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Old 02-07-2004, 06:54 PM
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btw, the new interior is a HHHHUGGGEEEE improvement!
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Very nice lookin' car
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too bad there won't be any more C32... the C55, although making more power without any charging.... just won't be as fucking cool.

but imagine if you could do something F/I to that 5.5 liter V8.... inside a C-class.

can we say... high 10s with tweaks, a manual tranny, and a great driver?
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too bad there won't be any more C32... the C55, although making more power without any charging.... just won't be as fucking cool.

but imagine if you could do something F/I to that 5.5 liter V8.... inside a C-class.

can we say... high 10s with tweaks, a manual tranny, and a great driver?
Unless I missed something, I don't think there's a snowball's chance in Hell that they'll put anything but an auto tranny with that V8
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i'd rock a c-class....c32
Soon you wont be able to find one. At least new. Notice the AMG version of the C Class now will get the 5.5 liter NA engine. Hence C55.
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Originally posted by charliemike
Unless I missed something, I don't think there's a snowball's chance in Hell that they'll put anything but an auto tranny with that V8
I am betting on it. Mercedes has stuck to the auto tranny mantra for the USA cars for way too long. Especially now that they have a 7 speed auto tranny available. Plus with the torque curve of a large, nicely tuned V8 like the 5.5 liter from AMG, it barealy needs 6 speeds as is.

Just as an FYI though, Mercedes is extensively using manual trannies in all its cars in Europe. So do all European players. Autos are a lot less popular there.
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Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG: The most sporty C-Class ever - made by Mercedes-AMG - - - Posted by: kak on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 02:17 PM CET

An AMG V8 engine with 5.5 litres of displacement, 270 kW/367 hp and 510 Nm of torque - Mercedes-AMG GmbH is rolling out its most sporty C-Class ever: the new C 55 AMG. With these figures, the AMG high-performance car has posted new records for its segment. The eight-cylinder top model guarantees excellent driving performance and ensures the very best in driving pleasure thanks to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT five-speed automatic transmission that employs steering-wheel shifting.

Engine: Large-displacement eight-cylinder power package

- Maximum power: 270 kW/367 hp at 5,750 rpm
- Maximum torque: 510 Nm at 4,000 rpm
- Optimal value: 5,439 cc displacement
- More than three decades of motor racing at AMG: V8 with a high-tech design

Superior performance and torque as well as high technology straight from the race track - the large-displacement eight-cylinder power package in the new C 55 AMG is sure to thrill auto lovers the world over. The AMG V8 with 5,439 cc displacement provides 270 kW/367 hp at 5,750 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 510 Nm at 4,000 rpm. No other vehicle in this competitive segment produces such impressive figures.

At about 2,000 rpm, the AMG high-performance engine can already deliver more than 400 Nm of torque, creating ideal conditions for dynamic acceleration and elasticity. But there is something more at work here than the kick delivered by the high engine speeds and the responsiveness to even the slightest movement of the gas pedal. It is the enormous torque of the high-displacement, naturally aspirated engine. Thanks to the enormous reserves of power, casual cruising in the upper gears becomes a sheer pleasure and enhances the new C 55 AMG's special allure.

Source: Kak
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C-Class, Meet AMG V-8 - - By Henny Hemmes - - The Car Connection

When a Mercedes-Benz gets facelifted or completely redone, you can expect a new AMG version in due time. Now that's the case with the recently updated C-Class.

The C55 AMG, the sportiest C-Class of all time, is available both as saloon and estate. Under the hood is the 5.5-liter V-8 engine with 367 hp at 5750 rpm and 376 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Compared with its predecessor the C32 AMG, the new C55 AMG has 13 hp and 44 lb-ft more torque. In the C55 AMG the V-8 is teamed to the AMG Speedshift five-speed automatic transmission, which can be shifted via steering wheel mounted controls. The sedan accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds; the somewhat heavier (132 pounds) estate needs 5.4 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 150 mph.

Mercedes-Benz' AMG division also reworked the sport suspension with new springs, shock absorbers and stiffer bushings, while the front track is 0.55 inch wider and the steering is 7 percent more direct. The C55 AMG is equipped with 18-inch wheels with 225/40 tires in the front and 245/35 tires in the rear. AMG also applied its high-performance braking system, including the newly tuned ESP stability system.

On the outside the sporty version can be recognized by its unique front end with a lower hood, different grille, new headlamps and wider fenders. At the rear the chrome-plated twin tailpipes will not escape attention, nor will the AMG styling and a trailing edge on the sedan's decklid.

The interior of the C55 AMG is equipped with new nappa leather covered AMG sport seats with Alcantara inserts at shoulder height, a sporty leather AMG steering wheel and a new AMG instrument cluster with classic round gauges. The market introduction will start in April this year.
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"They can choose between the transmission selector lever of the touch control or (in a manner similar to Formula 1 vehicles) two shifting buttons on the ergonomic AMG sport steering wheel."

I don't see any levers from this pic though, except for some hideous buttons
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y is it using the na 55 insead of the s/c
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by darrinb
y is it using the na 55 insead of the s/c
Yes, this is a NA motor.
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looks nice...
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Old 02-17-2004, 11:57 PM
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Cont: 2005 Mercedes C Class News - **C55 Unveiled**

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not sure if they can fit a SC v8 in that hood. also im sure they will release a 7 speed version as well
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So what's the damage estimate? $70k?
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:53 AM
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i don't care how fast it is, no man should drive a baby-benz
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"Compared with its predecessor the C32 AMG, the new C55 AMG has 13 hp and 44 lb-ft more torque."

It doesn't seem like that big a difference. How much more does the c55 weigh over the c32?
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44lbs of torque? thats a nice improvement imo.


although you cant just up the boost and get crazy gains as w/ the c32. but how many owners do that anyway, <5%
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Originally posted by chungkopi
i don't care how fast it is, no man should drive a baby-benz
I'd make an exception for the AMG. But in general I do agree. No man should buy a 3 series or a c-class unless the letters M or AMG appear on the car. The rest of those models are chick cars and biffmobiles.
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Men who are "afraid" to be seen in a "chick car" just kill me ...

You all can have your penismobiles
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Originally posted by charliemike
Men who are "afraid" to be seen in a "chick car" just kill me ...

You all can have your penismobiles
No one is "afraid" CM. It's just that the only people who would buy "chick" cars are people who do not know enough to judge a car on it's own merits and people for whom status and image trumps all - often, at the expense of content. That is why "chick cars" are mostly bought by women and metrosexuals.
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DaimlerChrysler AG has registered the following names:

C 63

and

C 65

Both apply for the USA and Germany.

I wonder if those will be two different engines, or was it because of protecting themselves.
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Those pics are le broken... anyone care to fix em?
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Originally posted by goldmemberer
Those pics are le broken... anyone care to fix em?
No one can. The pics are down from the server probably.
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Am I understanding right......a V12 AMG C Class?!!!!?!?!?!??!?! Can you say, OVERKILL? A V12 in a C Class? OMFG.......is it even big enough?
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Damn it. I can't see the pics.
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Am I understanding right......a V12 AMG C Class?!!!!?!?!?!??!?! Can you say, OVERKILL? A V12 in a C Class? OMFG.......is it even big enough?

Tell me about it. It must be there for the next generation car which I am sure will be larger.

Can you imagine a V12 3 Series? :P
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Originally posted by gavriil
No one can. The pics are down from the server probably.
Then I guess it's up to me to provide the pics for everyone, eh?

Cut & Paste to a new window, guys:
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http://www.mbcanada.com/forum/upload...1081228485.jpg
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Holy christ a C65.

I can't even imagine.


And those links above don't work.
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Originally posted by Chaptorial
Holy christ a C65.
The C32 already did like 12.X sec 1/4ths stock, right?


Originally posted by Chaptorial
And those links above don't work.
They do if you follow directions =)
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Errrm, if the C-Class gets a V12, then is Mercedes coming out with an A-Class sedan?
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i doubt the c class gets a v12 anytime soon. its too small and the weight dist. would be horrendous. maybe its for brabus? they love to put those huge shits in cars.
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Errrm, if the C-Class gets a V12, then is Mercedes coming out with an A-Class sedan?
the A class is a little compact wagon thing like a smart car, i think rumor was that the B class would be the 1 and 2 series comp.
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Yep, the A-class is a mini-mini-van. That C looks real hot, MB is going after BMW harder than we think. Notice not only the wide ass range of engines from a measly 2.3 liter to a massive 6.5 liter V12 but also the tons more aggressive & sporty look.
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Woowww... that car looks great. Much more agressive than the current car. I like the C-Class... it's just a little cramped for me personally. If they grow this car just a bit I may have to look at it twice.
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FUCKING HOTTTTT
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No hood ornament!

No no no
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No hood ornament!

No no no
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