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# of copper 2000 SLK230's

I wrote to Mercedes to find out how many copper designo SLK230's were sold in the US for the model year 2000. Below is their response.

"We appreciate your patience while we researched your inquiry.

There were 30 2000 SLK230 designo copper edition vehicles sold in the US.

If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to e-mail us again
or call us at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372).

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I wrote to Mercedes to find out how many copper designo SLK230's were sold in the US for the model year 2000. Below is their response.

"We appreciate your patience while we researched your inquiry.

There were 30 2000 SLK230 designo copper edition vehicles sold in the US.

If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to e-mail us again
or call us at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372).

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Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC."
Sorry Steve! In my excitement...and lack of surf time, I didn't see this post before I posted a new thread in General Discussions. So, it would be fair to label me a post ***** for this one.

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Sorry Steve! In my excitement...and lack of surf time, I didn't see this post before I posted a new thread in General Discussions. So, it would be fair to label me a post ***** for this one.
... bet you did it just to get your 500th post in






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WOW! We have a rare vehicle here!

Only 29 now!!! DesignoSLK shipped his to Germany.

Great find!

We should have a "SPOT a COPPER SLK" header. Maybe we can locate them all.

I have seen 1 other here in Houston.

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I've seen one copper R170 in Orange County, California.

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Hello . My first post here .
I'm new in Mercedes, I only had BMW's and Jaguar before, so what is designo copper edition? Is it only US thing, or European too?
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Hi, Fricas and welcome. I'm a newbie too only having owned an SLK for a few months.

I'm not sure of a lot of the history of the designo edition but I will give it my best shot. (others please jump in here with additional info or corrections.) I believe in that 2000 year it was a $4000 (US dollar) option. It only came in two colors, copper or green, and it had a special interior and (found this on the web) "Mercedes-Benz now offers the optional Designo edition, which fits Nappa leather to the seats, steering wheel, console, roll bars and edging of the floor mats. The optional SLK Sport Package includes projector fog lights, upgraded tires and sculpted front and rear apron and side sills. " It was offered throughout the world so it wasn't just a US thing.

I'm not sure I would have paid an extra $4K if I was buying it new. Then again the color is really cool and if you're already spending that much money what's a few more dollars.
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Thanks... But I haven't seen SLK with this package. It must be a very rare thing. In Lithuania, most R170s are basic in appearance, but there are some with AMG packets. But I actually like Brabus more
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Hee are a few pics of my car...
AMG Designo Sport Package

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SLKman, how do I tell if I have the sport package? And what's on your passenger floor? Looks like a long screw driver.

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My car says sport on the side of it and it shows sport package on the print out.

The Front, side and rear body trim is stamped/molded with AMG in the plastic.

Not sure of the address... but there is a place you can type in your Vin# and see all your options of your car.
Maybe someone here can post that link for you?

Yep, I did not see the screw driver on the floor till after I down loaded the pics. I had just put in my remote roof and had not put it back in my roller tool cabinet yet.

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SLKman, how do I tell if I have the sport package? And what's on your passenger floor? Looks like a long screw driver.

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It's the designo sport screwdriver floor mat. AND you can only get it in Houston.

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WOW! We have a rare vehicle here!

Only 29 now!!! DesignoSLK shipped his to Germany.

Great find!

We should have a "SPOT a COPPER SLK" header. Maybe we can locate them all.

I have seen 1 other here in Houston.

Thanks!

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I could help with the 2000 copper designo tally...I just purchased my sport package (42K miles) from a private sale in Massachusetts and brought her home to Rhode Island!!!

Me loves it...and this site...thanks to the mods for allowing to share, participate, and your expert feedback, its so nice to have access to this information!!!
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Congrats!!!!!

Be sure to post pics!!!

Yep...I had just installed my remote roof and took the pic with my screwdriver in the floor board. DOH!!!

Have fun with your car!

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Congrats!!!!!

Be sure to post pics!!!

Yep...I had just installed my remote roof and took the pic with my screwdriver in the floor board. DOH!!!

Have fun with your car!

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Thanks...I just waxed her and had to run to the dealership to adjust the window so it would seal when I shut the door...and of course...it rained on the way! LOL Then I dropped $117 and 1.5 hour wait for them to tell me its adjusted all the way and I need to replace the window to make it seal properly...so tomorrow I begin establishing a MB mechanic friendship search!!! And make an appt with an autoglass place called "paylessautoglass"!!!
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Replace the window???? You mean replace the rubber around the window, right?

Or are you gonna get a taller window???

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The dealer said the plate that comes attached to the window is coming apart/seperating, which isn't allowing a proper adjustment...although I will "eventually" need a new seal, but am ok with this one for now...(sorry, don't mean to hijack here). An aftermarket window runs $210 installed, the MB window itself is $213 w/o installation/labor.

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...(sorry, don't mean to hijack here)...
It's all good! Obviously we started our own designo copper thread...

Welcome to SLKWorld ironcharoit! And great choice in color!!

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Actually, the MB dealership was quite untruthful...took it to an aftermarket autoglass shop...they removed and then lowered the window in its setting and replaced it back in the door (nothing wrong with window at all, and it only cost $50 compared to the $100+ from the dealership to lie to me)...amazed that the MB dealership tried to make me purchase a new window...even worse, I had 2 cuts in the leather (one in door, another in dash) from the blade they used to remove panels at the dealership (heavy sigh)...autoglass shop uses a plastic blade so that doesn't happen...

Ok, no more hijacking (I promise)...look forward to signing up as a member and posting pics and all in the near future (I have some cosmetic work still to do on it)...just need to close on a (cough-cough) 17yr divorce settlement this month...then all good...and yah, this SLK was my divorce present to myself!!!

Interestingly, in the autovisual paint pen thread, I noticed "copper designo" wasn't listed...the 020 code on my door matches their "orange mica" color designation...just wanted to mention that because I bought a copper paint pen for some very minor touchups and it definitely wasn't a match...it actually does appear more orange-like now that I reconsider the perspective *light bulb intensifies in head*...still working on a deep pumpkin like orange dye to touch up a couple of minor details on the interior leather also *grins with hopeful enthusiasm*

One last comment...did my first valet parking with it...OMG, was treated like a king...I could get used to that!!!
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