Help understanding this e63 ( w212 pre facelift but facelift bits)

damurphster

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I'm still on my quest for a w212 with a 6.2 but this 5.5 has caught my eye.


Can anyone confirm if preface lift car with the 5.5 would have hydraulic steering or not? I assume it will do?

I like the idea of a simpler 6.2 na and hydraulic steering etc but they don't pop up very often so getting bored waiting!
 

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Can anyone confirm if preface lift car with the 5.5 would have hydraulic steering or not? I assume it will do?
All the 212-series Biturbo E63's have electric power steering.

Personally, having owned two E63 Biturbo's (one pre-facelift and one facelift), I wouldn't make a decision whether to purchase or not on what type of power steering system the car uses. The steering feel is great on the electric ones, and I had no reliability issues either.

The car in your link is a very good spec and with an unusual (and desirable) light interior. Don't pass it up just because of a prejudice over the type of steering power assistance.
 
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I had seen this one and was interested but the "no expense spared " bit didn't ring true with the MOT history, esp. re. Brake pipes. Lovely car though.
 

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60k miles 2012 M157 then ask if there is anything in the cars history to show if it’s had any work done regarding the cam timing chains.
 
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2012 model with 5+ owners, last since 2016???
 

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If an AMG vehicle has its service history all in place, and certain components replaced at the recommended intervals, and drives and sounds spot on, on a test drive/viewing, number of owners wouldn't be a factor to me. These cars do change owners much more frequently than a say so called less performance vehicle.
 

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I think it looks fab and have been keeping an eye on it for a while. It's been on for a number of weeks now. Definitely need to know if the timing chain has been replaced. Plenty of info about that on here.
 

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I'm still on my quest for a w212 with a 6.2 but this 5.5 has caught my eye.


Can anyone confirm if preface lift car with the 5.5 would have hydraulic steering or not? I assume it will do?

I like the idea of a simpler 6.2 na and hydraulic steering etc but they don't pop up very often so getting bored waiting!

This one's also a 5.5 but is in Bristol: Black E63 5.5 Bi-Turbo
 

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Shame about the owners as others have said...but its not always bad. It sometimes limits potential buyers when you choose to move on!
 

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When I bought my SLK it was 7 years old and from memory had had 4 previous owners but only done 18000 miles. Bought from a MB dealer who had serviced it for the last two owners, looks like new , drives like new and currently has still only done 24 k miles. Has been serviced by MB every year so if I were to sell it now and buyers were put off by the number of previous owners they would be missing out on a great car , I buy on condition and service history unless the car has changed hands a couple of times in a very short period
 
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Looks like it has them from the pics?

I think it's hard to tell whether it's got the massage function or not from the pic.
 

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The registration shown on the E63 estate photos is now on a BMW, so can't check the options unless anyone has the Vin#
 

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Ring the seller and ask the questions you have. If it all appears good then go and view.
 

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