Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

No matter which way you slice it, the Mercedes-Benz¬†SLK is the baby SLS. Size. Price. Power. Styling. They all just appear to be shrunken versions of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship supercar. It’s not a novel approach. The first SLK stood out because of its roof mecha¬≠nism; it was the first of the hardtop convertibles that became so popular. But for its first encore, it spiced things up with some styling cues from the SLR. Now, in its third iteration, it miniaturizes the SLS. It has the speed, with a mid-four-second 0-60 sprint, and it has the style, with its long hood, flat nose and prominent three-pointed star. But, it doesn’t have the price. We say having your car confused with one costing a third as much isn’t such a bad thing.

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Price: $69,000
Engine: 5.5-liter V-8
Horsepower: 415
0 – 60: 4.5 sees
Top Speed: 174 mph
Transmission: 7-speed auto