Sex on wheels
The refreshed Mercedes A-Class has just the right features inside and out to titillate Melinda Ferguson’s pleasure zones
showrooms in 2012, the traffic stopped in its tracks, so huge were the changes from its predecessor. At first glance, exterior changes are not that obvious in the thirdgeneration compact speedster, but on closer inspection, the A-Class has upped its game with striking dynamically curved surfaces and coupé-like window lines. The front bumper has been treated to a more arrow-shaped look and the standard two- slat grille has been replaced by a rather gorgeous diamond-pattern piece.
Along with new LED headlamps, the overall impression is of a sporty dynamic stud. There’s also a refreshed rear bumper with integrated exhaust tips, plus redesigned taillamps and a range of novel alloy wheels.
The interior of the A-Class oozes Mercedes quality and style. There are classy leather options, finished off with subtle trim on the dashboard, while other standout changes include a revised instrument cluster with new dial graphics.
Back home alone, with a phone full of selfies of me posing alongside my elbaitegreen wheels, I asked the Google god what type of people usually opt for green cars – “trustworthy, traditional and balanced, but people who are also lively and occasionally hysterical”.
We all know what Freud said about hysterical women. I think I’ll add sexy to that.
The new A-Class comes in a delicious slinky shade of metallic elbaite green