Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG 

  • $54k
  • 2004
  • 362 HP 5.4L
  • 155 mph
In manual mode, the gearbox works perfectly with the huge torque of the V8 and you never feel caught between ratios.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)
New too is the logic within the five-speed automatic gearbox.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
5 s
Scion FR-S
6.4 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
155 mph
Scion FR-S
135 mph

0-100mph

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
11.2 s
Scion FR-S
16.6 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
13.3 s
Scion FR-S
14.9 s

Nurburgring time

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
8:22.0

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG

Price

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
$54k

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG
362 HP
Scion FR-S
194 HP

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Handling

The spring and damper changes offer a very good compromise between ride comfort and handling, supporting the car well in high-speed corners.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)
That aside, the C55 has few faults, although we found that the manual downshift to second can lock the rear wheels.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)
The front track is 14mm wider, the steering rack seven per cent quicker and even the ESP control system has been modified.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)

Powertrain

Quiet certainly isn't a word you can use to describe the C55 though, thanks to a new AMG exhaust system that makes the most of the naturally-aspirated 367bhp 5.4-litre V8's soundtrack.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)

Performance

This is surprising because Mercedes appears to need all the help it can get in the battle for prestige performance sales, losing out to BMW's M range and Audi's Sport line.
by EVO (Mar, 2004)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $53,900
Year 2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.21 lb/hp
Maximum hp 362 HP @ 5,750 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,696 lb
Width 68.7 in
Height 55.6 in
Length 181.5 in
Front track width 59.3 in
Wheelbase 106.9 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.3 s
0-60mph 5 s
0-100mph 11.2 s
0-200kph 17.9 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:22.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:18.60

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 190
Rear wheels 457/? 216
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