Just once month ago, it emerged that Mercedes-Benz was preparing to launch a new C-Class variant dubbed the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport. Now a prototype of that car has been spied completely undisguised in Estate specification.
The C450 AMG Sport is being designed to sit between the current range-topping C400 and the soon to be revealed C 63 AMG. Under the hood, the C450 AMG Sport will feature the same basic twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine as the current C400 rather than a detuned version of the upcoming C 63 AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Thanks to some moderate upgrades to the C400’s engine, it is believed the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport will deliver some 367 hp or 34 hp more than the C400.
Unlike the next C 63 AMG which will most likely be available solely in rear-wheel drive guise, the C450 AMG Sport will be available both in rear-wheel drive and Mercedes-Benz’s all-wheel drive 4Matic system. This particular prototype is fitted with the latter.
From a visual standpoint, this prototype features black wing mirrors, a new rear diffuser, side skirts, remodelled exhausts and new wheels. Behind these wheels is expected to be tweaked braking and suspension systems.
While this prototype is an Estate, the C450 Sport will be available as a sedan and possibly, as a coupe.