Sex on wheels

The re­freshed Mercedes A-Class has just the right fea­tures in­side and out to tit­il­late Melinda Fer­gu­son’s plea­sure zones

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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.

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The new A-Class comes in a de­li­cious slinky shade of metal­lic el­baite green

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