2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG 5.4L V8 Supercharger 5-speed Automatic Consumer Reviews
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This car rocks!
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By James
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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So far this has been a terrific car. The power is unlike any vehicle I've ever driven. Believe everything you have read about this car; it boogies. The interior is different for me, having had SUV's and trucks. Cupholders and basic storage are the only downside. The build quality overall is impressive as is the overall comfort of driving. The driving experience is somewhat different because the brakes, gas pedal, and tranny are always "thinking" on how I am driving, etc, so it will take getting used to. It does drink the premium though. Also, the a/c is incredible, as in hang meat in the cabin cold. Stereo is OK...lots of gadgets overall. It's a beauty to look at too, makes me smile.


Favorite Features

469 hp is not bad. The engine is very refined and the exhaust note is pleasing. When you start the car you know something formidable is lurking underneath..it always feels ready to unleash, (once it is warmed up). I live in the heat of El Paso, so the a/c is by far my favorite non engine feature.


Suggested Improvements

An AWD option would civilize this beast. It would get all the power to the ground w/o destroying $400 tires and it would make it less scary for someone to drive who may be afraid of all the power, ie, my wife. I'd also like to see some storage/cupholder improvements...maybe like the Lexus lineup.


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Sleeper cell
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By EDBLNKL
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Nanananana... I've got one & the rest of the world is jealous. This is the real zoom zoom. Fastest car I've ever driven. Passengers noice the speed. Steering is as good as an EVO. Acceleration is somewhat violent and obnoxious as is the speed leveling, but still worth the effort & the money.


Favorite Features

Torque with speed.


Suggested Improvements

Send over at least a 50 mile strip of autobahn with puchase of any AMG.


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Great car, poor reliability
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By bubu
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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This is a great car - when it runs. The engine is very strong but the electrical system is very unreliable. You will get to know the MB service dept. well. Moreover, this is a fancy car and many mechanics are not trained to fix it's problems. Find a good mechanic and get the extended warranty!


Favorite Features

It's fast!


Suggested Improvements

Needs to be much more reliable. Too many features means too many breakdowns.


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Great car
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By leslie
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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For the money you can't go wrong. The car is outrageously fast. The ride is smooth. Everything on the interior is in its proper place. The handling is very good on or off the track. The fuel economy is good on the highway, but low in the city. So far no mechanical problems. The car is a gem.


Suggested Improvements

I wish they would make the steering more quicker and precise. Change the exhaust note from a v8 howl to a more european tone.


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After 16 Months
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By SJC
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Have been enjoying my beast for 16 months and it is just as much fun to drive as when it was new. Just spent about $10K to get more power from this exotic 4 door. With basic ECU/Pulley and Headers I have close to 600HP and 650 Torque. This car runs 1/4 mile times in the 11's. What a great car to own and mod when you get bored with the stock power.


Favorite Features

Easy to tune and get amazing gains since it is a SC motor


Suggested Improvements

LSD that comes stock like on the SL65


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2004 E55 Review
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By W210
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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An excellent choice for those interested in getting from point A to point B quickly and comfortably. The beauty is that the E55 looks just like any other E-class thus it is less likely you will be bothered by law enforcement officers. If you need to speed, you have so much torque and horsepower it is absolutely effortless. Add on top the safety, reliability and strong resale value, the package is hard to beat. The E55 proves that Mercedes is serious about getting back on track delivering well engineered cars with high quality finishing. Highly recommended.


Favorite Features

Excellent ergonomics (beats the 5 series' unusable telematics) Luxury features (auto trunk closer, cornering lights, dynamic ventilated seats) First class performance 4 door practicality Strong resale value Safety Effortless performance Low profile to cops


Suggested Improvements

A little extra rear leg room will be nice No AWD for all the power?


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Great Car
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By Jay Kay Bay
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Fantastic car, if only i could afford it.


Favorite Features

Rotating satelite


Suggested Improvements

lower price


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Almost more than you can handle
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By porschec4s
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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This was one of the first in the country last May and have since put 12000 miles on it. No mechanical issues. The biggest issue was coming to grips with how much power was on tap. It was College ball to the Pros. Things happen that much faster. MB has done a great job providing power at any RPM. It is lightning, subdued and can lull you into complacency. Coming from Porsche after 10 years I was concerned but MB has provded an every day supercar that will stay with anything on the road has all of the luxury of an S class and is only $85k. On a negative note, as a perfectionist, against Continental tires, for 19 in wheels and improved braking.


Favorite Features

Viper like power


Suggested Improvements

See above


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Awesome beast
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By imthduke
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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The is an awesome beast of a luxury machine. I wanted to get a plate that says, "Hemi this". It is a fine automobile that is a straight line racer that takes the back seat to none on the highway.


Favorite Features

The keyless go and the engine power are a great combo.


Suggested Improvements

If it ain't broke don't fix it.


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too many gadgets too little service IQ
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By flatout
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Great Car, poorly built. The engine is strong, very strong but it's pushing a rolling sevice call. Dealership is unable to deal with complex technical problems and simple drivetrain issues.


Favorite Features

Speed and perfornmance


Suggested Improvements

Build it to last and get the dealerships up to speed on service. With this car you will definately get to know the service personel all too well.


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