Used car test: lust and vice with the Mercedes C 55 T AMG
As a youngtimer, the fast Mercedes C 55 T AMG is affordable. What good is the steam hammer at the polo price? The used car test.
Acan also be enjoyed in everyday life
Classic C-Class cockpit with sporty AMG regalia. Ergonomics and material appearance are good.
© Kai-Uwe Knoth
In the fifth and last gear of the AMG Speedshift automatic, the reins are electronically applied at 250 km / h. But there are also unlimited vehicles on the market, the The speedometer extends prophylactically up to 320. In the high-speed range, the AMG-C-Class equipped with ASR and ESP does not feel unsafe at all. However, high rubber and fuel consumption are the order of the day. A new set of tires on the rear axle should be realistically planned for the torque monster per season. and under ten liters nothing works even with a gentle driving style. Still, you can get a C 55 T. also enjoy in everyday life. The sports seats fit like a glove, all built-in interior parts are remarkably hard-wearing.
|engine||Eight-cylinder / front lengthways|
|Valves / camshafts||4 per cylinder / 4|
|power||270 kW (367 hp) at 5750 rpm|
|Torque||510 Nm at 4000 rpm|
|Maximum speed||250 km / h|
|0-100 km / h||5.4 s|
|Tank / fuel||62 l / Super Plus|
|Gearbox / drive||Five-speed auto / rear wheel|
|Length Width Height||4526/1728/1440 mm|
|Trunk volume||470-1384 L.|
|Empty weight / payload||1695/505 kg|
Maintenance and repair costs are tough
Noble exotic: only 595 units of the express station wagon were produced.
© Kai-Uwe Knoth
The space is roughly equivalent to a modern compact class station wagon. The fact that the suspension looked extremely uncomfortable in our test should also be due to the retrofitted accessory sport springs lie. Numerous AMG C-Classes experienced this and grosser tuning sins, what one careful examination before buying strongly recommended. A Paint thickness protocol is also useful to find out about possible previous damage. The passenger side of the photo vehicle was repainted due to scratches, and the roof was wrapped in black. On long journeys, the permanent low-frequency hum of the exhaust system can have a penetrating effect. Nevertheless, the C 55 T is an exciting exotic.
|Test consumption||13.7 l SP / 100 km|
|CO2||293 g / km|
|Liability (18) *||712 euros|
|Partially comprehensive (26) *||969 euros|
|Fully comprehensive (26) *||1753 euros|
|Motor vehicle tax (Euro 3)||371 euros|
|Spare part prices **|
|water pump||779 euros|
|Timing belt||not applicable, timing chain|
|Silencer (duplex)||2955 euros|
|Front left fender, painted||732 euros|
|Brake discs and pads||710 euros|
|* Axa insurance online tariff: registration in Hamburg, drivers only policyholders and partners (25 years old), annual mileage 15,000 km, damage-free class 1; ** Prices including wages and 19 percent sales tax|
Conclusion: The aged AMG station wagon beguiles with its monumental engine. The strong T-model is still relatively cheap, which is also due to the rust image of the series.
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).