36. September 2012: Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 Sport
A double-clutch gearbox and world-beating iPhone integration put an end to accusations of A-Class fustiness. The 5.8-inch colour display mounted on the dashboard supports USB, includes a Becker sat nav and also offers the Command Online cloud multimedia service to search the web from your seat. Under the hood of the sleek bodied interior is a two litre engine which produces 211bhp and will sprint from 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds.
Price: £26,885 | mercedes-benz.co.uk