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special editions of 2001 E55's?

I read a thread that the 2001 E55's are rare. Is it just that there were less of the made, or is there something else that sets them apart from any E55 1999-2001? Are there any custom or special features that some of them had?
I just got mine, and am new to the AMG world. Mine has a part wood steering wheel, AMG55 emblems on the hood and sides, and a special AMG shift knob and pedals. Are these features added by the pervious owner, or is this something special from AMG?
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Mine has a part wood steering wheel, AMG55 emblems on the hood and sides, and a special AMG shift knob and pedals. Are these features added by the pervious owner, or is this something special from AMG?
Your 'extra' features were added by a previous owner or possibly even dealer-installed accesories... sounds nice though, let's see some eye-candy.

Just production numbers make the '01 more scarce than the others (W210 AMG was 1999-2002 in the US):
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Thanks for the reply! I'll take some pic's tomorrow in the light
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I think Designo editions are what you're referring to.

If that's the case, there are 2 designo editions available for 01 and 02 Model Years. Designo Mocha Espresso edition and Designo Silver edition (not sure if that's the exact name).

Designo Mocha Espresso have high production numbers I believe, so if rarity is your target find a designo silver edition but good luck finding one.

edit: I just noticed you are located in my neighborhood, I bought mine from an old lady from Redwood city 4 years ago and is in pristine condition.

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What is a Designo Edition, and how do you find out the "production" number? Mine is a silver car, does that mean it may be a silver edition?
Yea, I'm in Menlo Park. I still can't believe how clean the car is! I'm told that it isn't just steam cleaned, but that the car has been very well maintained. I can eat of the engine, it's that clean! As soon as it gets light I'll take some pic's.
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I have just posted some pictures of my car
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I have just posted some pictures of my car
Looks fantastic! Although AFAIK, the extras are non-stock items. Nice additions though!





I love this wheel! But it still differs from the stock sport steering-wheel (raised grips).
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Klaus,
To put it in more simple terms, designo edition E55s are the special edition which contains added extra such as different leather, different wood accents,
standard features which would be an option on a regular E55 (w210).
As far as numbers, who knows, I wish someone do have an officially sanctioned (Mercedes Benz) copy of their production numbers.
When I was shopping around, I came across an E55 in Salt Lake City, silver exterior, 2 tone interior - black and burgundy with the usual E55 interior options - At that time, I thought it was designo edition but it's not. It was a factory ordered color interior which you can configure yourself when you place the order. The real Designo Silver edition has a yellowish color although it is silver. with lots of nappa leather trims in the interior.
Mine is Designo Mocha Espresso - exterior paint is Mocha Black (like coffee)
with brown interior.
The link below is a designo silver edition. I just wish the owner posted interior videos too. If I can find one with the same condition and low mileage as mine, I would gladly do a trade. But reality is, there isn't one.




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What is a Designo Edition, and how do you find out the "production" number? Mine is a silver car, does that mean it may be a silver edition?
Yea, I'm in Menlo Park. I still can't believe how clean the car is! I'm told that it isn't just steam cleaned, but that the car has been very well maintained. I can eat of the engine, it's that clean! As soon as it gets light I'll take some pic's.
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Looks fantastic! Although AFAIK, the extras are non-stock items. Nice additions though!





I love this wheel! But it still differs from the stock sport steering-wheel (raised grips).
yeah, those are aftermarket items. Probably from eBay.
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Thanks for all the info.! I still love the car, and I like all the additions, even if they aren't stock. I'd love to see a Designo though.
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