Hofele Puts the Panamericana Grille in Standard Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Giancarlo Perlas February 11, 2019

Unless you got yourself at least a Mercedes-AMG C63, you won’t be able to enjoy the Panamericana grille for the C-Class. However, owners of the standard Mercedes-Benz C-Class can now get to enjoy the sporty vertical slats design for their cars’ fascia because Hofele-Design just released their new Pan-Amerikana styling package for it.

The Pan-Amerikana program of Hofele is inspired by the Panamericana race in Mexico which was won by a Mercedes-Benz 300SL in 1952. The grille styling of the iconic car is carried to the standard C-Class, similar to the treatment of the range-topping AMG cars. The aim of Daimler’s contractual partner is to provide the lower trim C-Class cars an “above the standard” look.

Hofele’s Pan-Amerikana package includes a set of 19-inch alloy Hofele Mythos wheels wrapped in 225/40 x 19 tires. It also has a selection of carbon, gloss black, body color or chrome for its front bumper. Furthermore, it adopts the trapezoid-shaped quadruple exhausts of the AMG C63. Of course, the C-Class is made more distinct with the Hofele badges replacing the three-pointed star logos of Mercedes.

The example in the photos below shows a C-Class customized by Hofele featuring a gunmetal matte finish with contrasting black roofing. The interior of the car has a two-tone theme as well, thanks to its Alcantara leather seats adorned with “Flamenco red” inserts.

It should be noted that customers are free to personalize the appearances of their C-Class with the various configurations offered by Hofele. Therefore, the chances of having a C-Class Pan-Amerikana on the road with the same look are slim.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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