2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives new Sport Package

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 20, 2012

To sustain the interest of consumers in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the automaker is offering the new Sport Package. Priced at $2300 price tag, the sport package is expected to spice up the premium compact just a year after the U.S.-spec sedan and coupe received updates.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has maintained its position either at the top of monthly sales (or near the top at least) of the premium sports segment but the automaker thought that the new Sport package would be a worthwhile addition to the range. The sport package is offered in coupe and sedan variants.

The package features a set of seven-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and Tex/Dinamica sport seats. A body kit is included in the package too.

But it’s the red accents that distinguish the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sport package from other C-Classes. Red stitching can be found on the steering wheel. There’s also red piping on the floormats’ edges as well as more red stitching on the doors and the seats.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in C250, all-wheel-drive C300, C350, and C63 AMG versions. The C250 will still be equipped with a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 201 hp while the C300 makes use of direct-injection technology.

The 3.0-liter V-6 generates 248hp, which is 20hp more than that of the 2012 model. Powering the C350 is a 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6 while the C63 AMG model has a hand-built 6.2-liter V-8 that offers 451 to 481hp.

All the C-Class coupes and sedans of the 2013 model year will have a 5.8-inch display screen in the center dash. But buyers may go for the optional seven-inch screen and Comand system. Another feature that’s new this year is the engine stop-start technology on the all-wheel-drive C300 and C350 models.

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