2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG – Pictures, Specifications and Prices

Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG the most powerful SLK ever.

The SLK55 AMG has a naturally aspirated AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine that itself from its turbocharged sibling with new intake air ducting, a modified valve drive, new cylinder heads,an adapted oil supply system, four-valve technology, an optimised crankcase and a Formula One-style cylinder shut-off system. As this name indicates, under partial throttle, two or four of the eight pots are switched off to help fuel consumption and emissions. In fact, the SLK55 AMG claims to only emits 199g/km of CO2 and returns around 8,4 liter per 100 Km.

Engine Performance of the SLK55 AMG.

The SLK55 AMG comes with a 5.5-litre V8 that produces 420bp (60bhp up from the old Mercedes-Benz SLK55) and 540 Nm of torque, everything combined to a Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission. The SLK55 AMG will accelerate from 62mph in 4.6 seconds and keep going to a limited top speed of 155mph. The SLK55 AMG has an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission that features three modes: Sport, Manual and Controlled Efficiency. The SLK55 AMG features some performance parts including sports suspension with a Direct-Steer system that improves handling and agility, Torque Vectoring Brakes that provide selective brake actuation at the rear wheel during cornering, an AMG rear axle differential lock, a high-performance braking system with two-piece brake discs at the front and a three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel finished in premium leather with Alcantara grip inserts.The standard retracting hardtop opens and closes in less than 20 seconds. Two other roof variants are accessible, including one with the Magic Sky Control system, which has glass that can switch from light to dark at the push of a control.

Design and prices of the SLK55 AMG.

The interior design of the SLK55 AMG is suggestive of the SLS, with four jet-engine style air vents and the centre console completed in brushed aluminium. The SLK55 AMG features an AMG Performance steering wheel plus sports seats with the Airscarf neck-level heating system. There’s also an ‘Edition 1′ SLK55 AMG on the list that specify different interior and exterior details such as light-alloy wheels, two-tone leather and three paint finishes .UK pricing is yet to be revealed, but the SLK55 AMG costs € 72,590 and for the Edition 1 variant in Germany the price goes up at € 85,520 .
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