It looks like the Mercedes C450 will definitely be part of the Mercedes-Benz range. There were rumours that it would be between the C400 and C63 AMG in the range and it looks like this is true if these pictures of an undisguised model us anything to go by.
The model taken is in Touring guise and has a C450 4Matic badge on it as well as the Sport AMG emblems and so there is no doubt as to what it is. However, there are no specific details about what features the model will contain. If it is 4Matic then that will probably mean that it will be 4-wheel drive but it does not mean that there will not be a rear wheel drive option as well. It has been rumoured that there will be an increase in power. Currently it has a 3.0 litre twin turbo V6 in the C400 which can so 329 horsepower and rumour has it that this will go up to 367.
There will not be all the AMG upgrades on this model though as some need to be kept back for the C63. It is expected that it will have something special though and it is thought that this could include better brakes and suspension. In the photos it can be seen that there are large wheels, quad exhausts with a rear diffuser and a diamond grille.
The model testing here is a C-Class Touring but it is expected that there will also be a Sedan version of the car. It is expected that the car will go up for sale in 2015 but there is no work as to whether it will be available in the US. The model looks almost ready for production now so a near release date certainly seems feasible.