The new year has brought new offers for Mercedes-Benz customers, with a host of equipment or engine upgrades for no extra cost.

Available through Mercedes-Benz retailers on selected models, the C-Class Saloon, Estate and Sports Coupé models will be offered with enhanced trim lines for no cost until the end of March 2005. This means that a customer can purchase a C 180 KOMPRESSOR Classic SE, Elegance SE or Avantgarde SE for the price of a base Classic model, a saving of between £700 and £1200.

Customers who prefer a bigger engine to a greater specification list are also catered for, with the alternative offer of an engine upgrade for free on selected models registered by the end of March 2005.

Customers ordering a C 200 KOMPRESSOR will be offered the more powerful C 230 KOMPRESSOR for no additional charge. The same applies to diesel models – the five-cylinder C 270 CDI is now available for the price of a
C 220 CDI.

This engine offer is also available on E-Class and CLK-Class Coupé models: a V6-engined CLK 240 can be bought for the price of the CLK 200 KOMPRESSOR; or the CLK 240 can be upgraded to a CLK 320 for no cost.

E-Class customers can upgrade a number of different ways: E 240 for the price of the E 200 KOMPRESSOR; the E 320 for the cost of the E 240. Diesel drivers can upgrade to the E 270 CDI from the E 220 CDI for no charge, or from five-to six-cylinders with the E 320 CDI.

These engine upgrades offer customers added value of up to £3130 (for the CLK 320 Coupé replacing a CLK 240 Coupé with electric memory front seats and automatic transmission), and represent significant added value. Savings on
C-Class models range from £1680 to £2120.

The M-Class off-roader is now available with free servicing for the first three years or 45,000 miles. This means that for selected models registered by the end of March 2005, all routine maintenance including labour, parts and lubricants will be offered to customers for no cost.

All wear and tear repairs including friction materials, bulbs, brake pads, discs and clutch assemblies are covered by the service package – it even includes the vehicle’s first MoT fee.