2013 Mercedes C-Class Range Update (UK)
Before letting the current generation C-Class go and replacing it with a new model, Mercedes is giving the car one last push by significantly upgrading its specs and options. They begin by releasing a new 2013 version of Mercedes C Class in the British market, which gets new trim levels of Executive SE, AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus, a new engine – C 180 BlueEFFICIENCY – and new pricing.
The new engine is an ultra-efficient 1.6-litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol unit with 154 hp and 250 Nm. In the sedan and estate C-Class it returns 47.9 mpg, while in the coupe it can manage 44.1 mpg. This engine removes the V6 option from the list for the sedan and estate, but you can still have it in the coupe.
The more significant changes have happened with the trim levels and the new goodies that have been added for lower price than before:
The Executive SE is the new entry level model for both sedan and estate versions, and comes with a sports grille, new 16-inch alloy wheels, Artico upholstery and LED daytime running lights at a price increase of only £35 over the previous SE grade. A new Luxury Package is available for Executive SE models to replace the former Elegance trim option. Carrying a £2,000 premium, it includes the three louver grille with bonnet-mounted star, 17” alloy wheels with a seven twin-spoke design, automatically dimming rear view mirror and folding exterior door mirrors, chrome trim on the side, rear and shoulder line, a storage package and brown Ash wood trim with a matt finish.
In the AMG department you get a new Sport pack cost £960 less than the previous Sport models, and feature 17-inch AMG wheels and halogen headlights. Then there’s the AMG Sport Plus, priced £1,000 above AMG Sport and just £35 over the previous Sport line, and includes 18-inch bi-colour AMG alloys, bi-Xenon front lights with Intelligent Light System and Adaptive High Beam Assist, AMG sports seats, Black Artico/Dinamica upholstery with contrast red stitching, red seat belts, AMG floor mats with red edging and silver gearshift paddles (automatic transmission only).
The AMG pack is available for the Coupe as well, with similar upgrades. The Coupe also get a £530 AMG Handling Package, with uprated steering, engine, exhaust and transmission response.
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