My 2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG is a wonderfully smooth and powerful car. To the uninitiated, it appears like any other C-class sedan, but those in the know understand the AMG badge. It is roomy enough to have two car seats in the back, yet tidy enough to park easily. Though not as single-minded as an M3, it is a lovely alternative to those who need 4-doors.
The best features of this car are, without a doubt, the engine and the brakes. The power is sublime. I can only imagine the C55 being even more so. The added bonus is legendary Mercedes safety.
Be warned, this car GULPS gas by the gallon. That is the price you pay for the power. And if you live in an area with lots of snow, and you plan to have only one car, you might consider something a little more practical. Its rear-wheel drive, 245/40- 17 tires, and 349-hp aren't winter friendly.