I see a lot people referring to the E55 as the 'Beast'. Is this an official moniker for the car? Who came up with it?<p>When I was stationed in Germany ('89-'92), I remember hearing about an AMG version called the 'Hammer'. Anybody know what that was? <p>Back then I was not up on Mercedes. As an enlisted guy I could barely afford my bare bones Mazda pickup!<p>I miss those days on the autobahns. I also had a sportbike back then (an FJ1100 Yamaha) and routinely cruised at 120mph (my Mazda topped out around 85-90 and not real stable then). Most people drove a more sane 120KPH, which was average.<p>Even at 120mph, I remember Benz's flashing their lights at me to get the hell out of the way.<p>Sigh. Wish I had this beast on the A5 outside of Frankfurt!