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6 Interesting Facts About the Mercedes Benz E55

  • The Mercedes Benz E55 was produced by the German automaker from the years 1999 to 2006. It was originally based on the Mercedes Benz E-Class models, a range of five-person mid-size luxury four-door executive cars in different engine and body configurations.

  • After its debut, the Mercedes Benz E55 AMG came out to be quicker than the Mercedes Benz C32 AMG and S55 AMG. It instantly became the fastest four-door car in the Mercedes-Benz lineup at the time. The Mercedes Benz E55 AMG also had a faster acceleration than world's fastest saloon car verified by the Guinness Book of Records at that time, the 2003 Brabus E V12 biturbo.

  • According to Motor Trend's time trials, the Mercedes Benz E55's performance numbers have already surpassed the BMW M5. The supercharged E55 can reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, 100 mph in only 10 seconds, and the quarter mile in 12.6 seconds. With its top speed of 156 mph, the Mercedes Benz E55 has already earned 14 mpg in city driving and 20 mpg on the highway.

  • The Mercedes Benz E55 has used only two versions of V8 engines on its models through the years. In 2002, the E55 model was equipped with a five-liter V8 which generated 349 horsepower and 391 foot-pounds of torque. The following year, the E55's engine displacement grew from a standard five-liter engine to a supercharged 5.5-liter engine that produces 469 horsepower.

  • The Mercedes Benz E55 chassis came with adjustable shocks, front and rear multilink air springs, and an anti-roll bar, and a standard Mercedes Airmatic DC suspension with adaptive damping. It also has a speed-sensitive steering system that complements the electronic stability program traction control. Instead of delivering a stiff and hard-edged two-door handling experience like that of a grand tourer, the Mercedes Benz E55 offers the soft handling of a luxury sedan to complement the power.

  • In 2007, the Mercedes Benz E55 was replaced by the E63 AMG, a refreshed high-performance model of W211 which became one of the quickest production sports sedans in the world.. The W211 is an executive car developed by Mercedes Benz as a competitive offering to BMW's 5-Series, its long-term rival.

Mercedes Benz E55 Articles

  • Common Problems with the Mercedes Benz E55 17 January 2013

    The Mercedes Benz E55 was produced by the German automaker from 1999 to 2006 as one of the Mercedes Benz's E-Class models. It belonged to a range of five-person mid-size luxury four-door executive cars in different engine and body configurations. Although it has impressed the market with features that every executive car should have, these are still common problem areas that car owners should watch out for in a Mercedes Benz E55.


    Fuel system

    According to consumers' complaints, the common problem area in a Mercedes Benz E55 is its fuel system. Owners of the 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz E55 have complained that after the filling up the vehicle, fuel appeared to be leaking from the gas tank under the back seat and was pooling under it. Other car owners also noticed an extremely strong and alarming fuel odor emanating from the inside of the vehicle. Although it can also be smelled on the right side, this odor usually comes out of the left rear corner of the car. Car owners also noticed that this problem usually happens on a full tank.


    Suspension

    Another common problem that the consumers have encountered with the Mercedes Benz E55 is a faulty suspension system. One car owner noticed this a suspension lower control arm issue in a 2004 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG when the vehicle's air strut exploded while driving 70 mph and caused the vehicle to drop to the fender wall without a warning. Another consumer with a 2006 Mercedes Benz E55 experienced the problem while driving 65 mph. After hearing two loud pops, the air bag suspension located on the rear side of the vehicle had blown. As a result, the car collapsed to the ground and almost caused a major crash.


    Brake system

    Car owners with the 2003 and 2005 Mercedes Benz E55 also experienced brake problems. One of the complaints stated that the brakes suddenly failed while driving at 35 mph. Another brake issue found in the Mercedes Benz E55 is the sensotronic brake control (SCB) system that becomes default to the basic hydraulic mode. This usually happens when an unacceptable pressure gradient is detected causing the system to switch to the hydraulic function mode as it is designed to do. This problem causes the vehicle to require greater pedal pressure and longer pedal travel before it comes to a stop.