2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
There are 5 user reviews for the SLK55 AMG Roadster trim shown below
- Blistering acceleration, near flawless transmission, exhaust note from heaven
- Everyone wants a ride.........wait, that's a pro
This thing is as fast as a 400 horse Corvette but with Mercedes engineering. The 7 speed is the first automatic that I'd rather have than a 6 speed manual. I got the first 06 in Houston and it's little changed from the 05. Since 97 I've had 3 new BMW's, 2 new Infiniti's and 1 other Mercedes and this car easily superior in quality to any of them. The only down side is the waiting list. Mine was 7 months long and I only got the build date then when the guy in front of me couldn't be contacted to confirm his options. Worth every second of the wait....read morehide
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- Incredible acceleration, handling and looks.
- Trunk space with top down is really tight, but who cares!
What a great automobile! I am amazed every time I start it up - the sound just makes you want to drive on. Even with the top down the exhaust sounds great as you step through the gears. The 7 speed transmission is so smooth and fast. The intelligent downshifting in the sport mode is great - I've tried but I can't outshift it.
There are three cars buried in the SL55 - one my wife can drive sedately and enjoy without scaring herself to death, one that out performs most cars on the road, and one that screams for joy when you let it do what it is really capable of.
I drove the SLK55 and the SL55 at the AMG Challenge this year and couldn't see a bit of difference in acceleration times, but I did feel that the SLK would be better suited to the autocross and slalom than the heavier and wider SL55. If I had to drive in the Sebring 24 hour, I'd choose the SL55, but for everything else, I'd keep my SLK55. Or you could buy two for the price of one SL55....read morehide
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- Great fun having all the sl owners staring at the car
- Don't know of any yet
I bought a slk 350 with the sport package ( could not give up the standard shift). Best looking roadster around. Nasty fast even though not an amg. Exhaust sounds fantastic ( always liked the way Porsce's sound, like this better) Can't beat a hardtop for aconvertible top. Also have a Z3, this car is far superior....read morehide
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- I OWN A 2005 SLK 55 AMG it is an unbelievable piece of machinery, a total head turner
as my 5 year old says his very fast car. totally loaded to the tee except for the keyless go, have been an amg fan for years my second amg also have a 2002 E55 TOTALLY SATISFIED WITH THE AMG CARS I OWN, AND TO BOOT THE SERVICE BY THE DEALER (CONTEMPORARY MOTAR CARS IN LITTLE SILVER NJ IS TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE) THANK YOU BENZ FOR MAKING SUCH GREAT CARS....read morehide
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- Very fast agile
- Draws to much attention
Drive this car the following way : turn off the electronics [ push the lowist button on the left side of the dash adjacent to speedometer 3 times quickly. Then push up arrow on left side of steering wheel twice. Then push + on right side of steering wheel twice. This will put you in the diyno mode. ESP, ABS, all electronic control is now completly turned off, just like an old Shelby Cobra. Place transmition in sport mode and use manual shifter. This will prevent buping the red line. Watch out for viscious power on oversteer. Very fast, great fun making all your turns just with the throttle. Hope you enjoy!...read morehide
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