February 17, 2004
Mercedes to introduce new C 55 AMG
Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-AMG is rolling out the most powerful C-Class ever: the new C 55 AMG with a 5.5 litre V8 engine with 367 horsepower. Zero to 100 km/h is estimated at 5.2 seconds. The C 55 AMG features an AMG Speedshift five-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shifter, a more rigid AMG sport chassis, high-performance braking system and improved steering.
The C 55 AMG design features a reworked front end and wider track, 18-inch AMG light-alloy, double-spoke wheels, AMG styling, rear trailing edge, and sporty AMG exhaust system with chrome-plated twin tailpipes.
Inside are AMG sport seats covered with nappa leather and shoulder-height Alcantara inserts, a sporty AMG steering wheel with gearshift buttons and the new AMG instrument cluster with its classic round gauges.
The C 55 AMG sedan and wagon will go on sale in Europe in April 2004 at the same time as the new generation C-Class.