2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55
Most people associate Mercedes-Benz vehicles with AMG, but at one time AMG was an aftermarket tuner company that modified Mercedes. AMG is now the performance division of Mercedes-Benz. AMG Mercedes-Benz automobiles are tuned in a specific way and upgraded for additional power. These vehicles also provide extra-sporty handling and more stylish aesthetics. The AMG engineering team invests the time and effort necessary to hand build each engine. These engines make the vehicles that much more exclusive and consequently, more coveted by automobile enthusiasts around the world. All of these qualities add up to distinguish AMG vehicles from so-called “normal” vehicles.
From Autobahn to Morgantahn (sic/“Dutchey”) and within the massive confines of the Classic Auto Mall this 2008 version of the SLK-AMG Mercedes Benz sports car. A 5.5 Liter 24V V8, 7-speed paddle shifted transmission, a retractable hardtop, and some spiced up AMG suspension and wheels, we are now feasting our eyes at the top of the automotive food chain.
Bathed in Black with a Black fiberglass retractable hardtop, we have a sports car meets open cockpit roadster. With its ultra sleek bulbous flirting with aerodynamic lines, and all integrated headlamps, tail lamps, bumpers and grille, the air around you will never see you coming. Especially thrilling is the Formula One front center grille nose complete with tri pointed star paying homage to the racing heritage that helped in its design and performance. This car has been extremely well cared for with nary a mark or ding on the exterior surfaces. We see fog lights on front and back, and when on at night, this car comes up on you and is menacing, so just get out of its way and it will be ahead in no time. 18-inch AMG Multi-Spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Continental “gummies” this car handles like it's on rails.
With mostly black leather and some AMG Premium red leather inserts a racing inspired design comes to form on the inside. Paddle shifters, AMG aluminum trim, telescoping and tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power windows, and dual integrated roll bars, are among just the plethora of options added on for performance and convenience. Sexy round deep-set analog gauges are bordered by electronic odometer which is showing 53,786 original miles. A navigation screen can be brought up as well as a bevy of other screens to play with while risking down the superhighways of the USA.
5.5 Liters of 24V V8 is electronically fuel injected and has a 7-speed automatic on back. This has an AMG speed shift automatic which can be controlled from the centrally located shift lever or the paddles on the steering wheel.
No rust, straight, structurally sound steel and plenty of ground effects panels are noted. A full AMG sports suspension is on, and AMG high performance extra-large braking system has been added as part of the total AMG package. Last but not least a speed sensitive power assisted rack and pinion steering which allows you to feel the road at numerous levels of speed.
High quality, high performance is to be expected and it was delivered on my test drive of this little German marvel of AMG special treatment. Great acceleration, speed sensitive handling, and steering, and plenty of oversized brake stopping power. Best of all this car can cruise comfortably all day and not even break a sweat. The fiberglass retractable hardtop makes this car very drivable in any weather conditions. Nice driver.
AMG are three letters you want after the SLK badge, as this increases the cars potential exponentially. Beautiful timeless design, bulbous small maneuverable German sports car lines and ultra inner adjustability to suit any frame of person, this is a very nice car. You'll quickly realize when looking at this car there are no more links in the chain to climb because you are at the very top!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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