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Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG (W210) specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1610 kg (3549 lbs)
Introduced 1999
Origin country Germany
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Lap times

Performance

0 - 100 kph5.7 s
0 - 200 kph21.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph16.2 s
0 - 60 mph4.8 s
0 - 100 mph11.7 s
0 - 150 mph37.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.8 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile13.3 s @ 107.5 mph
Top speed250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.55 g (5 m/s²)
Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8, 24v
Displacement 5.4 l (330 ci)
Power 354 ps (349 bhp / 260 kw)
Torque 530 Nm (391 lb-ft)
Power / liter 66 ps (65 hp)
Power / weight 220 ps (217 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 329 Nm (243 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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hostboy  2m ago

While never a regular production option, law enforcement agencies as well as LA County residents could spend up to just $5,500 to order the Pursuit Special package for the 2001 and 2002 E430 models, which included a cammed-up version of the E55 AMG's 5.4-liter V8 (conservatively rated at 349 hp, but actually making 380 hp and up to 450 on race gas) and even five-by-five-spoke 18" or 19" wheels.

The E430 5.5 Pursuit Special not only could beat the E55 AMG in a drag race, but it even gave the Chevy Corvette C5 Z06, Dodge Viper SR II GTS, Ferrari 360 Modena, and Porsche 911 996.1 Turbo a run for their money.

The program was canceled due to lack of interest and development money into competing in the police game made trendy by the Detroit Big Three (and BMW with their motorcycles).

My maternal grandfather had a pinkish silver '01 E430 5.5 Pursuit Special. It was an ultrafast car for its time. The value of a Pursuit Special E430 today is around $20,000-$25,000 in fair condition and up to $100,000 in mint condition, versus around $6,000 for an E55 AMG in fair condition and $30,000 in mint condition.

My mom traded her dad's E430 Pursuit Special for a brand new compact crossover SUV.


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Corvolet3  10m ago

Same 0-200 as a new Golf GTI. LOL. Time sure has its impact.


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TypeF173  11m ago

There was an EXTREMELY rare version of this model that was a pre cursor to the V8. It was a straight six engine 3.6 litres in capacity. That version was aslo EXTREMELY rare in it's right hand drive saloon format. Exquisitely peachy engine it was and the engineering in those cars was and IS absolutely rock solid. Dynamically a very sweet steer and the ride was typically limousine like even with 18" AMG classic wheels. Had individually many trouble free years of ownership and was extremely reluctant to let her go! Still, I've got all those adven as memories.


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HUMWEE  11y ago

All numbers are incorect.
I have this car and 0-100 is 5.2-5.3
0-200 is 18,5 sec
And 1710 kg
Top speed 283 km/h


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expert  13y ago

In response to monkeypop, the numbers posted on Motor trend are factory, yes dechipped it can reach 171mph. Please correct 0-60 times 4.9 quarter 12.9-13.3 depending on driver (not burning out) and mileage, tire choice.


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monkeypop  13y ago

\"dechipped\" does not count on FL. The car tested in that link was modified thus the results do not reflect what the stock factory car can do.


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expert  13y ago

2000 motor trend, 0-60 4.8 top speed 171 dechipped. Please correct numbers.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/mercedes_benz/112_9906_2000_mercedes_benz_e55_amg/index.html


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benzhistorical  13y ago

_Motor Trend\'s Best times:_0-60 mph = 4.8 secs
0-100 km/h = 5.1 secs
1/4 time = 13.3 secs


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Georg  13y ago

the E55 AMG w210 tested by sportauto was weight fully loaded with all options at 1695kg


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barbanasos  13y ago

Weight 1710kg
0-100 is 5.4sec and 5.7sec for the estate. 0-200 is just over 20sec.


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Anonymous  15y ago

Mass data is wrong. 1710kg not 1610kg.
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/models/car/?car=33627


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Anonymous  15y ago

According to carfolio.com curb weight (leergewicht) is 1710 kg.
www.carfolio.com/specifications/models/car/de/?car=33627
Please correct it!


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Anonymous  15y ago

It can't be 1610 kg. This is a 4.8 meters long Mercedes with a 5.4L V8 and full of luxury, so it can't be 1610 kg. According to the 1997 German car catalog E420 with a 4.2L V8 is 1690 kg, and I'm sure, that E55 AMG is heavier than E420.
Official AMG figure is 1710 kg.


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Adam  15y ago

349hp? that's not very powerfull for a 5.4LV8 but supprisingly it only wiegh's 3500lbs i would have thought it would be at least 4000lbs well i guess you could say the 1999 mercedes E55 AMG has a fairly reasonable combination of performance and luxury


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Wads  15y ago

I don't think that 11.9 1/4 time is from the 1999 E55.... the car in the link is a 2005 model.


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Anonymous  15y ago

0-100 km/h: 5.4 s (AMG figure).
I don't think the mass data is correct (AMG figure is 1710 kg).