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Certainly looks odd to me. The car looks like it is stuck on a sub frame.
The stock tires on the 230 and 320 are 205/55 x 16 front and 225/50 x 16 so they are more or less the same diameter.
On the SLK 320 Sport they are 225/45 F and 245/40 in the rear 17 inch
The SLK32 AMG runs 225/40 18 and 255/35 18.
A 205/55 16 and a 225/45 17 are to all intents and purposes the same diameter (24.9 vs 25), the wall heights are 4.4 vs 4.0 and revs per mile vary between 811 and 808
A 225/50 17 is theoretically 24.9 x 4.4 revs 812 and a 245/40 17 24.7 x 3.9 revs.
I didn't run the numbers on the SLK32 but I am reasonably confident the diameters will work out very close to these numbers with a shorter wall height
So there is no way this car with tires that actually fit this car should look that ugly.
Remember there has to be clearance at the front so offset has also to be considered when upsizing.
Last edited by Alex 3; 2 Weeks Ago at 11:57 PM.