• Robj

    We can only hope some of this tech will filter down to normal cars this decade..

    • Jerrycan

      What tech?
      Fairly standard (although arguably quality) engineering, cylinder deactivation is pretty old hat now.
      Evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

      An AMG that has good ride quality is long overdue.

      • Phil

        At least this cylinder deactivation actually produces decent economy unlike every other cylinder deactivation engine released so far (Assuming the decent economy in this SLK actually comes from the cylinder deactivation).

  • Jimmy

    meh

  • gt86.com.au

    must be heavy.. seems a bit slow?

    • Anthony

      Have we already arrived at that place in time where 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds is slow?

      • Blair Waldorf.

        I can see how GT86 thinks this is slow, as in comparison an Audi TTRS does 0-100 in 4.3s and has 50kw less…

        • Blair Waldorf.

           *less power than the Merc

        • Homer

          Guys, get a reality check. Anything under 6 seconds is seriously fast and if you accelerate it that fast on the public roads you are a tosser and a dangerous one at that. 0- 100 times are pretty irrelevant anyhow. Midrange acceleration, say 80 -120 is what’s important. How fast can I get past that truck and be back on my side of the road. Pedantic arguements about .3 of a second are indicative of small appendage syndrome. My Audi is faster than your Merc and therefor is better. Give us a break!

          • diesel

            spot on. anyone can push the accelerator pedal, even my kids could do that. but put anyone on a race track and you’d see them fall to pieces within the first couple of corners. Vettal could drive my wifes VW and still smash anyone driving even this super merc!! its all about driver skill, not how fast a car can go from the traffic lights. When will people learn!!!

        • Devil666

          The Audi TT RS Coupé rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds; the Audi TT RS Roadster needs just a tenth of a second longer (4.7) The Audi TT RS Roadster has a weight of 1,510 kilograms (3,328.98 pounds).

          1 – 1600KG is pretty light for a Merc.2 – This is faster than the TTRS/Z4 and Boxster S.3 – They sound incredible!4 – Legitimately economical – having your cake and eating it.Mercedes has blown all presumptions of being a hairdressers car (pun intended) out the window.First time i’ve been remotely intrigued by an SLK.

          • Thrillhouse

            And yet, the SLK model will always be known as the haridressers car, despite how nice it sounds and how much the owners deny it. No manual option doesn’t help their case.

    • Devil666

      1600KG is featherweight for a Merc :P

    • Eric V

      “Must be heavy..seems a bit slow?” You must be joking, gt86. If this is slow then I’m the Pope.
      I recently spent 4 glorious days with an SLK 55 AMG (2005 model) and it was quick. It could be driven around town and suburbia with ease, but when I stomped it it was seriously quick. In all honesty I never actually fully stomped it, I didn’t need to and on public roads you’d be silly to even try.
      All this while averaging 11 l/100 km, getting down to 9.7 on the open road.
      To think they’ve released an even better one has me drooling.
      If you think this car is slow then you should actually drive a quick car and have something real to reference rather than just some numbers you read somewhere.

Mercedes-Benz SLK Specs

55 AMG : 5.5L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 7 SP AUTOMATIC G-TRONIC - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 2D CONVERTIBLE
Car Details
Make
MERCEDES-BENZ
Model
SLK
Variant
55 AMG
Series
R172
Year
2012
Body Type
2D CONVERTIBLE
Seats
2
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
5.5L
Cylinders
V8
Max. Torque
540Nm @  3500rpm
Max. Power
310kW @  6800rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
199.4W/kg
Bore & Stroke
98x90.5mm
Compression Ratio
10.7
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
7 SP AUTOMATIC G-TRONIC
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
70
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
8.5L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1555
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1301mm
Length
4134mm
Width
1810mm
Ground Clearance
120mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.5
Front Rim Size
8x18
Rear Rim Size
9x18
Front Tyres
235/40 R18
Rear Tyres
255/35 R18
Wheel Base
2450
Front Track
1559
Rear Track
1565
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Heated Front Seats, Power front seats
Control & Handling
18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program
Driver
Adjustable Steering Wheel - Tilt & Telescopic, Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Mobile Phone Connectivity, Parking Distance Control
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker
Exterior
Electric Top, Fog Lights - Front, Metallic Paint
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Power Sunroof, Sunroof
Driver
Cruise Control Intelligent/Active
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Interior
Carbon Fibre Trim, Wood Grain Trim
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
24 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-P-19
Country of Origin
GERMANY