Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 

  • 2001
  • 354 HP 5.4L
  • 155 mph
Although BMW's high-performance M cars regularly upstage their opposite numbers at Mercedes-Benz's in-house tuning shop, AMG, in this one application the Benz boys hold the aces.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2001)
On the other hand, even though this is perhaps the least aggressive of the AMG packages, the S55 delivers a level of performance that's unique in the realm of luxury sedans.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2001)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG


Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
5.7 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
155 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph


Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
13.4 s
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
14 s
Agera R
10.1 s
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG


Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
354 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP


Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
391 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Year 2001

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 354 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 391 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,439 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,187 lb
Width 73.1 in
Height 56.9 in
Length 203.1 in
Front track width 62 in
Wheelbase 120.4 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 14 s
0-60mph 5.7 s
0-100mph 13.4 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 2.82:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216
Rear wheels 457/? 241
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