it I guess, given it's no more revealing than Paris.

 

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Thanks for posting those two links!


I actually watched both of them this morning, the DJ Kraemer one is in German language but I got the gist of it lol


The exhaust does sound very nice I must say :)
 

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Indeed, the A35's pipes make up for the disappointing noise from the otherwise quite impressive A250.
 

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Hi all, new here and also currently considering an A35. My spec would be Denim Blue, Premium pack, black leather and possibly Connectivity pack, tho could live without Apple CarPlay and wireless charging. Would quite like the 19” wheels but only available as part of AMG pack which includes large spoiler, which I’m not keen on.

Definitely good savings off list price at the moment, a bit surprising given the car hasn’t hit the roads yet.

Look forward to hearing comments on here from new owners. :)
 

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Ordered an A35 Premium, Mojave silver, grey/black leather, adaptive dampers, dark glass fitting arranged as a dealer mod.

A few bits and bobs to finalise nearer delivery like Starguard treatment, accessories, etc. Some added bits I'll probably keep from my W176 A200 like the cargo net and jack.

Used online broker discounts as influence, the percentages have unusually been the same for cash as finance so far on the A35 deals in my inbox.
 

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Just got a call from my local Mercedes dealer and my A35 is ready for collection tomorrow!


It's having the pre-delivery inspection done today so that I can drive it away tomorrow ( 05/03/19 ).


To say I have been patient and excited about it is an understatement but hopefully it will all have been worth it tomorrow when I drive it home!


Ive got my insurance sorted and also GAP insurance which I think will be around £175 for two years so I am ready to roll tomorrow!
 

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Just got a call from my local Mercedes dealer and my A35 is ready for collection tomorrow!


It's having the pre-delivery inspection done today so that I can drive it away tomorrow ( 05/03/19 ).


To say I have been patient and excited about it is an understatement but hopefully it will all have been worth it tomorrow when I drive it home!


Ive got my insurance sorted and also GAP insurance which I think will be around £175 for two years so I am ready to roll tomorrow!
Enjoy it, obligatory pictures please when you get it :wink:
 

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Just got a call from my local Mercedes dealer and my A35 is ready for collection tomorrow!


It's having the pre-delivery inspection done today so that I can drive it away tomorrow ( 05/03/19 ).


To say I have been patient and excited about it is an understatement but hopefully it will all have been worth it tomorrow when I drive it home!


Ive got my insurance sorted and also GAP insurance which I think will be around £175 for two years so I am ready to roll tomorrow!
Looking forward to seeing your pictures as its very similar to my order.
Re your gap, check with your insurer as you don't normally require gap for the first year of a new vehicle its a new car replacement.
 

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I did check with my insurer about GAP insurance and Privilege do not offer it at all and I also asked about new car replacement and they will only pay out on the current value of the car at the time of the claim which would most likely be less than what I paid for the car from new, so I think I will protect my asset and go for the GAP insurance with Admiral but there are two options for this insurance and I am not sure which would suit me best.


One is this:-


If your car is written off or stolen, we'll pay the difference between your motor insurer's settlement and either the invoice price or the outstanding finance amount - whichever is higher. For example, if your car is deemed a total loss, and your insurer pays you only 70% of the value shown above (£25,900 of £37,000), your Admiral GAP insurance will cover the difference of £11,100. This policy provides cover for any permitted driver on your comprehensive motor insurance policy.


The other one :-


Replacement GAP insurance Covers the difference between your motor insurance payout and the greater of either:



1. The amount outstanding on finance at the time of claim.

OR

2. The original invoice price that you paid for your vehicle when you first bought it.

OR

3. What it would cost at the time of claim to replace your vehicle with a brand new version of the same (or nearest equivalent) vehicle.


So I will have to do a bit more research into which one I buy.
 

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Picked up my AMG A35 at 11:00 this morning and I am blown away by the car and how it handles and performs!


I am even happier than I thought I would be because the alloy wheels are black and not the dark grey ones which I have seen on a few models.


I really like the HUD as well and the augmented reality on the navigation just finishes things off perfectly.


The car has now got 27 miles on the clock after a bit of a drive up the local motorway to test the different driving settings like Comfort, Sport and Sport+.


The car feels solid but in comfort the ride is very nice and one thing I didn't know it had was the massage feature in the seats that you can set to different areas of the seat and the duration.


I am still finding things out and changing settings and features but so far I absolutely love it!


Here are a couple of images of the car taken just after the 'grand unveiling' at the dealers where they remove the Mercedes cover to view the car which I made a video of as well ( sad I know lol )
 

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Congrats! Looks really good in white.. glad there are others who didn’t go for the style pack :D


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Picked up my AMG A35 at 11:00 this morning and I am blown away by the car and how it handles and performs!


I am even happier than I thought I would be because the alloy wheels are black and not the dark grey ones which I have seen on a few models.


I really like the HUD as well and the augmented reality on the navigation just finishes things off perfectly.


The car has now got 27 miles on the clock after a bit of a drive up the local motorway to test the different driving settings like Comfort, Sport and Sport+.


The car feels solid but in comfort the ride is very nice and one thing I didn't know it had was the massage feature in the seats that you can set to different areas of the seat and the duration.


I am still finding things out and changing settings and features but so far I absolutely love it!


Here are a couple of images of the car taken just after the 'grand unveiling' at the dealers where they remove the Mercedes cover to view the car which I made a video of as well ( sad I know lol )
Looks lovely :)

Not sure what you mean about the alloys, I thought all the A35's with 18's had black inserts instead of the standard AMG Line grey inserts? Do you have pictures from the side?

Massage seats :eek: I have a premium plus pack car coming this month (albeit in yellow) and would love it if my car has massage seats too!!

Was you told to run the car in at all? My neighbour had the A45 and had to stay under 4500 revs for the first 1000 miles.
 

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Congrats Johnny and enjoy!

I guess you were expecting the AMG Line 18 inch Twin-5's, which have grey finish. The A35 18 inch Twin-5's have gloss black and are 0.5 inch wider, giving a subtly different look. They'll accentuate that white finish pretty well.
 

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Glad you like it I’m getting mine at 1pm Saturday, I have premium pack plus , style pack and advanced nav. Mine is mountain grey . It’s at dealers now but due to work it has to be Saturday when I get her.
 
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