Here’s the deal. Mercedes-Benz offers a sedan variant of its entry-level A-Class, as well as a hatchback. Indeed AMG engineers are also involved with the A-Class family, but as of right now, you can only get the high-performance model in hatchback form. In fact, just a few days ago we were given the official word on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 five-door, complete with all-wheel drive and 302 bhp from its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Mercedes tells us it will jump from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds, making it quite a contender in the subcompact hot hatch segment.

These renders are also drool-worthy:

But what about those who want a hot subcompact saloon from the skunkworks at Affalterbach? For the meantime at least we’ll have to look at this extremely well-crafted rendering from Kleber Silva at Bēhance.net, as it’s our only gateway to a pint-sized AMG saloon. For the record, we’re aware that Silva titles this work as an AMG A45, but this is totally based on the A35 photos Mercedes recently released, right down to the number plate on the car. See for yourself with the photos below, featuring the saloon render followed by the official hatchback images. 

Mercedes-AMG A35 Fan Rendering
Mercedes-AMG A35 Fan Rendering
2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic
2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic

That doesn’t mean we like this effort any less – in fact we love the detail behind this saloon rendering, and the above comparison shows just how good the renders really are. If someone had sent us these pictures saying it was a preproduction A35 saloon, we’d totally believe it. We also love that the saloon ditches the big boy-racer wing from the hatchback. It’s a far more elegant look for the A35, not that there’s anything wrong with boy racer appeal. But if we were young professionals heading to a night at the theater, you can probably guess which car we’d choose.

Front or back, this rendering looks like the real deal. Now we really want Mercedes to reconsider the future for a hopped-up A-Class saloon.

Gallery: Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan Render