New Sport options for C class cars

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  1. Guy

    Guy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I found this Press release -

    Stuttgart, Jan 20, 2003

    News for the C-Class: sports packages for even more dynamic driving pleasure

    17-inch light-alloy wheels, sports suspension and perforated brake discs

    Three-spoke steering wheel, sports seats and stainless steel pedals for the interior

    AMG sports package with special trim elements for front, rear and sides

    Available from the spring of 2003 for C-Class Saloon and Estate models


    From the spring of 2003 Mercedes-Benz will be offering two attractive sports packages as optional extras, designed to emphasise the dynamic and progressive character of both the saloon and the estate models. Mercedes customers at this level will thus have even more possibilities to give their car an individual flair right from the factory door.

    Size 225/45 R 17 wide tyres on the front axle and size 245/40 R 17 on the rear axle, as well as light-alloy wheels in a striking five-spoke design, characterise the dynamic appearance of the models fitted with the sports package. To satisfy those drivers with more sporting ambitions, the car also has a specially tuned suspension which, with its stiffer springs and damping, ensures even more responsive handling for the C-Class. Thanks to the sports suspension, the bodywork has been lowered by 25 mm on the front axle and 15 mm on the rear. A further feature of the suspension are the perforated brake disks on the front axle which, thanks to their wider diameter and larger callipers, are particularly robust. The brake callipers feature the words “Mercedes-Benz” in white letters as a visible reminder of the brake system’s sporting expectations.

    An oval stainless steel cover on the exhaust tailpipe provides the final touch to round off the dynamic, powerful appearance of the petrol-engined models fitted with the new sports package. In the six-cylinder models C 240 and C 320, a modified exhaust system delivers the appropriately sporty “sound”. The diesel models feature twin chrome-plated tailpipes.

    In conjunction with the similarly new AMG sports package, both Saloon and Estate versions of the C-Class have been given new front and rear aprons and door sill trims, as well as 17-inch AMG-design light-alloy wheels.

    Interior design with sporty flair

    The interior that comes with the sports package also emphasises the car’s sporty appeal. The front sports seats are specially designed to offer perfect lateral support and, at the same time, excellent comfort over long distances. The anthracite-coloured “Silverstone” upholstery, used for both the centre panels of the front and rear seats and for the door panels, emphasises this special flair. Seats up-holstered in anthracite Leather Twin or lather are also available as an option.

    A three-spoke steering wheel in leather, stainless steel pedals with rubber studs and fitted carpets in high-quality velour with piped edges are further elements that characterise the interior of the C-Class. The gear lever for the six-speed gearbox and the shift lever for the five-speed automatic transmission (optional) are found here in a somewhat shorter version than usual with high-quality leather trim.

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon and Estate models can be fitted with the new sports packages in all lines. The sports packages are, however, not available for the 4MATIC models, the C 32 AMG or the C 30 CDI AMG.

    The New Sport interior looks like this -

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    3 Pics of the wheels and other features mentioned are on this site at -

    Link

    Surely no more mods, boys... :) :)
     
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  2. zygote

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    I saw this on a US forum, does anyone know if the sport models will be released in the UK? Actually, same question for the 4matic models?
     
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    Guy

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    Yes to both - that's according to current plans, and confirmed by my dealer; but he's been wrong before!:rolleyes:

    Sport packages soon, Spring probably, 4matics later, Autumn, seems to be the plan he thinks. :)
     

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