The Mercedes Benz AMG C CLass has gone in a complete aspirated/forced induction circle. The 2002 Mercedes AMG C32 is an important car in AMG history– it was the first C-Class to utilise forced induction. The AMG C-Class cycle is a bit confusing so bear with me whilst I explain. The C32’s predecessor, the C43 (1997-2000), featured a naturally aspirated V8 engine, the C32 uses a supercharged V6, the C55 (2005-06) and C63 (2008-14) that followed, employed a naturally aspirated V8, whilst the current C63 AMG has reverted back to forced induction by the way of turbocharging- Phew.
The C32 AMG is powered by a supercharged V6 that produces a respectable 260kW and 450Nm, enough to launch it to 100km/h in 5.2sec. The C32’s combined fuel usage figure of 11.8L/100km is less than that of its successor, the V8 powered C55, that only manages 12.5L/100km whilst not being any quicker to 100km/h.
This C32 is an important marker in Mercedes C-Class history, whilst the execution wasn’t perfect, it showed glimpses of what the future held for the C-Class AMG. With an asking price of $24,500, this C32 is a lot of car for the money, especially when you consider an RRP of $150,900 back in 2004.
Price $24,500 Location Heidelberg, Victoria Mileage 147,000km
Mercedes Benz C32 AMG
5 Speed Single Clutch Automatic
Rear Wheel Drive
3.2L Supercharged V6
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