Up for auction is this 2009 Mercedes-Benz R171 SLK 55 AMG finished in Black over a black leather interior. Representing the high-performance version of the Mercedes R171 compact luxury roadster, the SLK 55 AMG comes standard with aggressive body styling, 18” wheels, larger brakes, lowered suspension, and a 5.4 L V8 engine. Reported to have been purchased by its current owner from an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership earlier in 2020, this SLK is now being offered out of New York with approximately 56k miles showing on the odometer.
The Black paint on this SLK is stated to be in very good condition except for a couple of light scratches on the trunk lid and rear bumper as well as some minor road going wear on the front end (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). The headlight lenses are also said to have been restored to like-new standards under the current ownership. This AMG model distinguishes itself from the standard SLK by its revised body styling including a redesigned front apron with larger air intakes and gills, repositioned fog lights with chrome accents, quad-tip exhaust, and 18” AMG twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Brand new tires were installed by a Mercedes dealer in 2020 and a couple of the wheels are said to have been refinished prior to the seller’s purchase.
Inside, this Mercedes sports a black Nappa leather interior featuring a perforated 3-spoke leather steering wheel and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System. Other factory options include the Interior Light Package, power-operated seats with heating and memory, automatically dimming mirrors, an Airscarf neck-warming system, Thermotronic automatic climate control, COMAND APS with 6-Disc DVD changer, Bi-Xenon headlights with a cornering function, the headlamp cleaning system, and windscreen wipers with a rain sensor. The interior is said to be in pristine condition, and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional including the Varioroof power-operated hardtop.
This top-of-the-line SLK 55 is powered by a 5.4 L M113 V8 engine hand-assembled by AMG in Affalterbach, Germany. 355 HP and 376 lb.-ft of torque are sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic 7G-Tronic transmission with AMG Speedshift, allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 4.9 seconds. Other mechanical features exclusive to this AMG version include a lowered and stiffened suspension, an additional engine oil cooler, and larger disc brakes with ventilated rotors. All maintenance is said to have been carried out by authorized dealers throughout the lifetime of the car, and the seller reports that the valve cover gaskets and crank position sensor were replaced shortly before their purchase in June of 2020.
This sale will include a set of 2 keys, the original books, and a clean title. Offering an ideal balance of sport and luxury from a compact roadster, this SLK 55 AMG is just waiting to be enjoyed by a new owner.