I’ve spent 5 minutes behind the wheel of this Mercedes A250 Sport. Certainly a capable little hatch! Read on the find out more!
I had a quick run on a very quiet road. My route starts from one roundabout to another roundabout at the other end. Through the route, I have tested how the car handles, accelerates and the change of speeds.
Accelerate off the roundabout and I can feel the engine has plenty of power. The gear change is also blistering fast like there was no pause for acceleration. Just a ‘pofft’ sound from the back of the exhaust, hinting me the 2nd gear has already been shifted. Soon later, the 3rd too! No surprise for this modern Dual-Clutch gearbox doing its job.
The car handles smooth and progressively. Steering wasn’t too sensitive or disconnected. This little hatch takes on the corners with a stable manner. Ride is firm and secure but not harsh at all for me. My Fiesta ST would rides more stiff.
Brakes are good here too! Thanks to the upgraded front brake system using the A45 AMG brakes set. Therefore more confidents decelerating at speed in short distances.
My little verdict to the A250 Sport
After the test drive I see the A250 Sport is quick but safe hatchback to drive. The ‘F’ word came straight out of my head after the drive. No not that, and not the word ‘FUN’ either. It was ‘Filtered’
The steering, the accelerator and the brakes are good but ‘safety filtered’ good. I couldn’t smell any danger behind the wheel. Which can be the right car for some but not for those who want a bite of hot chilli from your driving. I reckon after all it is still a Mercedes. Still priorities safety and smooth ride quality before FUN and excitements.
Get one of these if you want a handsome looking hatch that can be driven quickly whilst being safe and reliable on a daily basis, or just stick with other spicier rivals otherwise.
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