Easier Entry Into the World of AMG
The new C 450 AMG 4MATIC expands the product range of the sports car and performance brand within Mercedes-Benz with another new AMG sports model
by Jim Davis | 26 February 2015
Driving Performance – the AMG brand claim and typical character traits can now be experienced by an even broader target group. The new C 450 AMG 4MATIC expands the product range of the sports car and performance brand within Mercedes-Benz with another new AMG sports model. As an attractive entry into the world of AMG, the C 450 AMG 4MATIC combines a 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine with a permanent Performance all-wheel-drive system and sophisticated suspension technology adopted from the Mercedes-AMG C 63. This all results in 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 new AMG sports models boast impressive product features. 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 of 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 deliver perfectly on the visual promise of a sporty character, with a powerful engine, the standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system with rear-biased torque split, and sophisticated suspension solutions.
In addition to the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupé, the C 450 AMG 4MATIC represents the second stage of the new model initiative. Further emotionally inspiring AMG sports models will follow.
Authentic driving dynamics thanks to hallmark AMG DNA
The new C 450 AMG 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 that uses the Mercedes-AMG C 63 for reference. 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. Agility and sportiness dominate the intense driving experience in the C 450 AMG 4MATIC every mile of the way.
Key data at a glance:
|Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC|
|Bore x stroke||88.0 x 82.1 mm|
|Output||270 kW (367 hp) at 5500 – 6000 rpm|
|Peak torque||520 Nm at 2000 – 4200 rpm|
|Power-to-swept-volume ratio||90.1 kW (122.5 hp)|
|Fuel consumptionNEDC combined||7.6 l/100 km (7.7 l/100 km)|
|CO2 emissions||178 g/km (180 g/km)|
|Kerb weight (according to EC)||1615 kg* / 1690 kg** (1660 kg* / 1735 kg**)|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.9 s (5.0 s)|
|Top speed||250 km/h***|
Figures in brackets for Estate * Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, without driver and luggage); ** Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg); *** Electronically limited
The new 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine is part of the BlueDIRECT engine family from Mercedes-Benz. Technical advances including a modified boost pressure allowed the AMG engineers to increase the engine’s power output and torque. With 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 Newton metres the V6 engine sets new standards in its segment – as demonstrated by its impressive performance: acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds (Estate: 5.0 seconds) underscores the sporty temperament of the C 450 AMG 4MATIC. With combined fuel consumption of 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 178 grams per kilometre (Estate: 7.7 litres and 180 g CO2 per km) the new top-of-the-line V6 model defines an absolute top position in the competitive environment.