Mercedes-Benz has finally (officially) confirmed the existence of the new Mercedes-AMG A35, which is expected to make its public debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October.

The Stuttgart-based brand and its Affalterbach-based performance division both took to Twitter to tease the new A35, which is set to slot in below the upcoming A45 as the "entry-level" AMG and thus take on the likes of the Audi S3 Sportback, BMW M140i and Volkswagen Golf R.

A tweet (which we've embedded below) from the official Mercedes-AMG account includes three images, with the final shadowy picture showing the “A35” badge affixed to the tailgate of a yellow hatchback. Another post from the global Mercedes-Benz account shows the same A35 wearing an aggressive model-specific front bumper and a menacing rear spoiler.

The German brand has not revealed any more information about the newest member of the AMG family, but various reports suggest the A35 will be powered by the same turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder as the A45 (and employ a seven-speed dual-clutch, too), but detuned to somewhere in the region of 240 kW. The baby AMG will likely also employ the brand's 4Matic all-wheel-drive arrangement.

Original article from Car