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2013 Mercedes C-Class "Edition C"

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Mercedes has expanded its C-Class lineup with the addition of a new "Edition C" package that requires an additional €1,785 ($2,400 at the current exchange rates), or €1,011 ($1,300) if you opt for a C-Class Avantgarde. This upgrade can be applied to all sedan, coupe and station wagon variants.

On the exterior, the new Edition C adds an exclusive grille with high-gloss black louvers and chrome trim flanked by darkened headlamps; AMG-styled front apron, side sill panels and rear apron; and, of course, "Edition C" badge on the wing. There is also an exhaust system with chromed tailpipe trims, 170inch five-spoke alloy wheels in a high-gloss black on the sedan and estate models.

For the interior, the model adds sports seats in black ARTICO manmade leather and DINAMICA microfiber with two-tone (blue/alpaca grey) contrast stitching and dark-aluminum trim. Also added in is a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel covered in Nappa leather with alpaca grey contrast stitching, a DINAMICA-microfiber-trimmed door center panels with alpaca grey contrast stitching and a gearshift knob featuring the same alpaca contrast stitching.

As standard, the Edition C includes an 11.4-inch multifunction color display that includes ATTENTION ASSIST to make sure your attention is always focused on the road ahead.

Hit the jump to read more about the Mercedes C-Class.

About the standard Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

It looks like the new "Edition C" will be among the latest additions to the current-generation C-Class . Pretty soon, the company is going to unveil the new-generation C-Class - a model with design language inspired by the F800 Concept Car.

The current-generation C-Class is offered with a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines. The latest addition to the lineup is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo delivering a total of 201 horsepower and the old faithful a 3.5-liter V-6 generates either 248 horsepower or 302 horsepower, depending on the trim you choose.

Competition

Audi A4

Audi A4

The A4 is offered with a choice of six TDI and four gasoline engines, but unfortunately the U.S. market will only get one engine: a 2.0 TFSI with an output of 211 horsepower and a peak torque of 258 pound-feet of torque. The model is priced at $32,500.

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 3 Series has just entered a new generation and it is offered with a choice of four engines - two gasoline and two diesel. The base model – the 328i - is powered by a brand-new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an impressive output of 245 horsepower, while the top 335i gets an optimized 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder unit that delivers a total of 306 horsepower. Recently, the U.S. market was expanded with addition of the new 328d version, which is powered by a four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 180 horsepower and a peak torque of 280 pound-feet.

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Press Release

Limited edition in tip-top form: the Edition C sees Mercedes‑Benz unveiling a particularly sporty and stylish take on its C‑Class Saloon, Estate and Coupé models. They stand out by virtue of their extensive equipment, an interior designed with great attention to detail using high-quality materials and a dynamic appearance. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz is augmenting the C-Class range by introducing a new model and a series of modifications, particularly in the areas of multimedia and telematics.

An exclusive radiator grille with high-gloss black louvres and chrome trim flanked by darkened headlamps clearly underlines the special status and individual character of the Edition C models. Over and above this, the Edition C Coupé features AMG bodystyling for the front apron, side sill panels and rear apron. As do the Saloon and Estate models if the AVANTGARDE design and equipment line is selected. Further stand-out features of the Edition C include chromed tailpipe trims and an "Edition C" badge on the wing.

The Saloon and Estate are shod with 43.2 cm (17-inch) five-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in black with a high-sheen finish, paired with 225/45 R 17 front and rear tyres. The Coupé model as well as Saloon and Estate models ordered with the AVANTGARDE design and equipment line have wider 245/40 R 17 tyres on the rear wheels.

Interior: sporty and supremely stylish

Attractive materials, stylish details and a wealth of high-quality equipment and appointments enhance the individuality and sporty character of the interior. Eye-catching features include the sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/ DINAMICA microfibre in black (AMG sports seats in the Coupé) with two-tone contrasting topstitching in blue/alpaca grey and a dark aluminium trim with longitudinal grain.

Facing the driver is a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with contrasting topstitching in alpaca grey and an 11.4 cm multifunction colour display in the instrument cluster, including ATTENTION ASSIST. The shift/selector lever gaiter and the DINAMICA microfibre-trimmed door centre panels likewise feature contrasting topstitching in alpaca grey and make for a perfectly coordinated, sporty look. As do the velour floor mats, with edging and contrasting topstitching in alpaca grey, and the black headlining. Folding rear seat backrests underline the car’s impressive practicality.

The C-Class Edition C equipment and appointments add €1785 (including VAT) to the price of the Coupé, Saloon and Estate models, while Saloon and Estate models already featuring the AVANTGARDE design and equipment line carry an additional charge of €1011.50 (incl. VAT) for the Edition C package.



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