I’m too tall for the SLK55 AMG and I already have a convertible roadster. Otherwise I can’t imagine a more fun little Mercedes than this. With a normally aspirated 5.4 liter V8 and “only” 355hp it still scoots to 60 in 4-plus seconds. And it’s got that mean AMG look. And it’s cheap. And it’s a hard top convertible which means no luggage room, but who cares? This is a weekend windy road to the winery car or the perfect commuter. CarMax carries about 20 SLK’s nationwide as of late August 2017, and sure you can pay more for a 201hp SLK250 or the 301hp SLK350 but why would you?
As I write, only the Burbank SLK55 AMG remains on the lot – someone swiped the Milwaukee car as I typed. It may be back. One never knows. I’ve had cars vanish for weeks while being transported to another dealer. Stay tuned. The one that remains is still a good deal with higher miles and low price – and the 100,000 mile warranty will be the starting point. But they sure do look like twins to me!