The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced the starting price for the new SLK55 AMG in the United Kingdom, which has been set at 54.950 GBP.

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SLK has been around ever since last year, but now the AMG version has been officially launched too, and we’re not talking about any AMG, but about one of the greatest engines ever, wearing the “55” badge on it. According to the German based car manufacturer, the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG has been officially launched in the United Kingdom, where 54.950 GBP will have to be paid until you will be able to get your hands on the roadster.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is powered by the impressive 5.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 421 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 540 Nm (398 lb-ft). The engine is mated to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission which is allowing the roadster to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds, before reaching the limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The entry-level AMG roadster is coming with Nappa leather upholster, a DAB sound system and 18 inch five-spoke alloy wheels as standard.


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