The AMG 450 series Mercs with their 360 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 engines are among the finest cars the German auto makers has in its lineup these days. These model offer the best compromise between excitement and common sense – a compromise this VATH Mercedes C450 AMG ignores completely.
What VATH has done here is take a sensible family car that already has more power than it would ever need, and just dial everything in it up to eleven. It’s a cool thing to do, were it not for the fact that Mercedes already offers a 400-something horsepower with the C63 AMG.
In any case, the VATH Mercedes C450 AMG, showcased here in 4Matic wagon form, gives you access to a healthy 440 horsepower which, since they’ve eliminated the Vmax limiter, can take the car to over 300 km/h flat out. The tuner has also adjusted the chassis to cope with the extra power by fitting it with lowering springs, high-performance racing brakes, and 19 inch wheels with high performance tires.
While VATH Mercedes C450 AMG gets no visual upgrade to speak of, other than the wheels, it does come with a very pricey stainless steel exhaust system featuring 85mm tailpipes. So the sound is now what one would sonorous.