The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition is a fictional tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG, with aftermarket customizations.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG that features an AMG-enhanced 5.5L V8 that produces a prodigious amount of power for such a little coupe: 400 hp and 384 ft-lbs. of torque. The SLK in this iteration is no longer a drop-top but a closed-roof coupe. The new ceiling is made out of carbon-reinforced plastic that lowers the vehicle's weight and center of gravity. The meaty powerplant is mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC transmission and propels this SLK to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Other highlights include a restyled front fascia and other styling tweaks that are mostly functional and provide better air cooling. Larger brakes are located behind 19-inch AMG wheels and Merc has even included a height-adjustable torsion sports suspension.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition features a new V8 engine enhanced with twin-turbochargers and also features more aggressive bodywork, including a wider body and a rear wing. The in-game stats state a top speed of only 155 mph (250 km/h), which is still equivalent to the SLK 350, as well as a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds. The SLK 55 AMG Special Edition also sports a unique rooster-themed livery and Chinese 2017 text emblazoned over its rear license plate.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition was added into the game during the Lunar New Year 2017 Update.
With a starting rank of 885, a MAX rank of 1513, a MAX PRO rank of 1776, and a final Tuning Kit bonus for 1853, a Multiplayer-tuned SLK 55 AMG SE rivals other overpowered 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 Tuning setup of [-,+,-,+] tunes the car up to 1828, only behind the Devel Sixteen Prototype's 1840.
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 Hommage'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. 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.
Although the SLK 55 AMG SE does well on most tracks, it really 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 except when it is a MP-tuned SLK 55 SE under the hands of 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.
The SLK 55 AMG SE gives 225 and a Champion Kit Box as rewards from its 5th and 10th Mastery Challenge, respectively. 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 (note that this only applies to SLK 55 SEs tuned below the 1400 border, because the Multiplayer League has an extremely buggy matchmaking server 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).
The SLK 55 AMG SE costs 12,750 to buy during its limited offer spanning 19 days. As of the Car Blueprints Update, 18 Blueprints are required to assemble the car, the same number required for the Aston Martin One-77 and SIN R1. Maxing it out requires 2,728,950 or 18,955, while Pro Kits require 1,459,425, 14 of each Class A Parts card, 12 Forced-Induction V8 cards, 6 Initial Tech cards, 6 Early Tech cards, 12 Mid-Tech cards, and 8 Advanced Tech cards.
See also Edit
- Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG, the standard model it is based on.