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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG: Officially unveiled

Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its most powerful SLK ever, the Mercedes SLK55 AMG.
The 155mph machine has a naturally aspirated AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine that boasts 415bhp (almost 60bhp more than its predecessor), 398lb ft of torque and a 0-60mph time of 4.5sec.

The roadster has an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission that features three modes – sport, manual and ‘controlled efficiency’. It features AMG performance components including sports suspension with a Direct-Steer system that enhances handling and agility, Torque Vectoring Brakes that provide selective brake actuation at the rear wheel during cornering and a high-performance braking system.
An optional AMG Handling Package comprises sportier suspension with stiffer tuning, an AMG rear axle differential lock, two-piece brake discs at the front and a three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel finished in premium leather with Alcantara grip inserts.