Lot 288 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG
|Odometer reading||60,200 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,490|
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 lovely example imported from Japan is presented in white with black AMG Sportline leather interior and comes with electric sunroof, electric heated memory seats, cruise control, electric folding mirrors, paddle shift controls and parking sensors. This quick sports saloon comes with full service history, 10 invoices and its original books.
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