Well one thing you will loose is your real exhaust / chrome tail pipes for false plastic ones built in to the bumper . ??
So real exhaust for faux ones ??
well I am thinking of facelifting my SLK as mine are not bixenon yet and still pretty basic the first time I bought it. for the plastic ones, what I am thinking is cutting the rear bumper to fit in the old exhaust hahaha
I wouldn't bother with it unless going for the full blown 43 AMG. That sounds weird not being 55! They look so similar that it takes a semi keen eye to tell them apart
With 14K on the clock, it's just product extension ultimately. I see 3 minor changes with the SLC:
-If you want a tad more performance from the 1.8 get it remapped, tuned upto the 250 spec or above (mine was running 239hp 373NM HP no issues...) If you're worried about warranty get a tuning box or Brabus box.
-They usually have some form of reliability flaw at the beginning (e.g. The C Class power steering issues 2015, or the injector issues facing some 2012 diesels atm) so if the facelift bothers you enough, wait a period of time before getting one so you don't have to suffer a potential recall or whatever.
-Lights and body kit. Is the premium worth it for a slightly sleeker body kit and NO exhausts!
-The interior in the R172 is already gorgeous. I much prefer it to the interior in my Porsche.
Personally, I wouldn't bother trying to make an SLK into an SLC, otherwise Jeff will have you as a cautionary tale in the Posers section
Hi mate, I dont really care about the warranty, I am ordering a tuningbox and some performance kit for my slk so it will run much better and yes, I seems to like the SLC model more as mine was pretty basic, I know I will have to spend quite a budget, but if its in the budget, I am thinking of extending the use of the car and enjoying it more
Yes, from comparing photographs it looks like only the front and rear bumper covers are different - the sheet metal looks to be the same. I suspect you will need the complete bumper cover and all ancillaries. From having done this 5 years ago on an Audi TT it will be a case of either spending £2000 on the new parts or waiting until people start crashing them and pick up the used bits off eBay.
yeah, I believe the parts are not available as its just launch? I would love to have detailed specs on the break down part and so on to get an estimate of costs. and coding for the light I believe will be needed?
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Superbogel, I don't know how you can see nothing new. It seems the SLC is to be the R173.
( Is this confirmed by M-B? )
If so, it's all new, isn't it?, ,,, well maybe not.
I am surprised that no one has mentioned that not only is the V8 gone, it seems so too are the V6s, unless you order the SLC43 AMG.*
Also, if there has to be logic with the naming , changing SLK to SLC, how do buyers make sense of the three digits that follow,
According to what I've seen so far, The 180 is not 1.8L but 1.6L, the 250d is actually a 2.1L diesel, the 300 is a high output 2.0L , the SLC43 is just 3.0L ,
but then, the 200 is actually a 2.0L.*
What is the key to this naming convention ?
Do these numbers indicate the price level? In which currency?
* soucre = Wikipedia, I realise this is not corroborated yet.
its still a r172 on a different lights and bumper though, from what I see
Wash your mouth out with soap! Why would you want to turn an SLK into its ugly twin sister, and especially by shoving an AMG badge on the impostor they are defrauding the public
Riots are breaking out in the AMG PL
well, my slk200 is pretty sucks for the looks and wanted the newer looks hahaa
THe shape of the headlights are different, so they would be needed as well
I am thinking of buying, front headlights, rear stoplamps and full bumper front , sideskirt, and rear bumper, wondering how much would this cost?