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Old 08-21-2011, 08:10 PM
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Lightbulb Mercedes-Benz reveals 2012 SLK55 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the latest addition to the SLK Roadster lineup, the 2012 SLK55 AMG. For this iteration of the diminutive droptop, AMG is employing a naturally-aspirated version of Mercedes-Benz's 5.5-liter V8.

The new aluminum engine is good for 415 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, which should be more than enough to motivate the little beast. To keep things eco-friendly somewhat greener, the new engine employs gasoline direct injection and a stop-start feature to help save fuel.

The V8 exhales through twin exhausts, which have flaps that open to deliver a throatier sound when your right foot comes down. All the go bits are mated to AMG's seven-speed Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic cog box. Look for the hot-rodded SLK to arrive in showrooms early next year.

Want more? Click past the jump to see all the goods in Mercedes' press release, and have a gander at the image gallery above.Continue reading Mercedes-Benz reveals 2012 SLK55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz reveals 2012 SLK55 AMG originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 21 Aug 2011 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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