(credit: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG | from €72,590.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its most powerful SLK of all time – the SLK 55 AMG. this particular looker is fitted with a newly developed AMG 5.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8 power plant (M152) that features a couple of ‘green’ features such as start/stop engine function and direct injection that put a lesser guilt on you when you floor the accelerator. the engine puts out a breathtaking 422-horsepower (310-kW) with 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque, and combined with the AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-TRONIC, propels the car from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6-seconds and on its way to reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
other features include AMG-exclusive 3-stage ESP, AMG high-performance brake system and suspension, AMG instrument cluster, and AMG sports seats with individual seat upholstery layout – just to name a few. of course, all the above mentioned is packaged with a gorgeous look thanks to the AMG styling all around the vehicle. the new SLK 55 AMG is destined for launch in January 2012 with a price tag starting from €72,590 (about US$104,711). hit past the jump and treat yourself to a huge image gallery of the new Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG.