Looking for a way to economize in these though economic times? Mercedes has the answer. If that AMG model is just a bit out of your price range, how about a model that looks the same but without the added performance?
Enter the AMG Sports Package.
For 2009 Mercedes will offer the AMG Sports package on the S and CL-Class models, giving them that great AMG look but without the massive amount of horsepower. Included in the package are new front and rear bumpers, with larger air intakes up front and a new black diffuser in the rear with rectangular exhaust pipes. New side skirts are also a part of the plan.
A new set of 19-inch five-spoke wheels and tires is included with front 245/40/19 front and 275/40/19 rear tires. An upgraded package can also be had with 20-inch wheels with 245/35/20 front and 275/35/20 rear tires.
Inside, the AMG Sports package includes a leather and wood steering wheel as well as brushed stainless steel pedals and velour floor mats with AMG lettering.
Currently the package is only offered in Europe on the S-Class and CL500 and CL500 4MATIC models, but it is expected to be offered in the U.S. shortly. A similar package for the E- and C-Class models is already available.
GALLERY: AMG Sports Package for S and CL-Class
Official release after the jump:
AMG Sports package for the 2009 S-Class and the CL-Class – Top Mercedes-Benz models featuring even more striking sportiness
For the first time, there is an AMG Sports package for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class and the CL-Class. With revamped AMG bodystyling, attractive 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and special interior details, both top Mercedes-Benz models can now be made more striking than ever in terms of sportiness. The appealing combination of exclusive equipment features, many of which are not available separately, is proving increasingly popular with customers. The AMG Sports package is now available for five Mercedes model types.
New AMG bodystyling, including a front apron with large air intakes, enhances the visual impact of the S-Class and the CL-Class. The rear apron with a striking black insert and integrated, rectangular tailpipe trim in polished stainless steel is also eye-catching. AMG side sill panels round off the AMG bodystyling. 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with a five-spoke design and wide-base 255/40 (front) and 275/40 (rear) tyres fill the wheel arches perfectly and provide optimum contact with the road. 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels are available as an option in a twin-spoke design with 255/35 and 275/35 tyres. Mounted on the front axle there are perforated brake discs and silver-painted brake callipers featuring Mercedes-Benz lettering; the V6 models have a more generously proportioned braking system.
Wood trim and the wood/leather steering wheel in black ash give the high-quality vehicle interior a dynamic feel. The AMG Sports package also includes velour floor mats with AMG lettering and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs.
The AMGSports package is available for all S-Class models with a short or long wheelbase, as well as for the CL 500 and CL 500 4MATIC. It costs between 5831 and 7973 euros (including 19% VAT); the market launch commences in June 2009. In addition to the S-Class and CL-Class, the new E-Class Saloon, the new E-Class Coupé and the C-Class can be equipped with the AMGSports package.