This 2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG was delivered new in 2002 and is one of 997 produced for the 2002 model year. Power is provided by a 5.4L M113 backed by a five-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is finished in Obsidian Black (197) paint over two-tone Anthracite/Gray (528) leather interior. Recent service includes replacement of the stop light switch, replacement of the valve cover gaskets, breather hose valve, battery, crank sensor, drive belt, and resealing of the oil filter housing & oil cooler. The front brake rotors and pads were also replaced in 2017. Features include dual-zone automatic climate control, xenon headlights, an electric rear sunshade, AMG body work, upgraded AMG brakes, heated front orthopedic seats, and a Comand head unit. A “Service A” oil and filter change was performed in preparation for the sale. Currently this E55 shows just under 137k miles with 63k of which having been added by the seller since 2013. This W210 is now offered with its original manuals, stamped service booklet through 2013, two key fobs, a clean Carfax report, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The exterior is finished in Obsidian Black (197) and AMG body modifications for the E55 includes a special front air dam, sculpted rear bumper, side skirts, chrome dual exhaust outlets, and factory rolled fenders. The seller states that the paint is believed to be all original and the Carfax reports no damage or accidents throughout its life. The outer rear taillights were replaced under current ownership with units from a non-AMG W210. Remediated imperfections and underbody scrapes are highlighted in the gallery along with a corrosion spot above the windshield and bottoms of the inside door panels.
Silver 18″ AMG Monoblock wheels with machined lips wear mixed Michelin Pilot Sport tires measuring 245/40 up front and Continental ExtremeContact 275/35 in the rear with 2019 date codes. Minor curb rash and scratches are visible on the front wheels and highlighted in the gallery. Braking power is provided by red painted calipers at all four corners and dust covers are mounted to protect the wheels. The front brake rotors and pads were replaced in 2017.
Two-tone Gray and Anthracite leather (528) adorns both front and rear seats, door cards, and steering wheel. Birdseye maple wood trim accents the dash, center console, and doors providing contrast to the stitched leather seats and door cards. Features include power-adjustable memory seats with heating for the driver and front passenger, an electric rear sunshade, a power glass sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, and xenon headlights. The headliner is original and reportedly free of any sagging, as per the seller. The original two-tone E55 AMG-branded floor mats will accompany the car. The current owner installed a Jodog aftermarket proximity sensor rear license plate frame to act as a pseudo-parktronic alert system; which is included in the sale.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames AMG gauges with grey faces and features a 160-mph speedometer, 7k-tachometer, along with an engine temperature and fuel level gauge. The outside temperature and digital clock show no dead pixels in the cluster. The digital odometer indicates approximately 137k original miles.
The AMG-tuned, naturally-aspirated 5.4-liter M113 V8 is mated to a 722.6 five-speed automatic transmission and was rated at 349 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque when new. The resonator was professionally removed and a muffler bypass installed under present ownership. Recent service includes replacement of the stop light switch, replacement of the valve cover gaskets, breather hose valve, battery, crank sensor, drive belt, and resealing of the oil filter housing & oil cooler. An oil and filter change was performed in preparation for the sale.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage over the car’s history along with 22 service history records. This E55 AMG sedan is being offered with factory literature, stamped service booklet through 2013, partial service records, 2 key fobs, and a clean North Carolina title.
Walkaround and idling videos are viewable below.
With limited production numbers, the W210 E55 AMG has become a rare commodity. Many of the surviving examples on the market are well beyond 200k miles and in many cases, are burdened with insurmountable corrosion issues. Value trends have only continued to rise for what many consider to be the last of the analog-age AMG’s with the W210 E55 AMG leading the way. The naturally aspirated M113 will forever be hailed as one of AMG's most desirable and reliable engines. When this car was new, it was able to compete from a performance standpoint with the likes of the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette. The only difference was seating for 5 and a comfy cabin fit for long trips or the daily commute. In many ways, the W210 E55 was able to be the perfect enthusiast car with limited production numbers, aggressive yet mature styling, comfort, power, and reliability. This example is a well-loved, long term ownership car that could be the world's most satifying "driver" or improved to become a true, limited-production collectible for future appreciation. The choice is yours...if you bid to win!
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