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.
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.
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.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class was totally modernized for its launch in the spring of 2011. This best-selling car now features a more striking and attractive design in its rear and front sections. The elegant appearance of its interior is also emphasized with the latest color display with high-resolution screen in the instrument cluster, a dominant decorative trim, and a classy and modern dashboard with grainy surface.
Fuel economy has also been improved by as much as 31%. Its fuel efficiency features include its modern engine, a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission system, and the ECO start-stop function. The C-Class also feature 10 modern driving assistance technologies which range from the advanced proximity control system (DISTRONIC PLUS) to the standard drowsiness detection system (ATTENTION ASSIST)
In describing the new C-Class, the Mercedes-Benz Sales and Marketing Director Dr. Joachim Schmidt said that the new model provides the same exceptional safety and comfort features that premium Mercedes-Benz cars offer. In terms of quality and value, the C-Class is reminiscent of the latest CLS which offers advanced drive and protection technologies. Its elegant and sophisticated interior is also complemented with cutting-edge telematics which include an advanced display systems and internet accessibility.
More than 2,000 components have been upgraded for the newest generation C-Class. The Estate and Saloon variants can be purchased starting the 10th of January 2011. The market launch for Europe will be held on March 2011.
Aside from the common features and appointments which now has the leather steering wheel, the AVANTGARDE and ELEGANCE lines have now become the basis for the C-Class’ individualization program. These equipment design lines are already more recognizable from each other.