This 2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG was purchased new by the original owner from Mercedes-Benz of Escondido and remained under their stewardship until March 2022. Finished in Black (040) over Charcoal Leather (251), power is provided by a supercharged 5.4-liter AMG V8 mated to an AMG SpeedShift five-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes AMG-tuned Airmatic Dual Control suspension with adaptive damping, multicontour AMG sport front seats, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, a power glass sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and Keyless-Go. Recent maintenance includes a full fluid flush, valve cover gaskets, oil filtering gaskets and a new Airmatic strut. This E55 shows registration exclusive to California since new is now offered for sale by the current owner in Milpitas, California with two keys, original manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title.
The exterior is finished in Black (040) and features AMG body styling including a sculpted front air dam with black mesh intakes, sculpted side skirts, sculpted rear apron and AMG stainless-steel exhaust tips. Exterior equipment includes Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination, a power glass sunroof, rain-sensing wipers and power adjustable mirrors with an auto dimming driver side mirror. The exterior shows no signs of rust or damage with minor rock chips appearing around the car.
18” AMG dual-spoke alloy wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires front and Pilot Super Sport tires rear measuring 245/40 and 265/40 respectively. Ventilated brake discs are mounted on all four corners with 8-piston calipers up front finished in silver with black AMG lettering. The AMG-tuned Airmatic Dual Control suspension allows for adjustable ride height with the adaptive damping system allowing for adjustable stiffness.
The cabin is trimmed in Charcoal Leather (251) and features Bird’s Eye Maple wood trim lining the center console, dashboard and door panels. The front multicontour sport seats are heated and feature 10-way power adjustability with three-position memory for both passenger and driver. Interior features include Keyless-Go, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, a 6-disc CD changer, an alcantara headliner, a power rear sunshade and AMG door sills. The chrome finish on the push start button has peeled and the seller notes that the headliner is beginning to sag in the rear, the side mirror switch is currently not functioning, and the sun visors are stiff.
This W211 is powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter AMG V8 producing 469 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through an AMG SpeedShift five-speed automatic transmission. Maintenance in September 2022 included a full fluid flush of all systems including an oil and oil filter change. Other maintenance items include new valve cover gaskets, oil filter housing gasket and a new driver side Airmatic strut. Earlier in March 2022 the car received all new spark plugs. The seller notes that the passenger side header has a leak as well as a license plate warning light that is improperly on. The hood struts are reportedly beginning to weaken and should be replaced soon.
The Carfax report shows linear mileage updates along with regular dealer service visits with no accidents or damage reports. The current owner has included service documents dating from 2017. This 2005 E55 AMG is now offered for sale by the current owner with two keys, original manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title.
A driving demonstration video has been included by the seller.
After the success of the W210 E55, AMG needed to turn up the performance for the W211 to attract new attention; and turn up the performance they did! By fitting a helical supercharger and intercoolers, AMG was able to increase the output of the M113 by over 100 horsepower and reach a whopping 516 lb-ft of torque. This super-sedan was able to reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and claimed the title of world’s fastest sedan in 2003. Combined with an Airmatic Dual Control suspension, the W211 E55 was able to beat nearly any car off the line and cruise at triple-digit speeds all while maintaining a level of ride comfort that was up to the highest of Mercedes-Benz standards. This example shows nearly 200k on the clock, but given the reliability of the M113K and 722.6 transmission, it’s hardly a worry. The car was meticulously maintained by its first owner who drove it for nearly 17 years and given the proper care should provide some of the best performance-per-dollar of any car on the market for years to come.
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