FRONT OF THE CLASS

Cruise the open roads of sum­mer in style with these rides. By Nen Lin Soo.

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WILD SIDE

Back at it with the new A250 Sport, this Mercedes-Benz up­date with 7G-DCT dual-clutch trans­mis­sion lets you explore the flex­i­bil­ity in your driv­ing, switch­ing back and forth be­tween high and low gears with­out af­fect­ing your trail of fun. Who­ever said comfort and power were mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive? Taste­fully done in­side and out, the A250 Sport’s AMG bodystyling is the fluid, dy­namic form that matches your life on the fast lane—only 6.4 sec­onds to get from zero to 100. From the mo­ment you set­tle into the Ar­tico man-made leather seat to when your 18inch five-spoke wheels hit the free roads, the car’s driv­abil­ity, sta­bil­ity, and swift de­sign starts win­ning you over, al­most as if it’s a part of you.

It’s no se­cret the Ger­man mar­que looks at safety the ex­act way it up­holds per­for­mance, and the Pre-Safe brakes take it fur­ther. Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing this func­tion gives you a slight jolt, one that puts you in to­tal aware­ness of your driv­ing style. The mo­ment you sub­con­sciously veer into reck­less ter­ri­tory, the car senses it and im­me­di­ately holds the horses on the ac­cel­er­a­tion, ap­ply­ing a full brak­ing ac­tion. After all, with the red stitch­ing and car­bon-fi­bre-look trim dress­ing up the in­te­ri­ors, it’s easy to for­get you’re not ac­tu­ally on a race track. Rules or no rules, the Dy­namic Se­lect driv­ing pro­grammes— Comfort, Sport, Eco, or In­di­vid­ual—are set to take you places. Priced at RM238,888, on-the-road with­out in­surance. www.mercedes-benz.com.my D P Y O U U I V E

The new Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport comes with the ul­ti­mate kerb ap­peal

Jacket, The Row

12-but­ton multi-func­tion leather steer­ing wheel makes ev­ery ma­noeu­vre ef­fort­less

Heels, Valentino Ban­gle, Marni

Top-of-the-line AMG bodystyling for the A250 Sport

Bag, Chloé

Sun­glasses, Tom Ford

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