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2005 C55 AMG trans. ?
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Posted 4/15/2007 11:55 AM
Higgie

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2005 C55 AMG trans. ?

Greetings all,

I looked at one of these cars when they first came out. At work I recently spoke with someone who did the AMG driving experience. We got on this topic because I was talking to him about moving away from my CLK55 AMG Cabriolet, to a Cl55, or 600 coupe. I have also been considering an E55. What was interesting about his comment was that at the end of the day, his favorite fun to drive AMG, was the C55. While the power to weight is as favorable(360ish HP, compared to the higher near 500hp of the bigger cars, lb.s/hp C55=9.4, E55=8.96, Cl55=9.3ish hard to find a weight on internet for this car), the E55's longer wheel base wasn't as much fun on the track as the C55.

My real question, is about the transmission in the C55. Is it the same unit the larger 55 cars run. This could be a great starting point to upgrade the engine to the status of a blown AMG car (Kleeman Kit, etc.) if the trans is the same unit that is ran in the bigger cars.

Anyone know? I'll contine to research, I just could use some suggested sources of information.

THX

Edited by Higgie 4/15/2007 11:56 AM
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Posted 4/15/2007 12:34 PM
Higgie

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RE: 2005 C55 AMG trans. ?

Higgie - 4/15/2007 11:55 AM

Greetings all,

I looked at one of these cars when they first came out. At work I recently spoke with someone who did the AMG driving experience. We got on this topic because I was talking to him about moving away from my CLK55 AMG Cabriolet, to a Cl55, or 600 coupe. I have also been considering an E55. What was interesting about his comment was that at the end of the day, his favorite fun to drive AMG, was the C55. While the power to weight is as favorable(360ish HP, compared to the higher near 500hp of the bigger cars, lb.s/hp C55=9.4, E55=8.96, Cl55=9.3ish hard to find a weight on internet for this car), the E55's longer wheel base wasn't as much fun on the track as the C55.

My real question, is about the transmission in the C55. Is it the same unit the larger 55 cars run. This could be a great starting point to upgrade the engine to the status of a blown AMG car (Kleeman Kit, etc.) if the trans is the same unit that is ran in the bigger cars.

Anyone know? I'll contine to research, I just could use some suggested sources of information.

THX

 Jeez, I can't type. I meant to say, While the power to weight ratio, is not as favorable as the supercharged cars.



Edited by Higgie 4/15/2007 12:34 PM
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