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|
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.