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2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

AMG cars have always been among the best performing German machines available, often with naturally aspirated engines tuned within an inch of their lives or huge V8s in a small chassis a’la the Hammer. AMG used the basic principal of big power + light car = hang on tight. In the late ’90s things at AMG went from crazy, to just plain insanity, as they started tinkering with supercharging on their AMG models.

One of the first recipients of the insanity was the W210 chassis in the form of the E55 AMG sedan. The 5.4 liter M113 AMG engine put down a laundry list of staggering performance numbers. With 349 bhp and 391 lb/ft of torque and mated to the 5-speed Touchshift automatic transmission, the E55 recorded 0-60 times as fast as 4.8 seconds, and 1/4 mile times in the low 13 second range. This amazingly kept 2001 E55 for sale in Fairfax, Virginia is a great opportunity to own an Autobahn burner.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG on eBay

For Sale is a 2001 E55 AMG in mint condition.  This car runs and drives great.

New Continental DWS tires front(245/40R18) and rear(275/35R18)
Denison ipod connection that has taken place of the CD changer
5,000 mile oil changes
Transmission Service performed less than 5,000 miles ago
Brake Flush done within the past year
New serpentine belt with less than 8,000 miles
K&N air filters installed
Black Grille painted with plasti-dip (can be peeled off)
All windows have been tinted 35% except the windshield
Engine and transmission mounts replaced about 10,000 miles ago
There are a couple scratches that were there when I originally bought it, two on the left rear door and one on the left rear quarter panel.  I do have pictures but don’t want to pay extra to load them on ebay.
Complete soft cloth car cover
E55 Carpet floor mats
2 brand new Mann oil filters and enough Mobil 1 5w-40 oil for 2 oil changes!
All reasonable offers will be considered!!!
This E55 was clearly someone’s baby. Garage kept, well maintained and traveling a mere 3,300 miles per year, this car is practically brand new. Finished in silver over black leather, this car has the iconic Mercedes-Benz look. Prices on E55s in this condition range anywhere from $16,500 to $19,000. This car is priced well within the realm of reality at $17,000.


  1. Hotshoe
    Hotshoe December 21, 2012

    Your comments might leave the impression this is factory supercharged. But I believe it is normally aspirated. The next gen had the supercharged model.

  2. KevinR
    KevinR December 22, 2012

    A friend of mine has been watching this car on ebay. He says this is the 3rd or 4th trip around with no sale. You’d that after that much feedback, the seller might get the notion that he’s asking too much for the car.

  3. mike
    mike December 22, 2012

    This car is located about 10 minutes away from where I live, and what an example it is. If the price was reduced to ~$16k then I would call this a hell of a deal, for an E55 with only 37,000 on the odometer.

  4. Harrison
    Harrison December 24, 2012

    Although I prefer the W124 model that came before this one, this still looks to be a nice car. One does need to be careful because, even with the low miles, things like superchargers don’t age well without routine maintenance. The bearing like to cook in the engines.

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