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I've been looking for lightweight 18" wheels that won't cost an arm and a leg, but still have good quality, for quite some time now. Normally, you can have light wheels and good quality/strength at high cost... or low cost and either heavy or good quality/strength wheels.

I think this might be one viable option:

Rotary Forged Konig Millenium in 18x8.5 ET35 and 18x9.5 ET35
$1229 shipped
Less than 19lbs per wheel
JWL Certified (Japanese version of TUV... certifies wheel strength)

 

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Found a side shot of a 030 SLK55 on google and did a quick photoshop of these wheels on it. (Front brake caliper is off because I used the picture of an E55 AMG with the wheels installed)

I think it looks great! Especially with the big AMG brakes...
 

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Looks good. Konig is a name brand and I wouldn't imagine any reputable company would stake their reputation on a wheel that wasn't strong enough for the road.
 

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They are JWL certified and rotary forged using the same MAT technology that Enkei uses. JWL is the Japanese equivalent to German TUV.
 

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Look fantastic - and if they are certified at that level - go for it! Shipping from Japan or the 5-0?
 

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Shipping from an MBWorld.org sponsor in the USA
 

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Looks just like the OZ Ultraleggera HLT, OZ cost about $1,500 shipped, about the same weight but in 19"s, not forged though but been proven on the track. These will look great on your AMG

 
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I remember wanting Ultraleggeras months ago but couldn't find the right sizes... I'll have to look again.
 

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How about these sizes for Ultraleggera HLTs...

Front: 19x8.5 ET32 (or 38?) with 235/35/19
Rear: 19x9.0 ET30 with 265/30/19

Tires either Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08. Should be good with this setup, right? Which wheel offset will be best for the front? Is the SLK55 more forgiving in inner or outer clearance?

Edit: Found this picture online... wish I knew which front offset these were. The wheels look great!

 

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How about these sizes for Ultraleggera HLTs...

Front: 19x8.5 ET32 (or 38?) with 235/35/19
Rear: 19x9.0 ET30 with 265/30/19

Tires either Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08. Should be good with this setup, right? Which wheel offset will be best for the front? Is the SLK55 more forgiving in inner or outer clearance?

Edit: Found this picture online... wish I knew which front offset these were. The wheels look great!

Either offset will fit but I assume 38 would fit better, you might want to call tirerack and confirm. These wheels are popular for the track and they sold quite a few for the SLK55.
 

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I emailed the website where I found that picture. They replied with:

Front: 19x8.5 +32
Rear: 19x10 +32
 
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