" Mercedes-Benz decided that they need to bridge the gap between the C400 and the upcoming 2015 W205 C63 AMG
. The new W205 AMG C-Class will offer something around 500 horsepower meaning that there is a lot of space between it and the 329 horsepower W205 C400
. No word on what the torque figure rises to in the C450 but with 4Matic all wheel drive likely standard just like the C400 there should be no problem putting that power down.
Now, should one really opt for the C450 considering the C400 has the same M276 DELA 30 turbocharged 3.0 liter V6
? If the E63 AMG and E63 AMG S is to serve as precedent, no. The only difference in those models accounting for the increased output is software and even higher performance software is easily sourced through the aftermarket for far less money. The exact same trick Mercedes pulls with the E63 is likely happening here but until we get an official press release we will not know for sure.