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46 G on cheating ‘AMG Line’ Mercedes

Ever since I discovered my wealthy, multiple business owning neighbour was skimping on the Mercedes he was running around in, resplendent in AMG badges and similarly branded part hanging off it, I just haven’t been able to get on board with the ‘AMG Line’ option being touted by Mercedes.

Frankly, their current smooth/sleek styling is better looking than it has been for a while, and they don’t need this fudge.

If you haven’t come across this marketing ploy, it basically lets you chose AMG parts and badges for your bog-standard Mercedes – so while it may look the part, there won’t be the heart of something like a C63 beating under the bonnet (or the associated price tag).

While I don’t have any problem with someone badging up and adding bits to take what they can afford a few steps further up the ladder, I think it just turns a nice car into tacky tat when done by the factory. This was a game I really loved to play, as it was easy to pick some fairly cheap goodies fitted as standard to the top end model, and further enhance the illusion with a splash of colour coding, since I could do my own small spray jobs.

46 G was spotted on yet another of these pretenders which seem to be increasingly popular with my neighbours these days, as they seldom my ‘real’ cars from the more exclusive end of the range (of any manufacturer).

That number deserves better, and is probably ashamed not only to be seen on and AMG Line pretender, but also a stinky diesel.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C250 AMG Line D A Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C250 AMG Line D A Cabriolet

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28/09/2018 - Posted by | photography, Transport | ,

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