CLEO (Malaysia) - - @PLAY -

ercedes Benz has up­graded the A250 with more power, greater ef­fi­ciency and more equip­ment. With a car of this cal­i­bre, a test drive along the LDP high­way just won’t cut it. To max­imise its po­ten­tial, #teamCLEO took it out for a quick spin … all the way to Kuala Tereng­ganu. The A250’s ex­cep­tional per­for­mance and han­dling re­ally blurs the line be­tween an up­per-hand hot hatch and a lux­ury car. What’s for sure is that this poised ma­chine’s great for city driv­ing, for the re­verse cam­era, Ac­tive Park­ing As­sist, and the newly up­graded sus­pen­sion make the ex­pe­ri­ence just as smooth. Switch on the “Com­fort” set­ting, and you’ll im­me­di­ately feel a less clunky trans­mis­sion, with more com­pli­ant tran­si­tions as you weave in and out of the lo­cal traf­fic.

The strik­ing lines and dy­nam­i­cally curved sur­face don’t just char­ac­terise the ex­te­rior of the A250. The seats are er­gonom­i­cally shaped to give good sup­port with­out be­ing overly ag­gres­sive. Although it’s more than suited to com­fort­ably fit four peo­ple, some com­pro­mise is re­quired if the peo­ple in the back have legs for days. But how does the A250 fare in an al­ready over­crowded hatch­back mar­ket? For one, the chas­sis dy­nam­ics and over­all de­sign will un­doubt­edly make heads turn, and for the per­for­mance it prom­ises? It’s worth it.

... driv­ing to our favourite spots were a breeze!

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