The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is yet another in a long line of models from the famous auto name that I’ll never be able to afford. Yes, kiddies, I once dreamed of becoming a Benz owner, but then I decided that writer would be a better career choice than doctor, and the dream went to hell. So what will I be missing? Quite a bit, actually.
For starters, there is the 5.5-liter V8 engine capable of going from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Since the ride is electronically limited to a top speed of 155 miles per hour, getting as big of a traffic ticket would also be less concern for me. It accomplishes this thanks to the 415 horsepower rating. Not the most powerful Benz AMG has ever produced, and nowhere in it with the ferocity of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, but no slouch either.