The Mercedes-Benz W210 is an executive car which was produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz.
On July 21, 1998, design patents were filed on an updated W210 (designed in 1997). As a result, for the 2000 model year, a new multi-function information system was incorporated into the instrument cluster below the speedometer, and the introduction of steering wheel controls for the audio/navigation/phone system.In addition, the 5-speed automatic transmission introduced “Touch Shift,” which used the +/- gate positions for semi-manual control of the gearbox. This electronic system replaced the previous gated shift arrangement and simplified gear changes.
Exterior changes included a revised front with a steeper rake, similar to the CLK, and restyled bumpers and lower body trim. The final W210 production included the E320 and E430 special editions released in two exterior colors – quartz silver (limited edition), obsidian black, and with Xenon lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and black maple walnut trim. Some estate cars had Citroen-like self-leveling rear suspension with suspension struts rather than shock absorbers, gas-filled suspension spheres to provide damping and an under bonnet pressurizing pump. Unlike the traditional Citroën application Mercedes opted for a fixed ride height and employed rear coil springs to maintain the static ride height when parked.
First Mercedes-Benz production car featuring Xenon headlamps (including dynamic headlamp range control, only low beam).
The 2001 model year E55 was a rare version of the W210 E55 AMG, of which only 659 units were produced in 2001. It has a 5.5-liter V8 that produces 355 hp and 391 ft-lb of torque. Various road tests revealed ranges of 0–60 mph times in 4.8-5.3 seconds and quarter-mile times in 13.3–13.5 seconds at around 105–107 mph.
Black birdseye maple interior wood trim, Cruise control, Heated front and rear seats, Multicontour AMG sport seats with power and memory, Black leather upholstery, Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability System (ESP), Automatic climate control with charcoal filter, Front and side airbags, Power front and rear windows, Xenon headlamps, AMG monoblock staggered 18-inch wheels, AMG sport suspension, Steering wheel assisted controls, Panasonic Strada head unit, Cigar lighter, Power glass sunroof, Electric mirrors. AMG body styling, Rear privacy glass.
This imposing V8 looks stunning in it’s brilliant silver metallic finish with the renowned AMG styling.As a Millennium face lift model, the car wears front and rear body aprons with dynamic side skirts and xenon headlights.
Prepared by our in-house detailing team, this example has responded particularly well – with bright and consistent coachwork the chrome grill, lights and badges tell a similar story.
For the decade that the W210 was produced for Mercedes equipped and dressed the interior to the nines. Heated front and rear leather seats, with electric memory functions to the front, automatic climate control and steering wheel assist for car and entertainment info to name but a few.
The cabin of the example is in impeccable condition with no marks or scratches to the Birdseye maple trim, plastic dash and Panasonic infotainment system.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The M113 5.4L is a 5.4 L version with the same 97 mm bore as the M113 E50 but with a longer 92 mm stroke.
The standard Mercedes-Benz M113s are built in Untertürkheim, Germany, while the AMG versions assembled at AMG’s Affalterbach. M113s have aluminum engine blocks and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads with two spark plugs per cylinder. Other features include SFI fuel injection, fracture-split forged steel connecting rods, a one-piece cast camshaft, and a magnesium intake manifold.
The 5 speed is in superb health with shifts operating seamlessly. Another new feature only seen on the facelift model is that of ‘Touch Shift’, in essence this system allowed manual gear changes operated through the stick once selected in +/-.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The AMG monoblock staggered 18-inch wheels show in impeccable condition with no marks or scratches to all four wheels.
Tyres are 235/40 on the front and 265/35 on the rear, all marked with Pirelli’s finest P Zero stamp and showing plenty of tread remaining.
This Japanese supplied E55 has enjoyed a meticulous service routine with ten visits at 6k, 13k, 25k, 37k, 41k, 52k, 54k, 56k, 57k and 64k kilometres.
The original service book is stamped to 52k with a plethora of invoicing and paperwork to supplement the fantastic condition of the car.
The owners pack is complete with all books and a spare key. All taxes have been paid from new.
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