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What is R170, R171 and R172?

The SLK is a compact roadster manufactured by Mercedes-Benz in three generations; R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004/5 and R172 in late 2011/12.

Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars
Years 1996 to 2003/4 : SLK 200, SLK 230, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG
(see post 16 for a useful video guide to the 170 range)

Mercedes Benz R171 SLK Class Cars
Years 2004/5 - 2011: SLK 200, SLK 280, SLK 300, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG

Mercedes Benz R172 SLK/SLC Class Cars
Years late 2011/12 - 16; SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SLK 200, SLK 250
Years late 2016 - ?; SLC 180, SLC 200, SLC 300, SLC 250d, SLC 43 AMG

Europe gets models earlier than USA

Head to Wikipedia for more info:

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The SLK is a compact roadster manufactured by Mercedes-Benz in three generations; R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004 and R172 in 2011.

Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars
Years 1996 to 2003 : SLK 200, SLK 230, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

Mercedes Benz R171 SLK Class Cars
Years 2004 - 2011: SLK 200, SLK 280, SLK 300, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG

Mercedes Benz R172 SLK Class Cars
Years 2012 - ?; SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SLK 200, SLK 250

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thank you. This information answers a lot of questions!
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Yes, this is useful info...

However, I only use Wikipedia with caution.. after reading their official Disclaimer ....
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Three different models, was looking for the same info. Wikipedia is indeed a great help. Thank you.
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The SLK is dead, long live the SLK!!!!!!!! Now called SLC does not sound as good IMO.

Personally I think the R171 is the best looking of the models.
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The SLK is dead, long live the SLK!!!!!!!! Now called SLC does not sound as good IMO.

Personally I think the R171 is the best looking of the models.
Id agree with you but i dont want to sound biased on here .
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Slk is dead?
Is that a typo?
Did you mean to say slc is dead?
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Slk is dead?
Is that a typo?
Did you mean to say slc is dead?
You chappies over the other side of the water do not realise it is a saying like whan a monarch pases away. The king is dead long live the king!!!!!! If you had not thrown off the shackles of colonial rule you may have understood the quote
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'same' 'difference'...get it?
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'same' 'difference'...get it?

Well they might not have picked up the written word so well.


But they sure mastered British sarcasm




Jeff just spat his drink out for once.


Why?


Because he probably corrects my written words more than anyone elses.


Leave the 's' Jeff. It's colloquial, not colonial
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Back to the 21st century me thinks .
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'same' 'difference'...get it?
in a word - No.
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Wondering where to post your questions for support?

Post one in this thread is a clue.

R170:
SLK R170 General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

R171:
SLK R171 General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

R172:
SLK R172 General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

AMG:
AMGs - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Be aware that R170/171/172 all have AMG models.
Consider whether your question is Model eg R171 or AMG related.
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All models and not specific to an individual type:
Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
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General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

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Well all I can say is every time they came by the Duke and Duchess (Mrs. Simpson) drove a Plymouth. Was fortunate to be born at a time when a classical education was still possible. Have also heard that line in many movies (Shrek the 3rd ?).

ps was asked in a fish & chips in Moor Park if I was a BBC announcer.
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A useful video guide to the 170. Thanks to Pictor for finding it.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-ge...p-viewing.html
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