The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG (R172) is a front-engined sports car that is the highest-end model of the R172 (2011—present) Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG (R172) was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale in January 2012.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG uses a 5.5L (5,461 cc) naturally aspirated M152 DE55 V8 engine, rated at 415 hp (309 kW) at 6,800 rpm and 398 ft·lb (540 N·m) at 4,500 and equipped with AMG cylinder management, start/stop function, sports exhaust system with integrated exhaust flaps, and AMG sports suspension.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG does 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG was added in the Santa's Gift Update as a Class C car with the following stats:
- Starting rank: 971
- MAX rank: 1310 (+339)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1498 (+188)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +65
- Nitro Efficiency: 8/13/18
As of the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the SLK 55 is now a low Class D car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1026
- MAX rank: 1132 (+106)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1229 (+97)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +37
- Nitro Efficiency: 5.5/9.5/13
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG accelerates pretty quickly due to its high-power nitro boost, which does come at the expense of subpar nitro efficiency, top speed and handling. Overall, the SLK 55 isn't a very good car to use, considering the stats and for what it's worth. However, this car is particularly useful in TLE events in which top-mid C class cars are used, along with the Acura NSX 2005.
Price & availability
The car was originally priced at 2,100 for purchase. In the Car Blueprints Update it was changed to being assembled with 30 of its Common-rarity Blueprints. Assembly took 2 hours to finish and could be skipped for up to 195.
In the Sixth Anniversary Update, the car no longer required Blueprints to be assembled and had a full purchase price of 1,300, 800 less than the original purchase price.
As of the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the SLK 55 costs 500 to purchase. Upgrades cost ? while Pro Kits require X of each Common component card, and ?.