Premium Member 2006 SLK55
In the latest issue of The Star magazine (Mercedes-Benz Club of America) a technical article on tires made the following statement:
This got me wondering if this really holds true for my 06 SLK55 AMG. One would think that even “Americans” would expect a firmer ride on their AMG cars. From the label on my door the recommended pressures are: Front = 220 KPA/ 32 PSI and Rear = 240KPA/35 PSI. So from my European brethren, what is the recommended “tyre” pressure shown for your SLK55 AMG? Thanks.In the United States, Mercedes-Benzes recommends a pressure that is at the low end of the safe range in order to provide the softer ride that many Americans are accustomed to in luxury cars. ……..
As a general guide, adding 3-5 PSI more than the Mercedes-recommended pressure will produce better turning and braking response, though at the cost of a slightly firmer ride.