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.
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