21 October 2013

Mercedes-Benz adding an AMG to C-Class

Mercedes-Benz is adding an AMG look to their current C-Class saloon, to give it a more sporty, modern appearance at no extra cost to customers, writes Trish Whelan.

This will mean C-Class cars being sold here from next January are being equipped to varying degrees, depending on model choice, from a range of extras worth some €4,500 which will be added without any price increase.

Badged Edition C, the range of features being added includes AMG body styling in front and rear aprons and side sill panels on Avantgarde models. Adding to its 'after eight' allure is a radiator grille with inset star and fins finished in high gloss black. 17-inch light alloy wheels - also highlighted in high gloss black, dark tinted headlamps and chromed exhaust pipe ends.

Interior changes include new Edition C sports seats covered in Artico leather upholstery with fibre inlays and contrasting top stitching, matching door panels and gear selector. Other notable features include a luxury nappa leather 4-spoke steering wheel with 12 function buttons, dark aluminium trim, a multifunction colour infotainment display set within the instrument cluster, black fabric headlining, velour floor mats with contrasting topstitching and split folding rear seats.

Standard items also include Parktronic and the drowsiness detecting Attention Assist feature.

Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Ireland, describes the Edition C package as 'one that injects added appeal into what has been a very successful model range'.