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Wink Best colour for Slk?

Would like to know from fellow SLK owners what colour their model is and why they chose it? I am yet to get one and would like a Mystic Blue one or white.....in fact any colour but black.......
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Hi,

I've always loved blue cars, my Audi before my slk was blue and when i saw a blue slk i fell in love with the colour, i found it quite hard to get the right colour and interior spec but had to sacrifice on the engine size

Glad i did but darker cars are harder to keep looking there best
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Mabel, as you can see is RED ....chosen because it is rarer than the usual black or silver, and looks beautiful, imho, on an SLK.

Check out this thread to get more opinions / ideas.

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I'm with Has - you can see why!!
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Red is my favorite, but white is special. Black and Dark Blue really reflect well. I like Silver, but it seems like there's just too many of them. What I'd like is a White Pearlescent/sparkle paint on the the Dawg! I have the Calcite White paint on the Dawg currently.
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Our 06 350 was our first MB...so we were drawn to Iridium/grey...but we really wanted the "wow" of a different colour for the interior. The first SLK we ever drove was white/red and we fell in love with the red interior.

The 05 intro edition came in a slightly darker pewter with a tobacco leather interior (sorry, I should know the "proper" names...) and it looks fantastic.


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Color choice on cars nowadays are getting pretty boring to say the least. Between black, white and 50 variation of grey you cannot really talk about color choice anymore but rather of shades or tones variation.

Just have a look at the color panel of a late 60s Mustang where all this choice gone?

That said metallic grey is the way to go for a Merc.



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Any color but Black?
Well we black SLK owners don't want you to choose black.
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Just stepped out to lunch and saw a black slk200 on the other side of the road, pulling away from the curb coming towards me. It's a bright sunny day, so it stunningly shiny. But the car is more a blur and only the details like the driver and the wheels are distinctive.
Don't get me wrong, I like black, but I do tend to use it to hide things.

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Palladium Silver(grey), stands out like dogs b....s, you see every line of the shapely beauties.
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I have iridium silver and love the color. This is my 2nd silver/grey car and I chose this color because I wanted to blend in. It does that pretty well even as an ///AMG. If I was to do it over I'd have Mars Red. The 55 is absolutely stunning in Mars Red.
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I love a black car. There's something very sleek and sexy about a black car. Red is my second choice. Silver would be my third choice.
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My first color choice was white, second was black. I was adamant against silver because we have 2 other cars that are silver and they are both unattractive.

When I saw Sweet Pea sitting in the lot with the chrome added like the roll bars, etc., only then did I consider silver. The price, condition, mileage and the fact that I had very limited transportation for 6 months was the deciding factor plus my old van was silver (YUCK). Now I would never give her up, just buy a another one!

By seeing everyone's gorgeous SLKs in every color on the forum, it would be tough to pinpoint one specific color. I think it would all boil down to the engine size and mods that were lovingly added like wheels, lights, etc..


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Bought ours used, so color was a secondary requirement; the manual transmission requirement was the gating factor. We ended up with 723 Pewter (Cubanitsilver), a silvery gray with tan undertones. Since it has had the misfortune of having been driven over wet roads recently it is dirty right now but barely shows it...far less than our Brilliant Silver C230 Kompressor or our Metallic Gray Jetta TDI. While I love silver, it does seem that about every third or fourth car on the road is that color. The Pewter is a kind of in-between shade that both stands out a little more yet doesn't scream "Sports Car; Please Ticket Me!"
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Any color but Black?
Well we black SLK owners don't want you to choose black.
If it's good enough for Batman, it's good enough for us.
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Hahahaha! defiantly BLACK
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For me... Benitoite Blue Metallic. Simply awesome.
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For me... Benitoite Blue Metallic. Simply awesome.
I agree. Your car's color is very sharp!
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Well, I've got to say andradite green - it can be black, blue or green, depending upon the light.





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White, Blue or Red

But it's so subjective. I hate black because it's so difficult to get really clean and in the UK silver is well, just bright grey!
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