Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Interior
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 is fitted with the usual assortment of AMG exterior modifications, including a rear deck spoiler to help reduce lift, quad tailpipes, and AMG-styled body kit. Inside, you’ll find aluminum trim pieces, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and extra-bolstered seats with perforated leather. Mercedes says the 2012 SLK55 will hit U.S. showrooms early next year.
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Interior
The interior design of the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is also reminiscent of its bigger brother, the SLS AMG Roadster. Associations with the super sports car are evoked courtesy of the four air vents in the style of jet engines, as well as the center console finished in brushed aluminum. Placed in the center of the dashboard is an AMG-specific analog clock featuring an IWC design. The AMG Performance steering wheel, with its flattened top and bottom sections, also boasts metal trim, aluminum shift paddles and grip areas finished in perforated leather. The clearly-arranged AMG instrument cluster is positioned perfectly in the driver’s field of vision and features four circular instruments, distinctive dials and the AMG main menu. The button for the transmission modes C, S and M is also located in the center console.
The 2012 SLK55 AMG is already the third generation of the exclusively dynamic Roadster model made by AMG. It all started in 2001 with the SLK32 AMG. Its supercharged AMG V6 engine with a displacement of 3.2 liters produced 349 hp and maximum torque 332 lb-ft – as such, the SLK32 AMG was the most powerful vehicle among the competition. At the end of 2004 this was followed by the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG. With its AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine, which developed 355 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque, it also took the lead in its segment. No other vehicle in this class offers a large-displacement eightcylinder engine – and Mercedes-AMG has remained consistently true to this philosophy with the successor model. The new 2012 SLK55 AMG will celebrate its U.S. market launch in early 2012.
Prices of Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG costs $ 72,590 and for the Edition 1 variant in Germany the price goes up at $ 85,520.