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New AMG bodystyling for the M-Class

Following hot on the heels of the market launch of the new Mercedes-Benz M-Class, it is now set to make its debut in powerful, dynamic AMG sportswear. The unmistakable AMG bodystyling, like the distinctive 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels is available for all engine variants of the new Mercedes Off-Roader and lends the M-Class a distinctive, sporty look.

AMG bodystyling for the new M-Class consists of front and rear aprons, painted entirely in body colour and styled in typical AMG fashion. At the front, the new front apron, with its distinctive edges and vertical insets in brushed stainless steel, creates a lasting impression and makes the new M-Class appear even broader and more low-slung. Large, circular fog lamps, ringed in chrome, with the cornering light function as an option, lend the design an extraordinarily striking note.

Large air intakes and expressive underride guard

Four magnificent air intakes, featuring the black mesh grille more familiar from motor racing vehicles, underline the dynamic nature of AMG bodystyling for the M-Class. The expressive design of the underride guard, with its vertical contours, also emphasises the muscular character of the Off-Roader. This style is continued through to the AMG rear apron, where the design of the underride guard is the same as at the front. The distinctive curves to accommodate the tailpipes of the twin-pipe exhaust system make the M-Class with AMG bodystyling appear even broader and more muscular. A rear sill guard in brushed stainless steel prevents the rear apron from being scratched when luggage is loaded.

19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels for a superb look and optimum handling

AMG light-alloy wheels, measuring 8.5 x 19 inches and painted in sterling silver, set off the new AMG bodystyling to perfection. The AMG wheels have a classic 5-spoke design and are fitted with wide-base, size 255/50 R 19 tyres all round. This not only means that fill out the wheel arches perfectly and provide a decidedly sporty touch when the new M-Class is viewed in profile; they also further optimise the new model's handling.

AMG bodystyling for the M-Class costs Euro 3364, and the AMG light-alloy wheels are available for Euro 2320 (V6 models) or Euro 1566 (ML 500). In conjunction with the extensive sports package, they cost Euro 696 (all prices include 16 % VAT). Both AMG options are due to be launched in March 2005.

Photos/Text: DaimlerChrysler

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