Now available for auction is this 2002 Mercedes-Benz W203 C32 AMG finished in Desert Silver Metallic over a black leather interior. Featuring a hand-built V6 Kompressor engine, AMG-tuned transmission, upgraded brakes, and AMG aerodynamic package, the C32 was designed to compete in the performance compact executive car segment against BMW’s M3. Reported to have been recently acquired from its original owner, this C32 AMG is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York with under 22k miles showing on the odometer.
This W203 is finished in Desert Silver Metallic (693u) and is reported to have been garage kept from new. The seller notes some minor paint chips as well as a touched-up scratch near the driver’s door handle. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. The AMG-specific body styling includes unique front and rear fascias, twin oval exhaust tips, side skirts, and AMG badging with “V6 Kompressor” lettering on the front fenders. This C32 retains its original 17” split five-spoke AMG wheels. The Michelin tires are recommended for replacement due to age.
The cabin is trimmed in black leather and features power-operated heated seats with 3-position memory, a sunroof, folding rear seats, Thermotronic automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights with washers, a Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System, and automatically dimming mirrors. AMG logos are embossed on the seats, gear selector, and central instrument display. Some sagging is noted towards the rear of the headliner and all gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional including the original radio.
This C-Class is powered by an AMG-built M112 3.2 L V6 Kompressor engine featuring a twin-screw supercharger and an output of up to 349 HP and 332 lb.-ft of torque. An AMG SpeedShift 5-speed automatic transmission with a lock-up torque converter transfers power to the rear wheels allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds. The C32 also comes equipped with an AMG sport-tuned suspension riding 1.2 lower than a standard C-class, and larger AMG brakes with cross-drilled rotors. Recent maintenance includes the replacement of the valve cover gaskets, a new secondary air pump relay, and an oil change. Accompanying service records show work previously carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Northwest Arkansas.
This sale will include a set of two keys, owner’s manuals, service records, and a clean title in the original owner’s name. A low-mileage one-owner example of a very underrated AMG model, this C32 AMG would make a fine addition to any Mercedes collection or enthusiast's driveway.