The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is the most powerful SLK of all time. Its new AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine featuring cylinder shutoff combines the ultimate in performance with the lowest possible fuel consumption. With a peak output of 415 hp and maximum torque of 398 lb-ft, the 2012 SLK55 AMG is poised to outperform all of its direct competitors. High-performance driving is ensured thanks to the AMG sports suspension with Direct-Steer system, Torque Vectoring Brakes and 3-stage ESP®, as well as the AMG high-performance braking system. The 2012 SLK55 AMG will arrive in U.S. showrooms in early 2012.
Forming part of the third-generation of the SLK launched in June, the new AMG model catches the eye at first glance: distinctive AMG light-alloy wheels, exclusive AMG body styling with AMG spoiler lip and two chrome-plated twin tailpipes at the rear complement the classic roadster proportions, while adding a distinct athletic touch. The expressive design of the 2012 SLK55 AMG is both eye-catching and unmistakable.
The SLK55 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. The SLK55 AMG accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
Key figures at a glance
|2012 SLK55 AMG|
|Bore x stroke||3.86 in x 3.56 in|
|Compression ratio||12.6 : 1|
|Output||415 hp at 6,800 rpm|
|Max. torque||398 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm|
|Engine weight (dry)||412 lbs|
|Acceleration||0 – 60 mph 4.5 s|
|Top speed||155 mph**|
|* provisional figures; ** electronically limited|
Helping to set new fuel efficiency standards for V8’s, the 5.5 liter engine combines low consumption figures with superior power delivery and the typical exhaust growl which only a large-displacement eight-cylinder engine can produce.
In line with its "AMG Performance 2015" strategy, the new V8 engine continues to reduce both the fuel consumption and emissions of new models over the next few years – while reaching new heights with the central brand claim of "Driving Performance". At the same time, AMG is also demonstrating its social responsibility with the M152 engine.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is the most powerful SLK, which gives the ultimate performance with the lowest possible fuel consumption to give you ultimate satisfaction of luxury and drive. On its way to blow your minds with its 5.5-liter V8 Engine in