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Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 269.2 kW / 361.0 hp / 361.0 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 510.0 N·m / 376.2 lb·ft / 376.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2004
ModelC 55 AMGIssued until
SerieC classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)455 l / 16.07 cu ft / 16.07 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4611 mm / 181.5 in / 181.5 inTotal (curb) weight1635 kg / 3605 lb / 3605 lb
Width1744 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2715 mm / 106.9 in / 106.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1507 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1478 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.1 kW / 20.2 hp / 20.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyBo HFM fuel inj.Engine displacement5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity679.88 cm3/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power269.2 kW / 361.0 hp / 361.0 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque510.0 N·m / 376.2 lb·ft / 376.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6700 rpm / 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)131.0 kW / 175.7 hp / 175.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output49.5 kW/l / 1.088 bhp/cu in / 1.088 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.8 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio220.8 kW/ton / 167.3 bhp/ton / 167.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.20 s / 5.20 s / 5.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.3 l/100km / 16.3 mpg-UK / 13.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions286 g/km / 460 g/mi / 460 g/mi
  Range521 km / 324 mi / 324 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,3 Links, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 18Wheels rear8.5J x 18
Tyres front225/40 R 18Tyres rear245/35 R 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG

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