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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

A Simple Black Dress With A Leather-Wrapped Baseball Bat Yes, it's a tired trope. But if there's a pair of well-off empty-nesters, the husband drives a Mercedes-Benz SL and the wife has an SLK. Stereotypes become stereotypes for a reason: As often as not, they're true. But to dismiss this latest SLK as yet another Executive Assistant-spec coupe/cabrio is to miss three important letters on the boot: A, M and G. Yet again, the crew from Affalterbach have butched up the smallest offering in the Benz lineup, taking the proverbial velvet hammer to the "Chick Car" cliche. The rear wheels o... Read More

Vital Stats

5.5L V8
412 HP / 398 LB-FT
7-Speed Auto
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