It is Mercedes’ attempt at a 335i competitor AMG-lite version with 329HP 354Lb ft.V6 4matic. It morphed into the C450 then now the equivalent is the C43AMG for 2018 models
I am more curious about the engine more than anything else not interested in their 2.oT at all. I have sat in a c300 before and I really like the interior. Might try out an e-Class as well.