Mercedes-Benz SLK-55 AMG

Well, the normal SLK55 might not be ranked among the top “drivers cars” but the AMG version was a good effort from Mercedes to up the fun quotient a bit. The SLK55 AMG has a normally aspirated V8 with 355 HP and 376 ft-lbs of torque and while there was no manual transmission option, it was mated to a nice 7 speed automatic. Though the retractable hardtop did let the weight creep up to just shy of 3500 pounds, the car still gets with the program with quarter mile times in the high 12’s. The car is not bad looking and they did not make a lot of the AMG versions, so it was nice to see one around Missoula.

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