Tuesday 31st July 2012
AMG SPORT PLUS FOR REVISED C-CLASS RANGE
...but naturally aspirated 3.5 V6 dropped from all except coupe model
Mercedes has performed the usual model-year tweaks for its C-Class range. But while it's mostly a case of new trim levels, better residual values and tiny tweaks, buried in the middle of all the changes is the news that the 3.5-litre V6 petrol is being axed from saloon and estate models.
The 306hp naturally aspirated V6 will carry on in the C-Class Coupe, however, while the C63 AMG range remains unaffected. At the bottom of the range, meanwhile, the C180 gets a 154hp 1.6-litre direct-injection turbo and electric power steering, allowing it to lower your BIK tax bill by up to four per cent (whoop!).
Other changes include a renamed range (you've now got Executive SE, AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus) new colour options, repositioned cruise control and indicator stalks and easier-to-read silver graphics for the telematics screen.
Like we said, tiny tweaks, but you can read more about the details of the new trims on the Mercedes customer website...