Tag: germany

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Featured On Driveaholic.nl

I met up with Chris from Driveaholic.nl a little while ago, as he was interested in a review of the CLS55 AMG. I could not refuse and was happy to oblige, as Chris is a talented writer.

Very happy with the article (it’s in Dutch) and had a great afternoon during the test 🙂

Driveaholic.nl – Rijtest: Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG (2005)




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, First Dragy 100-200km/u Measurement, 9.72s!

Met up with Chris van Driveaholic.nl. Chris brought his Dragy with him so it’s rude not to put it to use. Very nice 100-200km/u run on the autobahn in Germany, with an excellent result; 9,72 seconds for a stock car!

Considering it was measured with 2 people in the car, around 75% fuel in the tank and EURO RON95 petrol (instead of RON98 or Aral RON102).

Safe to say that my CLS55 is quite healthy 😉 And very happy with this baseline. On to the next dragy runs!




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Andreas Kawula Built My Engine!

With help of a forum member on Seat-Online.nl, I was able to find out that Andreas Kawula hand built the magnificent supercharged V8 in my CLS55 AMG. His signature is very hard to decipher, but the internet delivers again and verified that his name is indeed Andreas Kawula.

Fun fact: only the 55 & 63 engines were hand built. So a big thank you from the Netherlands, Andreas 🙂 !

See all CLS55 AMG pictures here in my Google Photos album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6SP5PFAUXCqanoSX9