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2006 C230 "AMG"?

My dad has been the proud owner of a 2006 Mercedes C230 for about a year now and I love cars so I decided to do some research on our car and the more I found the more confused I got. Our C230 has an AMG badge on the rear of it and it looks authentic but when I compare it to the 2006 C230 Sport they literally seem the exact same in every way. There are a few things I don't know about the C230 sport so I'll just list what our car has:

2.5L V6
RWD drivetrain
"Metal" interior finish instead of wood finish
5 spoke alloy wheels
7g automatic transmission (with the Comfort & Sport shifting button)

(and also the same radio that's in the C230 Sport)

I just really need to figure this out because it's been bothering me since I've looked it up, also we're selling the car and I want to make sure that it's a real AMG model.
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I'm sorry, but it is C 230 Sport, not real AMG model.

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In the USA, the W203 models were the C32 then the C55 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced...2.80.932007.29
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Those //AMG badges are readily available. Some people put them on the cars for decoration. I have even heard of some dealers applying them. The badge does not make the car an AMG. And what is more confusing is that MBZ offers a Sport Appearance Package on many models that sometimes includes parts with the //AMG logo. For example, my CLK550 has this package (it was standard on V8 CLKs) and my rims and exhaut pipes have the logo, but it is not an AMG car.

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To be honest, I don't think AMG would ever consider "wasting time" on a 4 or 6 Cylinder Motor (Unless of course it is a CLK or SLK and I think would have to be at the Original buyers request). What you have is the "Avante Garde" enhancement pack. It wouldn't surprise me if the Dealer didn't add those when originally sold, but (sadly) I seriously doubt that AMG would have even laid eyes on that vehicle.
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Obviously it' has been a long time coming, however I do stand corrected. I love the prices you pay in the States, that will be close to $100k over her
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What you have is the "Avante Garde" enhancement pack.
"Sport" in the US = Avantarge + AMG bumpers & skirts.

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If u are looking to sell the car please let me know where u are located as well as how much u are looking for... might be interested as long as there are no balaance shaft issues ...lol

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haha well in thailand..

c230 sports all have the 'amg' badge...

it's actually a sports body kit..

wish i knew this before buying the car..

but.. well haha.. that's history now.
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