A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) introduced the C 200 AMG Line, providing entry-level premium sedan buyers a new, sportier option. We’re now providing you a full gallery to give you a closer look at what the new variant offers.

We’ll start the pricing, which stands at RM254,888 on-the-road without insurance; MBM also offers Agility Financing rates from RM2,548 per month. This puts it right in the middle of the local C 200 range, being RM1,000 dearer than the Avantgarde model and RM3,000 cheaper than the better-equipped Exclusive.

More importantly, the car costs a whopping RM33,000 less than what was previously the cheapest AMG Line variant, the C 250 AMG Line. Included is a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Power comes from an M274 2.0 litre turbo engine producing 184 hp at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,200 to 4,000 rpm – 27 hp and 50 Nm down on the C 250. The nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox was introduced on the C-Class this year, and so equipped the C 200 zips to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of 237 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at between 5.6 to 6.1 litres per 100 km.

As you’d expect, the C 200 AMG Line gets the full AMG Line package, which includes more aggressive front and rear bumpers, deeper side skirts, larger front brakes with cross-drilled discs and the 18-inch five-spoke AMG alloy wheels from the C 250. You’ll also receive an AMG Line interior with sports seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters, as well sports suspension that is lowered by 15 mm.

Apart from that, kit count is identical to the Avantgarde model, including LED High Performance headlights, push-button start, genuine leather upholstery, black open-pore ash trim, an analogue clock, dual-zone automatic climate control, roller blinds for the rear side windows and rear windscreen, Parking Pilot, the base Audio 20 CD infotainment system with a 7.0-inch centre screen and a reverse camera.

Compared to the C 250, you lose out on adaptive LED Intelligent Light System headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system and a powered bootlid with handsfree opening. Safety-wise, all C-Class models get seven airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, Active Brake Assist (autonomous emergency braking) and Pre-Safe.

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