Launched! 2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG

AMG’s famous little roadster is back with more power than ever before. The 2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG packs  a 5.5-liter V8 engine with 415bhp and 398lb-ft of torque. 0-100km/h happens in the 4.5 second range along with a top speed of 250km/h.

Shifting duties will be handled by an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission featuring three modes: sport, manual and what Mercedes is calling controlled efficiency.

Like recent AMG offerings, the SLK55 AMG has an optional AMG Handling Package which consists of a sportier and stiffer suspension, an AMG rear axle differential lock, two-piece brake discs hidden inside of the front wheels and a Alcantara / leather three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel.

The SLK55 AMG comes with a retractable hardtop which opens and closes in less than 20 seconds. Buyers may also opt for the Magic Sky Control system, which has glass that can switch from light to dark at the touch of a button.

The Mercedes SLK55 AMG is set to go on sale early next year, but I can’t help but ask the following question: will there be a manual version? Highly doubt it.

[Source: Autocar]

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2 Comments on “Launched! 2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG”

  1. The Stig Says:

    Love it!
    I just wanna hear how it sounds 🙂

  2. Andrew Says:

    It’s incredible guys! LA AUTO SHOW 2011 started yesterday and there are tons of high resolution photos of the 2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG and many more! You’ve got to see it, it’s amazing!

    http://www.wisecarshopper.com/2011/11/17/this-year-la-auto-show-is-hosting-2012-mercedes-slk55-amg/


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