The new Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is top of the class in every area, from power and performance to economy and emissions.
As the most powerful SLK of all time, the model features the new AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine with cylinder shut-off for the best possible performance and fuel economy.
It outperforms its direct competitors in every way, with fuel consumption of 33.6 mpg on a combined cycle and carbon dioxide emissions of just 195 g/km – a 30% improvement over the previous model.
The AMG sports suspension with Direct-Steer system ensures high levels of driving dynamics, while Torque Vectoring Brakes and 3-stage ESP give high levels of safety.
Part of the third generation of SLK models, the new Mercedes demonstrates its individuality through AMG light-alloy wheels, specific AMG bodystyling with AMG spoiler lip and two chrome-plates twin tailpipes. It takes on the classic roadster proportions with a markedly athletic touch, giving the SLK 55 AMG an eye-catching and unmistakable appearance.
“The SLK 55 AMG is the perfect embodiment of the new AMG brand claim of Driving Performance: in the compact high-performance roadster segment there is nothing to compare to its combination of tangible driving dynamics, superior sportiness, unique high-technology and low fuel consumption,” said Mercedes.
It can reach 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds and can go on to a limited top speed of 155 mph.
The V8 engine is the most fuel-efficient of its kind, with impressive fuel economy levels and superior power delivery, coupled with the typical sound of a large-displacement eight-cylinder engine.
Efficiency is boosted by the Controlled Efficiency start-stop function, which automatically switches off the engine when the car is stopped. The generator management system also aids low fuel consumption by using kinetic energy to charge the battery.
New catalytic converter boxes help to lower carbon dioxide emissions.
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