SLK 55 AMG Black Series: The perfect mix of performance, handling and lightweight des

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  1. Chucky

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    SLK 55 AMG Black Series: The perfect mix of performance, handling and lightweight design

    SLK 55 AMG Black Series: The perfect mix of performance, handling and lightweight design

    AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine with 294 kW/400 hp and 520 Nm of torque

    Weight reduction through lightweight components and non-retractable carbon-fibre roof

    19-inch forged AMG wheels and adjustable AMG sports suspension

    Stuttgart, Jul 21, 2006
    As the only eight-cylinder roadster in its segment, the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG delivers an exceptional driving experience. Now the two-seater is becoming even sportier:

    Mercedes AMG has developed an exclusive, emphatically puristic special series as a coupé variant, a car that sets new standards in handling dynamics — the SLK 55 AMG Black Series. With the AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine, which has been boosted to 294 kW/400 hp and 520 Nm, the numerous lightweight components, the non-retractable carbon-fibre roof, 19-inch AMG forged wheels, AMG adjustable sports suspension and AMG high-performance composite brakes, the special SLK 55 AMG brings its sports car talents to bear even more convincingly — and cuts an impressive figure especially on racing circuits.

    Read more and pictures
    http://www.auto-talk.net/autonews/mercedes/carticle-00010123.php
     
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    Ill take one.
     
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    Honestly, I'm not that impressed with the SLK 55, maybe because it was auto.

    Now the SLK 350 with the 6-speed was a lot of fun to drive. That engine is so much better than the 320.
     
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    "meh" comes to mind.
     
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    Who buys a convert that can't even retract?
     
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    :hsugh: retractable hardtop?
     
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    The loss of the retractable hardtop is a big downer for very modest chassis structural gains. It is a goddamn unadulterated shame that AMG refuses to offer manuals.:squint:
     
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    Some of the salespeople at work have told me that this is because back when AMG made manuals, a percentage of people were blowing up either the trannys or the transmissions, and then blaming AMG, so they we strictly to auto.
     
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    "Black series" lawl.

    90% of all Mercedes are made in black or silver. I can't imagine a more exclusive club.
     
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    Ditto. I've just never liked Mercedes.
     
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    do you have a high school diploma?

    "tranny" is slang for "transmission". Your post makes no sense. They were blowing up either the transmission or the transmission???
     
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    I know what it is slang for, ass. Obviously I meant "Engines or the transmissions". It was a simple typo.
     
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    great a bigger chrsler crossfire
     
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    fixed
     
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    Ignorant remark. The Crossfire is based off the original SLK the R170. The car above is a R171 SLK which is a complete redesign from the ground up including the chassis, the steering (rack and pinion now not recirculating ball), and the suspension.
     

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