A brief history of the Mercedes C-Class
As the new C-Class is revealed, we look back at the original 'Baby Benz' and its successors. Warning: contains AMG
Posted: 16 Dec 2013
W203 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG
No matter about that pesky 3er, thought Merc, we’ll just make really powerful AMG models and hope nobody notices. First came the C32 AMG, producing a lovely 354bhp from its V6, then later – following the 2004 face-lift that included sportier suspension and steering tuning – came the supercharged 5.4-litre V8 in the C55 AMG, producing 367bhp. We tried this car in estate form, in the shape of the 2004 Formula One medical car – and it is stupendously loud, proud and a bit mad. Also really, really quick.