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  Mercedes SLK55 AMG
2004 - 2010
Mercedes SLK55 AMG
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Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes SLK55 AMG

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe/Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
332 in3 
Max Power
355 bhp @5750rpm 
Max Torque
376 lb/ft @4000rpm 
Power to Weight
234 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
248 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 65 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.82 X 3.62 in 
Fuel Cons
24 mpg 
Emissions 288 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.1 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.3 sec 
0 - 124 mph
17.5 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
13.4sec @106mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
160.9 in 
Width
77.5 in 
Height
50.0 in 
Weight
3395 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7.5 X 18
8.5 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/40 ZR18
245/30 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
15.6 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £14000 - £25000
 
Profile

No longer the hairdresser's sportscar, the new vastly improved R171 version Mercedes SLK is a genuine challenge to the Porsche Boxster. Using basically the 5.4L V8 from the SL but without the supercharger, the SLK delivers class leading performance with 60mph arriving from rest in comfortably under 5 sec. The SLK also shares it's big brother's electric folding hardtop and adjustable gearbox modes for comfort, sport and manual.

Mercedes' new 7-speed auto is also fitted but disappointingly for keen drivers, there is no manual option. Traction control can also be intrusive but all in all, the 50k SLK delivers a keen driving experience while cosseted in the usual Mercedes levels of luxury.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
74% 71% 17% 18
Ranks 208 of 771 Ranks 320 of 771 Ranks 62 of 771 Ranks 77 of 771

Rivals
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Mercedes CLK55 AMG

(2002 - 2006)


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(1980 - )


Porsche Boxster S (987)

(2005 - 2012)
 


BMW Z4M

(2006 - 2009)

Variants
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SLK55 AMG

(355 bhp)


SLK55 AMG Black

(394 bhp)

Lineage
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SLK55 AMG

(2004 - 2010)
  

SLC43 AMG

(2016 - date)

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