Mercedes leaked new SLK55 AMG image

With less than a month before its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has presented the new generation of SLK55 AMG.

The powerful roadster now has a more aggressive design, with new spoilers, side skirts and a four-tailpipe exhaust system, along with permanent LED lights, while the interior has minor changes, with the AMG sport seats and a slightly modified dashboard.

According to the manufacturer, the 2012 SLK55 AMG is powered by a 5.5 liter, naturally aspired, V8 engine, which is developing 416 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque, connected to an AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

Fitted with the AMG Cylinder Management system, which allows the car to use fewer cylinders for a better fuel consumption, along with the start / stop system, the new generation of the SLK55 AMG burns an average of 8.5 liters of petrol every 100 km.

The price of the new SLK55 AMG isn’t known for now but the car is expected to hit showrooms early next year.