Supercharged W211 Sedan: 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

The W211 Mercedes-Benz E-class replaced the W210 for the 2003 model year and continued through to the 2009 model year. It was the last E-class to maintain the classic Benz roundish headlamps (now they look like any Hyundai or Infiniti on the road) and today’s example has the fearsome supercharged V8 under the hood. Find this 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG offered for $13,700 in Aylett, VA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

From the seller:

2003 mercedes benz e55 amg
fuel: gas
odometer: 163000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
2003 AMG E55 (build 06-26-03). 163,000mi Black on black, NON – Nav, Key/Go.
Purchased car November 2020 with 155,532. Now has 162,700. Spends more time in the garage than anything on a battery tender. Oil changes every 5k w/ Liqui Moly 5w-40, Mann Filters, and new OE MB drain plugs (have only changed the oil twice, when I first got it and 2k mi ago). Current mods should put this conservatively around 475-490whp, 525+ ft lbs. Cooling setup is good for consistent 10-12 degrees or a little better above ambient cruising (depending on ambient), with decent recovery times for the pulley size. Have a CLEAN Carfax w/ 37 service records (majority from MB DEALER) on hand from when I purchased, and most receipts for parts I’ve purchased/Installed.

Car has been dealer-maintained majority of its life. Was serviced by MB of Louisville NEW to 11,00mi, MB of Birmingham 11,000 to 23,000, and Atlanta Classic Cars (Now Mercedes Of Atlanta Northeast) from 23,000 to 114,000mi

Body is straight. No dents or dings. Has some chips, couple small scratches. Paint is in pretty good shape for almost 20yrs old.

Selling because I’ve lost interest in the car, and have my eyes set on something else. In no rush to sell.

Asking $13,700 OBO. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE PRICE, SORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND MOVE ON. For the right price, I will Include an Extra, Good Condition 722.6 trans from a 2006 E55(has fairly new conductor plate installed), Fully Rebuilt/Flow Tested (have paperwork) set of 550cc Injectors/adapters with matching tune & flash cable, and 7in Tablet w/mount and OBD MX BT module for Data monitoring

Issues:

Brake wear indicator in dash, rear pads are for a S55/SL55 (Pads are same dimensions, but sensor did not, sensor was unplugged)

Headliner starting to sag from the rear

Key and Go is fully operational and works from every door but driver.

Fuel sender has a crack at the top. For as little as I drove it, I never filled it up.
***HAD PLANS ON ATTEMPTING TO GET MB TO GOOD WILL THIS SINCE IT WAS REPLACED ALREADY 4/10/2008 @ 58,507 BY THE DEALER, PRIOR TO THE EXTENDED WARRANTY BEING RELASED ON FUEL TANK COMPONENTS, CAR IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR WARRATY DUE TO VEHICLE AGE (15 YRS FROM BUILD DATE) ****

IT’S A 2003, PRONE TO THE COOLANT/ATF MIXED FROM A FAILED SEAL IN RADIATOR. THIS WAS ALREADY ADDRESSED BY THE MB DEALER IN 2010. CAN SHOW CARFAX ENTRIES THAT PROVE THIS*

Notable service entries from Dealer
04/2010 70,370 – A/C Receiver dryer replaced, A/C system serviced, Radiator replaced, Torque Converter flushed, Trans. Flushed.
04/2010 71,928 – Drivability performance check, plugs replaced, Transmission Removed/Re installed, Transmission checked, Oil service
84,456 – SBC reprogrammed
114,388 – Front Struts replaced

Maintenance From LAST PO:
150,200 – Oil service/Trans service/PS flush/BG carbon clean
152,500 – Replaced lower ball joints/Repacked front wheel bearings.
153,100 – Installed Mishimoto 180 tstat, VRP 1 step colder plugs/wires, 76mm pulley/tune, S/C oil change
153,800 – Oil service

Maintenance from ME: (All done within the past 5k mi)-
Replaced alternator, New Bosch Unit
Replaced Front upper ball joints
Replaced Front Upper Control Arms
Replaced Rear shocks
Replaced Front and rear pads, EBC red stuff
Replaced bearings in all Billet Pullies
Replaced Acc. Belt, tensioner, and Idler
Replaced Mirror base gaskets
Replaced Front Cowl trim, NEW OE MB
Replaced AT plug connector
PS flush with CHF 111s
Installed Belt wrap/Gates HD belt

Exterior:
Full Chrome Delete, Tinted windows. Matte Black Fender/Trunk emblems
Suvneer CF Front lip
Suvneer CF Trunk Spoiler
Black Grill
Profile 6000K HID Bulbs
Yellow Laminex fog film
LED parking light bulbs
Smoked Bumper markers w/ LED Bulbs

Engine:
VRP 76mm Fixed Pulley
Race IQ Stage 2 tune
VRP 1 step colder plugs
Mishimoto 180 low temp stat
VRP Under hood Icebox (3/4 hoses) Currently on summer mix of Distilled & Water Wetter
PLM Primary Heat Exchanger
Suvneer Secondary Heat Exchanger
CWA 100-3 Pump, Standalone harness wired to Ignition w/ 16ga wire
UPD Billet S/C double idler and tension idler
UPD Belt wrap kit/ Gates HD Green belt
Custom 3/3.5 CF Intake w/ BRAND NEW Green Filter
Kleeman High-flow Primary Cats
Resonator deletes
Creative Steel Billet/Polyurethane Transmission Mount

Extra/Un installed parts, Factory Parts:

BRAND NEW Front Lower Control Arms
BRAND NEW OEM MB Valve cover gaskets
BRAND NEW Oil filter housing gaskets
BRAND NEW K&N 3.5id, 7in Filter
BRAND NEW black wheel center caps
BRAND NEW MB surge tank gaskets
BRAND NEW MB Supercharger mounting gaskets
Brand New Fuel pressure damper/regulator
Full Factory air boxes, tubes and Y, fairly new (less than 2000mi) AEM Dry Flow filters Cabin Filter Airbox
OE Front and Rear pads (plenty of life left, didn’t really need to replace)
Bosch 010 pump, with factory pig tail
Extra S/C belt for use w/o Belt wrap
Extra NEW Pass side headlight lens
Engine Decorative cover
Trans Service dipstick – Needed to check trans fluid level
Fabricated S/C coolant bleed hose
Extra Grills
Factory Bosch alternator (bad rectifier, good for core)
Extra New Trans filter and pan gasket
Extra Known good Conductor plate
Extra Light switch
Extra Brand-New Oil drain plugs and gaskets
W211 double din bezel
Rockville Proton Amp
Misc stereo wiring
W211 canbus decoder

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