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If you’re looking for a compact roadster with a V8 thumping under the hood, your list begins and ends with the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG. While the rest of SLK line performs like a proper German roadster should, the AMG’s extra power and grip make it a standout in this class.

What's New for 2014

Newly standard for 2014 is a glass roof panel with adjustable tint.

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Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

Newly standard for 2014 is a glass roof panel wThe SLK55 AMG gets its sporting character from a 5.5-liter V8 that puts out 415 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Power flows through a specially tuned seven-speed automatic transmission. Zero to 60 mph comes in just 4.5 seconds, yet the V8 somehow manages to return 22 mpg in combined driving. The AMG also get a tauter suspension and larger brakes than lesser models. ith adjustable tint.

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Although it’s the dedicated performance version of the SLK, the AMG tries hard to satisfy your luxury tooth. You get a power-operated hardtop with an integrated panoramic sunroof, sun-reflective Nappa leather sport seats, an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio, and the AirScarf neck-warming system.

Aluminum interior trim is standard, and you can upgrade to wood or carbon fiber. The AMG-spec 18-inch wheels are available in three different designs.

Even at this level of equipment, there are some worthy option packages to consider:

  • AMG Handling: Includes an upgraded suspension, a limited-slip differential, specific wheels in matte black or silver, a sports steering wheel and a higher top-speed limiter.
  • Multimedia: Adds navigation with voice controls and real-time traffic and weather data, a six-DVD/CD changer, 10GB of audio storage and an SD card reader.
  • Lighting: Adds adaptive bi-xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and automatic high beams.

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CarsDirect Tip

You're already splurging, so go ahead and add the AMG Handling Package. It brings the SLK to its full performance potential, and proves a welcome complement to the thrilling V8.

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