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These have caught my eye recently as they are at what seems a good price? 

Ive had a quick look on pistonheads forum and the only thing that’s been brought up was possible electrical issues? 

The engine seems to get the thumbs up :) 

I know there’s been a couple of you lot that have owned either a 55 AMG or a CLS , in your ownership what went wrong and is there anything to look out for? 

I remember reading somewhere something about the braking system and it counts how many times the brake pedal is pressed and then just stops working? Am I right on this or did I dream it? 

 

All stories good and bad welcome ;) 

 

 

 

oh it would be a 05/06 I’d be looking at 

 

thanks all 

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29 minutes ago, SuperDave said:

Didnt Fezzie own one for a while?

I don’t think it was the 55 I’ve a feeling he had a E or C 350? 

 

I know nomis had a E55 

and someone else had something else of the 3 star brand but can’t think who? 

I’m not talking about gaz he’s got or had a C63 ;) 

5 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Would that be the supercharged one?

 

Good solid engines and scary fast with a charger pulley upgrade and a map.

Yes sir that’s the fella! 

They are 500 odd standard are they not? 

 

Need to see how we stand in the next few weeks but I’ve always liked them an like I say they seem to be in not silly money territory now.

 

still considering a 335i or d though but as we have the mile munching turd then I think it might be wise to get something a little different ;) 

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2 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

I don’t think it was the 55 I’ve a feeling he had a E or C 350? 

 

I know nomis had a E55 

and someone else had something else of the 3 star brand but can’t think who? 

I’m not talking about gaz he’s got or had a C63 ;) 

Yes sir that’s the fella! 

They are 500 odd standard are they not? 

 

Need to see how we stand in the next few weeks but I’ve always liked them an like I say they seem to be in not silly money territory now.

 

still considering a 335i or d though but as we have the mile munching turd then I think it might be wise to get something a little different ;) 

 

Just look for rust. It's not a write off but rear arches do seem to go.

 

475BHP/700Nm standard!

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7 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

Just look for rust. It's not a write off but rear arches do seem to go.

 

475BHP/700Nm standard!

I know, it’s more of a concern on the 03/04 cars I believe? 

All the ones I’ve seen on the bay of evil state over 500bhp? 

Theres one on there with a smaller pully wheel that’s claiming 530odd? 

 

The one one thing I will be doing if I find myself in one is getting it so it sets car alarms off as I trundle past....

:lol: :lol: :lol: 

ASBO jay is here... 

:lol:;) 

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5 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

I know, it’s more of a concern on the 03/04 cars I believe? 

All the ones I’ve seen on the bay of evil state over 500bhp? 

Theres one on there with a smaller pully wheel that’s claiming 530odd? 

 

The one one thing I will be doing if I find myself in one is getting it so it sets car alarms off as I trundle past....

:lol: :lol: :lol: 

ASBO jay is here... 

:lol:;) 

 

Should play from 14 minutes in, they all sound awesome and the AMG front end just looks evil I love them.

 

(The whole video is worth a watch though, outright scary to do on the street, but still. Can't help but love seeing the old BMWs etc being used and abused instead of parked away and disregarding how much everything they're doing is dangerous and illegal, they really know how to handle their cars).

 

500 is a bit optimistic for the standard ones but a stage 1 map with no pulley upgrade takes them over that. A pulley will easily do over 530.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Yokozuna said:

Just checked and it seems you are correct mr potato ;) 

as if you you wouldn’t be! :lol: 

anyway whats 25ish bhp between mates?  :lol: 

 

Look at it this way, it's pretty damn sad I knew that without even looking it up. 

 

Actually it's VERY sad :lol: BMWs I can usually do without looking, done that many over the years the figures are etched in but still! :rolleyes:

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4 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

Look at it this way, it's pretty damn sad I knew that without even looking it up. 

 

Actually it's VERY sad :lol: BMWs I can usually do without looking, done that many over the years the figures are etched in but still! :rolleyes:

Yep! I used to be like that but then I found alcohol.....

;) 

I’ll check the video out in a bit, just seeing off a case of San Miguel in the tub whilst listening to 

8)

Edited by Yokozuna

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1 minute ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

I can't handle yeast or wheat, so I'm stuck to either vodka or rum. Both make me look like Captain Jack holding a bottle. Not a good look for me :lol:

You know what they say? 

Drinking rum at 10:30 in morning doesn’t make you an alcoholic, it makes you a pirate! ;) 

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26 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

You know what they say? 

Drinking rum at 10:30 in morning doesn’t make you an alcoholic, it makes you a pirate! ;) 

I find myself saying that far too often to justify a morning shot of Havana club 

:blink:

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1 hour ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

I can't handle yeast or wheat, so I'm stuck to either vodka or rum. Both make me look like Captain Jack holding a bottle. Not a good look for me :lol:

 

Peroni gluten free available in Morrisons if you fancy a beer :)

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11 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

 

Peroni gluten free available in Morrisons if you fancy a beer :)

Have you seen how expensive that stuff is? 

Fuck me, talk about persecuting the intolerable....

If anything it should be maybe 5pence more per bottle? IMO 

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They do sound class... The E55 AMG is a car I've been looking at a lot lately; could be a serious contender for me for my next car; if/when I sell my 530i

 

What got me looking into AMGs more yesterday was this:

 

 

Just the sound does it for me :mrgreen: 

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Wasn't sure what they looked like as I'm not really into Merc's so just did a Google image search,  blimey, they even make the E60 look attractive,  and that takes some doing. 

I think the C or the E class AMG is far easier on the eye. 

Edited by Paddy O'Furniture

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Probably a bit older than you are looking for but I always loved the CL55 AMG. A huge car, basically a 2 door S-class, but still amazingly quick. Something that big just should not be able to move that fast!

 

It was rumoured that the 55 AMG engine in the SL was good for 207mph in standard format, just with the factory limiter take off obviously.

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