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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Photoshoot During Driveaholic.nl Review

At the end of the Driveaholic.nl review, we stopped somewhere to take some shots of my CLS55 (potentially to be used for the review).

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Picking Up The Groceries

Picking up the groceries with 467 BHP & 700Nm, got back in record timing 😉

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, My Car In 2013

Performed a search on my license plate and found a picture from february 2013! Cool to have such pictures from before I owned it 🙂

Source: Mercedes CLS AMG by timvanessen (Tim van Essen), on Flickr

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Yellow Fog Lights

Added yellow tintfilm to the fog lights. Let me know what you think of this 🙂

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, In The Sunset

A shot of the CLS55 in the sunset, somewhere nearby to my home.

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Damina Performance DM04 19 Inch Black Wheels

Was able to score another set of wheels just across the border (in Germany). The design from the Damina Performance DM04 wheels looked like something that I thought would look great on the CLS.

But after fitting them it left me with an underwhelming feeling. Sometimes, things can look good on paper, but in reality it doesn’t work out. For me, it was with these wheels. They look absolutely great, but I dont like the way they look on the CLS.

So they are up for sale again: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1864897698

Whenever I buy new wheels, I make these selfies (sort of a tradition) 😀

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, vidaXL Parking Lot Picture

Just a shot on the parking lot of my current employer vidaXL. The wind turbines in the background have been built not too long ago.

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Midlife Crisis Officially Started!

18th of May 2022, the day I became 40 years old and my mid life crisis officially began 😀

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Driveby Sound (Center Resonator Delete)

Short video of my 2005 Mercedes CLS55 AMG with:

  • 0:00 Warm start / Idle
  • 0:18 Revving (3.000 – 3.200rpm)
  • 0:37 Liftoff
  • 0:52 Return
  • 1:03 Driveby (with some supercharger whine)
  • 1:19 Liftoff again
  • 1:38 End Credits


  • K&N Panel filters
  • Stock Catalysts (primary & secondary)
  • Stock mufflers
  • Center resonator delete

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, a new chapter

Sold the Mini Cooper S R53 JCW not too long ago to pursue my dream of driving a V8 powered car with a lot of muscle.

I have been investigating for over a year what I really wanted to drive. Started with the E55 AMG W211, but the looks (especially the interior) looked a bit dated to me. Until I found out that the W219 chassis had the same engine in it, the CLS55 AMG.

I found one close by (there were only 3 on sale at the time) and after a good chat with the owner and a marvellous testdrive, I bought it. Absolutely love the car! A lot of maintenance has already been done by me and a lot still has to be done. Im happy with somewhere between 500 and 600BHP, but that is something for later.

Enjoy the pics!

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