AMG for all

Affalterbach / Detroit (USA), January 14, 2015

The C 450 4Matic AMG Mercedes shows at the Detroit Auto Show ( 12 to 25 January 2015), the second car in its new four-wheel drive AMG Sport line. The sporty four-wheel drive C-Class follows the GLE 450 Coupe AMG also shown in Detroit and from June 2015 are available as a sedan and station wagon from the merchants. The C 450 AMG then closes the gap between the 333 hp C 400 and available from spring 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 with at least 476 hp.

Twin-turbo V6 with 367 hp

Driven the new AMG C 450 of a revised version of the house 3.0 - liter twin-turbo V6. An increase in boost pressure and other, unspecified optimizations increase the power from 333 to 367 hp and torque from 480 to 520 Newton meters. The power is transmitted through a jazzed up version of the 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic. This handles the mapping software and other upgrades, such as a more sophisticated manual mode of AMG's seven-speed automatic transmission shift that will come in the new C 63 are used.

In under five seconds to 100 km / h

The 4Matic all-wheel drive in the C 450 was also aufgebrezelt of AMG and provided with a more performance-oriented interpretation of 33 to 67 per cent in favor of the rear axle. The fun button presses AMG also during the vote of the stability program, which is to bring " significant effects for the sporty driver ". "Discernible effects " are likely to ensure the performance of the Audi S4 competitors, for the AMG Sport C-class marched in 4.9 seconds from zero to 100 km / h ( T - model in 5.0 seconds) and controlled at 250 km / h electronically. The consumption means Affalterbacher with 7.6 liters of average.

Significantly upgraded suspension

The base of the C 450 AMG shares a surprising number of components with the new C 63. Compared to the standard C-Class, the vehicle has an independent steering knuckle and ball joints, stiffer springs and bushes, more negative camber on both axles and three-way adjustable dampers. Standard is the C 450 on 18-inch wheels with size 225 and 245 tires. Other changes relate to tune the steering and the brakes. Round ventilated discs measure the front 360 and rear 320 mm.

Achievable, but not cheap

Externally, the C 450 AMG consists of its weaker - series siblings with a modified front bumper with larger air intakes, a rear apron with diffuser insert, a new grille, black door mirrors and chrome tailpipes from. The sedan gets to a small spoiler on the boot lid, the combination a roof spoiler. Inside is the C 450 on sports seats, a 3-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift and red color on seat belts and contrast stitching. Reasonably priced, the AMG C-Class Sports between the 52,240-euro C 400 4Matic and the at least 76,100 euros expensive Mercedes-AMG C 63 should classify. By comparison, the main rival Audi S4 costs from 55,900 euros. Mercedes also announced that further AMG Sport models will follow . (sw)