A fantastic very low miles Mercedes-
Mercedes AMG engineers developed the C55 AMG using the front end structure from the W209 CLK model which is 8cm longer in order to accommadate the 5.5L M113 handbuilt AMG V8 and with a C32 AMG sitting next to the C55 in the workshop recently it's clear to see the front end is longer on the C55 model.The chassis of the C55 benefited from a whole raft of improvements over the earlier model in a bid to cure the earlier cars tendency to understeer on the limit and sharpen up the overall driving feel,,this included a new steering rack at 2.7 turns lock to lock,14mm wider track up front,20% firmer springs and dampers all round and reset suspension geometry,the end result was a much more of a driver focused machine than the earlier model and the C55 was able to lap the Nurburgring an impressive 15 seconds quicker the the C32 AMG at the same time matching the E46 M3's lap time.
Power comes from the near bullet proof 5439cc M113 handbuilt V8 engine producing 362bhp and 376ft Ibs of torque at 4000 rpm giving effortless straight line shove when needed.Performance tests at the time revealed its ability to accelerate from rest to 60mph in just over 5.0 seconds with 100mph coming up in 11 seconds with a top speed limited to 155mph.Engine bay is as expected for such a low mileage example being extremely clean and free of corrosion and leaks.With engine undertrays removed the engine is bone dry with no leaks from the RMS etc. We will be giving the car a fully synthetic oil/filter service as part of UK preparation.
This example is fitted with its original 18” C55 AMG staggered alloys in perfect condition with no scratches with 225/40 92Y sports tyres fitted at the front and 245/35R18 97Y sports tyres on the rear with plenty of tread depth remaining.Large 345mm discs up front with 4 piston calipers and 300mm discs at the rear ensure the car has the brakes which are the equal of the engine.We noted upon close inspection the brake discs all round show hardly no wear with at least 8mm of brake pad left.It’s quite evident that this example has’nt been driven hard.
Condition underneath is fantastic with all suspension components looking clean and fresh with absolutely no rust and just a light dusty coating from normal use,this example was originally supplied new in Japan and has seen no salt in it’s life and underside condition reflects this,it could easily pass for a near new car underneath that’s been on the road a matter of months!Crucially being supplied new to Mercedes-
Interior condition is exceptional,this being a non-
The car comes complete with all its books and a great history file with services carried out at: 4,900 miles,10,111 miles,12,483 miles,22,084 miles,33,945 miles,37,453 miles (JT UK)
Test drive reports no faults as expected for a C55 of this low mileage,these cars are simply superb to drive! the bullet proof 5.4L M113 engine,renowned for its reliability is smooth and powerful with superb torque when needed for overtaking,the 722.6 autobox,rated to over 700 ft Ilbs is smooth and slick in all modes and unstressed in this application and suspension feels taut and direct,in fact this model has gained an unofficial reputation for being one of the most reliable AMG's ever made!
If your looking for a mid 00's modern classic performance car for the family that's subtle,rarer and more practical than an E46 M3 the C55 AMG estate is hard to beat! These cars are now becoming very difficult to find with low mileage in exceptional conditon such as this example.Available to view at our UK workshop by appointment only.
Priced at £15,495 to inc 12 months MOT,3 months warranty,Fully synthetic oil service plus PDI along with JT’s high level of care and preperation