Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG 

  • $50k built in Germany
  • 2012
  • 415 HP 5.5L
  • 155 mph
Mercedes has connected on aesthetics, too, blending SL and SLS cues to wrap its small roadster in its most aggressive and striking sheetmetal yet.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2011)
Yes, the new engine sounds and feels strong and offers better fuel economy, but the previous engine when mated to a manual was marginally quicker.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG


Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
4.5 s
6.3 s
370Z Touring
5.45 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
155 mph
117 mph
TT RS Coupé
174 mph

Top Gear track time

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
13 s
14.9 s
370Z Touring
13.91 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG


Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG


Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
415 HP
253 HP
370Z Touring
332 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
In line with its "AMG Performance 2015" strategy, with the new V8 unit Mercedes-AMG is meeting its promise to continue to reduce both the fuel consumption and emissions of new models over the next few years – while reaching new heights with the central brand claim of "Driving Performance.
High levels of driving dynamics are ensured thanks to the AMG sports suspension with Direct-Steer system, Torque Vectoring Brakes and 3-stage ESP®, as well as the AMG high-performance braking system.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Three different engine variants are available for the new car, developing from 120 kW/163 hp to 265 kW/360 hp.
7G-TRONIC can be ordered as an option in conjunction with the V6 engine in the SLK 350 (fitted as standard on the SLK 55 AMG) and can also be combined with steering wheel gearshift buttons, enabling the driver to make optimum use of the engine's exceptional power reserves in any driving situation by changing gear manually.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
The grip area is specially shaped and lined with perforated leather, while the vertical spoke is embellished by a silver-coloured insert.
Variable servo assistance makes the roadster particularly agile and lively on winding roads, as the driver has less to do than before?

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class

AutomobileMag News
Taking the F1 and SLR inspiration to the next level, the SLK gets a more aggressive front fascia with split lower grille openings.
That engine's horsepower figure remains at 228, though Mercedes claims fuel economy is up, with a similar drop in carbon-dioxide emissions.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $50,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2012
City mileage 20 MPG
Highway mileage 29 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.21 lb/hp
Maximum hp 415 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 398 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,408 lb
Width 71.5 in
Height 51.2 in
Length 162.8 in
Wheelbase 95.7 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13 s
0-60mph 4.5 s
Top gear time 1:33.0


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears


Displacement 5,461 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.6:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.6 in
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