1994 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

W202 Saloon 3.6 L

Vehicle values by condition

Condition 4
#4 cars are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped.
Condition 3
#3 cars could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 car, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior.
Condition 2
#2 cars could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 cars that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws.
Condition 1
#1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best car, unmodified, in the right colours, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours.
Insurance premium for a
1994 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG W202 Saloon 3606
valued at £7,100
£274.12 / year*

History of the 1994 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

1994 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG
1994 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

Model Guide: Mercedes C36 AMG and C43 AMG

In July 1994 Mercedes-Benz released their answer to the BMW M3: the C36 AMG. Based on a standard C-class, the car was reassembled at the AMG factory where it was given an AMG body styling, AMG alloys, and most importantly a 3606cc fuel-injected 6-cylinder DOHC engine producing roughly 280bhp. Roughly because each car was hand-assembled and outputs varied. Power assisted steering and ABS were standard, as were cruise control, central locking, electric windows and driver & passenger airbags. Early cars came with a four-speed auto gearbox, but from August 1996 a five-speed electronic auto box was fitted. The result was a 4-door saloon with stunning road performance: 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed (unlimited) of 169mph.

In February 1998, a new Mercedes C Class big-hitter arrived on the scene: the C43 AMG. Unlike its predecessor, this car was built from scratch on the AMG production line at Affalterbach, Daimler-Benz having just purchased the company to bring it in-house. This model was offered as both a 4-door saloon and an estate, both using a 4266cc fuel-injected V8 DOHC engine producing 306bhp through a five-speed auto box driving the rear wheels. AMG body styling included single-piece alloys, green tinted windows, sports suspension and a huge range of interior upgrades: heated front seats, side front airbags, seat belt pretensioners, Speedtronic cruise control and automatic climate control came as standard. The saloon reached 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, the estate in 5.9 seconds.

Interest has been renewed in these early AMG models in recent years, as they provide superb performance and the practicality of a saloon for relatively little money. Also, with limited numbers sold, they are an inexpensive way to buy a rare piece of Mercedes history. Known problems are the steering damper and front ball joints, plus the five-speed 'box is widely regarded as not as robust as the earlier four-speed version on the C36 AMG. Trim items can be costly, with Mercedes-Benz dealerships often the only option but otherwise many other items (ECU, cat etc) can now be replaced/ repaired by specialist garages.

Alternative performance saloons include the BMW E36 M3, the Lancia Delta HF Evoluzione and the Audi Quattro.

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