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Segment: Lower Premium

The 1995 C36 AMG was the beginning of the official cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and AMG for street vehicles.

And the first model was successful.

Mercedes-Benz and AMG used to be different companies, with HQ situated close to each other. The two companies used to work together on various racing products, but nothing for the street use. That was until 1995 when the German carmaker sent two, brand new C280 to the AMG headquarter to modify them. And the C36 was born.

From the outside, there was a new aerodynamic package, with lower side-sills, reshaped front, and rear bumpers. On top of that, new wheels were installed on the special C 36 AMG. But the basic vehicle was a C 280.

Inside the car, there were new, bucket-seats, with leather upholstery. Since the car had to compete against the much-acclaimed BMW M3, it had to offer something different. The initial gearbox was taken from the Mercedes-Benz E500 model (same with the S500) from that era and it was a 4-speed auto. One year later, in 1996, the gearbox was replaced by a new, 5-speed auto and things got even better. The car delivered enough performances to serve as a Safety Car in Formula 1 during the 1996 and 1997 season.

Underneath the vehicle, the AMG had to use parts from Mercedes-Benz's store. But it took only from the top shelf, such as the disc brakes from the S600, which were the biggest in their inventory. A total of 5200 C 36 were produced until 1998 when the top performer C-Class model was replaced by the C43 AMG with a V8 engine.

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MERCEDES BENZ C 36 AMG (W202) 1995 - 1997
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.6 4AT (280 HP)

MERCEDES BENZ C 36 AMG (W202) 3.6 4AT (280 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6 4AT (280 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3606 cm3
Power
206 KW @ 5750 RPM
280 HP @ 5750 RPM
276 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
284 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
385 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155.3 mph (250 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 ZR17 || 245/40 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.7 in (4488 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/58.3 in (1,499/1,481 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.2 cuFT (430 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3218 lbs (1460 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4343 lbs (1970 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.3 mpg US (13.6 L/100Km)
Highway
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
Combined
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
245 g/km
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