Originally Posted by getbit
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 414 HP.
My bad, I was being lazy. Thanks.
I was sure the V8 had produced more than 481hp though and see the 2010 produced 518hp in the E class (AMG E63) so obviously the C class is detuned likely due to a cramped engine bay and more restrictive exhaust?
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