2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specs, Price, MPG & Reviews - Cars.com News

The C450 AMG Sport’s bodywork looks similar to the C300’s Sport Package, save a unique lower bumper finish, split dual tailpipe frames (though there’s still a single pipe behind each) and a single-blade grille that recalls the C63’s... It’s a good look overall, but then again, so is any C-Class, which Mercedes-Benz redesigned to tasteful, mini-S-Class effect. The C300 is surprisingly capable, with a quick-shifting seven-speed automatic and potent torque from its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The C450 AMG, by contrast, is not some tarted-up C400. Its twin-turbo V-6 is an adaptation of last year’s C400, and the output — 362 horsepower and 384 pounds-feet of torque — is up a modest 33 hp and 30 pounds-feet. Takeoffs are quick, with a surge around 2,500 rpm, where the C450 enters a smooth, flat torque plateau that heaves you to higher speeds with seamless vigor. Keeping with Mercedes’ tradition of quietness, the exhaust never gets noisy. The C450 AMG’s seven-speed automatic transmission can kick down multiple gears at once even in its least-responsive mode, Comfort. In sportier settings, it blips the gas on downshifts for a smoother, sportier transition – as a good stick-shift driver might do. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 has modest handling, but the C450 AMG version elevates the car to legitimate... Source: Cars.com News