May 13, 2002
Mercedes-Benz unveils C 32 AMG sports coupe
Affalterbach, Germany – Mercedes-Benz unveiled the C 32 AMG Sports Coupe last week. It’s powered by a supercharged 3.2 litre six-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 354 horsepower at 6100 rpm and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 4400 rpm. The C 32 AMG takes just 5.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h and passes the 200 km/h mark at 18.3 seconds. Its top speed of 250 km/h is electronically governed.
The C 32 AMG is equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission with AMG SPEEDSHIFT which combines a manual transmission and the convenience of an automatic. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT transmission design means that gear changes are more spontaneous and around 35 percent faster.
The brakes and suspension of the Mercedes-Benz C 32 AMG Sports Coupé have also been systematically adapted to the vehicle’s more dynamic handling. The retuning of the springing and damping elements, the enlarging of the stabilisers and the lowering of the body by around 30 millimetres ensure sporty handling without impairing the long-distance qualities expected in a Mercedes, says the company.
The C 32 AMG’s internally ventilated brake disks all-round, perforated at the front axle, ensure minimal stopping distances and extreme reliability on prolonged application of the brakes. Tires are 245/40 ZR 18 at the front and 275/35 ZR 18 at the rear and the C 32 AMG Sports Coupé is fitted as standard with multi-piece AMG light-alloy wheels, size 8.5 x 18 (front) and 10 x 18 (rear).
The C 32 AMG Sports Coupé features a contoured front apron and the muscular rear apron and the car has a unique twin exhaust. The AMG package consists of the engine, exhaust system, transmission, suspension, brakes, 18-inch wheels, AMG instrument cluster with 300-km/h speedometer and AMG bodystyling. More detailed individual requirements with regard to interior appointments or wheel/tyre combinations can be dealt with by the AMG Manufaktur.