Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Vehicle: 2014 BMW i3, 2014 BMW i3, 2013 Smart ED, 2005 SLK350
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My understanding in the US is that the factory new car warranty is 48 months / 50,000 miles, not 5 yrs mentioned earlier. You can only get the MB extended warranty if the car is a MB Certified Pre Owned bought from a dealer, or you were the original owner. Otherwise you can get third party extended warranties.
Make sure you check under the front spoiler for damage. Since it's so low the AMG usually scrapes the front bumper on curbs and often it has to be fixed or replaced.
Frankly, I would never buy one of these cars or any MB without having some warranty remaining. There are many things that can go wrong, though often it is nothing major. My 2005 SLK350 was certified, but it has been back in the dealer for warranty repairs for 6 weeks+ since we got it in March. Leaks, broken headlights, broken rear view mirror, bad battery & alternator, COMAND that overheats, heated seat broken, missing proper microphone for bluetooth, glitches with the ipod connector, center console stuck, squeaks all over, etc. Each time we brought it in, they kept it for at least a week, and the latest time nearly 2.5 weeks.