By some estimates, the first U.S. baby boomer turned 50 in February 1996. Coincidentally (or maybe not), a trio of new roadsters was introduced, the BMW Z3, Porsche Boxster, and Mercedes-Benz SLK. The midlife crises of the oldest boomers breathed new life into the roadster, a segment that had long been dead. The Mercedes SLK,... Read more »
Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
All three members of the SLK-Class of sporty two-seat roadsters from Mercedes-Benz provide a lively, inspiring road experience. The assertive SLK55 AMG edition delivers something that’s unavailable from any other small roadster: the invigorating roar and response of a V8 engine. Special components for the top model are developed by AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s performance-car supplier. As a result, the SLK55 AMG can handily keep pace with all-out luxury two-seaters that command twice the price.