Here is the redesigned 2001 Mercedes-Benz C class as it will appear in North American showrooms this fall. According to AutoWeek, a sister publication to Automotive News, this is the hottest one, the C32 AMG. Sources say the supercharged 3.2-liter V-6 in the C32 AMG will be packed with at least 320 hp. Besides the supercharger, AMG adds a deep front spoiler with large cooling ducts and integrated fog lamps, chunky side sills and five-spoke alloy wheels with Bridgestone tires. The new C class has an all-new floorplan. The front suspension has been heavily revised with an aluminum-intensive three-link arrangement replacing the old C's double-wishbone setup. The steering is now rack-and-pinion.
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