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1995 Mercedes C36 AMG

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it or not, once upon a Mercedes was not producing more and agile versions of its best AMG was a separate tuning company not owned by Mercedes Benz. operated much the same as any tuner, such as Brabus or Most automotive manufacturers the aftermarket world and few would market an aftermarket design its own dealership network.

The relationship Mercedes and AMG was different and the two brothers Großaspach, Germany were to catch their biggest in the early 1990s. Mercedes realized that it needed to in the sports sedan market and its right boring C280 was just not enough when up a BMW M3. The two companies soon signed a allowing AMG to use the extensive worldwide network that was at Mercedes’ to market and sell their The first was to be called the C36 AMG. is some debate as to what was the first AMG car, but this was the first to be sold by Mercedes as an AMG Racing collaborations had taken in previous years, but never to the public in this fashion.

The C36 proved to be a success, even many AMG enthusiasts may dismiss it. The car was powerful than an M3 and the limited run made it desirable to Mercedes looking for a special vehicle. of the C36 stopped in 1998, but Mercedes soon after take a 51% share in AMG and begin using it as an tuning arm.

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The C36 was based on the now C-class generation, introduced in known internally within the as the W202. Like other AMG the C36 was a limited production model, 200 examples were imported to America until production in 1998.


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Once inside the C36 it is to tell that Mercedes was not ready to take too many with one of its best selling Afterall, AMG was essentially an unproven company at this time and had yet to cars on the mass-market. A set of white-face replaced the standard black immediately drawing the driver’s eye to the limited 155mph limit. AMG treatment today still these white gauges and we have to say that it is one of the simplest and ways to make an interior more exciting. The 36 also had a AMG spec steering wheel and various AMG badges throughout, but than that it was strictly luxury in the cabin.


The 4 valves/cylinder, inline six is based on the unit found in the but with a 1.1 mm increase in bore and a huge 18.9 mm increase in length. The compression is also stepped up to 10.5:1 while the have been recalibrated, aggressive camshafts have fitted, and a free-flowing exhaust on. The result is 276 horsepower at 5750 rpm and 284 of torque at 4000 rpm, 82 horsepower than the C280 and 36 than the BMW M3.

A genuine manual is a missed feature, however the automatic which can be shifted through the gates is quite The C36 uses 12.6 inch disc brakes up front and inch units in the rear, from the 900 lb heavier SL600 and like it’s big brother, excellent braking performance. The from 60 mph is completed in 114 ft, slightly than the M3 and C43, however just 30 mph its 28 foot stopping is actually one foot better the M3. Once the traction control has switched off the handling is also with a 66.5 mph slalom run and a rating on the skidpad. On paper at this tuner car had

beaten the mighty M3 developed by BMW.


The C36 sold for about depending upon options With it being a rare in the United States, these have retained some of value, but can still be had a great

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