The German brand has issued yet another press release about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Black Series special edition coupe.
The car, which will get rid of a lot of weighty comfort features in favor of driving dynamics (the souped-up SLK version is 45kg lighter than the basic vehicle tipping the scales at just 1495 kilograms, most of the weight loss was achieved thanks to the new fixed roof that replaced the original automatically folding roof), will be officially called the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Black Series.
To justify the new moniker, the car will feature lots of black accents in both its exterior and interior decoration. For example, the front wings will feature black outlined air outlets.
Non-retractable roof’s central section will also be made of black-colored carbon-fiber composites. Car’s saloon is also a mix of darker shades of gray with charcoal black.
As you can see on the photos above and below, the vehicle features new AMG front bumper with more prominent air inlet that help to cool-off its fire breathing engine and other components that tend to overheat while especially intensive driving on a track (although some persons will surely buy these monsters to show-off in the city, the car is in fact designed to conquer real racetracks, like, say, Nurburgring.)
As is already known the special edition SLK 55 AMG two-seater will be equipped with a powerful 5.5-liter V8 petrol engine, which is able to produce some 400 horsepower and 520Nm of torque.
The engine is mated with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC transmission with manual drive program and AMG aluminum shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Mercedes-Benz promises to deliver the first lot of the new SLK 55 AMG Black Series coupes before the end of July. In Germany, the car will cost €107,300 (including 16 % VAT).
Check out this promotional video:
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Black Series technical specification
|Mercedes SLK 55 AMG Black Series specs:|
|Cylinder arrangement/valves per cylinder||V8/3|
|Compression ratio||11.0 : 1|
|Output (kW/hp @ rpm)||294/400 @ 5,750|
|Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)||520 @ 3,750|
|Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)||12.2|
|Acceleration 0-100 (km/h s)||4.5|
|Top speed (km/h)||280 (electronically limited)|