FRONT OF THE CLASS
Cruise the open roads of summer in style with these rides. By Nen Lin Soo.
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
Sunglasses, Tom Ford