Over the recently concluded Chinese New Year, we had a taste of what the Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line was about and were nothing short of impressed. It adds a dollop of extra flavour to Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s C-Class line-up which also includes the Exclusive and Avantgarde range.
Priced at RM 254,888, it offers just that bit more from its other C200 siblings – first and foremost with more aggressive front and rear bumpers along with sporty 18-inch five-spoke AMG wheels and an exquisite boot lid that together, just demands for attention without being too obnoxious.
|Name||Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line|
|Engine||2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged|
|Tranmission||9G-Tronic automatic transmission|
|Max Power||184 hp @ 5,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||300 Nm @ 1,200 rpm|
|0 – 100km/h; Top Speed||7.2 seconds; 235 km/h|
|Price (OTR without Insurance)||RM 254,888|
The C200 AMG Line, I reckon, plugs the gap just nicely for those who wanted a C200 to look this sporty but weren’t keen to fork out the difference to own the C250 AMG Line.
Inside, you get red leather upholstery along with black open pore ash wood trims that blends together as well as pizzas go with Coca-Cola – possibly the most attractive feature of the car. While it may not be the most common colour for an interior, we felt Mercedes-Benz got just the right shade of red – one that stands out without being too glaring.
Aside from the signature interior architecture that’s rich in quality and allure, you get a flat-bottom steering wheel that’s all the rage at the moment along with other standard features like Parking Pilot and a 7-inch infotainment system.
Performance is derived from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pushes out 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque, with power sent through a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.0 to 100 km/h takes just 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 235 km/h; enough to inject the C200 AMG Line with the kind of relentless performance that would leave you grinning ear to ear.