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Mercedes-Benz reveals 2012 SLK55 AMG

by Aaron Richardson (RSS feed) on Aug 21st, 2011 at 8:01PM

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the latest addition to the SLK Roadster lineup, the 2012 SLK55 AMG. For this iteration of the diminutive droptop, AMG is employing a naturally-aspirated version of Mercedes-Benz's 5.5-liter V8. The new aluminum engine is good for 415 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, which should be more than enough to motivate the little beast. To keep things eco-friendly somewhat greener, the new engine employs gasoline direct injection and a stop-start feature to help save fuel. The V8 exhales through twin exhausts, which have flaps that open to deliver a throatier... Read More

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