Mercedes C-Class AMG Sport Edition unveiled

21 Jan, 2014 4:47pm Jonathan Burn

New AMG Sport Edition trim announced for the current Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes has launched a new AMG Sport Edition of the current C-Class, which is due to be replaced by the new fifth-generation model later this year.

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The new trim replaces the current AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus models and can be specced on all Saloon, Estate and Coupe variants.

Features on the new trim include the AMG-spec bodykit, steering wheel, alloy wheels along with a 15mm reduction in ride height over the outgoing AMG Sport model. Dark-tinted headlights, a high-gloss black grille and an integrated boot spoiler for Saloon and Coupe models also feature.

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There are no mechanical updates for the new trim but inside the seats are covered in black Artico or Dinamica with blue and grey contrast stitching – which also features on the dark brushed aluminium inserts and gear selector.

Two optional packs have also been made available on the new trim. The Premium Package, priced at £1,595, includes Mercedes’ COMAND Online with Media Interface, a reversing camera, heated front seats, Lighting Package and DAB digital radio.

For an additional £900 you can spec the Premium Plus Package, which features the same content as the Premium Pack, with the addition of a panoramic glass sunroof.

With the imminent arrival of the new and fifth-generation C-Class, the trim and engine combinations for the current model has dropped from 47 variants to just 19.

The new AMG Sport Edition – priced at £1,500, half the price of the outgoing trim – is available on 220 CDI and 250 CDI engines, priced from £30,170 for Saloon, £31,370 for Estate and £32,455 for Coupe.

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