The Mercedes C450 AMG will be positioned between the entry-level CLA45 AMG and the fully blown C63 AMG, priced around Rs. 1 crore.
Mercedes-Benz India is surely on a roll with back-to-back product launches and overwhelming sales in the past year. With a host of luxury and performance vehicles launched in the first half of 2015, the German automaker is only gearing up to launch the big guns during the second half that will further strengthen its position in the growing luxury car market. While the company sells the CLA45 AMG as its most affordable Affalterbach tuned model, news now comes in that Mercedes is planning to introduce the C450 AMG Sport in India that will be positioned above the CLA45 AMG but below the full blown C63 AMG in the company’s lineup.
Based on the new generation Mercedes C-Class, the C450 AMG Sport is powered by a 3.0-litre Twin-Turbo V6 petrol motor that produces 362 BHP of power and 480 Nm of torque, paired to a 7G-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels via the AMG tuned 4MATIC system. In terms of performance, the C450 AMG is as quick as it sounds with 0-100 km/hr coming up in 4.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/hr. Braking performance comes from 360 mm up front and 320 mm rear ventilated discs. The C450 AMG also comes with several driving modes including Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual.
On the outside, the Mercedes C450 AMG gets the sporty bumper with wide air intakes, AMG alloy wheels and quad exhausts with a diffuser to look the part. The interior is extremely identical to the C63 AMG and comes with sports seats, AMG flat-bottom steering wheel, floating display unit and an all-black interior with brushed silver finishing. The car also gets a multi-link suspension with three stage electronic dampers that are shared with the C63 AMG. While the Mercedes C450 AMG Sport may not have gone the entire mile to be tweaked by the Affalterbach folks, it definitely packs the punch needed and will be a tad bit easy on the pocket too with prices expected to start a little over Rs. 1 crore (ex-showroom).
The Mercedes C450 AMG will be brought in via the CBU route and could make its debut later this year. Come 30th July, the German auto giant is already planning to launch the S500 Coupe and S63 AMG in the country, while an updated G63 AMG with a new colour scheme will also be launched. The automaker launched six cars in the country in the first half of the year and has nine more cars to go for the remainder of 2015. On the sales front, Mercedes’ sales grew by 43 percent year-on-year between January to June this year with 6659 units sold.
Source – AutocarIndia.com