Hi i want to buy in 1-2 weeks a Mercedes C36 AMG, until my broken 500E is ready again (could take 1-2 Months in total), so i can drive to work on my own finally and additionally to have a nice powerful winter-car, since i decided to NOT drive my beloved 500E in the salty and very cold snowy winters here in germany.
From what i know: The C36 AMG has 280HP (DIN) and 385NM Torque rating on roughly "just" 1500kg in total weight, 0-62mph is 6.7seconds, V-max is around 270kph.
Compared to W124 E420: 279HP - 400NM Torque - ~1780kg weight - 0-62 6.8-7.0 seconds - V-max 250kph.
Fuel economy is roughly around 20mpg, some people claim up to 25mpg on long slow highway trips.
Since it has gone rid of the old shitty EZL Ignition, Ignition timings can be adjusted and are successfully adjusted by many "chip-tuners" in combination with fuel-maps here in germany, to produce more power with high Octane Fuels. A guy in a german Forum claimed to have made 306HP and 437NM of Torque (DIN) on a dyno after Chip-tuning
Its a M104 with HFM injection, right? Or is it already Bosch ME in the C-class? I'm looking to buy one of 12/1995. I've heard that some of the issues are very very similar to M119s like ASR/Limp-Home issues related to failed Throttle-Bodies and so forth.
Does anyone has any Info on it? Is the car "good" or reliable?