Mercedes-Benz India reveals the sporty C-Class AMG Performance Edition

Friday 15 June 2012, 14:24 PM by

Mercedes-Benz India, the completely owned subsidiary of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, introduced the Performance Edition of its C-Class with AMG Sports Package. Mercedes-Benz C-Class 250 CDI Avant-garde is reckoned as the most aggressive model in its segment on the grounds of driving mechanism and handling. Now equipped with the AMG Sports Package, the car illustrates this enthusiasm and aggression through its overall appearance and spirit. The AMG Sports package includes various features that make the exteriors of the model sportier and also enhances its interior ambience. Owing to the host of interior and exterior features, the new C-Class AMG Performance Edition comes at a price of Rs. 35,90,516 (Ex-showroom Hyderabad).

Mercedes-Benz India reveals the sporty C-Class AMG Performance Edition |
Mercedes-Benz India reveals the sporty C-Class AMG Performance Edition

The newly-crafted Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Performance Edition has set benchmarks in its class through dominant road presence and the perfect combination of comfort, safety and agility. Owing to its advanced features and dynamism, the new iteration of Mercedes-Benz C-Class is counted among the most elegant and iconic models from the company’s portfolio. The new C-Class with AMG kit is considered as the embodiment of luxury and comfort features, which makes it the most desired model in its class.

Talking about the newly-launched Mercedes-Benz C-Class Performance Edition, Peter Honegg, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, commented, “The C-Class has been one of the most successful sedans from the Mercedes-Benz portfolio and has received overwhelming customer traction since its launch. We have sold close to 15,000 units of the C-Class since its launch in India in 2001. With the launch of the New C-Class AMG Performance Edition; Mercedes-Benz aims to redefine the luxury entry level sedan segment. The new C-Class AMG Performance Edition will offer our connoisseurs a more enhanced driving experience, incorporated with the added features of the AMG styling, which is revered for its sporty and dynamic attributes globally. Mercedes-Benz’s constant endeavour has been to innovate and delight its diverse customer base through exciting products and world class service standards. We are confident that the New C-Class AMG Performance Edition will continue to excite our growing customer base and fans of AMG styling.”

The exteriors of the new C-Class Performance Edition boast of AMG body styling, which includes side sill panels and shield in the front as well as rear portions. Besides, the 17 inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels offer a majestic look to the car, which is further enhanced by brake callipers with an inscription of the company’s brand name in the front. The perforated disc brakes in the front and advanced sports suspension system are few of the unmatched characteristics of the new C-Class that together make its driving experience more pleasurable. In addition to these features and advancements, the AMG Sports Package also includes stainless steel polished tailpipe trim, new daytime running lights and chrome outlines.

With the AMG package, the C-Class has been bestowed with a host of features that make the interiors more attractive. A 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel that is draped in Nappa leather and has 12 function keys adds to the appeal of the car's cockpit. The company has put further emphasis on the styling of the steering wheel of the car by adding red complementary topstitching with flattened lower part and a perforated grip area, which transform long drives into comfortable journeys. In order to make driving easier, the steering wheel of the new Performance Edition C-Class is now fitted with gear shift paddles.

The AMG Sports Package also provides a new instrument cluster in the C-Class, which has 3 analogue dials with pointed tube-style encloses. Also the high-resolution 4.5 inch (11.4 cm) colour display of new C-Class gives an all-new feel of complexity to its interior. Further highlights in AMG Sports interior package include refined stainless steel AMG sports pedals with black rubber hoops, aluminium polished gearshift lever with leather surrounds, and outskirts designed using black fabric. Floor mats of the new edition also come in black colour with AMG lettering. With modified dashboard, a new instrument cluster that holds the integrated colour display, and newly-designed upholstery, the new C-Class Performance Edition boasts of an all-new, sportier cabin.

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