Originally Posted by Torquemonster
Didn't the older AMG equivalents make over 600hp from their twin turbo V12"s?
Now they're down to 481hp? Seems they have gone backwards
Do some homework.
That is the most horsepower ever offered in a C class.
The V12 is only offered in the flagship S, SL and CL classes (starting prices ~$150K - $200K)...and may soon go away as the new V8 twin turbo engines are more efficient and lighter weight with potential for huge power.
The 600+ HP versions of the V12 are designated as a 65
...ie S65...and start right at $200K.
The C class is the entry
level Mercedes, like the 3 series is to BMW (until the 1 came along.)
Like Mercedes, they don't shove a V10 (M5) or V12 (760) into the M3 just because they offer it in their higher end models...and the M3 makes only