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Published on January 19th, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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SLK 55 AMG Pricing Announced

Pricing for the latest and most powerful SLK, the new SLK 55 AMG, has been announced.

Prices start at £54,950, with which you get a 5.5 litre V8, seven-speed gearbox, 421 bhp at 6,800rpm and 540Nm of torque at 4,500rpm.

0-60 mph takes 4.6 seconds, and the top speed is electronically, like all other top end Mercedes, limited to 155 mph.

Unlike the old car, the £54k buys you quite a good deal, as the new car produces more than 30% less than the old SLK AMG thanks to AMG’s Cylinder Management System which shuts down half the cylinders when the car is cruising at low speeds.

The gearbox has a fuel saving option too called Controlled Efficiency, as well as the usual Sport and Manual settings.

Standard kit includes an AMG body kit, AMG vented disc brakes, sports suspension, Nappa leather upholstery, 18-inch five-spoke AMG alloy wheels, the ‘Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Light System’, a DAB digital radio, and stop-start.

The most premium option available is the AMG Performance Package, which includes new suspension, brakes and rear differential, which itself costs £4,105, and the AMG Driver’s Package which raises the limited top speed and includes attendance at an AMG ‘Power and Passion’ driver event, usually £2,755.

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