It has been widely reported that Mercedes-AMG is working on a mid-range A 35 variant of the all-new A-Class hatchback. These new photos from our spies now reveal that a sedan version is on its way as well.

The A 35 Sedan, when it debuts, will take its position beneath the range-topping A 45, similar to what will happen for the hatchback. However, don’t expect an A 35 sedan to be unveiled soon, seeing how the standard A-Class Sedan isn’t even out yet.

This is evident by what we see on this test mule, most notably the curious-looking pair of exhausts around back. Compared to those on an A 35 hatchback prototype seen in the past, there’s still plenty to be done in terms of model development.

As for the rest of the car, it appears to share a lot in common with the hatchback. From these photos, you can see the prominent front air intakes, a lower ride height and beefy brakes partly covered by placeholder wheels.

Under the bonnet, the A 35 will likely pack a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with around 300 hp, so as not to encroach into the A 45’s territory. Competition will come in the form of the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R.

GALLERY: Mercedes-AMG A 35 hatchback spyshots