See how the all-new Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport stacks up against the C300

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Mercedes-Benz C-Class on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 2:58 pm
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport vs. Mercedes Benz C300

Mercedes-Benz made a bold statement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit by unveiling a number of new vehicles, including the new GLE Coupe. While the all-new crossover/coupe received a lot of attention, the luxury automaker also revealed the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport sedan, which will represent a new entry into the ever-popular C-Class family for the new model year.

As part of Mercedes-Benz’s new AMG Sport category, the new C450 AMG Sport is built for drivers looking to dip their toe in performance car waters. Of course, the C-Class already has a few reputable models, and we realize it would be helpful to know exactly how one differs from the other. With that in mind, we’ll compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport vs. Mercedes-Benz C300 so you can see how the upcoming model fits within the C-Class lineup.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport VS 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300
3.0L twin-turbo V-6 Engine 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
363 HP Horsepower 241 HP
354 lb-ft Torque 273 lb-ft
4.9 seconds 0-60 6.2 seconds
18-inch Alloy Wheels 17-inch Alloy
7G-Tronic automatic w/ full manual shifting ability Transmission 7-speed automatic w/ manual shifting ability
AMG Adaptive Sports Suspension Suspension 4-Wheel Multilink Suspension w/ Agility Control
MB-Tex Upholstery MB-Tex
Yes ECO Smart/Stop Yes

The comparison chart above touches on a lot of key aspects of the two, but it’s also important to note that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport is based on the C400 4MATIC sedan, although it is heavily revised to offer a completely new experience that comes closer to that of the C63. To that end, Mercedes-Benz borrowed a number of suspension components from the AMG model, as Mercedes-Benz worked to infuse AMG performance into the all-new sedan.

While the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG pricing and efficiency figures haven’t yet been released, there are some clear advantages to choosing the C450 AMG Sport, at least from a performance standpoint. That said, the C300 will surely be the more efficient and affordable of the two.

Look for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport release date later this year. In the meantime, browse our selection and schedule a test drive in any of the of 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models already on the lot.

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