2013 MercedesBenz SLK55 AMG review notes pricing specs photos Autoweek

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG notes

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz AMG starts out at a base price of Photo by Mercedes-Benz.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG features a 5.5-liter V8, RWD, automatic. Photo by Mercedes-Benz.

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EDITOR GRAHAM KOZAK: I put a lot of on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG the course of a pretty darn ideal September weekend, and be kidding if I didn’t say I enjoyed my in the car.

On paper it’s enough to see why: a 415-hp aspirated V8, rear-wheel drive, galore. I must have five minutes playing the Magic Sky moonroof, it really is I think. And Air Scarf? Neat and it seemed to work

I wanted to see the SLK55 AMG as the 190SL to the SLS 300SL — a respectable cousin to Benz’s range-topping Unfortunately for the comparatively affordable that car would be the far more SL roadster.

Look past the awkwardly abbreviated rear end for a though. A correctly optioned AMG will happily take you 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds on the way to a hypothetical top of 174 mph, which you almost won’t be able to touch if you any respect for law or fellow drivers and all in and relative safety. It even a statement while doing so with the top down the appearance of is diminished.

But something about the car wasn’t satisfying, at least examined as a driver’s car and not a road-going pod: I always wanted of an edge. It was just so easy to do Easy to go fast, easy to easy to take a corner just a bit too much confidence to have the car wrestle you back a straight line.

Feeling like you’re along the expressway while passing slow cars even a few not-so-slow cars) boring after a few dozen All the while, you have to work to get the car to grace your ears a decent V8 exhaust note because AMG is usually pretty about this) and by the time you something you like you realize flying into serious-points-on-your-license

Maybe it would be irresponsible to someone keys to a car with a top to 174 mph without giving them an well-woven technological safety net to them up, but in making everything the SLK55 made things less fun.

”He must be ,” you’re probably saying to as you roll your eyes. And true that it’s not to enjoy a top-down expressway in a car like this — I said I had a fun couple of hundred Certainly, performance and handling are as is build quality. There are legitimately cool gizmos to you wide-eyed the whole ride and bold enough to turn (the matte paint job helped) rolling or parked.

But if looking for a raw, emotional you’re better off looking especially for $87K. That of cash really opens up options; for example: The Porsche S without a bunch of silly And I’d love to get in the new Chevrolet for comparison…

SENIOR ONLINE EDITOR CARROLL: Wow, what a little car. At risk of sexist, the SLK is a car that a lot of people rich guys buying for wives, or rich women for themselves. It’s not what call butch. Even in AMG with just about butchifying option and accessory to the modern Mercedes driver it still looks like a in a spiked collar. Yes, in flat gray.


The interior is given the hyper-masculine treatment. plenty of red leather, carbon-fiber and but there’s also a lot of plastic, the $87K price tag. The squeak like crazy they’re pushed all the way back, is where you’ll want if you’re over 6 feet

With the big motor and the most traction control system on the it’s very fast. In cars, I’d curse the electronic invisible hand, but a wheelbase this short and much power on tap, probably the only thing keeps a lot of SLK55 AMG buyers

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Base

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

Price: $67,990

As-Tested $86,435

Drivetrain: 5.5-liter V8; seven-speed automatic

Output: 415 hp @ rpm, 398 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

Curb Weight: 3,576 lb

Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): mpg

AW Observed Fuel Economy: mpg

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Base
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