The top model of the C-Class, the Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG, presents itself to his brothers model among other things with an independent front end, flared fenders, AMG front and rear aprons and side skirts. Matching: 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design and the AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes. Under the hood of the Mercedes C 55 AMG puttering until 2013 a 6.3-liter V8 engine developing 367 hp at 5,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 550 Nm. The Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG sprints in 5.0 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h The switching is handled by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT five-speed automatic transmission. Compared to normal Mercedes C-Class, the C 55 AMG is 80 millimeters longer - otherwise the V8 engine would not fit in - and helps the headlights of the CLK-Class. With the model change of the C-Class was parallel a new Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG cars available. In particular, the performance was drilled for the sedan : the naturally aspirated V8 engine now develops 450 hp from a displacement of 5.5 liters. Thanks to cylinder deactivation, the sedan can now drive much more economical. Mercedes-Benz C 55 is available as a sedan and station wagon.