2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Review

2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Review - When Mercedes wed AMG in 2005 adhering to a prolonged courtship, who would have expected that union to spawn 38 kids? Not all those babies pertain to the U.S., yet we do receive our share and also more get on their way. The auto on this page is the initial mid youngster, a sports car badged 2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG. It's been raised to load deep space between normal Mercedes-Benz C-class models aimed at righteous people as well as the wild Mercedes-AMG C63.

Stress not over this C's absence of a V-8. A brand-new twin-turbo direct-injected 3.0-liter V-6 cranks out sufficient power-- 362 horse power, 384 pound-feet of torque-- for the C450 to keep up or past rivals such as the Audi S4, BMW 340i, Cadillac ATS, and also Jaguar XE S. Assisted by basic 4x4, it screws to 60 mph in 4.5 secs and also through the quarter in 13.1, simply a couple of tenths of a third behind the 503-hp C63 S. Living with just a six-pack under the hood positive aspects mileage and also chassis equilibrium and drops the base rate to $51,725-- accessible of mid administration.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Review

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG has a well balanced performance portfolio. Panic quits from 70 mph in 160 feet match the very best rivals. The 0.93-g cornering grasp is likewise excellent, topping all BMWs lacking full M specifications. Thanks to a dealt with 33/67-percent front/rear torque split, you can power from bends in the wet without anxiety that the tail will certainly slide first. Three-stage dampers handed down from the C63 give body-motion control ranging from firm to additional firm, obtainable via a console toggle.

"Discreet" best defines the C450's outside. There's marginal AMG recognition. Yet a megasized three-pointed star in the grille ensures that no person will certainly error this for a Suzuki.

Inside developers gained their maintain by crafting among the most well equipped cabins on the market. The front containers offer excellent restraint and also durable convenience without impeding access or egress. The back bench seat spoils 2 as well as accommodates a 3rd in a pinch.

Nice-to-touch steering-wheel paddles command the seven-speed transmission. While aggressive driving in automatic mode could evoke jerky downshifts, hand-operated gearchanges are speedy as well as smooth.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Review

A dealt with, non-touch center display is your window to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG peripheral nervous system. Type in the proper commands as well as you can tweak framework and also powertrain operations or show an entertaining power-and-torque gauge.

While natural leather is offered at no extra charge, the MB-Tex plastic furniture is appealing and also satisfying to touch. If you could live without the tanned-hide fragrance, it's worth a shot. The only ergonomic defect is a cruise-control stalk concealed behind a steering-wheel talked.

The C450 AMG's mix of performance, congeniality, and also loved one affordability recommends that Mercedes is on to something below. We say bring us more center youngsters.

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