Mercedes-Benz A180 Sport: Painting the night red

But the A-Class will just treat getting expelled as reason to have fun all night long because it doesn’t have to wake up early for school. The A-Class does not stick to convention. Precisely why it’s so brilliant. On paper, it’s got everything to merit being expelled from school – or from your potential purchase shortlist. But if you look beyond the brochure, the A is one killer of a car.

It has the soul of an entry-level sports car trapped in the body of family hatch. On second thought, trapped isn’t quite the right word. Because, what a body. Yeah, sounds a bit crude. That low, wide and long frame kind of brings out the animal in you. The highlight is that brushed-alloy finish of the grille, which sits perfectly between bling and subtle. The cabin is even better.