Lot 203 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG
|Odometer reading||78,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,188|
The C55 signified a return to AMG’s V8 roots, after barely a three-year flirtation with a supercharged V6. AMG found 8,100 homes for the C32, but the AMG engineers seemed much happier now that there was a serious, big-capacity, naturally aspirated 5.4 litre V8 powering the meatiest C-Class and the badge is there to, well, to ensure the owners don’t forget. It is not the performance, AMG claimed 5.2 seconds to 62mph for both C55 and C32, or even the transformation to a deep, wonderfully muscular exhaust note, but the makeover in the dynamics that stood the new sports saloon apart. The C55 marked a small, but perceptible, shift towards a sharper, more sporting focus, that set it closer to the M3 than any previous AMG hot rod C-Class.
This example is presented in Obsidian Black with black AMG leather interior. The car was recently imported from Japan and comes with its service book with invoices and a Mileage Guarantee Certificate which verifies the car’s mileage. These cars are extremely quick, being powered by the mighty 5.5 litre V8 mated to an automatic gearbox, a true ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’. Electric Glass sunroof, cruise control, Electric windows, climate control air conditioning and full AMG leather interior complement this superb German pocket rocket.
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