"Mercedes was still refining the AMG E-Class blueprint when the W210 E36 AMG was launched in 1996. With a 3.6-litre in-line six under the bonnet performance was brisk rather than breathtaking, with 277hp good for 155mph and a 6.7-second 0-60mph time. Available in left- and right-hand drive and produced from 1996 to 1997 it was the rarest of the AMG E-Class models - and came with a four-speed automatic transmission. In 1998 the was the launch of the definitive W210 AMG E-Class - the E55 AMG. .Built to rival BMW's M5 the E55 AMG's 5,439cc normally-aspirated V8 motor produced 354hp and a monstrous 390lb ft of torque. Available as a saloon and estate - and in right-hand drive - the low-profile E55 looked similar to a cooking E-Class save for understated AMG bodykit, fat AMG alloys and paired exhaust.
This fabulous example finished in silver with black leather interior and was displayed in 2018 at Mercedes-Benz World as one of the stars of their ’50 Years of AMG’ exhibition, it has appeared on the covers of both Modern Classics and Mercedes Enthusiasts magazines, the latter describing it as ‘one of the nicest E55s we have seen!’ The interior trim is dark walnut and it comes with a high specification including front electric memory and heated seats, electric rear sunblind, cruise control, factory Bose sound system with 6CD multi-changer, automatic gearbox, electric tilt and slide glass sunroof to name a few. The car was imported from Japan in 2016 by the previous owner, and it is supplied with the import documentation verifying the mileage which has been professionally translated. There is also paperwork in the history file documenting the work carried out on the car since its arrival in the UK. It was last serviced less than 1,000 miles ago (the second service since arriving in the UK in 2016). In 2017, the present owner had the car fully Dinitrolled underneath for protection, along with a full gearbox oil service at an independent Mercedes-Benz specialist, when it also had a new battery fitted. This superb example comes with a V5 registration document and two sets of keys."