- Credit: Brabus

Would you spend $90,000 on a Brabus A-Class?

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No, you did not misread the title. Brabus recently unveiled a tuned version of the Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC dubbed the "B35S" and it has an asking price of €79,500 ($86,000 USD). We are talking brand new C63 S money for a modified A35 with an extra 44hp and 44lb-ft (60Nm) of torque. Brabus are well renowned for creating some of the best modified cars on the road today, but is the B35S truly worth 1.6x more than the standard car?

Credit: Brabus

Credit: Brabus

What is the under the bonnet?

The A35 uses a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 that produces 302hp and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque, enough to throw the five door hatchback to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds. The value proposition is already starting to fall apart at €47,000. Brabus then applied their PowerXtra B 35 tuning kit, which is said to provide high-performance mapping and increase boost pressure. The final result is 365hp and 359lb-ft (487Nm) of torque with a claimed 0-62mph of 4.4 seconds, 0.3s less than the standard car.

Credit: Brabus

Credit: Brabus

What other changes are made?

The B35S is fitted with a Brabus roof spoiler, front skirt-addon, valve-controlled exhaust system and a set of Monoblock T wheels. The cabin also receives some treatment, including an illuminated door sill with 64 different colours along with Brabus-branded shift paddles and floormats. If you want to go even further, Brabus will create a tailored interior to your taste using their Mastik leather and Alcantara for an extra cost.

Credit: Brabus

Credit: Brabus

What are your thoughts on the B35S?

All in all, Brabus never seem to disappoint with the vehicles they create. They're either ludicrously powerful, ultra-luxurious or both. The €28,000 ($30,000) package of modifications on the B35S would be suitable for the more expensive AMG GT R or the E63 S, but on the entry-level AMG they seem a tad out of place.

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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