This 1996 Mercedes-Benz E50 AMG was originally sold new in Austria and shows the Duisberg Branch as the origin of order on the datacard. The car was imported into the United States in January 2022 by the selling dealer and now has a clean Florida title. Finished in rare designo Blue (012u) over Anthracite and designo Blue Leather (581) interior, power comes from a 5.0L M119 engine which sends power to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission. No previous service records accompany this example but the selling dealer frequently imports European examples and has performed a thorough check under ownership. This E50 AMG currently shows 174k kilometers (~108,000 miles), approximately 200 of which have been added by the seller. Standard equipment includes Xenon headlamps, AMG bodywork, 18” monoblock wheels, heated front seats, a power rear sunshade, an Adaptive Damping System, automatic climate control, an aftermarket touchscreen, and orthopedic seats. This Euro spec W210 AMG is being offered with importation paperwork, manufacturer’s literature, one key, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
Finished in custom-ordered designo Blue (012u), this E50 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 Xenon headlamps with washers, fog lights, 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 expects this car to have received paintwork under previous ownership. Also noted are a few bubbles under the paint around the sunroof opening. Detailed photos can be seen in the gallery.
Factory staggered 18” AMG Monoblock wheels with machined lips are fitted with Sailun Atrezzo tires that measure 235/40 up front and 265/35 in the rear. The wheels are free from curb rash and wear original painted center caps. Euro spec W210 AMGs came with a slightly lower ride height from the factory compared to US models. This E50 also comes optioned with an Adaptive Damping System allowing the driver to stiffen the ride as needed.
The cabin is trimmed in Anthracite (581) with designo Blue Leather inserts on the seats, door cards, and AMG steering wheel. Special-ordered Blue designo wood grain trim adorns the center console, dashboard, doors, and lower portion of the shift knob. Interior features include an electric rear sunshade, a power sunroof with tilt function, mutli-contour front seats, heated front seats, dual automatic climate control, power side mirrors, and an aftermarket touchscreen head unit. The left front seat shows light creasing and a crack can be seen in the veneer right of the head unit. The seller notes the rear sunshade is inoperational.
An AMG steering wheel is trimmed in Anthracite and designo Blue Leather 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 174k kilometers (~108k miles).
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.
This Euro spec W210 AMG is being offered with importation paperwork, manufacturer’s literature, one key, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
As an early model W210, the E50 was the first AMG version of the W210 to be offered and typically that would be rare enough by our standards. In this specific case, this example far surpasses the rarity of the already rare E50 AMG. 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 is clearly unique in it's custom-ordered designo trim. 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.
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