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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport 4MATIC

By Neil Thomason
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 08:46

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The new C 450 AMG Sport 4MATIC expands the product range of the performance and sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz with another new AMG sports model.

As an attractive entry into the world of AMG, the C 450 AMG Sport 4MATIC combines a 367-hp 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with a permanent all-wheel-drive system and sophisticated suspension technology adopted from the Mercedes-AMG C 63. The result is fascinating Driving Performance and the hallmark emotional expressiveness of the brand. The new AMG sports model is available as a saloon and an estate model, and makes the extensive product line-up within the C-Class range even more attractive. The C 450 AMG Sport 4MATIC will arrive in the UK in Summer 2016.

The new AMG sports models are distinguished by convincing product substance. Even at first glance, the characteristic AMG body styling leaves no doubt that this model is part of the Mercedes-AMG model family. Another indication for the new model strategy is found in the form of a special AMG badge on the front wings. From an engineering standpoint the AMG sports models perfectly deliver on the visual promise of a sporty character with a powerful engine, the standard-fit all-wheel drive system with rear-biased torque split, and sophisticated suspension solutions.

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH explains: “With the C 450 AMG we present the second sporty and emotionally expressive vehicle in our product line. It combines the power of a strong twin-turbo V6 engine with a high level of emotional expressiveness, and avails itself of the technical DNA of the new C 63. The new sports models represent a convincing proposition for our customers: sports car technology and motor racing fascination become more attainable and in the process appeal to a broader customer base.”

The new C 450 AMG Sport 4MATIC is based on the most powerful production model of the C-Class, the C 400 4MATIC. The engineers have revised many technical features of the new AMG sports model. Their objective: a high level of authentic driving dynamics geared towards the Mercedes-AMG C 63. To this end, a host of suspension components were adopted from the top-of-the-line V8 model. The driver also feels the DNA of the C 63 in the application of the engine and transmission management.

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