New Mercedes C450 AMG Sport Slots Under C63 AMG with 362HP

Mercedes tossed the covers off its new C450 AMG 4Matic sports model in both sedan and estate bodystyles.

Set to have its world debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show on Monday, the C450 AMG 4Matic is positioned right under the 476PS (470hp) C63 AMG. It will go up against the Audi S4 and the BMW 335i M Sport (at least for the time being, as it’s rumored that BMW is preparing an answer to Mercedes).

The C450 AMG packs a tuned version of Mercedes’ twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine rated for 362hp at 5,500rpm and 382 lb-ft of peak torque between 2,000 and 4,200rpm, paired to a modified 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic and Mercedes’ 4Matic four-wheel drive system.

Mercedes quotes a 0-62mph (100km/h) time of 4.9 seconds for the sedan and 5.0 seconds for the station wagon, with an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h) for both body-styles.

The C450 AMG also features upgraded suspension, braking system and electronic driving aids, while riding on 18-inch alloy wheels shod in 225/45 tires front and 245/40 rear.

Benz also gave the C450 AMG a sportier styling kit with redesigned bumpers, black exterior trim, including the mirror caps, darkened lights, quad exhaust tips, a modest boot lid spoiler for the sedan and a roof spoiler for the station wagon. On the inside, there’s a flat-bottom steering wheel, sport seats and specific trim.

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  • NG212

    This looks great. Sedan or estate, you can’t go wrong. Perfect for those who don’t just want a bodykit, but can’t afford the full AMG.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Love the s*** out of the estate/wagon/kombi bodystyle in black.

  • rover10

    Is this the 9,000th or 9,001 variant of the unending hot versions of the ‘C’ Class?

    • europeon

      Which are the other ‘hot’ versions? I don’t know of any other one except the 63AMG.

  • rover10

    My point was a general perception of endless Merc variants. There was a time when I knew the range, now it’s a puzzling variety of models. The same can be said about BMW and to a point Audi, who appear to offer the same dazzling host of models. One must question the viability of such a phalanx of product choice, and if they all would be wiser to reduce their ranges and save fast amounts of R&D expenditure. Their customers would still buy them in huge numbers.

    • Huuk

      You are not as smart as you think you are. These variants have huge margins, the ‘save fast amounts of R&D expenditure’ is so incorrect its scary. Variants are cheap to make and command premiums, ‘All-New’ is ‘fastly’ expensive.

  • rover10

    I don’t intend to be smart, and all variants cost in terms of supplier and plant complexity, plus design and releasing procedures. I just posed the question are all these choices necessary? Many other trades in retail are seriously looking at reducing choice for the same reasons as above. The smart guys are the ones restricting choice and saving vast amounts of cash in the process.