July 23, 2003
Mercedes-Benz introduces high performance E 55 AMG Wagon
Affalterbach, Germany – With a maximum output of 476 horsepower, a maximum torque of 516 ft.-lbs. and a cargo volume of up to 1950 litres, the new turbocharged Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG Estate (Wagon) is likely the most powerful station wagon in the world.
The new E 55 AMG Estate develops 34 percent more output and 32 percent more torque than its predecessor with a naturally aspirated V8 engine. The E 55 Estate accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds (predecessor: 5.9 sec), while the maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h.
Standard are 1/3 to 2/3 folding, adjustable rear seat backrests, a stowage box behind the rear seat backrests, an additional loading floor with subdivided compartments, an automatic load compartment cover and a tailgate that stays open in any position during the last third of its travel. Available options include an electrohydraulic power unit for the tailgate and load compartment floor, a folding backrest for the front passenger seat and the EASY-PACK load-securing kit for the secure stowage of luggage.