Used Car Advice: MercedesBenz AMG W202 C36 (199597)…

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Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG W202

Used Car Advice: Mercedes-Benz AMG C36 (1995-97) (December 2006)

A big engine in a small body is a formula for excitement and AMG does it than most

Joe Kenwright at one of AMG’s more restrained and Mercedes-Benz hot rods


in the trade joke that AMG for ‘All Money Gone’. The C36 on the W202 C280 sold new for $155,000. Providing the maintenance is up to date, they can deliver performance dressed in a designer for a fraction of new car price.

A special crankshaft, fatter pistons, trick camshafts and delivered a unique 3.6-litre six for a solid 206kW/385Nm that current M-B V8 engines with fuel consumption. Low-key upgrades and full leather were easily faked so sure you are looking at the real Most mechanical components upgraded with limited parts sources.

The C36 was so competent and its performance delivered with so effort that owners are not aware of the cumulative effect of the stresses fed into the vehicle. cars with the best service histories can be hiding maintenance that is more the of long-term spirited driving, any inherent flaws in the car itself.

Early C36 examples with than 100,000km start in the low range but allow around for the best 1997 examples.


Rare private can hide rust. Verify AMG pedigree. Check all structural and welds under the bonnet for or damage as the extra engine and grunt will expose any Watch for excessive engine from failed hydraulic

Use oil company-branded premium fuels or risk serious fuel damage. Hydraulic lifters are to oil type and will make a if they don’t pump up Variable cam actuator can leak oil and problems.

Black smoke warm can mean dud O2 and mass sensors. Dodgy wiring on early cars can force into limp home and interfere with electronic but should be fixed by now. every electronic function climate control operation and its servo controls.

Heavy and tyre loads accelerate in lower suspension control arm steering damper and leaks in steering hoses. Flexible shaft couplings wear for lash and vibration.

Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG W202

Listen for unusual valve noise and watch for excessive smoke after idling as stem seals and guides can up and wear. Head gasket can generating side oil leaks. main seal can weep time.

Early four-speed is long-lived with routine but a lazy shift solenoid or can cause flaring between Late 1996 electronic auto can shift abruptly or not at all worn.

Sports suspension great feel but higher noise. Correct dampers Replacement tyres must original Z-rated items. for original alloys.

Awesome S600 front rears modified for C36 application are to the model thus costly so thickness. Advanced rear depends on multiple bushes to the geometry work and isolate harshness and wears over

Thick leather is high but requires conditioning at least six months to keep supple few get.

Thanks to Dutton Cars (03) 9428

The vehicle pictured was found for in CarPoint’s used car classifieds

Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG W202
Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG W202
Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG W202
Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG W202

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