2001 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG W203

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  • Well presented example of this discreet M3-rival
  • Bodywork and interior in good condition belying age and mileage
  • Factory standard car with 3.2litre hand-crafted AMG engine
  • Subtle and very quick with 350bhp on tap

The Appeal

When AMG turned its attention to Mercedes-Benz’s W203 medium sized executive saloon it chose to do things discreetly. Aside from a few small badges there was nothing to indicate that the resultant C32 was equipped with a hand-crafted, 350bhp supercharged V6 capable of delivering 60mph from standstill in 5secs.

This smart, well presented C32 leans into that sober-suited style with its silver paintwork and black interior. It appears to be in very good condition for a 22 year old car and offers the new buyer a chance to quietly surprise fellow motorists and, perhaps, his passengers too. 

The History and Paperwork

  • VIN records show that the car was despatched from the factory on 11th July 2001 and delivered to Switzerland on 16th July 2001
  • 2001 car making this an early C32 W203
  • At the time of writing we did not have sight of the service and maintenance history for this car
  • Appears to be a factory standard car
  • Czechia registered car 

The Interior

  • Interior is in very good condition for the age and mileage with only minimal signs of wear
  • Black Anthracite (factory code 251A) leather seats in very good condition, showing only light signs of wear on the front pair
  • Standard car including factory supplied CD changer and sound system 
  • Carbon door card inserts and leather trimmed
  • C32s were specified to Mercedes’ Avantgarde luxury specification 
  • Front seats electrically operated with seat heaters
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror and wing mirrors
  • Dual zone climate control system
  • Some stains on the boot floor carpet
  • Heated windscreen washers
  • Tyre inflation kit in the boot 

The Exterior 

  • Discreet badging and styling makes the C32 virtually indistinguishable from more mainstream W203 models 
  • Brilliant Silver metallic paintwork (code 744U0 in very good condition with no immediate signs of wear
  • AMG body kit including front spoiler and side skirts
  • Front spoiler lightly scuffed on underside
  • Chrome rear light embellishers
  • Quality Pirelli tyres
  • Factory AMG alloy wheels in very good condition with no signs of kerbing
  • The C32 was lowered by 30mm compared to standard cars to improve the stance and handling 
  • Headlamp washers fitted
  • Xenon headlamps

The Mechanics 

  • 3.2litre V6 engined ‘hand crafted’ by AMG and based on the durable M112 E32 engine 
  • Delivers 350bhp and 0-60mph in 5secs
  • Rear wheel drive 
  • The C32 was highly rated by reviewers and is a very competent alternative to BMW’s M3


The C32 took ‘discreet’ as its calling card. Virtually indistinguishable from other W203 models, it nevertheless carefully hid a secret: it was devastatingly quick.

For those looking for an alternative to the better known M3 this well preserved, smart-looking C32 is very tempting. A neat blend of luxurious and sporting it looks to have plenty of life left in it.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model C Class C32 AMG
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 183,999 Kilometres
  • Engine size 3200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Country Czechia

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