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Mercedes SLK55 AMG prices revealed

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG from 54,950
  • 5.5-litre V8 engine
  • On sale now, deliveries from March
Words ByTom Webster

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The new Mercedes SLK55 AMG will cost from 54,950, and is available to order now.

The SLK55 AMG is the most powerful version of the two-seater convertible yet. It uses a 5.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine that blasts the SLK from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and to a limited top speed of 155mph.

It comes with a cylinder management system, that shuts down two of the cars eight cylinders when they're not required during periods of motorway cruising, for example. The technology cuts emissions by 30% to 195g/km and improves average economy by the same margin to 33.6mpg, compared with the previous car. An engine stop-start system also helps efficiency.

Standard equipment for the SLK55 AMG includes a seven-speed automatic transmission, an AMG sports suspension set-up, 18-inch alloys, leather upholstery, high-performance brakes and a satellite-navigation system with digital radio.

There are two options packages available: the AMG Performance Package features revised suspension and brakes, and a locking rear differential for 4105, while the 2755 AMG Driver's Package ups the car's top speed to 186mph.

The first cars will hit showrooms by March.

Tom Webster