There are Mercedes Benz cars then there are AMG Mercedes... The second of the two gets any petrol heads blood going. Take in part the SLK55 AMG Roadster above , the latest from the Mercedes AMG department.
Not yet available in the USA the new SLK55 AMG is powered by 5.5-litre V8 engine that is good for 421 horsepower. Your choice of transmission is the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission.
This efficient and speedy transmission brings the SLK55 AMG to sixty in just 4.2 seconds. The transmission allows you to shift into three different modes: - Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M). My choice would have to be the S mode. If you are interested in the C mode the AMG SLK55 can accomplish a combined fuel economy of 33.6mpg.
On the inside one is reminded of the ultimate AMG car: the SLS AMG. The interior has accents from the big brother SLS and is very beautiful and sporty.
Other options for the SLK55 AMG are the AMG Drivers package which allows you to increase the top speed of this Mercedes.
Pricing has been announced in the UK at £54,950 on the road. Get your orders in now.