2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG Roadster Standard and Optional Equipment

Words Jim Davis | August 22, 2011
The 2012 SLK55 AMG offers a plethora of standard & optional packages beginning with an interior similar to the SLS AMG Roadster
Words Jim Davis August 22, 2011

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Roadster offers a plethora of both standard and optional packages. Beginning on the inside, the design of the SLK55 AMG is reminiscent of its bigger brother, the SLS AMG Roadster. Similarities with the super sports car come from the four air vents in the style of jet engines, as well as the center console finished in brushed aluminum. Placed in the center of the dashboard is an AMG-specific analog clock featuring an IWC design. The AMG Performance steering wheel, with its flattened top and bottom sections, also boasts metal trim, aluminum shift paddles and grip areas finished in perforated leather.

The SLK55 AMG offers a host of the latest assistance systems support the driver and help secure the new AMG Roadster’s exceptional position in its segment. Standard equipment includes new, fiber-reinforced roll-over bar, two-stage driver and front passenger airbags, headbags, thorax airbags, knee airbags, seat belt tensioner with belt force limiters, NECK-PRO crash-active head restraints, three-stage ESP® and also ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection.

In addition, the optionally available AMG Handling Package enhances the vehicle’s sportiness even further. It comprises an AMG Performance suspension with stiffer tuning, an AMG rear axle differential lock, two-piece brake discs at the front and a three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel finished in premium leather with Alcantara inserts in the grip areas.

See the standard and optional equipment list below.


  • Vario folding roof
  • 8-way power sport seats w/4-way lumbar support, heat & memory functions
  • Single-Zone Analog Climate Control with max cool function
  • Harman / kardon LOGIC7® Single disc CD/ MP3 /AM/ FM/SIRIUS Satellite
  • Radio and Weatherband radio
  • USB / iPod / MP3 interface
  • 11-speaker sound system (500 watts)
  • HD Radio
  • Ambient Lighting* in Solar Red
  • Bluetooth audio streaming*
  • 5.8″ display with central controller*
  • 4″ instrument cluster display*
  • Analog Clock on Dashtop*
  • Leather trimmed shift knob
  • Auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors*
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors*
  • Integrated compass*
  • Electronic parking brake*
  • 3-spoke leather multifunction sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Integrated garage door opener*
  • Mesh windscreen
  • Rain-sensing intermittent wipers*
  • Cupholders + flex bottle holder
  • Black headliner
  • Sun-reflecting premium leather upholstery*
  • Enhanced interior lighting*
  • AMG Floormats
  • Aluminum trim on roll bars, doors, and console
  • Electronic cruise control
  • SmartKey remote central lock system
  • Power windows with express up and down
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling
  • IR Remote Roof Automation
  • AIRSCARF Ventilated Headrest


  • 415 Horsepower @ 6,800 RPM*
  • 398 lb-ft of Torque @ 4,500 RPM*
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-Speed Automatic Transmission with efficiency,
  • sport, and manual modes
  • ECO Stop/Start*
  • AMG Cylinder Management*
  • Torque vectoring brake*
  • Sport Suspension
  • 18″ AMG Split-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • 235/40 R18 (f) & 255/35 R18 (r) performance tires
  • AMG Direct Steering w/ Variable Assist
  • Dual exhaust with 4 chrome tailpipes
  • Stainless steel pedals with rubber studs
  • AMG Bodystyling
  • Rear spoiler
  • (Front) 14.2″ perforated and ventilated disks w/ 4 piston sliding calipers
  • (Rear) 13.0″ solid disk w/ single piston sliding caliper


  • NECK-PRO active head restraints*
  • LED daytime running lights*
  • Full LED taillights*
  • Dual-Stage Front Airbags
  • Thorax Side Airbags
  • Head Airbags*
  • Dual Front Knee Airbags
  • Remote key with panic button
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/ engine immobilizer
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • mbrace Telematics*
  • Mercedes-Benz maintenance system
  • High strength steel reinforced cabin w/ front and rear crumple zones
  • 3 point seatbelts w/ pretensioners and dual-stage belt force limiter
  • ABS, BAS, and ESP systems
  • Dual integrated roll bars with aluminum trim
  • Night security illumination
  • Owner information kit
  • Tool Kit
  • 4 year / 50,000 mile warranty
  • 24 hour roadside assistance program

Optional Packages

Multimedia Package ($TBD)

  • COMAND system with hard-drive navigation and 3D maps
  • Enhanced Voice Control
  • SIRIUSXM Real Time Weather and Traffic
  • In-dash SD memory card reader
  • In-dash DVD/CD changer
  • 10GB hard-drive with Music Register
  • 7-inch high-resolution color display
  • Gracenote® media database
  • Zagat® survey restaurant guide

Lighting Package ($TBD)

  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps with Active Curve Illumination
  • Headlamp cleaning system

AMG Handling Package ($TBD)

  • Speed Limit Raised to 174mph
  • AMG Performance Steering Wheel with Alcantara Side Grips
  • AMG Differential Lock
  • AMG Performance Suspension
  • AMG 18″ Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels (optional silver or black finish)

Stand Alone Options

  • Carbon Fiber Trim ($TBD)
  • PARKTRONIC with Advanced Parking Guidance* ($TBD)
  • MAGIC SKY CONTROL Electrochromic Roof* ($TBD)
  • Panorama Roof* ($TBD)
  • Digital Dual-Zone Climate Control ($TBD)
  • AIRGUIDE windstop* ($TBD)
  • DISTRONIC PLUS (Special Order – $ TBD)
  • Black Ash wood trim (Special Order – $ TBD)


Black, Obsidian Black, Mars Red, Arctic White, Steel Grey, Iridium Silver,

Palladium Silver, Pearl Beige, Diamond White, Indium Grey, Silver Mist*, Lunar

Blue,* designo Mystic Blue, designo Mocha Black, designo Graphite, designo Magno Alanite Grey, designoMagno Cashmere White


Black Premium Leather, Sahara Beige Premium Leather, Bengal Red/Black Premium Leather, designoAuburn Brown, designo Espresso, designo Saffron Beige, designo Classic Red, designo Porcelain,designo Platinum White, designo Light Brown, designo Jet Black, designo Red Pepper, designo Deep White, designo Red Pepper Two-Tone, designo Platinum White Two-Tone, designo Light Brown Two-Tone, designo Deep White Two-Tone, designo Sand Two-Tone, designo Saffron Beige Two-Tone,designo Classic Red Two-Tone, designo Porcelain Two-Tone, designo Auburn Brown Two-Tone (note: sun-reflecting leather)*

* = highlight for 2012MY