A Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG gets a 2020 tech makeover

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A Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG gets a 2020 tech makeover that makes it as modern as most cars currently out there. It now features a new-generation infotainment system.

The Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via an Alpine head unit. Now the occupants are able to watch videos on the display, when the vehicle is stationary.

Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG (5)

The Alpine INE-W720D integrates a 2DIN system and a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, HDMI and a TomTom navigation. It is something that seemed science fiction at the time this car saw the light of day.

There is a total of 49 European countries’ maps that the TomTom navigation covers, with updates available for three more years. After the first three years, the owner needs to purchase the updates. Alpine promises to provide them at a very reasonable cost.

What is the story of the Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG?

The Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG is a model with quite a story. Produced between 1995 and 2002, the model was available in Europe both with a sedan and an estate body type.

Designed by Steve Mattin under the supervision of the famous Bruno Sacco, between 1989 and 1991, the E emphasized the design language of a new era.

The E 55 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter V8, linked to an intelligent 5-speed automatic transmission, capable of memorizing the gear-shit patterns of the driver. It sends the torque to the rear axle, granting the car with special dynamics.

The automobile came with 354 horsepower and 530 Newton meters of torque. It only needed 5.7 seconds to make its way from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph). The top speed was electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph).

It measured 4818 millimeters in length, 1796 millimeters in width, 1412 millimeters in height and it had a wheelbase of 2832 millimeters. The cargo space was rated at 501 liters.