Our Winter Fairytale with Mercedes-Benz A Class
Louise and me can still remember times when our country was covered with snow. There was so much snow, that we not only could build a snowman, we could build an igloo, a tunnel and a big snowman at the finish line, all at once. We miss those times. Meters and meters of snow! Sliding, skiing, snowball fighting…
This year however, after few years with almost no snow, we have a cold winter with enough snow to feel the winter spirit again! You feel like grabbing your skis and heading towards the local ski slope to make a ride or two. Of course a ride or two is enough for us these days. We prefer catching some sun on the “beach” while drinking hot wine, wine with rum or simply some herbal tea khhh. Kids and husbands can ski all day long if they want!
Being self-employed we can occasionally afford to grab our skis on a weekday and take a day off from our usual work. We throw all we need, and some things that we don’t, in one of our cars and drive. This special time we did it with a lot of style and elegance! We were absolutely delighted to be able to make this time’s trip with gorgeous Mercedes-Benz Class A, though little “beast” that enlightened our day and left us thinking! We drove up north with an intention to ski :).
When we say that this car left us thinking we are talking about our experience that we had at the very beginning of our trip. We stopped at the gas station to grab a coffee. While Louise was inside the shop and was I trying to park the car in the right position to take a photo for you, two more or less young and more or lass cute guys went by. Usually guys notice us (don’t want to bribe:-) …), this time however their eyes were totally on the car. We almost felt offended, but were proud at the same time. We were driving it after all :).
When we arrived to Bled, another funny thing happened. We have just finished our lunch and were approaching the car when a man started to call out: Girls, girls, wait…you have lost 10 eur…!!! he was waving with them towards us. We knew right away that there’s almost no chance that something like that happened to us. We always keep our money in our wallets and are pretty much handling all our payments with plasticJ. But we stopped for a while. When he started to ask questions about the car, we were devastated!!! Just joking, we started laughing, took 10 eur and left!!!! Joking again, we left him his 10 eur and wished him a good day.
Been driving this car for a week already, at this time, we were already convinced it is a MUST for all the single women, young mums with busy husbands, neat and classy ladies with old guys namely all kinds of women whose men forget to pay attention the way they should. This car will do that for you ladies! If you can forget that the first attention will go to your car:), than this classy little devil is for you!
As far as the looks of this car are concerned, don’t think of this car as a descendent of the old A. It’s completely new, down to the last detail. It’s lower, wider, sportier but still very classy, elegant and all the way ‘Mercedes like’. The new Mercedes Benz A-Class is a real beauty. Just one look at it and you are hooked! The strict lines of the car’s front enchanted Louise and me. Its back is quite seductive as well due to the led lighting and a bit softer lines.
It is definitely a car for a new era and a new women generation:). It’s a car that wants it all and generously gives it all. The WOW effect that hits you when you first see it, hits you right back when you sit in the car. The dashboard is highly transparent, all the indicators are clear and self-explanatory at all times. You know us women, we want it simple, don’t bother us with a lot of redundant data.
Driving the car, we immediately realized that Mercedes Benz A-Class is a real driving athlete, with well-trained muscles that come to their life entirely when you switch your driving to Sport. You can feel its strength even when driving already 140 km/h:). Adding more gas at this speed, we could still feel the acceleration.
The model we tested “A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 7G-DCT” had a TURBO DIESEL ENGINE ,109 horse powers, automatic transmission with an option of tiptronic shifting gears. Besides these general features the car can offer attractive and supportive seats front and rear. Driving our family around the other days of the testing period was a pure pleasure as well. My kids still need their safety chairs when driving in a car. Even though, there was enough space left to move around, feel safe and cozy at the same time.
There are of course many, many other features that make this car a ‘dream came true’ car. You can handle the radio at three different positions, on the wheel, at the console in the middle and at the usual radio spot. You can surf the net, tweet away or get in touch on Facebook on the 7-inch display positioned next to the wheel. Stepping away from the virtual world, you can of course enter the real world:). Electric parking brake, Parktronic with Active Park Assist and hold function ensure you enjoy every kilometer a little more.
Enjoying everything this car can offer and discovering it bit by bit, we never found the time to ski that day. We ‘checked in’ at different spots of our beautiful Gorenjska region to try to catch different angles of this stylish beauty to share them with you. We even wore Lasse Kjus to keep us worm while doing that :).
Tech specs :
- Arrangement / cylinders / valves: R4
- Capacity: 1.796 cc
- Power: 80 / 3,200 – 4,000 kW at rpm
- Torque: 250 / 1,400 – 2,800 Nm at rpm
- Transmission: 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.6 s
- Top speed: 190 km/h
- Tyre size: 195/65 R15
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fuel consumption in the City: 5,0 – 4,8 l/100km
- Fuel consumption on the Highway: 4,1 – 3,8 l/100km
- Fuel consumption Combined: 4,4 – 4,1 l/100km
- CO2 emissions Combined: 116 – 109 g/km
- Emissions standard: EURO 5
- The efficiency class: A
- Tank capacity / with reserve: 50/6,0 l
- Maximum authorized weight: 2.000 kg
- Permitted towing capacity unbraked / braked: 735 / 1,200 kg
- It is declared! It is a CHICKS car! Sorry to shoot straight, but guys who are driving this car are either young, either a bit too womenish, either short of money to get at least a Class B, a bigger brother of Class A.
- Driving this car is a smart way to get enough attention a woman needs.
- The car’s incredible agility meets high efficiency and comfort of it forms a perfect balance with technology. Driving it, you feel complete.
- It’s pretty simple. The car gets under your skin and unfortunately stays there J. Being able to drive this car, there are bound to be some hard times in front of our husband now!
- There are so many stylish options to choose from. You can personalize it just the way you wantJJ.
- It’s all there, and it’s ready to go! As soon as you seat at the wheel, your head will follow your heart and the A-Class will lead the way.
Our postcard from unforgettable trip:
With love T&L!