x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

iSpy: Mercedes SLK 55 AMG

The regular 2012 Mercedes SLK has already been presented. Now meet the AMG version.

The Mercedes SLK 55 AMG. Lehmann Photo Syndication
The Mercedes SLK 55 AMG. Lehmann Photo Syndication

The regular 2012 Mercedes SLK was presented a while back. However, here we can see the AMG version, somewhere near a German McDonald's. The quad-tip exhaust, sportier wheels and tyres and cross-drilled brake rotors tell us this SLK will wear the AMG badge. We can also see a deeper air inlet in the lower fascia. The SLK 55 AMG will feature Mercedes's brand-new, naturally aspirated 5.5L V8. It is the same new engine that will be used for yet-more-powerful 63 AMG models, then equipped with two turbochargers. This, however, will not be available for the SLK. The current 6.2L engine used for the 63 AMG models of the past will be allowed to die out.