AMG was founded as a racing engine forged in 1967 by the former Mercedes engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, with the letters "AMG" standing for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach (Aufrecht's birth town). Now owned by Daimler Mercedes, this special brand is a high profile purveyor of modified Mercedes vehicles, adored by drivers and feared by other manufacturers. In the march of 2011 the Mercedes Benz factory unveiled the all new R172 model at the Geneva motor show, with this dramatic new addition to still follow similar exterior design detailing that had been loved by many on the R171 model, but now would have a more muscular and aggressive nose, up to date and more relevant technology and a new selection of engine choices to please every driver, which would of course included the mighty top of the range SLK55 AMGthat instantly delighted the purist the thrill seekers. From the AMG factory, the SLK55 AMG had been fitted with the five point five litre V8, producing a more than healthy 421 brake horse power, capable of accelerating both driver and passenger from 0-62 mph in just 4.6 seconds and would further climb to an electrically limited top speed of 155 mph, with all this power available with or without the electric solid folding roof in place.
The SLK55 AMG was offered with the option of the renowned P30 Performance Package, created by the AMG Performance Studio to celebrate the SLK55 AMG's sportiness. The AMG Performance Package that has been opted on to our SLK55 includes compound brakes for the front wheels, AMG Performance Suspension, AMG rear-axle limited slip differential lock giving the driver optimum road holding and an upgraded AMG Performance steering wheel with Fine Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre trim. With so few cars being opted with the expensive P30 Package it has now become a rare find and with Mercedes deciding to replace the V8 SLK55 with the SLC43 and a 3.0 litre engine, which doesn't really give you the same feel these cars are now becoming more and more desirable, with prices beginning to firm up.
Our example was first supplied in November 2014 and since this date has covered just 15049 miles. Over this period it has been maintained to the very highest of standards with Mercedes-Benz services logged at 4624, 8900, 12104 and most recently in November 2018 at 14445 miles. Offered for sale with all the past Mercedes Service prints, the owners book pack, factory specification card and both keys.
The interior of the SLK55 offers so much, whilst being a comfortable place to sit when eating up those miles you also feel as if you're in something that little bit more special than the ordinary in this sport compact environment. From factory, our example was opted with the black exclusive leather seating complimented with anthracite stitch detail, the AMG Performance steering wheel in black kappa leather and Dinamica microfibre trim, black leather drivers centre tunnel that surrounds the gloss black ash centre console, black leather door cards with black stitch, black leather dash that wraps around this sporty cabin with the finishing touches being the brushed aluminium inserts to the drivers dials and interior vents.
The SLK55's body is presented in stunning fashion buy the Diamond White Metallic paint that does a superb job of showing off the aggressive AMG lines and exterior styling package that give this car a fantastic road presence to go along with that thundering noise. From factory our car was opted with the 18" AMG 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels finished in Satin Black with Silver Outers, the contrast Panoramic Magic Vario-Roof, the chrome tipped quad exhaust, the boot lip spoiler, V8 AMG motifs to the front wings, the gloss black front grille that is dominated by the 3-pointed Mercedes-Benz star, dark grey embossed brake calipers and is finished off with the AMG motifs to the rear.
This superb SLK55 AMG comes with a high level of factory specification to include the Colour Central Screen with MB Comand Navigation, 18" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels, AMG Speed Sensitive Steering, AMG P30 Handling Package, Exclusive Leather Bound Steering Wheel with Dinamica Microfibre Trim, Interior Light Package, DAB Radio with Media Interface, Parktronic Park Assist Front & Rear, Electrically Adjustable Seating with Memory Function, Auto Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirror, Airscarf, Panoramic Magic Sky Vario-Roof, Electrically Folding Exterior Mirrors, Traffic Sign Assist, Bi-Xenon Adaptive Headlights with Washer Function, AMG Exterior Pack, Upgrade Harmon-Kardon Sound System, Variable Heated Seating, Adaptive Brake Lights, Auto Headlights, Memory Package, Mirror Package, 4-Way Lumbar Support, Remote Cental Locking with Alarm and more.
- LayoutFront Engined
- Size5,500 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power421 bhp
- Torque398 lbs/ft
- Top speed155 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.6 secs
- Driven WheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy33.6 mpg
- Body typeConvertible
- Emissions195 (g/km)
- Vehicle height1,300 mm
- Vehicle width2,006 mm
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