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Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Sport variants now on sale

October 17, 2012

Mercedes-Benz has introduced a sporty new range of option packages, including the new C-Class Coupe Sport and the E-Class Sport. Both come with a smattering of performance-minded accessories and visual tweaks inside and out.

Starting with the C-Class, the Sport package is available on the C 250 Coupe and the C250 CDI Coupe. Both are developed in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz performance division, AMG.

Features include AMG sports suspension for more enthusiastic and dynamic handling, AMG speed sensitive steering, a sports exhaust system, and a recalibrated transmission for swifter gear changes.

There’s also a number of subtle exterior styling tweaks for a more unique character, while an optional matt ‘designo magno platinum’ paint finish provides added exclusivity.

Under the bonnet, the main specifications remain unchanged, however, Mercedes says the engine computers have been tuned with a more responsive accelerator setting.

The C 250 comes with a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 310Nm. The C 250 CDI comes with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 150kW and 500Nm. The petrol version is capable of 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds while the diesel shaves off 0.1 of a second.

Prices for the optional Sport packages are as follows:

Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe Sport – $8,150
Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI Coupe Sport – $8,150
AMG Sports Package PLUS – $6,350

Like the C-Class, the E-Class Sport comes with performance features developed by AMG. This includes sports suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels hiding cross-drilled front disc brakes, and a unique set of body trimmings to top it all off.

The Sport option package is now available on the sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet in both Elegance and Avantgarde variant levels.

It’s priced from $2600.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.