Mercedes SLK 55 amg 2012The new Mercedes SLK 55 AMG with a V8 naturally aspirated engine is the most powerful model of the roadster can, thanks to cylinder deactivation, however, also be moved as a four-cylinder. Premiere celebrates the innovative Power convertible at the IAA. While the top model from 2001 as the first generation Mercedes SLK 32 AMG even more powerful by a 354 hp supercharged V6 engine has been driven, infected since the first model change in 2004, an eight-cylinder variant of the strongest. The new Mercedes SLK 55 AMG now has also a large-displacement V8 naturally aspirated engine, but which has experienced a quantum leap.
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With 360 hp and 510 Nm was the predecessor of the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is not underpowered, shows how the Super Test. Still standing in the third-generation roadster even 422 hp and 540 Nm are available, so the open two-seater instead of in 4.9 already achieved in 4.6 seconds speed 100th However, standard remains the top speed to 250 km / h..

The new power source in the AMG-SLK is based on the 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine that comes in the latest versions of the CL, CLS, E and S 63 AMG. Changed in the Saugvariante were, however, the intake air as well as cylinder heads, valve train, and the crankcase oil level. For maximum power output in the SLK, the gasoline direct injection operates at up to 200 bar pressure and at a 7,000 rpm provides high compression ratio of 12,6:1 speeds in excess.

Save fun with eight, with four
Despite the increased power by 62 horsepower consumption of the SLK 55 AMG is about 30 percent below the previous lie. After Herstelleramgaben the average consumption of the new sports roadster is 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers. This reduction is possible in addition to the standard start-stop system and generator management is also supported by cylinder deactivation.

Cylinder deactivation in the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG
As long as the SLK drivers in the transmission mode “C” Controlled Efficiency does not retrieve the full power, are in the speed range of 800 to 3.600/min. four cylinders shut down. This saves fuel, but then are only 230 Newton meters available. The transition between four-and eight-cylinder operation is to last only about 30 milliseconds and is displayed in the cockpit. In addition to the Sleep mode offers the seven-speed automatic to manual and also a sport mode with clutch function.

Exhaust valves in a convertible
Another premiere AMG Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is the sports exhaust system with an exhaust valve per page. From 2,000 rpm. the doors open at an angle of 15 to 50 degrees for a sonorous exhaust note. Only at full load must not cause the V8 sound unfold undisturbed. It meets the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is the current EU-5 exhaust emission standards as well as all the requirements of the U.S. market.

Thus, the AMG model is also superior driving dynamics of the SLK-base, the top model of a newly-tuned sport suspension features in combination with a direct steering and a high-performance braking system. For more sportiness, the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG can be upgraded with a handling package as well. For € 4641, there is the tautly tuned performance suspension, a rear locking differential, composite front brake discs and a sports steering wheel in a three-spoke design.

Of course, the usual AMG insignia not miss: Besides various writings mark the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG front apron and side skirts and redesigned rear skirt with diffuser and a rear spoiler lip. The interior features the AMG model through appropriate badges, sports steering wheel and seats. Options are also available further individualisation option sports.

AMG special edition of the Mercedes SLK
Available, the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG from January 2012 with prices starting at € 72 590. At launch, Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is also the “Edition 1″ to 85 520 €, which is characterized by a special composition of high-quality exterior and interior details.

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