As a last hurrah before the refreshed 2010 model, Mercedes has given the 2009 S-Class sedan a new tastefully aggressive AMG sport appearance package without all the pesky performance stuff to get in the way.
The 2009 Mercedes S-Class AMG Sport Package includes a revised front fascia with larger air intakes, integrated rectangular exhaust pipes poking out from a new rear fascia with a bold blackout insert and re-sculpted side skirts that reach fore and aft to blend the whole new look into one cohesive sporty package. Also included are a new set of 19-inch AMG-designed five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 255/40 (front) and 275/40 (rear) performance rubber with a set of 20-inch twin-spoke wheels available as an added option. Sitting behind the tasteful new wheels are a set of silver-painted calipers that are ready to clamp down on perforated discs at a seconds notice.
Inside, the S-Class AMG Sport Package gets a wood and leather wrapped steering wheel, brushed stainless steel AMG sport pedals and a set of super, high-performance, AMG-badged velour floor mats. We'd get the whole package just for those, but you may have other reasons.
If you're so inclined, you can pick up the 2009 Mercedes S-Class AMG Sport Package at your local Mercedes dealer in June.
Mercedes Press Release:
AMG Sports package for the 2009 S-Class and the CL-Class
Top Mercedes-Benz models featuring even more striking sportiness
Affalterbach – For the first time, there is an AMG Sports package for
the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the CL-Class. With revamped AMG bodystyling, attractive 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and special interior details, both top Mercedes-Benz models can now be made more striking
than ever in terms of sportiness. The appealing combination of exclusive equipment features, many of which are not available separately, is proving increasingly popular with customers. The AMG Sports package is now available for five Mercedes model types.
New AMG bodystyling, including a front apron with large air intakes, en-hances the visual impact of the S-Class and the CL-Class. The rear apron with a striking black insert and integrated, rectangular tailpipe trim in polished stainless steel is also eye-catching. AMG side sill panels round off the AMG bodystyling. 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with a five-spoke design and wide-base 255/40 (front) and 275/40 (rear) tyres fill the wheel arches perfectly and provide optimum contact with the road. 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels are available as an option in a twin-spoke design with 255/35 and 275/35 tyres. Mounted on the front axle there are perforated brake discs and silver-painted brake callipers featuring Mercedes-Benz lettering; the V6 models have a more generously proportioned braking system.
Wood trim and the wood/leather steering wheel in black ash give the high-quality vehicle interior a dynamic feel. The AMG Sports package also in-cludes velour floor mats with AMG lettering and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs.
The AMG Sports package is available for all S-Class models with a short or long wheelbase, as well as for the CL 500 and CL 500 4MATIC. It costs be-tween 5831 and 7973 euros (including 19% VAT); the market launch com-mences in June 2009. In addition to the S-Class and CL-Class, the new E-Class Saloon, the new E-Class Coupé and the C-Class can be equipped with the AMG Sports package.