What do you do when you want the thrill and excitement of driving a high-powered supercar but need a full size car with space for some dogs, shopping and a Christmas tree? Well, back in 2003, Mercedes-Benz came up with the ultimate everyday family supercar. The E55 AMG. There may have been other super-saloons and performance estate cars prior to the E55s arrival, but the W211 model E55 was the first mass-produced high-performance estate to put Mercedes on the map and compete with the revered Audi RS6 Avant – and at the time of launch, it was the fastest production sedan in the world.
With a 5.4-litre supercharged V8 producing 475-bhp mated to an automatic transmission, the E55 could thrust from 0-62mph in under 5-seconds and it could keep going all the way to an electronically limited 155mph – all while carrying the whole family and the weekly shop if needed!
Well Driven Approved are delighted to present this stunning metallic Silver example with just 74,500 miles on the clock and a full service history. Fitted with all the usual Mercedes-AMG luxuries like Aimatic adaptive air suspension, Distronic adaptive radar cruise control, heated leather interior, electric windows, tinted rear windows, Xenon headlights, climate control and keyless go. This car also benefits from the optional 7-seat packaged which includes a rear-facing third bench that folds neatly into the floor. This particular example has also some minor modifications done to the supercharger and engine making the total power output from the handbuilt V8 to over 500-bhp. Full documentation is available with the car along with the service history and the MOT is due in March 2021. This is a fabulously fast and practical car from a time when Mercedes AMG were top of their game and producing some of the best cars they’ve ever built. As we head further into an age of smaller-capacity engines with fewer cylinders and more turbocharged/electric and hybrid technology, cars like the E55 are fast becoming sought after modern classics.
For more information regarding this fantastic vehicle and to arrange a viewing, please get in contact now on 07388 328229.
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