Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SLK 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

One cannot increase the value of an auto much faster than to place AMG on it. AMG is known to take the luxury cars created and designed by Mercedes- Benz and turn them into performance autos. They are an exceptionally talented bunch that seems to push the envelope with every model that is releases, and the SLK 55 AMG is no exception. It is built on the SLK platform, the SLK 55 has one notable advantage over its previous sister and brother cars. Standard SLK cars have a V6 engine, where as the AMG engineers figured out how to load the SLK 55 with a V8. This is much more difficult than simply finding a place to drop the engine in, but to find a way for the car to perform as well with the added weight. It has a distinctive look, which is aggressive and powerful. It also has a true dual exhaust system that lets everyone in the neighborhood know you are leaving for work. Further, it also fits the roadster profile due to the retractable hardtop. Because AMG used a retractable hardtop, they had no need to engineer both a coupe and a convertible trim – they just made one model to satisfy a more diverse audience. The SLK Class was updated in 2004 with a new Formula One-inspired design. This newer R171-platform SLK was again on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 2005, and it won the Canadian Car Best New Convertible award. The SLK 55 AMG joins an impressive bunch of cars and its addition to the Class has actually helped elevate its image. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a luxury class that has been in production since 1997 and will hopefully be around for much time to come. Granted, many more models will certainly join the lineup, but the SLK 55 AMG will be a memorable one nevertheless.

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