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A New Range for the Mid-Range An automotive quip runs: You can never have enough output. Currently, around 500 hp from eight cylinders is in vogue in the high-performance midrange. But on this side of a Mercedes-AMG C 63, the definitive standard in this segment, a gap has opened up – and with the new Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC sports model, AMG has at once occupied this niche quite prominently and set a new benchmark that additional ones will follow. That’s because the Mercedes-Benz C 450 4MATIC AMG marks the start of a series of entry-level sports models with which AMG would like to let more people participate in the tremendously thrilling world of high performance in the future. Anyone who studies the performance of the C 450 AMG will confirm that it has proper forward momentum even with two cylinders less and 270 kW (367 hp) output. In the end, the three magic letters guarantee that Driving Performance can be felt in the DNA of this vehicle, even though the new sports model — available as an elegant sedan and practical wagon — is based on the Mercedes-Benz C 400: Throughout AMG has had a hand in everything that has to do with dynamism, agility, emotion, and performance. For example, the V6 biturbo engine has been optimized in many details. Even the entire chassis, including suspension and steering, was modified in fundamental ways. This is how a respectable Mercedes turns into a true AMG – complete with goosebumps. Right from ignition, the optimized twinturbo proves that you can enjoy that rich AMG sound even with fewer cylinders. Visually, the new sports model appears to be anything other than a mere variation of the base model. Both outside and inside the sporty style dominates the scene. And now one thing is for sure: Starting today, there is a whole new set of rules for the high-performance mid-range. Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC Engine 3.0-liter biturbo V6 kW/hp 270/367 at rpm 5,500–6,000 Nm at rpm 520 at 2,000–4,200 Acceleration 0–100 km/h 5.0–4.9 s Fuel Consumption NEDC Combined 7.9–7.6 l/100 km CO2 Emissions 183–178 g/km Efficiency Class D 17


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