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Just joined after putting down a deposit on a 2004 R171 SLK 200, due to pick it up tomorrow. It's going to be my wife's car, but I'm responsible for all the technical bits etc. I'm also just about to get a 2006 C219 CLS 350 myself after years of driving company cars and now being back in the real world!

I used to drive E32 and E34 BMW several years back and was involved in forums for DIY mods etc then but this is my first time with a three pointed star (the Smart I had doesn't really count!)

Hoping to get technical knowledge from the forums about how to get the most out of the car, and best options for entertainment system etc (no aux or bluetooth in this spec so need to lever spotify in there somehow)
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets here. Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We're also plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map - Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the map.

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Hoping to get technical knowledge from the forums about how to get the most out of the car, and best options for entertainment system etc (no aux or bluetooth in this spec so need to lever spotify in there somehow)
and if you're considering a headunit swap, try a search of the forum, but perhaps start with this thread...
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modi...-fit-r171.html

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Thanks guys, great information and welcome - having a trawl through some of the audio stuff just now!

It already has an aftermarket Parrot fitted, so not sure how that connects into the system, will hopefully figure it out with some searching, or post a specific query once we've got the car and had a look at it properly.
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