2013 Mercedes SLK55 AMG Review Car Reviews

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Base


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FAST FACTS

1. A 5.5L V8 delivers best-in-class power of 415 hp and 398 of torque with a 4.5 second time.

2. A $4,750 AMG Performance adds unique wheels, suspension tuning, a 174 mph top speed and a slip differential.

3. With SLK starting at $42,900 the AMG version is plus extras.

Knowing Mercedes-Benz’ in-house tuner AMG is all of its products back to forced over the next few years, the C63 and now SLK55 remain unfettered by While there’s something to be about the right-now torque of the monsters, the vocal appeal of the V8 is something to be appreciated. They at speed and almost have lumpy idle like monsters back in the day. un-European, but that’s why it gets our pumping.

BIG V8: NOW WITH EVEN MORE

The 5.5-liter V8 found in the SLK55 AMG the same displacement, but is thoroughly to provide more power, and even improve fuel The engine is now a DOHC design 32 valves plus direct delivering 415 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of up 60 and 22 respectively. It’ll also rev too, with peak delivered at 6800 rpm instead of

And it benefits from AMG’s attempt at cylinder management, it’ll shut off a full of four cylinders under low to save fuel. Combined a seven-speed automatic transmission defaults to an efficiency setting and a that shuts the engine off at and the SLK55 AMG isn’t the gas-chugging you might expect. Its official of 19 mpg in the city 28 on the highway are pretty

Worried that all these to save the planet have the SLK55 a little soft? of it more as offsetting the damage by tire smoke and triple-digit It’ll rip through the 0-60 mph run in 4.5 seconds before topping out at an 155 mph.

ADD EVEN MORE AMG

has been a little weight of about 100 pounds between but that hasn’t affected its AMG-tuned products are usually muscle than grace, but the is pretty good at turning thanks in part to a lower and suspension compared with the models, not to mention 235/40/R18 up front with wider out back. The optional AMG Performance found on our tester also a limited-slip rear differential, multi-spoke wheels, an even enjoyable suspension tune and ups the limiter to 174 mph. It’s not at around $4,750, but we like the

Compared with the SLK250 we last year, the steering is and more direct, although no Porsche when it comes to through the AMG-designed wheel.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Base

it loses the weird bobble at speeds that makes the car not feel entirely connected. the enormous brakes do their job although conditions weren’t during our time with the to determine their resistance to on track.

INTERIOR: ADDED LUXURY AND

The sport seats do a much job of holding you in place than in the regular SLK thanks to bigger Plus, they’re covered in with contrasting stitching. but don’t sacrifice the AIRSCARF which is great at extending the season.

The rest of the cabin is but with significantly more and technology. With both the and Multimedia packages included, the list includes things hard-drive-based navigation with a music ‘register’, an 11-speaker sound system, heated a larger seven-inch color and plenty more.

Exterior also included the optional package with active headlights, adaptive highbeams and washers. Those are in addition to the aggressive front fascia and the lower side valances, a decklid spoiler, and AMG’s quad exhaust pipes out While the SLK can never be considered the changes are reasonably dramatic.

Top-down motoring is available in 20 seconds, which also the car’s lines since the can look a little awkward some angles. It also that wonderful exhaust an easier chance to be appreciated.

THE

When it comes to competitors, the Boxster S and Audi TT-RS are the suspects, although neither one close to delivering the AMG’s horsepower. The $61,000 Boxster a scalpel against the SLK55’s but its 315 horsepower and optional PDK transmission it nearly the same acceleration The TT-RS splits the two with 360 but its all-wheel drive system it only takes 4.1 seconds to hit 60 Sadly, however, the drop-top available this side of the It’s also the oldest and expensive option here, in fully loaded about below where the SLK 55 AMG starts.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Base

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