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Updrading From SLK 230 R170 to SLK R171

HI i am looking to upgrade to an SLK R171.

My requirements are that its automatic and 4 cyld

I have some questions that i am finding difficult to research the answers.

1. there have been a number of variations released during the SLK R171 what build year / month were these variations released ?
2. Were the variations only cosmetic changes to the body of where there also changes internally re features and optional extras
3. When was SatNav ever a standard feature or is that always an option at time of purchase

My SLK 1999 has suffered terribly from dashboard paint peel, something i still cannot get my head around how such a stuff up could occur on a vehicle that had a $100,000 price tag way back in 1999.

Are there any known issues with the SLK R171 that one needs to keep an eye out for when buying one, I will be looking for one that has between 45,000km - 65,000km.

Any words of wisdom regarding the above would be appreciated
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please use our 'search' feature, top right for all your questions, as they have been asked before

some kind souls will respond

the 05 had oil consumption issues, again a search will show those

here is 05/06 model info:

http://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb


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This is a fantastic resource http://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb

Do you happen to have a version for the R170 by chance
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not the same info but leapyfish's sig block has good links for r170. let me find it for you


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look here:

https://www.slkworld.com/352782-post15.html


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and going forward, you should post your questions in the appropriate section, ie.,:

post r170 questions usually in the r170 general discussion forum
post r171 questions in the r171 general discussion
post australia question in this section, but unless it is about a repair shop or where to buy something locally, you might want to post in one of the above sections

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4 cyclinders? i don't think so
The rest of the world has 4cyl R171s


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the 05 had oil consumption issues,
Just a minority of the 350 models.






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ok then...some 05 (not mine or yours) did not!

really? 4 cylinders? oh my! i feel badly now. just thought the 230 was the only 4 cylinder. leave it to Master Po to know all

Engine 1.8 L I4
3.0 L V6
3.5 L V6
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