Saturday, December 28, 2019

Aged Whine: 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 Wagon with M113K SuperCharged V8

This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes; Slick wagon, assuming you trust the shop that did the work.  I'm not as concerned about the quality of the swapper as I am about the signs of the tin worm from life in the rust D.C. in the rust belt?  Maybe the proximity to the chief offices of our gubmint causes accelerated oxidation of metal...I dunno....but I do know that I'd love to have a supercharged V8 wagon.  Find this 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 Wagon with M113K SuperCharged V8 offered for $13000 in Washington, D.C. via craigslist.

From the seller:

2003 mercedes benz
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
Some say the E55 wagon is the ultimate 'grocery getter,' I'd argue that this is - it has the same engine as the E55, but with the simplicity of a base C class. I purchased the wagon a year ago from the man who built it. He is the owner of a well regarded euro shop, he built this over the course of a year as his personal vehicle. He sold it to me to fund his next project (another C class but with a bigger SC and built motor). I'm selling because I unfortunately rarely drive it, it's a third vehicle and only gets driven to work 1-2 days a week, I've put less than 2000 miles on it since I bought it. In my ownership it has been 100% reliable, no issues at all, no leaks, no smoke, no CEL, it drives just like a normal C class but with a monster amount of HP/TQ available. It needs nothing, it's been well cared for, built correctly (roughly 10k miles on build), never abused, and the best part everything works as a stock C class would, here are the details:

-M113K engine from a 2006 E55 (~105k undocumented miles)
-Larger injectors
-Snow meth Injection (for cooling, neither previous owner or I have ran it on meth)
-Kleeman headers
-82MM throttle body
-72MM pully
-Killer chiller
-Split Cooling
-340lph pump and adjustable regulator
-RACEIQ tune
-New AC compressor
-Custom 3"exhaust
-Engine was 'refreshed' prior to install
-Please note photos of compression in each cylinder, all are 100% inline with spec (it only let me upload 4 of the photos, I have the additional 4 that I can send)

roughly (~90k undocumented miles)
-Blue top solenoids
-TCU tune
-Tranny was fully serviced and new conductor plate installed prior to install

-C55 side skirts
-euro luggage rack (Thule bike carrier included, not pictured)
-there is some rust starting to bubble up (see photos). It is what it is, repair it, treat it, or just drive it
-Paint is in otherwise great shape
-Xenon headlights

-2.82 gears, axles, and driveshaft from a SLK55
-Diff was fully serviced prior to install

-4 piston brembos from CLK500 (front)
-Stock rear
-The vehicle comes with an extra set of AMG/Brembo calipers

-Leather is in excellent shape
-NAV head unit
-200MPH AMG cluster
-The wood console has a couple cracks
-The carpet in the boot has a stain on it, it's easier to replace the bottom then replace the carpet, I've seen replacements from parted out cars on ebay for ~$80.

-Bilstein B8 shocks in rear
-Coilovers in front
-New control arms
-Larger sway bars/bushing/links

Service in the last 2000 miles:
-New battery
-Cat added to pass State inspection
-New rear pads
-Full synthetic oil change
-4 New tires (Continental)

I'm happy to answer any questions, and speak with any serious buyers over the phone. I've purchased and sold quite a few vehicles sight unseen (including this one) from all over the country, and I 100% believe in karma, I believe that I've represented this vehicle fairly and accurately, and I'd love to see it move on to another enthusiast. I have title in hand, and I'm looking for a simple and easy transaction.

*****some of my email responses are bouncing back, so if you email me please include your personal email address*****

*****willing to trade for any generation of Land Cruiser or Lexus LX*****

See a better way to drive a fast wagon?


  1. I live in the rust belt and have seen several MB C-class vehicles of this era rusting prematurely. I personally think that this engine is too much power for me and I don't want an AWD-4Matic with all that complexity. I have seen several E or C class cars with rust worm of that vintage. My 91 190E is still pretty clean, but it has problems with engine & tranni oil leaks (age of seals/gaskets). I can't find a garage that wants to tackle the job at reasonable estimate.

  2. The owner of Phil's Euro in Clifton, NJ built the car. It is totally legit and would cost a fortune to replicate.

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  5. "Snow meth Injection"... It must be twitchy, temperamental, and costly if it's injecting cocaine and methamphetamines. But I'm sure it's fast.

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