Seriously, do exactly what the title to this review suggests… if you get in a Mercedes-Benz A250 sport, get out of town.
Then you will see just how versatile the 2016-faceliftted A-Class range can be.
There’s a lot to like about a Mercedes. Call me bias, if you like, but the Germans make very, very good cars (note: I’m married to an Austrian!)
The A250 is no exception. Pretty much the only thing I didn’t like about the A250 was having to make a decision whether or not to turn off the “eco” setting which will cut the engine when stationary.
Do my part for the environment or give the car next to me a micro-moment of lag at the lights? (I turned it off for the most part, I will admit)
So what made the A250 Sport so good for me?
Looks for a start. It’s no slouch in the style department. Red highlights were a bonus and breaks up the traditional colour scheme so often associated with Benz vehicles (What’s that movie… 50 shades of ???)
Of course, style is all in the eye of the beholder, but I’d go as far to say that most would not pick fault with the lines and creases on this tight hatch.
At $53,500 the A250 Sport is also well priced and doesn’t hit the hip pocket too hard for return when it comes to a great mix of performance and everyday use.
The 2.0-litre petrol throws down 160kW of power and 350Nm of torque, has a secen-speed dual-clutch auto transmission, uses the Merc 4Matic all-wheel-drive system and sints on 18-inch AMG wheels with a Ride Control suspension.
There’s also the ability to switch through five different driving modes.
I’ve got to admit that safety systems in the latest high-end models are leaving me for dead… pardon the awkward pun. Seriously though, the best of cars these days seem to know if I need to see a GP… and probably even book me in without my knowledge.
I know the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is doing a hell of a lot for my safety with its drowsiness detection system Attention Assist, Distronic Plus, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Blind Spot Assist and nine airbags. I just don’t know how it is doing it all.
There’s a lot to like about the A250 and I encourage you to get out of town if you get in one… just not the way I did. A quick trip to Cairns for a mid-winter escape to warmer weather cut way to much into this fine piece of equipment.