|2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport||2015 Mercedes-Benz C400|
|362 HP||Horsepower||329 HP|
|384 lb-ft||Torque||354 lb-ft|
|AMG Adaptive Sport||Suspension||Sport-Tuned Multilink|
|18-inch AMG 5-Spoke||Wheels||18-inch AMG 5-Spoke|
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has long been among the top option in the midsize luxury sedan segment. Classy and sophisticated, yet powerful and athletic, the C-Class has once again grabbed the attention of car with its most recent redesign. Although Mercedes-Benz repositioned itself at the top of that class with a number of reconfigured models just months ago, the Silver Star showed it isn’t done adding to the C-Class range when it debuted the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport at the North American International Auto Show.
As the second model to be considered part of the new AMG Sport category, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport will boast performance that falls between the C400 and C63 AMG Sedan. To help you get a better feel for where the all-new C450 AMG Sport fits within the C-Class lineup and to help you decide which model better meets your needs, we’ll compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400.
The first thing you should realize is that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 both host a 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine. That said, horsepower and torque ratings fall in favor of the C450 AMG Sport due to specialized AMG tuning in the C450 model.
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Thanks to various performance enhancements, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport can dash from standstill to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. That same sprint takes the 2015 C400 5.2 seconds. Agility and ride quality are also enhanced in the C450 AMG Sport due, in large part, to the AMG adaptive sport suspension with three-stage adjustable dampers borrowed directly from the C63 AMG Sedan.
Unsurprisingly, both models are clearly cut from the same C-Class cloth. Their sleek exteriors are quite similar, although the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport gets a subtly restyled front fascia that supplies a more aggressive look to better portray its scintillating performance. Of course, the distinct AMG badging doesn’t hurt either.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 is currently available on the Loeber Motors lot while the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 release date is expected sometime in the fall of 2015. If you are considering the two, we recommend scheduling back-to-back test drives to help you best do your own 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 comparison.