My wife is the proud owner of a Mercedes 2006 SLK 55 AMG. She has long been a fan of roadsters, especially the ones from Germany. I have been a long time fine of performance vehicles, stick a “M”, “S” or an “AMG” badge on my car and I’m instantly more interested.
In 2005 Mercedes sent their smallest car on a quest for larger engine. In the great tradition of the GTO, Mercedes found a V8 that would fit bit. The nice thing about the German engineers is they didn’t stop at just simply putting a 355hp 5.4 liter V-8 under the hood, no they gave the car the full-tilt treatment.