2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 19k Miles Only Stunning RHD
Arriving December, utterly superb example of this iconic super saloon. An import from a dry country this car is almost as new, not to be confused with a high mileage, abused, UK rust box.
The second generation E55 AMG debuted in September 2002 at the Paris Motor Show. It debuted as the fastest production sedan in the world. The E55 AMG was also offered in an estate version for later model years.
The E55 AMG is powered by the M113 ML55 engine, a 5.4 L V8 with a Lysholm type supercharger manufactured by IHI. The E55's engine won International Performance Engine of the Year for 2003. The E55's engine, although the same as the one in the SL55 AMG, had less horsepower, at 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp) and 516 lb⋅ft (700 N⋅m) of torque. The difference in power is due to a smaller-diameter, larger-length exhaust system in the E55.
E55 AMG Engine with front cover removed showing supercharger
The supercharged 5.4 L V8 engine was mated to the Speedshift 5-speed automatic transmission, which has a torque capacity of 796 lb⋅ft (1,079 N⋅m), as the newer 7G-Tronic introduced in 2003 is limited to 542 lb⋅ft (735 N⋅m), not enough to handle the torque from the supercharged V8
E55 suspension, brakes, wheels & tires
E55's came with an AMG tuned Airmatic suspension with 3 different driving modes as well as the ability to significantly raise the car. The E55 features 14.2 inch (360 mm) cross drilled disc brakes at the front with 8 piston calipers. The rear brakes consist of 13 (330 mm) inch discs and 4 piston calipers. The E55 came with 245/40/18 tires up front and 265/35/18 in the rear with performance tires on the standard AMG 18" split spoke wheels.
Interior of a 2004 E55 AMG
Car and Driver reported in their testing that the E55 AMG was faster than the SL55 AMG. The E55 AMG was the fastest four door car in Mercedes-Benz's lineup at the time, and easily outperformed its rivals. While the E55 could accelerate from 0-100 mph in 9.8 seconds, it took the Audi RS6 11 seconds. The E55 was the fastest production sedan available until Mercedes-Benz released the S65 AMG.
Car and Driver tested an E55 AMG Wagon, which weighs 256 lb (116 kg) more than the sedan. They found that it accelerated from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds and 0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) in 9.7 seconds.
The E55 was a sales success, being the best selling AMG until the release of the C63 AMG.
Please also see the following link: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motoring/mercedes-e55-amg-buying-guide