Unless you're willing to upgrade to an AMG (or approach third-party tuning firms), Mercedes-Benz owners looking for a little extra visual pizzazz have been largely ignored -- until now. At the 2010 Geneva motor show, the automaker will launch its new MercedesSport line of accessories for the 2010 E-class sedan, coupe, and cabriolet.
Buyers can opt for the new MercedesSport body kit, which includes an aggressive front fascia and matching side skirts. Rear trunk- and roof-mounted spoilers are also available, as is a diffuser insert for the rear valence panel. Two-tone 18-inch aluminum wheels, complete with the "Sport" logo on their center caps, are optional, and can be matched with a new suspension package that lowers the ride height by a half-inch. An upgraded brake system with cross-drilled rotors is also available.
Inside, customers can spring for stainless steel pedal covers, illuminated door sills, and a unique four-spoke heated sports steering wheel, complete with silver accent stitching and paddle shifters. Velour floor mats, complete with matching silver stitching and an embroidered "MercedesSport" logo, are also available.
All accessories are designed to be installed by a Mercedes dealer, and won't void or modify car's warranty. Look for MercedesSport packages to be rolled out to other Benz offerings in the future, although it's unknown if any will make their way to the U.S.