This 1996 Mercedes-Benz E50 AMG was originally sold new in Japan and was never offered stateside. The car was imported into the United States in September 2021 by the selling dealer and now has a Florida title. Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) over Anthracite Leather (581) interior, power comes from a 5.0L M119 engine which sends power to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission. Service records in Japanese will accompany the car and the car wears newer tires and brakes. Of the 141k kilometers (~87,600 miles) currently on the car, approximately 450kms (~280 miles) have been added by the selling dealer. Standard equipment includes AMG bodywork, 18” monoblock wheels, heated front and rear seats, a power rear sunshade, power-folding side mirrors, automatic climate control, a trunk-mounted CD changer, and orthopedic seats. This Euro spec W210 AMG is being offered with service records, two keys, manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744), this E55 features an AMG styling package which includes sculpted front and rear bumpers, extended side skirts, factory rolled fenders, AMG badging, and dual chrome exhaust outlets. Other exterior features include fog lights, headlamp washers, and a sunroof with tilt function. As a Euro spec example, there are no amber corner lights on the front bumper strips and instead, a turn signal indicator light is located on each front fender. The seller notes inspection of each body panel and underbody determined this to be a rust-free example. The seller believes both sides have previously been repainted on the car. Blemishes include some clear coat cracks on the passenger’s side lower rear bumper corner and both side strips along the roof. Additional detailed photos of the exterior can be seen in the gallery.
Factory staggered 18” AMG Monoblock wheels with machined lips are fitted with Triangle Sportex tires that measure 235/40 up front and 265/35 in the rear. Minor curb rash can be seen on some of the wheels as seen in the gallery and the seller reports the tires are newer along with newer brake pads and rotors. Euro spec W210 AMGs came with a slightly lower ride height from the factory compared to US models.
The cabin is trimmed in Anthracite Leather (581) and accented with black birdseye maple wood grain adorning the center console, dash, and doors. Matching wood door handles and accent strips are fitted on all four doors. Features include an electric rear sunshade, a power sunroof with tilt function, mutli-contour front seats, heated front and rear seats (a very rare option), dual automatic climate control, power-folding side mirrors, a trunk-mounted CD changer, and pass through ski bag in the trunk. An aftermarket reverse camera and dash mounted screen have been installed which the seller states is easily removable if desired. The headliner shows some sagging and the dash has minor cracks as seen in pictures. The OEM floormats will come with the car and are pictured in the trunk.
An AMG steering wheel featuring dual-horn buttons frames the AMG gauge cluster which displays a 280km speedometer and 7k-rpm tachometer along with auxiliary gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The center screen displays outside temperature and time with all working pixels in working order and no warning lights. The odometer now reads 141k kilometers (~87,600 miles), approximately 450kms (~280 miles) that have been added by the selling dealer.
The AMG-tuned 5.0L M119 V8 engine was rated at 347 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque when new and was mated to a 722.6 automatic five-speed transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. Service records in Japanese will accompany the car.
This 1996 E50 AMG is now offered with service records, two keys, manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
A video below shows interior details as well as a start up and idle of the engine.
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As an early model W210, the E50 was the first AMG version of the W210 to be offered. Reportedly only 2,960 units were built world wide, all of which were left-hand drive, and none of which were offered for sale stateside. The first AMG version to be offered stateside came in 1999 with the M113-powered E55. That makes the E50 even more special as it came with the M119 powerplant and more closely resembled it’s pre merger predecessors. The pre facelift styling of W210 AMG is often overlooked by the later updated models but with lower production numbers, we find them equally as appealing if not more unique. It’s extremely rare to catch wind of an E50 AMG stateside and this example comes in a classic color combination with low miles and appears to have been well-kept. We love the options on this E50 as well. Not only does the Euro specs come with a slightly lower ride height from the factory, this AMG also has rear heated seats, power-folding side mirrors, and a ski bag pass through located in the trunk; All details we miss here stateside for the 55s. Values for all W210 AMGs have been steadily rising thanks to classic styling, low ownership costs, and most of all, they mark the end of an analog era of Mercedes which enthusiasts today will always desire.