Sales of sub-C63 model to begin in next few months.
Designed to slot in between the new C400 and C63 AMG, this is the new Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport, unveiled this week at the Detroit Motor Show. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 362 hp and 382 lb-ft of torque, which is channeled via a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and modified 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission. 0-62 mph is a claimed 4.9 seconds, with the wagon timed 0.1 seconds slower, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.
Borrowing a host of goodies from the C63, the C450 AMG Sport benefits from updated front pull rods, firmer springs, adjustable dampers, new load bearing joints, extra negative camber, revised steering knuckles, and the 4MATIC provides a 33:67 percent ratio. 18-inch alloys house gray calipers and beefy brakes, while visual mods include a slightly updated front bumper and grille, black mirrors, dark chrome exhaust pipes, and a boot-lid spoiler. Inside, the cabin gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports seats, and red seatbelts and stitching.