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 2004 MERCEDES BENZ AMG E55 - THE BEAST
         

   2004 Mercedes Benz AMG E55 - THE BEAST, Danny's pride & joy

America is the land of opportunity. To be able to work hard and play hard is the American way of life, and for those who get a taste of it - its a pretty sweet taste. In 1993 ago I was living in a van without a cent to my name!

I love and have always loved Mercedes Benz automobiles - despite the fact that Mercedes really sucked last year on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, (2004). It does seem as though they are back on track and Shumi is really struggling with the prancing horse this year!

My gorgeous black 1984 Mercedes 500SL crumpet catcher was my fist Mercedes and I absolutely loved that car. The next two, a Silver E320 and a black CLK 320 were fine cars, but they lacked the grunt or bad-boy character of the 500SL. I just never had a passion for either car.

So this time around I went and bought THE BEAST, the Mercedes Benz AMG E55. Make no mistake - this is an animal - 469HP and 515ftlb of torque. This car is all about the STOMP factor. Nobody even looks at it twice - it really passes way under the radar, as it looks like any other boring E-Class.

But what makes this AMG E55 so seductive is what happens when your foot even just kisses the accelerator pedal. It screams through 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds*. It stomps all over a Porsche 911 (but the 911 Turbo is still king). Its only 2/10 of a second off the Dodge Viper to the quarter mile*, which it flies through in 12.4 seconds* at 116mph* (*Road and Track Test Report figures!*)

And the whole time you are encased in legendary Mercedes luxury and elegance - understated and refined. (not like our party photos!). Every time I climb in this car I feel like a little kid and I just cannot get the grin off my face. Its freakin' awesome! Damn I love this car!

  December 2004 - AMG E55 at Moroso Drag Strip

I took my AMG E55 to the Moroso Park Drag strip in Palm Beach in December of 2004 and on my first ever run on a drag strip. I ran a 12.5 second 1/4 mile with a trap speed of 114mph. Absolutely amazing for a four door grocery getter - and that was in Granny Mode - automatic transmission with traction control ON!

  May 2005 - AMG Challenge Homestead Miami

In May I had the privilege of attending the AMG challenge event held at Homestead Speedway in Miami. What  blast - for the full report click here AMG Challenge Miami Homestead

 

 

Danny's new Mercedes Benz AMG E55 Photos

         

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