THE MARQUE: Mercedes A- Class 250 Sport STATS: 2.0 litre direct-injection turbo; doubleclutch seven-speed auto transmission; 208 hp. ZERO TO HERO: 6.6 seconds; 240 km/h top speed. WHY YOU WANT IT: Mercedes says the A- Class has set the benchmark in the compact segment. What they really want to say is this car is a badass compact. With seven gears at your disposal kept in check with a double clutch and racy suspension, it will eat corners for breakfast and ask for seconds later. ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP: Tackle Furka Pass, Switzerland. It’s got tight corners, sweeping bends, and climbs that will take this baby to the limit. THE ICON: Nico Rosberg – because the German race car driver is not in the ad for no reason, now. PRICE ON THE ROAD: RM238,888.