Mercedes Benz introduced one more power-packed AMG variant to its SLK series namely SLK55 AMG on 2nd December 2013 in India. Being the third AMG model and overall eighth launch by company in this year, it has strengthened the country’s SLK as well as AMG line-up of Mercedes-Benz.
As it is most powerful variant of SLK series, hence its price is also higher than other same series models, which is 1.26 crore.
This new AMG variant of SLK class is powered by the 5461cc, 5.5 liter V8 petrol engine mated with 7G-Tronic transmission gearbox. The energetic V8 engine churns out the max power of 310bhp@ 6800rpm and 540Nm@ 4500rpm of peak torque. The ARAI certified mileage of this trendy model is 11.9 km/l under various conditions.
Space & Dimensions:
This two seater coupe is made especially to attract youths who love to drive such sporty cars. It carries the overall dimension of 4135mm*2006mm*1301mm along with the wheel base of 2430mm, boot space of 335 liters and ground clearance of 120mm.
Interior & Exterior:
Its premium quality and comfortable interior makes this luxury car one of the best among same segments. Its interior is made up of carbon fiber and leather upholstery which undoubtedly attracts the buyers towards its comfort zone. Its sporty as well as dashing glimpse including a new bi-xenon headlamps, 18-inch blackened AMG alloy wheels with silver brake calipers, panoramic roof makes it one of the most appealing cars among youngsters.
At inside the cabin, it is well embellished with various premium and advanced features like 7-inch COMAND online screen, Magic Sky control for the panoramic roof,infotainment system along with DVD changer and 10 GB on-board hard disc etc.
Safety features & road handling:
As per the safety is concerned, this sporty car has mostly entire required features in the form of ‘AMG handling package’ which includes AMG high performance braking system,AMG rear axle differential lock, AMG performance steering wheel and AMG direct-steer system. The safety & handling features list also includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), active bonnet, adjustable brake, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation – a traction control system), PARKTRONIC (a brand name of parking sensors) and Attention Assist, AMG body kit,AMG sports suspension, ventilated and disc brakes etc.
Talking about the performance on road, the new engine is more powerful than its predecessor and performs more comfortably and provides more stability on roads now. The vehicle responsiveness is much better than before to easily achieve the top speed. It accelerates 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds with the top speed of 250km/h.
Being the most dynamic SLK car, it brings a classy option for those who love to drive a sporty and jazzy car. “With its innovative features and state-of-the-art technology, the car proves not just to be an exhilarating experience for the driver but also a visual delight, making it fascinating car for our customers,” Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz India said. Let’s see how much love and appreciation this car could get by the Indian youth.
|Comparison of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class|
|Comparison of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class variants|