It's only been a week and a half since Mercedes-Benz revealed the new C-Class, and it'll likely be a while yet before the replacement for the C63 AMG comes along. But if you want to see a preview of what it'll look like, look no further than the AMG aero kit that has just surfaced.

Expected to debut on the new C-Class at the fast-approaching Detroit Auto Show, the AMG Line Exterior Pack adds a new bumpers front and rear, side skirts, dual exhaust tips, mesh grille, aluminum window frames and – most importantly – 18-inch alloys packing upgraded brakes and fitted to a lowered sport suspension. All of which will help any C-Class look the part, even if the engine remains stock.


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      • 11 Months Ago
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      4RR4Y
      • 11 Months Ago
      So, AMG is offering an appearance kit on a car with an automatic, with no noteworthy performance upgrades!? This coming from Mercedes-Benz's performance and racing division... I thought only Japanese car-makers did this sort of thing!! john96xlt, what do you have to say for yourself...
        juststudent
        • 11 Months Ago
        @4RR4Y
        And what's your point? they need to make money and there's huge market for aesthetic kit. Nothing wrong with that.
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @juststudent
          Nothing wrong with that at all, but there would be something wrong if this were "the" AMG version of the C-class, but it obviously isn't. As the article mentions, the *real* AMG version is on it's way. Only my opponent above seems to be confused on that matter.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @4RR4Y
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        john96xlt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @4RR4Y
        You shouldn't have +1'ed yourself quite so quickly. Perhaps you didn't read (seems to be a continuing problem for you): "most importantly – 18-inch alloys packing upgraded brakes and fitted to a lowered sport suspension. All of which will help any C-Class look the part, even if the engine remains stock." Lowered sport suspension and upgraded brakes. That means this car has the ability to handle and stop better than it's non-AMG version. Does the Mugen City have upgraded suspension and brakes? Also, this is being sold as a "AMG aero kit", not a special edition.
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @john96xlt
          I can only down vote you once, and you've clearly been down-voted more times than that, so I fail to see the logic in your statement. I said what I did about up-voting because your comments always get up-voted within seconds of your post. Only you can see it at that point, so perhaps you should try waiting a bit before you do it so as to not be so suspicious. Nobody has had time to read your post, put it in context with what I've said, and formulate an opinion that quickly, except you. The M "Frozen Edition" was, itself, an M, not a super-sporty version of an M. It included no body kit, no two-story spoiler, etc. It was a special edition of the performance edition's car. Nowhere in it's marketing was it promoted as having any more of a sporting attitude than it's stable mate, so it had no performance enhancements required. Clearly, none of that is the case with the Mugen City. Either you know that already and you're hoping I wouldn't put the two together (LOL), or in your haste, you missed it yourself. Either way, another fail for you.
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @john96xlt
          I am admittedly unfamiliar with Fiats, but isn't Abarth equivalent to Honda's Mugen? Is the Abarth version off the 500 100% mechanically identical to the other non Abarth? Furthermore, is the AMG version, the real one, not this un-badged "kit" you moron, 100% mechanically identical to non-AMG cars, despite the "look"? Is the M? Is the F? Is the ST? Are you really this thick headed?
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @john96xlt
          Why would non-Abarth special editions have anything to do with my statement regarding Abarth? The City isn't a non-Mugen special edition, is it? The City pictured in the other article is *THE* Mugen special edition, and is badged as such. The car on these pages, as with the non-Abarth Fiats, are not badged as though they're the real thing. If you cannot see the difference than perhaps you're too stupid to continue arguing with. You're either being extremely obtuse or you are truly ignorant.
          4RR4Y
          • 11 Months Ago
          @john96xlt
          It's more than apparent that you are unfamiliar with the Fiat 500; there are numerous non-Abarth special edition 500's. There are also various special edition Abarth 500's. Your lack of understanding is laughable, but go right ahead and continue... This is more than amusing. I feel bad for anyone that follows your 'logic'.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @4RR4Y
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      manure
      • 11 Months Ago
      Seeing the new C-class makes me want to say the sexy word... E-lan-tra.....
      Durishin
      • 11 Months Ago
      Meh! What's this thing make? 190-odd hp? And it's FWD? Perfect poser for the young manager. I love the Subaru-esque rear bumper extractors.
        leo
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Durishin
        wow! just post so you can say sth dumb. this is RWD and will have a range of engines.. i wont say how many cause i'm not sure you can count that high
        Eggmania
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Durishin
        stop posting
      over9000
      • 11 Months Ago
      Those exhaust ports can't get anymore fake. Upon closer inspection, you can see they're a part of the bumper, there is no from the muffler outlet inside.
      Walt
      • 11 Months Ago
      Oldsmobile Aurora rear end treatment. Ransom lives on.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Walt
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      Eta Carinae
      • 11 Months Ago
      I wish car manufacturers wouldn't do this.......why make body kits that "look the part" of an AMG when obviously it isnt......it makes the actual AMGs, //Ms, Fs less desirable. .......I hope cadillac doesn't follow suit.....if you want a car that looks like a high performance sedan.....buy one
      Trent
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks great.
      Benny90
      • 11 Months Ago
      The 3 series looks to finally have a formidable opponent. These new MB's are light years ahead of what they used to offer styling wise. Here's to hoping it drives as good as it looks.
      Kenyon
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks fat with a bubble butt. 3series looks fit.
      John Blaze
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is a great looking car.
      tony36619
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope the ats-v looks better than this.. I've got my fingers and toes crossed.
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