Mercedes Benz New E 55 AMG Saloon

The 2002 British International Motor Show is playing host to the most impressive display of Mercedes Benz power yet seen in the UK. Four cars, with over 1800 hp between them, make up the display.

There are two UK debuts - for the CLK 55 AMG Coupé and E 55 AMG Saloon. Also on show is the stunning SL 55 AMG Roadster - which is used by the FIA as the official Formula One World Championship Safety Car. Completing the quartet is an example of AMG's latest on-track products - a CLK-DTM German Touring Car, driven by ex-Formula One superstar Jean Alesi.

AMG's success in the UK is undoubted. Back in 1995 - the first full year of official models (the C 36 AMG), 161 units were registered. This year well over 1,000 new AMGs will take to the road - an increase of more than 700 per cent in seven years.

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Published : 30/10/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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