Ever since its inception, AMG is known to turn Mercedes Benz vehicles into full a fledged force of the streets. With their years of experience working with the brand, they are capable of bringing out the best performance from any Mercedes that rolls off the assembly line.
And now, for 2012, they have created the fastest SLK to date, the 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG. Known as a compact 2 seater convertible offering from Mercedes Benz, the SLK is seen more as a cruiser that is capable of providing sharp performance. But AMG apparently has other plans for this edition of the SLK. The first thing that would make you think that it is special is its looks at first glance. It is equipped with AMG-made add-ons such as custom wheels, a more aerodynamic body kit and 2 twin exhaust pipes at the rear. But it doesn’t end there.
AMG has managed to maximize the performance of the SLK. They have thrown in a 5.5 liter V8 engine that is unique in a lot of ways. It produces a healthy 422 horsepower while being the most fuel efficient V8 of its size in the world today. This innovative engine is enough to propel this car to 100 kph from a standstill within 4.6 seconds. Other modifications include a modified AMG suspension, torque vectoring brakes and ESP. The combination of these modifications promises a dynamic driving experience.