I knew it was too good to be true. Our “insider” is reporting that the C-Class will not have the reported 500hp, but a bit less – 450hp. By so many horses, the 50 shouldn’t make a big difference, but it would have been nice to have the extra power. The interesting and logical reason for having less than 500hp is that they don’t want the C-Class to have more power than the E63 AMG. Every E-Class owner would probably be complaining that they paid $20k more and are slower than a C-Class driver.
The “insider” is also reports that the front bumper will look different from the normal bodykit, and that the hood will have more muscle. No doubt that this will make the car look different than the Avantage and Elagance, giving the AMG owners a unique design that will make it stand out next to the regular C-Class vehicles.
At least Auto-Motor-und-Sport is right about the 4 exhausts, but I could have guessed that one too. Overall, the AMG version will look similar to the picture above, which is great news.