2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55

Mercedes’ new, phallus-faced roadster adds amuscled-up AMG version later this fall, with a potent5.4-liter V-8 under its strangely-sculpted hood. Themonster V-8 (which is normally aspirated) works with a7-speed automatic (with paddle shifts) to send thislittle two-seater from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds,thanks to its 355 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Theusual bushel of AMG bounty–bigger wheels, a firmersuspension, stronger brakes, et cetera–is also onboard, all for a base price of just under $60,000.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Fair Market Price $11,435 SLK350 Convertible

0-60 MPH:

5.4 SECS

EPA MPG:

16 City / 23 Hwy

Horse Power:

268 @ 6000