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#1 Old 03-27-2018
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Hello from East Tennessee

I live in Knoxville near some great driving roads. I joined to learn more about the SLK AMG before I take the plunge. I have owned a variety of sports cars, but never a Mercedes Benz. . Most of the ones that I find are 2005 models- it must have been the introductory model. Wondering if they were improved much after the first year. The 2005 is definitely more in my price range!

Thanks in advance for all of the good advice.
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2002-2004 SLK 32 r170 is an AMG
as is 2005-2011 SLK 55 AMG r171

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...enance_manuals

Bill's Den: Documents

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your brochure:
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smarttop

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Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.




Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.

Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

TN: U.S. Southeast Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

AMG: AMGs - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

There are models other than those listed in post 2 that are AMG badged.
This may be due to having some AMG options, or an enthusiastic approach to adding decals.

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Welcome from North Carolina.....Amg....great idea, don't over look a good Slk32. They are fun! 😈😈😈. 😈😈
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There is very little change from 2005 to 2007, what is called a facelift was done in 2008 until the end of the 171 model in 2011 in USA.

You might want to read the following https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_SLK-Class

Model years are based on Europe model years, USA is a year later. Example the 171 in Europe started with 2004 while in the USA started with 2005. The 2005 was the first model year for the 171 platform.


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The 2005 SLK55 has the best brakes of the bunch, and aside from that there wasn't much change over the years until the 2011 version came out. What kind of price range do you have?
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