The new Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC.
Fascinating Driving Performance.
Driving Performance – the AMG brand promise and the 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 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 4MATIC combines a 270-kW (367-hp) 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with a permanent Performance all-wheel-drive system and sophisticated suspension technology adopted from the Mercedes-AMG C 63.
Authentic driving dynamics thanks to hallmark AMG DNA.
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.”
Design elements bear typical AMG signature.
The fascination of motor racing in everyday life – the C 450 AMG 4MATIC incorporates this combination visually as well: the second AMG sports model immediately demonstrates that it is part of the unique AMG family. Dominating design elements are the AMG body styling, the light-alloy wheels and the special AMG badge on the front wings. They underscore the progressive nature and performance of the brand. The engine cover with red aluminium insert likewise visualises the strengths of the new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine.
Interior with exclusive, sporty flair.
The C 450 AMG 4MATIC fascinates with exclusivity and sportiness in the interior as well. The pleasant touch and feel of the materials and the quality of workmanship ensure a convincing value appeal and an emotional passenger experience. The ARTICO/DINAMICA upholstery and the instrument panel trimmed with black ARTICO man-made leather convey the sporty ambience in superior fashion.
ARTICO is also used on the upper edges of the body, the armrests, the door centre panels and the centre console. Red contrasting topstitching, designo red safety belts and black floor mats with red edging add attractive highlights.
Optimal traction thanks to Performance all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel-drive system familiar from a number of AMG high-performance cars is also being used in the C 450 AMG 4MATIC. The perfect grip during acceleration effectively prevents losses caused by slip. For thrilling driving dynamics 33 percent of the engine power is sent to the front axle and 67 percent to the rear axle. The rear-biased torque split results in higher agility around the vehicle’s vertical axis.
Another major factor in this is the sportier set-up of the ESP® with Curve Dynamic Assist. The tangible effects for sporty drivers are lateral dynamics and cornering performance increased to an above-average level.
AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension.
Agility and sportiness: in the new C 450 AMG 4MATIC the driver can experience on every kilometre why AMG has been successful in motor racing as the sports car and performance brand of Mercedes-Benz for more than four decades. The basis for this intense experience is the combination of permanent Performance all-wheel-drive system and the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension.
The 3-stage damper adjustment borrows from the top-of-the-line V8 model Mercedes-AMG C 63, and combines high agility with superior everyday practicality.
7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with short response times.
The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission responds with superior composure or maximum spontaneity depending on the driver’s preference and selected drive programme. The “Sport Plus” mode delivers thrillingly short response times: the driver’s shift commands are implemented at lightning speed – the drivetrain responds spontaneously and precisely. The development engineers also take advantage of numerous hardware and software solutions of the C 63 in this regard. The “M” button on the centre console allows savouring the high pulling power across the entire rev range.
In manual transmission mode the 7G-TRONIC PLUS no longer shifts to the next higher gear on its own, not even when prompted by kick-down or upon reaching the redline speed. The driver alone makes the decisions about his or her shift request via the steering-wheel paddle shifters.