The UK pricing for the new 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG will start at £54,950 (on the road) for UK customers and is now available to order from local dealerships.

The UK pricing for the new 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG will start at £54,950 (on the road) for UK customers and is now available to order from local dealerships.

The new SLK 55 AMG is the powered by AMG's new, naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine which generates 422 PS (310 kW / 416 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Add in the AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-TRONIC transmission and the sportscar gets a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.6 seconds, as well as an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The latest model from AMG to hit the UK market also gets a new AMG sports suspension that features Torque Vectoring Brake and the AMG Direct-Steer system. It helps the overall handling and grip providing the driver with an overall better ride.

The sheet metal design of the model has been inspired by the SLS AMG with the classic long bonnet and short tail roadster proportions and is completed with an array of AMG standard specifications including:

  • AMG body styling with exclusive SLK 55 AMG front and rear aprons and side skirts

  • AMG high-performance internally ventilated and perforated disc brakes

  • AMG sports suspension

  • Nappa leather upholstery

  • 18-inch five-spoke AMG alloy wheels

  • Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Light System

  • COMAND Online with Media Interface

  • DAB digital radio

  • AMG Cylinder Management System and ECO stop-start function

  • Advanced safety features include PRE-SAFE, NECK-PRO, ATTENTION ASSIST and HEADLAMP ASSIST.

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