A superb very low mileage 2005 W203 Mercedes-
The development story of the C55 AMG is an interesting one with Mercedes engineers using the front end structure from the CLK model which is 8cm longer in order to accommadate the 5.5L M113 handbuilt AMG V8.The chassis of the C55 benefited from a raft of improvements over the earlier C32 AMG model in a bid to cure the earlier cars tendency to understeer 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 car and the C55 was able to lap the Nurburgring 15 seconds quicker than the earlier C32 model.Galvanised panels also featured on the W203 C55 for the first 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.This example has a full Japanese service history and has been clearly very well maintained by its previous owner..Engine bay is as expected for such a low mileage example being extremely clean and free of corrosion and leaks.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 light alloys 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.
Interior is in superb condition being a non-
Test drive reports no faults as expected for a C55 AMG of this low mileage,the 5.5L M113 engine is smooth and powerful with superb torque when needed for overtaking etc,gearbox is smooth and slick changing,suspension feels taut and direct and this compact sports estate feels truly superb on the road,we are genuinely very taken with this model!
This superb W203 C55 AMG Estate UK is now available to view at our UK workshop by appointment only.Viewing is highly recommended for the serious buyer.Please take the time to view the full picture set on our website which will also be available shortly via email on request.
Priced at £18,495 OTR to include 12 months MOT,3 months warranty,fully synthetic oil/filter & airfilter service plus PDI and JT’s high level of care and preperation.