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MB Official Release of 2009 SLK

Autoblog has the official 2009 SLK press release as well a more than a dozen pictures of the new model. Enjoy. http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/21/o...edes-benz-slk/


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Totally agree on the front.

As i understand it the SLK AMG wont get more power until its next release.
 
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Front end reminds me of a cleft palette. Yuck.


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My comment from the other thread:
Personal opinion: I prefer the pre-face lift over the "cleft-lip" look. I also prefer the "nose" to dip slightly below the top of the front bumper line rather than being at the same level.

Link https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen...-facelift.html

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I agree, that cleft is not exactly pleasing to the eye. Look at the bright side, though, our vintage SLKs will still be the best looking.

On another positive note - one thing I haven't seen mentioned in these articles is mentioned here (in German with some pictures of a white SLK) - the fuel consumption of the 350 goes down by 1.1L to 9.5L/100km, the one of the 280 by 0.4L to 9.3 and the one of the 200K by a whopping 1.1L to 7.0! These are pretty amazing achievements, especially considering that at the same time the 350 and 200K got substantial gains in horsepower.
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Thanks for the scoop!

If this version of the SLK had been issued in 2004, I would have bought it, of course. However, I do prefer the 2004-2008 SLK. I don't care for the square exhaust pipes and the "harelip" front doesn't work for me either. It is still a great automobile, though.
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Totally agree on the front.

As i understand it the SLK AMG wont get more power until its next release.
Next release as in next model year as some internet sites posted or as in next model update (~2010/11?)?
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One word: Ew
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Next release as in next model year as some internet sites posted or as in next model update (~2010/11?)?
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Here's the link to Daimler with more pictures. The simulated F1 additional styling will need getting used to....

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This is a great opportunitiy for an after market piece that would fill the gap in the bottom of the new bumper.
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like the rear, but that front end has to go, .
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I am in agreement, front is a step back...like the rear end but prefer the oval pipes.
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Looking at new pics I realize one shows the mechanism of "lumbar suport" (U22). I think it is an interesting extra for our suffered backs in long trips
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Looking at new pics I realize one shows the mechanism of "lumbar suport" (U22). I think it is an interesting extra for our suffered backs in long trips
Is that a Designo interior?, I am really not sure because there is no "Designo" Plaque on the seats however the wood looks like Designo poplar ? The car needs a golden exterior something like Designo Chablis or Designo Platinum black as I find the silver not matching the bright interior colour.

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glad I ordered one of the last pre face lift 55s now.
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lots of ppl say its ugly

but i think its awesome!

i love it!
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glad I ordered one of the last pre face lift 55s now.
I am glad I got the opportunity to get this car,

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I was concerned that the new car would have the 63 engine, which would've given me buyer's remorse for buying our 55 2008. But now I'm happy with ours after seeing the new "facelift" and the 55 engine. I don't like the new front and can't see much change in the interior.
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I was concerned that the new car would have the 63 engine, which would've given me buyer's remorse for buying our 55 2008. But now I'm happy with ours after seeing the new "facelift" and the 55 engine. I don't like the new front and can't see much change in the interior.
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Same situation here, I am relieved knowing it still has 360hp and the same 5.4l M113 V8.

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