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Mercedes Benz E55AMG Parts and Mercedes Benz E55AMG Accessories

Six Fast and Fun Facts about the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG:

  • Have you been wondering what the letters and numbers in the E55 AMG's name stood for? Well, the E is taken from the fact that it is part of Mercedes-Benz's E-Class, a range of executive vehicles with Einspritzmotor, a German mouthful of a word that means "fuel injection engine." The 55 comes from the M113 ML55 engine, a supercharged 5.4-liter V8. And of course, the AMG comes from Aufrecht, Melcher and Grobaspach the engineering firm that customized this Mercedes.

  • Before they were Hollywood idols, many actors had to work hard to climb to the top but only a few rise to instant stardom because of their good looks, sheer talent, and the X-factor. The Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG should be counted among those lucky few because it starred in the 2002 blockbuster movie Men in Black II while it was just a late 2001 development model.

  • The E55 AMG's rise to fame doesn't stop with just one hit. It also starred in the medical sitcom Scrubs. It was the car of ball-busting malpractice lawyer named Neena Broderick (played by Julianna Margulies). The E55 AMG even took part in a particularly steamy yet hilarious scene during a 2004 episode.

  • Quite apart from its Hollywood appearances, the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG has also earned a reputation for being one of the fastest accelerating cars sold in the American market. At the start of this new millennium, it was called "the most desirable sedan in the world" for being a four-door saloon with a lot of luxury features and a visceral appeal.

  • If the fact that its engine has 349 horsepower doesn't quite impress you, consider the fact that it can deliver up to 516 pound-feet of torque from 2,650 to 4,500 rpm. It's been estimated that it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds.

  • In 2003, the E55 AMG actually managed to beat its close rivals, the BMW M5 and the Audi RS6, by going up to 150 mph in 22.8 seconds. It even managed to beat the acceleration of the Brabus E V12 biturbo, the car that the Guinness Book of Records called the fastest saloon in the world during that year.

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  • Problems with the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

    The Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG has earned a reputation for being a fast car, thanks to a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine that could deliver 469 hp at 6,100 rpm with up to 531 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. While this executive car can boast about being very desirable, it isn't a perfect vehicle. Here are some issues that its drivers have encountered over the years with Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG parts and accessories:


    The AirMatic suspension system is an E-class feature that is supposed to adapt to various driving styles while at the same time reducing the E55's body roll. However, it can also cause a sense of unfamiliarity for the driver because it doesn't allow him to experience feedback from his car.

    Braking and body mass

    Newer E55 models are 472 pounds heavier than the previous versions that weighed in at 3,765 pounds. While it may not seem bulky when it's just moving on a straight path, the extra weight can be a problem when doing quick turns and brakes. The newer model needed 173 feet to decelerate from 70 miles per hour to a complete stop.

    The program that handles the brakes also feels too intrusive since it constantly applies its own interpretation of what the brakes should be doing. It causes the car to lurch and lunge at every stop instead of braking smoothly.

    Steering and acceleration

    High speed and near-limitless power should be controllable with surgical precision and accuracy. However, the E55 has also been criticized for its steering. It doesn't turn curves quite as sharply or as consistently as its competitors do. There's also the unfortunate fact that its steering wheel doesn't quite feel right as it seems too big without being as substantial, especially with its steering-assist program. This makes the wheel wobble slightly when returning to the center.

    Because of this, the car isn't quite as finessed as it should be. Just a little push on the accelerator will launch the car forward much too quickly. Still, as the E55 builds up speed, the initial feeling of fear can turn into delight. The street-safe Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG feels like a racecar thanks to the combination of engine and exhaust sounds and the added adrenaline rush to the driver's bloodstream.