I still keep my first mercedes catalogue. The sport model has 16 inch light
alloy wheels and lowered sports suspension. Deep front spoiler and side
skirts are painted in the body colour. Leather seat is optional. Sport
seats. Interior panel is some "spider" pattern instead of the red wood for
The Esprit is similar to Sport. It machanically identical to Sport and both
don't have the front armrest and storage compartment. Sport has ivory gauges
and Esprit has standard seat, guages and steering wheel and different sporty
The real sport model of C-class is the AMG 43 or AMG 32. The cylinder head
and fuel injected programme are modified.
> I have been shopping C280
since finding a low mileage 1997.
The Sport package consists of wheel and suspension upgrades (firmer shock
absorbers, larger-diameter front and rear stabilizer bars sport tuned for
crisper handling, bigger sport alloy wheels and lower profile performance
tires), sport seats (leather is part of the U.S. sport package), white
gauges, front airdam, side skirts, carbon fiber look trim interior panels
instead of the wood trim, telescoping sport steering wheel, and of course
the SPORT badge on the sides. It wasa pricing deal as teh leather came as
part of the sport package for only ~$1700 for the sport option. The leather
seats as an option alone was very close in price to the whole sport package.
It was a great deal when I got mine.
1999 C 230 Kompressor Sport
Without question get the sport model if you have the choice.
C6 C280 Sport Package Firmer stabilizer bars and shocks. Faster
steering ratio. Performance 205/60 R15 tire. Aluminum alloy wheels.
Sport emblems. Monochromatic body trim. Sport front seats.
Sport-design interior trim. Leather upholstery (grey or black).
Leather-trimmed sport steering wheel and sport gearshift knob.
C6 C280 Sport Package Four 7.0Jx16 6-spoke alloy wheels. Four 205/55
R16 91H performance tires. Sport-tuned suspension. Monochromatic body
trim. Sport B-pillar trim. Matte black door handles. Grey or black
leather upholstery. Sport-contoured front seats. Sport steering wheel
with telescoping column. Ivory-color instrument faces. Sport trim on
dash, console and doors. Sport shift knob.
in the US, all that for only $900, what a deal.
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