The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG and Porsche Boxster S PDK come from different ideas on what motoring nirvana is. Yes, they compete in the same market segment, they’re both topless and both scintillatingly fast, but that’s all that these two German roadsters have in common.
They’re topless and fast, but that’s where the similarities between Porsche and Mercedes’s new hot roadsters end
The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has only had its latest SLK range on the market for six months, but the muscle-bound SLK55 AMG adds a throbbing 310 kW 5,5-litre powerplant into the mix.
Ahead of a Frankfurt show debut, information and images of the all-new Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG have emerged.
Mercedes has just unveiled the the SLK 55 AMG: a V8-engined body-shot to its rivals in the premium roadster segment. Take in some of the new model’s highlights in this official video.
Set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show during September, AMG confirmed that it wouldn’t be a turbocharged 5,5-litre V8, but a naturally aspirated unit. This also means the new SLK55 AMG will be the only roadster in this segment to still offer a V8 engine.