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Mercedes launches SLK 55 AMG priced at Rs 1.26 crore

December 02, 2013 15:45 IST

Mercedes launches SLK 55 AMG priced at Rs 1.26 crore

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German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz launched its new model, SLK 55 AMG, priced at Rs 1.26 crore (ex-showroom) as part of its product offensive in India.

The SLK 55 gets its engine from Affalterbach, Germany, which follows Mercedes-AMG’s “One man - One Engine” philosophy.

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The engine in question is a 5.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 421 hp and 540 Nm of torque.

This enables the SLK 55 to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in a mere 4.6 seconds, and hit an electronically limited top-speed of 250 kmph.

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Mercedes offers their AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic transmission as standard, and three driving modes - Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M) - are available.

According to Mercedes, the new model is nearly 30 per cent more efficient than the previous version, and in the UK driving cycle, the SLK 55 returns 11.89 kmpl and emits 195 g/km of CO2.

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Along with a start-stop system, the SLK 55 also features cylinder deactivation, which shuts off two cylinders under light loads.

To up the performance quotient, the SLK 55 gets a performance-oriented AMG Sports Suspension, Torque Vectoring Brake and AMG Direct-Steer system, while the aesthetics are enhanced thanks to 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, front and rear aprons and side skirts.

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The Mercedes AMG line up in India now consists of the C63 and E63 AMG saloons, the SLS AMG coupe and roadster and the G63 AMG SUV.

"With the SLK 55 AMG, we unleash our AMG product (range) offensive for the Indian market as we plan to introduce remaining products from our global portfolio for the Indian customers," Mercedes Benz India Managing Director and CEO Eberhard Kern said.

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