2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 Estate

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One has to wonder how the product planning session went when Mercedes-Benz green lighted the E class AMG estate. Was management on holiday or did someone lose a bet? Whatever the case, the appearance of the E55 AMG wagon was a definite curiosity when it appeared in US dealers, even in very limited numbers. Who bought these cars? Power hungry soccer moms? Dads who were ticked off they had to surrender the sports car? Parents who couldn’t bear the thought of something that so obviously screamed “I give up?” Whatever the reasoning, there are now a few of these high-powered V8 expresses circulating on the used car market. This sleek silver number is for sale from the same dealer who brought you the E320 Coupe from last week.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Remember when the 500 horsepower benchmark was only breached by supercars like the Lamborghini Diablo, Ferrari 575M and Aston Martin Vanquish S? It’s hard to believe that only 10 years later these incredible power figures are now available in family sedans offered by 4 different German marques. The battle of auto egos and the quest for alpha horsepower figures has brought us some pretty interesting cars and one of my favorites is the Mercedes-Benz E63. This example comes in retirement home white making it the perfect slate for a true sleeper.

Year: 2007
Model: E63 AMG
Engine: 6.3 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 56,829 mi
Price: Reserve Auction, $31,000 Buy It Now

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Keyless! Navi! Arctic White/Gray Interior. This is the wife’s car. Time to make some room for another purchase. No scratches, perfect paint, serviced regularly.
* 6.3L V8 AMG! (507 HP)
* SUNROOF!
* PREMIUM PACKAGE 2!
* NAVIGATION SYSTEM!
* SUEDE HEADLINER!
* HEATED and COOLED FRONT SEATS!
* KEYLESS GO!
* 6 DISC CD CHANGER!
* HARMAN/KARDON PREMIUM SOUND!

While BMW tends to go heavy on the sport flare for its M models with side vents, huge bumper intakes and aggressive hoods, Mercedes-Benz has always done it in a very unassuming way. If you take away the badging the E63 AMG is hard to distinguish from its weaker siblings, the only big giveaways being a slightly more aggressive front dam and the thunderous noise emitting from the signature AMG quad exhaust pipes. With 507 horses to dispatch from the glorious hand built V8 you have more than enough power handle most sports cars on the street. I’ve always dreamt of replacing the AMG badges with E320 BlueTEC nomenclature and then terrorizing unassuming people at stop lights and through tunnels.

This 2007 example looks to have been used as a grocery getter and Saturday night bingo player shuttle in Miami. The asking price is a little high but with less than 60K on the clock it’s still a ton of car for the money. The seller will have to come down $3-4K to find a buyer for this creampuff super sedan. In the next 12-24 months I see depreciation sinking these AMGs to low $20,000. Time to sit back and be patient.

-Ben

Wagon Week: 2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 Estate

Now that we’re well into wagon week, I know it can be frustrating to look at some of the cars we’ve featured knowing that we may never get to drive, let alone own, one of these cool haulers. But, in 2005, Mercedes-Benz gave five-door fans in the US a breath of fresh air with the E55 AMG Estate. This supercharged V8 wagon was vastly different from anything on Mercedes’ forecourts at the time, as the company was focused heavily on its ever expanding SUV lineup. But somehow, this beast got through a committee and made its way stateside. All the better for us gearheads, then, because the E55 AMG offers up 469 bhp and 516 ft/lbs torque from its 5.5 liter, supercharged V8. That’s plenty of power to catch your carpool mates off guard. This clean E55 AMG Estate is for sale in Austin, Texas and is ready for all your fast hauling needs.

Year: 2006
Model: E55 Estate
Engine: 5.5 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 55,098 miles
Price: $34,950

2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Estate on AutoTrader

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Local trade, black with charcoal leather. Premium package ($3,650), lighting package, keyless go ($1,080), COMAND navigation system, six disc CD changer, Harman-Kardon sound system with Dolby, three zone automatic climate control. Driving dynamic front seats, burl walnut trim, power tilt/slide glass sunroof, bi-xenon active light system, 5-speed automatic transmission. Six twin five spoke AMG aluminum alloy wheels, all books and keys present, 46 point quality inspection completed and maintenance performed with all documentation including oil and filter change and front brake pads plus much more.

Honestly, the E55 AMG Estate is one of my all time favorite Mercedes-Benzes, right up there with the R107 SL and W124 500E/E500. Sure, the later E63 may have added more power and refinement, but I loved the visceral yowl of that supercharger on this engine. It gave these cars character. The price for this E is a little on the high side, as E55s with this kind of mileage are hovering more around the $30,000 mark, with a few dipping into the high $20,000 range. This car does look remarkably mint and unmolested for its age, though, and black is the perfect color for this fast Benz. It adds to its already high stealth factor.

-Paul

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate – REVISIT

After reading through an online discussion on Generation Benz, an invite-only market research portal for Mercedes-Benz owners, I was rather unhappy to read over some of the comments from Mike Martin, C-class Product Manager. A participant asked whether or not there were plans in the works to bring the C class estate stateside. This was the response:

“There are currently no plans to import the C-Class wagon or AMG wagon due to low sales history and low US consumer interest in wagons. Also, a GLK really serves the functionality needs of a C-Class sized wagon or utility vehicle.”

So there you have it. It’s just that simple. You’ll have your cute ute and you’ll like it. To Mr. Martin, I have but three words: no thank you.

It’s sad to think that Mercedes-Benz is going to become just another purveyor of soft roaders chock full of the latest gizmos, but this is the road they seem to be steering towards. While they still offer the E63 AMG Estate here in the US, you know it’s just a matter of time before it becomes a victim of the no fun club. In the meantime, it’s still possible to find the errant low mileage AMG estate. Normally I steer clear of cars from New York City, but the black on black meanie we featured a a few weeks ago is back up for sale with just a few more miles on the clock.

Year: 2007
Model: E63 AMG Estate
Engine: 6.2 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 36,900 miles
Price: $41,800 Buy It Now

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate on eBay

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As rare as they come, only 67 E63 AMG Wagons were sold in the US in 2007 and this is the best color combo they made. Black on black, pure stealth bomber status. Amazingly fast wagon, 6.2 liter V8, 507 hp @ 6800 RPM, 465 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM. Entusiast-owned from brand new, this car was a special order direct from Germany. Fully serviced only at Factory MB Dealer, last service was just this week to prepare it for sale. It has Mercedes DVD players in the rear headrests complete with separate headphones, a must if you have kids. The Car is stunning and needs nothing except a new owner. Both keys, manuals, all weather mats etc. Rare opportunity. These cars are highly coveted among the AMG enthusiast crowd. They don’t hit the market often and when they do, they always bring a big following. No accidents, clean title/Carfax. Must be seen and driven in person to be appreciated. No scratches/dents/smells/stains or curb rash on the wheels. Has to one of the cleanest E63 Wagons in existence, inspections welcome! These things are very rare, even rarer to find one with this color combo, options and low mileage. They almost have a cult following in the car world, not a lot of car companies make a sporty wagon these days, definitely not many making a 507 Horsepower V8 Monster! This thing will embarrass most Italian Supercars, a real sleeper, keep them guessing!

We’ve featured plenty of these E63 AMG estates here on GCFSB and they can be polarizing cars. Some people will instantly wonder, why bother hot rodding a boring wagon? But for most of our readers, I’m sure the appeal is apparent. Versus an SUV, the lower center of gravity, rear-wheel drive and relatively modest weight gain over the AMG sedan makes for one hell of a screamer.

The last time this car came up for sale, the buyer didn’t follow through (at a selling price of $38,900), and the car was relisted at $42,900. A few weeks later and we’re down to $41,800. I’d say the original selling price is just about right. While the car has low mileage and is clean, over $40,000 is a bit much, even considering the fact that we’re dealing with New York and you encounter the typical surcharge on goods and services of all kinds.

-Paul

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate

Last minute catch, but this E63 Wagon is up for sale with no reserve.

Year: 2007
Model: E63 Estate
Engine: 6.3 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 36,360 mi
Price: Auction – No Reserve, Sold at $38,900, buyer couldn’t pay, relisted at $42,900.

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate on eBay

2007 Mercedes E63 Estate

AS RARE AS THEY COME, Only 67 E63 AMG Wagons were sold in the US in 2007 and this is the best color combo they made. Black on black, pure stealth bomber status. AMAZINGLY FAST WAGON, 6.2 liter V8, 507 hp @ 6800 RPM, 465 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM. Only one senior owner from brand new, this car was a special order direct from Germany. Fully serviced only at Factory MB Dealer, last service was just this week to prepare it for sale. It has Mercedes DVD players in the rear headrests complete with separate headphones, a must if you have kids. The Car is stunning and needs nothing except a new owner. Both keys, manuals, all weather mats etc. Rare opportunity. These cars are highly coveted among the AMG enthusiast crowd. They don’t hit the market often and when they do, they always bring a big following. Pics are not the best and don’t do the car the justice it deserves, i will take better ones this week the first decent day we get. No paintwork or accidents, clean Title / carfax. You may be able to extend the Mercedes Benz factory warranty pending certain restrictions, contact me for more info. Must be seen and driven in person to be appreciated. No scratches / dents / smells / stains or curb rash on the wheels. Has to one of the cleanest E63 Wagons in existence, inspections welcome!! These things are very rare, even rarer to find one with this color combo, options and low mileage. They almost have a cult following in the car world, not a lot of car companies make a sporty wagon these days, definitely not many making a 507 Horsepower V8 Monster!!! This thing will embarrass most Italian Supercars, a real sleeper, keep them guessing!

Time is about to run out on this listing, but I thought it was worth a post since we love to track market values and no reserve listings are a great way to do this. This black uber wagon has only 36,300 miles. With over 500 horsepower on tap and paddle shifters the E63 AMG makes one awesome and practical car. This is a scarce ride so it will be interesting to see where the price ends up, we’ve noted before that these monster German wagons have cult like followings.

Bidding is up to $38,900, that is a lot of depreciation.

~Evan

2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Estate

As much as the SUV trend has taken off, there has been a spate of performance estates that have made their appearance over the last decade. Most recently, the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has made a splash by offering a supercharged V8 and 6 speed manual in a marked departure from the traditional Cadillac lineup. BMW and Audi have offered up a few hot estates for US consumption and Mercedes-Benz, not to be left out, unleashed the E55 on us in 2005, a supercharged V8 beast that made going to the market just a bit more fun. These E55 estates are now at an age where they are becoming attractive second hand buys, and this special ordered example is quite possibly the most off the wall one I’ve come across.

2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Estate on eBay

2006 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Estate Wagon. One of one factory ordered 685 Sunburst Yellow with prominence. OEM AMG 19″ 3 piece CL65 wheels (includes OEM original wheels with Conti Pro Contact Tires). Navigation, Keyless Go, Bi-Xenon Headlamps with headlamp washers, voice activated control system, heated and cooled dynamic seats with massage, Designo Charcoal Leather with factory ordered yellow stitching, Designo Burl Walnut interior trim, Alcantara suede headliner, power lift gate, Harmon Kardon Sound with 6 Disc CD changer.

Being offered is this factory ordered Sunburst Yellow Estate Wagon that was special ordered by a very prominent racing enthusiast for a very high end client. This information will be provided to the new owner. It is currently owned by Master Certified MB Service Advisor. Rare, Rare, Rare! This is your chance to own the only Sunburst Yellow E55 Wagon known to exist. This has been verified by Mercedes Benz North America. If you are a person who likes to own something special and stand out in a crowd than this one is definitely for you! This car branches across all genres. It’s fast, exotic, practical and exclusive! Nano tint recently installed at the Mercedes Benz Dealer. This car looks amazing at any angle.

Clean Carfax and Clean AutoCheck, both vehicle history reports show two Florida owners and no issues or incidents reported. You’ll never have a problem finding this car in a parking lot! Notice how clean the exhaust pipes are, this car has been meticulously maintained and detailed regularly. Bi Xenon Headlamps with washers. OEM Factory AMG 19″ CL65 Wheels with Bridgestone Run Flat Tires Also included in the sale, but not pictured, are the set of OEM factory AMG Wheels and tires that originally came on the car. Hand built AMG engine in Germany. 469HP, 516 ft lbs of torque, your ice cream won’t melt on the way home from the grocery store!

Leather wrapped steering wheel in excellent condition with shift paddles. Page buttons, audio controls and phone buttons at your fingertips, along with the Voice Control Stalk and Cruise Control Stalk. Tilt and telescopic steering column. Dual Zone Climate Control. Navigation, Heated and Cooled Seat Controls, Rear Wiper Controls, and door lock controls. Factory Harmon Kardon Sound with 6 Disc in-dash CD Changer. esigno Walnut Burl Trim. No stress cracks in any of the wood trim. Keyless Go, Optional Factory MHI Bluetooth module for integrated phone system. Moonlighting in overhead control panel, sunroof, rear climate controls, rear sunshade, memory seat with three programmable positions, power mirror controls, and power lift gate button on the driver side door panel. Alcantara Suede Headliner.

Interior is in excellent condition, well above average, no excessive wear. Designo Charcoal leather special ordered with yellow stitching to match the exterior paint. It is a non-smoker car with no offensive odors. Driver and Passenger Side Dynamic Seats with massage feature. Rear Cargo area with privacy cover and cargo net. Power lift gate. Every service record from pre-delivery inspection up to the most recent service will be provided to the new owner. As well as the window sticker, three keys, owner’s manual and Carfax report. VIN sticker denotes the factory C685 Sunburst Yellow paint code. In closing, this vehicle has been meticulously maintained. All service is currently up to date including brake fluid flush, engine air filter replacement, transmission service, new spark plugs, etc…this vehicle needs nothing and everything works as it should.

This is a love it or hate it kind of car. Sure, it’s rare, but yellow? I’d rather see this hue on an SLK than a wagon, even if it is fast. Part of the allure for me in owning an estate is stealth. And you sure aren’t going to go unnoticed in this machine. With 60,000 miles, we’re about $10,000 to $15,000 over what a normal E55 would run. I’m not sure a one of one color constitutes that kind of premium in this case.

-Paul

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate

When friends of mine ask me for my advice when it comes to vehicles with added utility, I always throw out the possibility of buying an estate car, or station wagon, as they are known here in the United States. Whether it was the holdover of the family car stigma from the 1960s and 1970s or the rising popularity of the sports utility vehicle, I’ve never understood why a vehicle with a hatch on the rear, be it a two or four door car, doesn’t curry much favor stateside. You still have pockets of the country where these cars are still popular, mainly around the Northeast.

Luckily, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz sell a good number of these body variants here in this country and occasionally, we get lucky and see a few hot versions enter the mix. We’ve seen BMW 5 series Tourings with V8 engines and Audi S4 Avants here on our shores, but you have to hand it to Mercedes-Benz for kicking it up a notch with their AMG E Class wagon. First introduced in 2005 and available one year after that, the E55 had a supercharged 5.5 liter V8 which gave way to the 507 horsepower, 6.3 liter V8 in 2007, which had more horsepower but less torque than the E55, which enabled the vehicle to be hooked up to the 7 speed automatic transmission. Very few E63 estates made their way across the pond and they don’t appear a whole lot different from the usual E class estate, save for the large wheel and tire combination and quad exhausts.

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate on Autotrader

This 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG E-Class 6.3L wagon with 507HP could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! Enjoy an extra level of confidence when purchasing this E63 AMG 6.3L WAGON, it’s a CARFAX One-Owner. Sophistication & understated luxury comes standard on this Mercedes-Benz E63. This E63 has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 25,777 miles put on this Mercedes-Benz. You’ll quickly realize how much you will need a navigation system once you are stopping for directions or looking up addresses on your phone instead of looking at the road. This E63 features a navigation system that will free you of these unnecessary headaches. This Mercedes-Benz includes: standard paint, burl walnet wood trim, leather upholstered seats, premium package 1, Distronic adaptive cruise control.

This was an almost $100,000 vehicle in 2007, so a mere five years on, you have $55,000 worth of depreciation. White isn’t my first color choice for an E class wagon, but one could fly well under the radar with this rig while sacrificing little in driving pleasure or performance. I give Mercedes-Benz their propers for offering this car in the US market. Fast wagons are like an inside joke to most Americans; they just don’t get them.

-Paul

2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 4matic estate

Here’s a low mileage example of the final year Mercedes-Benz E500 7 passenger estate. I tend to refer to these as Hamptonmobiles, as German estates are the vehicle of choice for those who live and vacation in the far east reaches of Long Island. Armed with 302 horsepower, this wagon can hit 60 in just under six seconds. Additionally, the 4matic all wheel drive makes this a particularly attractive choice for Northeast customers without reverting to the de rigeur SUV.

2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 4matic estate on eBay

2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic AWD Wagon, Original MSRP: $71,085

* Premium Package (Originally $3,550.00)
– Power Tilt/Sliding Glass Sunroof, Includes 1-touch open/close and memory
– harmon/kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System, Includes 12 speakers (including dual surround speakers plus a subwoofer) and 7.1 channel amplifier.
– 6-Disc CD Changer
– DVD COMAND Navigation
– Active Ventilated Front Seats
– Heated Front Seats
– Rear Side-Window Roller Blinds

* Hands Free Communication System (Originally $1,450.00)
– Includes Voice Control

* Lighting Package (Originally $990.00)
– Bi-Xenon Headlamps w/Active Curve Illumination, Low and high beam.
– Headlamp Washers

* Automatic Power Liftgate (Originally $520.00)
* Sirius Satellite Radio (Originally $420.00)
* 3rd Seat 7-Passenger Package

PEDIGREE:

* Extremely Clean and Well Cared For Inside And Out.
* 1 Previous Owner
* Clean CarFax & AutoCheck Vehicle History Reports. 100% AutoCheck and CarFax Certified. No Reported Accidents, Issues, Problems, Etc.
* Amazingly Well Serviced and Maintained at Mercedes of Melbourne, FL
* Tires in Very Good Condition, Tires Measure 7/32nds Rear and 6/32nds Front – App. 60% to 70% of the Tread Remaining. All Matching.

Normally I wouldn’t be so enthused about a car for sale in Chicago but it appears this one was sourced from Florida. It certainly appears as such. While the V8 engine isn’t the most economical choice for the times, the color, practicality and condition make this a good choice for long distance travels. If in fact the extended warranty on offer can be honored at Mercedes dealers, it would be a wise choice, as one could enjoy this estate for a little while longer while mitigating repair costs at a fraction of its cost when new.

-Paul

2009 Mercedes-Benz E63 Estate

I give a lot of credit to Mercedes-Benz for their willingness to let a select group of US buyers special order the last generation E class AMG wagon. The E55, introduced in 2005, featured the 5.5 supercharged AMG V8 that cranked out 469 horsepower. With the phasing out of the 5.5 liter supercharged engine, it made way for the E63, which brought us a family estate with over 500 horsepower.

These are rather unique cars, as only a few hundred were sold new. This 2009 E63 represents the last year for the W211 AMG estate.

2009 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate on AutoTrader

CARFAX Certified one owner. The most rare car on the road, only two for sale in the whole United States for 2009. 507 HP, black on black, leather seats. Third row seating. Low miles. Navigation, Harman-Kardan Sound System, Xenon lights, all service completed. This E63 is immaculate. It is powered by a 6.2L 507 HP engine. No dents, scratches, non-smoker.

Multi-Zone A/C, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Heated Driver Seat, Heated Passenger Seat, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Adjustable Lumbar Support, Power Door Locks, Heated Power Mirrors, Variable, Rain and Speed Sensing Wipers.

The seller’s description in this ad was so bad that I had to massively edit it for the site. If it’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s dealers that try and sell unique cars like this and try and pass them off as your usual ex-rental Corolla. Also, I’d like to know how the Mercedes emblem on the tailgate was broken (there’s no ring around the three pointed star). All in all, a car of this stature deserves of a better presentation. With issues like these, it makes me wonder what else could have happened in this car’s past. When you spend this kind of money for a used car, you’ve just got to get it right.

-Paul

2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 wagon

After the glut of minivans and sport utility vehicles that have flooded the automotive landscape over the last two decades or so, the wagon, or estate vehicle, has become an afterthought in many people’s minds. Mercedes, however, has shown a steadfast commitment to the body style, as they have offered a wagon in their lineup every year for the past 32 years. Below is an example of how perfectly Mercedes-Benz blends style, performance and utility in one irresistible package.

The E55 wagon attained almost instant classic status when Mercedes announced they would be selling it here on U.S. shores, because everyone knew it had no equals and was meant as a limited production model. The E55 and E63 which followed accounted for a few hundred sales across the U.S. during it’s production run. Not many family haulers can brag about sharing a supercharged V8 engine with the legendary Mercedes-Benz SL roadster.

The seller states:

One of 129 (verified with Mercedes AMG Private Lounge – I’m a member/AMG nut with 2 other AMG cars) E55 Estates produced for the 2005 model year. In VERY RARE Platinum Blue Metallic with Black/Blue two-tone interior (has subtle blue stitching throughout), light grey headliner. 31.5k miles with 2 owners (AutoCheck is incorrect, 2 of the noted owners are Mercedes dealers).

This has to be one of my favorite Mercedes-Benzes of the last two decades, partly due to its rarity and the Q ship factor. This is a true multipurpose vehicle, as you can find yourself hauling a wardrobe while simultaneously clipping an apex at 75 mph. And if you are a parent and just can’t let go of your youth, this is the best way to have your cake and eat it while on your way to soccer practice.

-Paul