The older AMG long roof with its supercharged V8 is still fast enough to humble many supercars.
There’s still plenty of love for the W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. For those not familiar with Merc’s platform designations, this is the third-gen E-Class that spanned a majority of the 2000s. In E 55 AMG trim, both sedans and estates packed a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine churning out 469 horsepower (350 kilowatts). That’s still a hefty figure today, so you can imagine what these monster Mercs were like 15 years ago.
Actually, you don’t have to imagine. AutoTopNL has a 2004 E 55 wagon primed and ready for a speed run on unrestricted sections of Germany’s Autobahn, and it’s blissfully stock save for two features. Being an early model, it wears an upgraded E 63 fascia. But for the purposes of this video, you’ll be more interested in the factory speed limiter that’s been wiped away. Mercedes-Benz originally set that speed at 155 mph, but without restriction, how fast can this 18-year-old AMG wagon go?