Bang for your Buck 2001 MercedesBenz E55 AMG | Totally That Stupid

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Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG W210

Bang for your Buck: Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has a long and history of building super-fast going back to the 300SEL 6.3 of the 1960s, wherein rogue Erich Waxenberger took the 6.3 liter M100 V8 from the limos and dropped it into the W109 300SEL – a car that had seen nothing larger a 2.8 liter inline-6. The result was a of a car that performed extraordinarily even by today’s standards 0-60 times below 7 and a top speed nearing 140mph. tuners AMG (for Aufrecht and the founders, and Großaspach, Aufrecht’s took the 6.3 and built a bored-out widebody version and campaigned it the late-sixites and early 1970s great success.

In the 1980s, AMG another big splash with “Hammer” – a tuned W124 (and eventually wagon as boasting a bored and modified V8 in addition to numerous other which all together resulted in a car of nearly 200mph. Mercedes in the offered nothing more the standard 3.0 inline-6. It was the AMG Hammer prompted them to produce the Porsche-built W124 500E, but not five years after the was released. AMG worked their on a number of Mercedes cars the 1960s right into the when in 1993 they a direct partnership with and then in 1999 with a of 51% of the company, AMG officially became of the DaimlerChrysler family.

The Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG was the first of the W210 AMG to be sold stateside, as the US market received the earlier E50. The car a tuned chassis, low-profile monoblock wheels, full appointment, and a 5.5-liter M113 producing 349hp and 391 lb-ft of which wre enough to propel the car 0-60 in about 5.3 seconds a top speed electronically limited to These days those E55s represent a performance with cars frequently to market for less then – in some cases much Clean cars with miles on them start in the range and go up from there. example on eBay in Pewaukee, with a Buy-it-Now price of appears to be a great example of a E55 with good history, colors, and the power to stomp 85% of the cars on the road.

On the outside, there is little to the E55 from the average E320 from the lowered stance, tires, ground effects, and exhaust pipes. Well, all and the growling burble from the AMG Inside, W210 E55s with most of the bells and available for the E-class at the time, heated seats, air conditioning, and leather (in some cases Post-1999 cars also standard with orthopaedically front seats and had the options of sat heated and cooled front CD changer, and park distance The ortho seats are especially as they make it possible for anyone to find their zone. Interiors also a leather-wrapped sport steering special wood, and AMG-specific

Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG W210

Those considering an E55 should a few key areas, but by and large the cars are well into the multiple of thousands of miles. Rust is the weakness. W210s are strange – it that they are either rust-free or complete basket You rarely seem to find in the middle. That said, usual rust points as the front fenders, rear around the fuel filler, the front and rear windscreens, and the sunroof. These cars to rust from the inside so a small amount of surface could be an indicator of much issues. Propsective purchasers also look for clear of neglect including worn and dirty fluids, and conversely really focus on cars come with a history of service. All Mercedes are sensitive to care and feeding – more so the AMG cars.

I owned a 1999 E55 for about a and used it for regular commuting It was actually a strange car having delivered in Canada and then imported by Mercedes to the US for sale. they imported it, they to change the odometer (but did change the speedometer) so the car actually had far miles than the seller It had also been a repo but Lord only knows the story was there. In any case, my E55 let me down on one occasion, and that was due to of the Crank Position Sensor cost me about $300 at my Mercedes specialist to replace. I replaced the tires with a set of ASXs since the previousl had installed oversize tires on the that rubbed every I nailed the accelerator. In all, not bad for a car performance can put most supercars made to shame.

Even for the $8,995 asking for this car, I can think of no car on the market that offers the blend of outright performance, build, practicality, and reliability come as neatly wrapped as the E55 package. And with it’s ordinary W210 looks, something of a sleeper as well. The E55 is a car to debadge and go around terrorizing in – but maybe that’s just mean. Buy one and drive it. And drive it. And it some more.

Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG W210

Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG W210

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