Special SLK 55 AMG highlights Mercedes-AMG and Ducati cooperation

Mercedes-AMG and Ducati will have a joint display at this weekend’s Bologna Motor Show in Italy, highlighting the two companies’ coalition with the new SLK 55 AMG and a Ducati Streetfighter 848 bike.

As well as wearing the same “Streetfighter yellow” paintwork as the Ducati, the SLK 55 AMG also receives black nappa leather trim on its door panels, armrests, beltlines, roll-over bars, dashboard, shift lever gaiter and AMG Performance steering wheel – all with contrasting yellow stitching. The door sill plates also feature yellow LED back-lighting. Currently a one-off, the AMG Performance Studio says it may offer this colour combination as an option to customers – if there is sufficient demand.

The most powerful SLK to date, the SLK 55 AMG is equipped with a 5.5 L V8 engine that develops 310 kW (422 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. That’s enough to propel the hot Roadster to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). We’re guessing it’s not quite as fast as that 97 kW (132 hp) Ducati, but we know which one we’d choose…

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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