Hello to everyone,
I have a 2000 ML55 AMG with 99680miles. I purchased the car in sep 2009 with the idea to have a nice SUV for the winter and sell it after the season. I liked the car so much that I have been delaying selling it and kept it for another year. Finally its time for her to go...
For the time of my ownership I have used only Mobile 1 fully synthetic 0w40 oil every 5K miles. The car has been very reliable, I have changed the front shocks, spark plugs, rear brake pads, air filter which I consider is basic maintenance and the only bigger issue was the catalytic converter that I changed at 94000 miles. I just installed a brand new battery. It also has a factory towing package, the hitch is currently off the car since I don't use it,but it can be installed for 20min.
It runs amazingly strong and solid for 11 year old car, but that is no surprise due to its differences in finish, build quality and performance that keeps it apart from regular MLs which are build entirely in Alabama. The engine and the transmission of ML55 AMG is build in Affalterbach ,Germany in AMG facility and that combined with the AMG goodies and quality makes it a very special vehicle altogether.
347 hp @ 5500 rpm and torque 385 ft lb @ 2800-4500 rpm and 0-60 time is 6.4!! Also not bad offroad capabilities considering it comes with low range transfer case and ESP
The original navigation street info was very outdated so I installed 7" JVC NX7000 which is a direct fit with no cutting or modifications needed. It is very easy to use NAVIGATION; DVD; SD card reader; Ipod/Iphone connectivity lets you watch youtube videos on the screen anywhere you have 3G network. It has USB connector that enables you to hook up any portable USB storage and watch Movies or listen to endless Music.
More pictures at : ML55 AMG pictures from rides photos on webshots
The price that I have it on ebay and cars.com is $11750 I will consider any reasonable offer.