The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact luxury sedan looks quite fetching, but there’s always room for improvement.
The blog Mercedes-Benz Passion revealed these images of a new C-Class clad in the AMG Exterior Line Pack Mercedes plans to offer when the car hits dealers next year.
Analogous to the S-Line or M Sport trim packages offer by Audi and BMW, respectively, the AMG Line treatment consists entirely of visual modifications meant to give the C-Class a sportier look.
Starting at the front, there’s a new bumper with front splitter, complemented by a new rear bumper with diffuser at the back. In the middle are new side skirts and 18-inch alloy wheels, which house upgraded brakes. The whole car is also slightly lower, which is always a good thing for styling.
The AMG Line package will probably be offered on both 2015 C-Class models. That means buyers will be able to choose between a C300 4Matic with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a C400 4Matic with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6.
The C300 has 235 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, while the C400 has 329 hp and 354 lb-ft. Both will be equipped with Mercedes’ 7G Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission and, as the name says, all-wheel drive.
While cars equipped with the AMG Line package won’t be any faster than their average-looking counterparts, their styling should offer a preview of the true AMG C-Class performance model Mercedes has waiting in the wings.
Look for the AMG Exterior Line Pack to debut with the rest of the 2015 C-Class range at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.