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The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition is a fictional tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG, with aftermarket customizations.

Overview Edit

The SLK 55 AMG Special Edition features a V8 engine enhanced with twin-turbochargers and also features more aggressive bodywork, including a wider body and a rear wing. The SLK 55 AMG Special Edition also sports a unique rooster-themed livery, Chinese 2017 text emblazoned over its rear license plate and aftermarket wheels.

Asphalt 8: Airborne Edit

Summary
A8A Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition stock + price

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition was added into the game during the Lunar New Year 2017 Update.

As a replacement for the pre-release Championship Update 1967 Chevrolet Impala, the SLK 55 AMG SE also features a huge rank difference between stock and max-pro, extreme top speed, and Elite Status.

With a starting rank of 885, a MAX rank of 1513, a MAX+PRO rank of 1776, and a Tuning Kit boost of +77, a Multiplayer-tuned SLK 55 AMG SE rivals other infamous Multiplayer-tuned cars such as the Shelby Cobra 427, Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, TVR Sagaris, Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, and BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, whereas a max-pro SLK 55 AMG SE rivals high end Class A and Class S cars that have stiff competition with each other in the 1700 zone such as the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren MP4-31, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage and Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package. At MAX+PRO, an Elite Mapping set to 0808 gives a new MAX+PRO rank of 1828, the second highest for any car in the game, only behind the Devel Sixteen Prototype's 1840. In the Garage, the SLK 55 AMG Special Edition is placed inbetween the SIN R1 and either the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage or Aston Martin One-77.

Performance

The SLK 55 AMG SE, intended to be a replacement to the pre-Lunar New Year 2017 Update Impala, retains almost all performance traits of the 'old' Impala. Thus the SLK 55 AMG SE has an extreme total speed alongside its mediocre acceleration (As of the Car Blueprints Update, its rate of acceleration is similar to the Camaro SS's), sub-par nitro durations of 9/14/18 (which are actually worse than the regular SLK 55 AMG's 8/13/18), and a wide drifting radius and ponderous handling that are similar to the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS' - its handling and drifting capabilities become worse as the car gets faster.

Usage

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition is an extremely deadly car for Multiplayer given its starting rank and high speed-to-rank ratio, allowing it to reach a high top speed at lower ranks.

An Upgrade, Pro Upgrade, and Elite Tuning setup of [0400, 5050] (-,+,-,-) gives it a whopping top speed of 313 mph (504 km/h) with a tuning kit at a low rank of 1248, something no other car can do below 1600. This tuning setup, which is possibly the best setup for this car, allows the SLK 55 SE to outrun a similarly ranked BMW M2 and Shelby Cobra 427, both of which are commonly found in the 1200 rank bracket. Faster than both by a whopping 60 mph at this rank, the SLK 55 SE replaces the Shelby Cobra as king of lower mid-rank Multiplayer, which was known as the king of that bracket since its debut). Another effective setup for this car is [0505, 5555] (-+-+), which gives it its maximum possible top speed (335 mph; 540 km/h) at a rank of 1594 with a Tuning Kit. However, it is harder to win with this setup because the SLK 55 SE's snail-like acceleration makes it easy prey to the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, Aston Martin Vulcan, and TRION NEMESIS on short or twisty tracks.

Review

While the SLK 55 SE is one of the most feared cars in Multiplayer, there are a handful of tracks that the player should avoid when using this car at certain ranks, given the car's extreme bias towards top speed.

Although the SLK 55 AMG SE does well on most tracks, it excels on long, simple tracks such as Tokyo, Barcelona, and Azure Coast. Due to its weak handling and very wide drifting radius, Venice, Dubai, San Diego Harbor, Tenerife, and Sector 8 are not recommended for this car unless it is MP-tuned by a very skilled driver. Despite its low rank and extreme top speed, some other faster accelerating/better handling, less overpowered cars are occasionally capable of beating the SLK 55 AMG SE if a Knockdown is dealt, especially on short tracks such as San Diego Harbor and Alps. On the other hand, at MAX+PRO, due to its increased rate of acceleration, on long tracks it is now capable of destroying cars such as the Aston Martin Vulcan, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, and McLaren MP4-31. With its increased rate of acceleration, the SLK 55 AMG SE now has shorter recovery time from crashes, bumping the wall, and other events that slow it down quite a bit.

Mastery Rewards

The SLK 55 AMG SE gives A8Tokens 225 and a Champion Kit Box as rewards from its 5th and 10th Mastery Challenge, respectively.

Worthiness

Considering that the SLK 55 AMG SE has an extreme top speed which is hampered by its other crippling performance stats (even with its improved acceleration), bears elite status, and has restrictive usability, the SLK 55 AMG SE can be considered a Class A, upgraded version of the Devel Sixteen Prototype. Even though this car can become a formidable weapon in almost every Multiplayer bracket due to its improved acceleration and extreme speed, it is only recommended for very skilled players.

Another thing to beware about the SLK 55 SE, is that an extremely skilled driver can even beat triple boosted cars with an unboosted SLK 55 SE. This only applies to SLK 55 SEs tuned below the 1400 border as the Multiplayer League has skewed matchmaking that will place at least two cars that have a rank difference of at least 100+ rank points in the same lobby if the cars are not in the 1700+ zone, and above the 1500 border, there will be a lot of MP tuned MP4-25s and some Vulcans, which the SLK 55 SE can only compete with if running with boosters.

Maintainace

Tune-ups cost A8Credits 3,000 and take 2h 30min to finish.

Price

The SLK 55 AMG SE costs A8Tokens 12,750 to buy during its limited offer spanning 19 days. With the Car Blueprints Update, 18 Blueprints are required to assemble the car (a total cost of A8Tokens 40,500 if its Blueprints are purchased from Exclusive Deals). MAX requires A8Credits 2,728,950 or A8Tokens 18,955, while Pro Kits require A8Credits 1,459,425, 14 of each Class A Parts card, 12 Forced-Induction V8 cards, 6 Initial & Common Tech cards, 12 Mid-Tech cards, and 8 Advanced Tech cards.

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