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I have a SLK200 r172 and at a glance I see the new SLC is almost the same platform only the lights and the bumper is different, what I wanted to know, can we facelift it plug and play for the SLK to SLC?

as I see nothing is new, will be waste to buy a new one, as mine is only 14k mileage on it.

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Well one thing you will loose is your real exhaust / chrome tail pipes for false plastic ones built in to the bumper . ??

So real exhaust for faux ones ??
 

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I wouldn't bother with it unless going for the full blown 43 AMG. That sounds weird not being 55! They look so similar that it takes a semi keen eye to tell them apart
With 14K on the clock, it's just product extension ultimately. I see 3 minor changes with the SLC:

Engines:
-If you want a tad more performance from the 1.8 get it remapped, tuned upto the 250 spec or above (mine was running 239hp 373NM HP no issues...) If you're worried about warranty get a tuning box or Brabus box.
-They usually have some form of reliability flaw at the beginning (e.g. The C Class power steering issues 2015, or the injector issues facing some 2012 diesels atm) so if the facelift bothers you enough, wait a period of time before getting one so you don't have to suffer a potential recall or whatever.

Exterior:
-Lights and body kit. Is the premium worth it for a slightly sleeker body kit and NO exhausts!

Interior:
-The interior in the R172 is already gorgeous. I much prefer it to the interior in my Porsche.

Personally, I wouldn't bother trying to make an SLK into an SLC, otherwise Jeff will have you as a cautionary tale in the Posers section :):)
 

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as Topic,

I have a SLK200 r172 and at a glance I see the new SLC is almost the same platform only the lights and the bumper is different, what I wanted to know, can we facelift it plug and play for the SLK to SLC?

as I see nothing is new, will be waste to buy a new one, as mine is only 14k mileage on it.

thank you!
Yes, from comparing photographs it looks like only the front and rear bumper covers are different - the sheet metal looks to be the same. I suspect you will need the complete bumper cover and all ancillaries. From having done this 5 years ago on an Audi TT it will be a case of either spending £2000 on the new parts or waiting until people start crashing them and pick up the used bits off eBay.
 

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Superbogel, I don't know how you can see nothing new. It seems the SLC is to be the R173.
( Is this confirmed by M-B? )
If so, it's all new, isn't it?, ,,, well maybe not.

I am surprised that no one has mentioned that not only is the V8 gone, it seems so too are the V6s, unless you order the SLC43 AMG.*

Also, if there has to be logic with the naming , changing SLK to SLC, how do buyers make sense of the three digits that follow,
According to what I've seen so far, The 180 is not 1.8L but 1.6L, the 250d is actually a 2.1L diesel, the 300 is a high output 2.0L , the SLC43 is just 3.0L ,
but then, the 200 is actually a 2.0L.*

What is the key to this naming convention ?
Do these numbers indicate the price level? In which currency?

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Confused

* soucre = Wikipedia, I realise this is not corroborated yet.
 

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Wash your mouth out with soap! Why would you want to turn an SLK into its ugly twin sister, and especially by shoving an AMG badge on the impostor they are defrauding the public:surprise:

Riots are breaking out in the AMG PL:surprise:
 

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Well one thing you will loose is your real exhaust / chrome tail pipes for false plastic ones built in to the bumper . ??

So real exhaust for faux ones ??
well I am thinking of facelifting my SLK as mine are not bixenon yet and still pretty basic the first time I bought it. for the plastic ones, what I am thinking is cutting the rear bumper to fit in the old exhaust hahaha >:D

I wouldn't bother with it unless going for the full blown 43 AMG. That sounds weird not being 55! They look so similar that it takes a semi keen eye to tell them apart
With 14K on the clock, it's just product extension ultimately. I see 3 minor changes with the SLC:

Engines:
-If you want a tad more performance from the 1.8 get it remapped, tuned upto the 250 spec or above (mine was running 239hp 373NM HP no issues...) If you're worried about warranty get a tuning box or Brabus box.
-They usually have some form of reliability flaw at the beginning (e.g. The C Class power steering issues 2015, or the injector issues facing some 2012 diesels atm) so if the facelift bothers you enough, wait a period of time before getting one so you don't have to suffer a potential recall or whatever.

Exterior:
-Lights and body kit. Is the premium worth it for a slightly sleeker body kit and NO exhausts!

Interior:
-The interior in the R172 is already gorgeous. I much prefer it to the interior in my Porsche.

Personally, I wouldn't bother trying to make an SLK into an SLC, otherwise Jeff will have you as a cautionary tale in the Posers section :):)
Hi mate, I dont really care about the warranty, I am ordering a tuningbox and some performance kit for my slk so it will run much better and yes, I seems to like the SLC model more as mine was pretty basic, I know I will have to spend quite a budget, but if its in the budget, I am thinking of extending the use of the car and enjoying it more :)

Yes, from comparing photographs it looks like only the front and rear bumper covers are different - the sheet metal looks to be the same. I suspect you will need the complete bumper cover and all ancillaries. From having done this 5 years ago on an Audi TT it will be a case of either spending £2000 on the new parts or waiting until people start crashing them and pick up the used bits off eBay.
yeah, I believe the parts are not available as its just launch? I would love to have detailed specs on the break down part and so on to get an estimate of costs. and coding for the light I believe will be needed?

superbogel,

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thank Jeff! I have posted a new member post! cheers

Superbogel, I don't know how you can see nothing new. It seems the SLC is to be the R173.
( Is this confirmed by M-B? )
If so, it's all new, isn't it?, ,,, well maybe not.

I am surprised that no one has mentioned that not only is the V8 gone, it seems so too are the V6s, unless you order the SLC43 AMG.*

Also, if there has to be logic with the naming , changing SLK to SLC, how do buyers make sense of the three digits that follow,
According to what I've seen so far, The 180 is not 1.8L but 1.6L, the 250d is actually a 2.1L diesel, the 300 is a high output 2.0L , the SLC43 is just 3.0L ,
but then, the 200 is actually a 2.0L.*

What is the key to this naming convention ?
Do these numbers indicate the price level? In which currency?

Regards

Yours Sincerely,

Confused

* soucre = Wikipedia, I realise this is not corroborated yet.
its still a r172 on a different lights and bumper though, from what I see

Wash your mouth out with soap! Why would you want to turn an SLK into its ugly twin sister, and especially by shoving an AMG badge on the impostor they are defrauding the public:surprise:

Riots are breaking out in the AMG PL:surprise:
well, my slk200 is pretty sucks for the looks and wanted the newer looks hahaa

THe shape of the headlights are different, so they would be needed as well
I am thinking of buying, front headlights, rear stoplamps and full bumper front , sideskirt, and rear bumper, wondering how much would this cost?

:nerd:
 

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Headlamps will probably not be easy to swap. Bumpers are easy. The exhaust ports are just in the rear valance which just clips in, so that should be easy to modify if needed.
 

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Well if we take in the parts will be brand new to do this job for example .
Cost wise at a guess will cost aproxx £2000.00 - £3000.00
That is the headlights and rear are not stupid prices .

Front bumper
Diamond star grille
Any other parts it will req

Rear bumper
Grilles
Plastics etc

Led lights plus any other kit it may req ?
Rear led lights

Coding / maybe ??

New SLC badge As thats what you want it to be . :grin:

Bumpers will have to be painted also cost extra .... ?
Labour id imagine he would do it so no cost there .
Poss coding req ??

So this could be either wait until second hand parts are on the market so cost tumbles .
Or money is no object scenario .
Or trade in your car and get the new SLC ?

Which bracket are you ? :grin:
 

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Well if we take in the parts will be brand new to do this job for example .
Cost wise at a guess will cost aproxx £2000.00 - £3000.00
That is the headlights and rear are not stupid prices .

Front bumper
Diamond star grille
Any other parts it will req

Rear bumper
Grilles
Plastics etc

Led lights plus any other kit it may req ?
Rear led lights

Coding / maybe ??

New SLC badge As thats what you want it to be . :grin:

Bumpers will have to be painted also cost extra .... ?
Labour id imagine he would do it so no cost there .
Poss coding req ??

So this could be either wait until second hand parts are on the market so cost tumbles .
Or money is no object scenario .
Or trade in your car and get the new SLC ?

Which bracket are you ? :grin:
if the quote price are from £2000.00 - £3000.00 and included headlights and rear, I believe I still in that bracket haha! well my question is that will we need to code/module for the headlights? as mine are still using the halogen version, very fugly!

is the new parts already available? as the car just launched LOL >:D
 

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Anything can be done provided the parts fit well and work as should .
Prices well its a guesstimate on prices of today .
But as always brand new parts are always mega bucks .

The led headlights maybe £1000.00 for one as an example ?
Then that would poss stop you in your tracks .

Its a wait n see me thinks .
 

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If you have to change the headlamps then I think it would be impractical. New R172 xenon lights are £800 each and I would expect the LED ones to be at least that, probably more.

To upgrade from halogens to xenons is a MASSIVE job. To go to full matrix LEDs will be more because it is partly controlled by the COMAND sat nav system. You will also need the multi-purpose camera, control modules, self levelling units and then all that lot will need coding. If it's possible to do the headlamps alone under £4000 I'd be very surprised based on what people charge to retrofit LEDs to Audis in the UK.

With used parts from a donor car you could do it much cheaper, but the labour aspect will be HUGE.
 

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Anything can be done provided the parts fit well and work as should .
Prices well its a guesstimate on prices of today .
But as always brand new parts are always mega bucks .

The led headlights maybe £1000.00 for one as an example ?
Then that would poss stop you in your tracks .

Its a wait n see me thinks .
well yes I believe the headlights is the main problem, and I talked to on eof the local tech, the module is embed in the headlights he says, what we need to know is the wire harness.

If you have to change the headlamps then I think it would be impractical. New R172 xenon lights are £800 each and I would expect the LED ones to be at least that, probably more.

To upgrade from halogens to xenons is a MASSIVE job. To go to full matrix LEDs will be more because it is partly controlled by the COMAND sat nav system. You will also need the multi-purpose camera, control modules, self levelling units and then all that lot will need coding. If it's possible to do the headlamps alone under £4000 I'd be very surprised based on what people charge to retrofit LEDs to Audis in the UK.

With used parts from a donor car you could do it much cheaper, but the labour aspect will be HUGE.
full LED will cost more, but I dont think the headlights will connect to any of the camera and so on, as the LED lights, one of the mechanic told me r172 bixenon already had a module inside it, only problem is the wire harness, so that is the main issue.

and waiting for 2nd part will be a long long time I believe lol, if we can have the part list it will be a massive help of determining the cost, I am okay with the labor here though haha..
 

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The problem with the LED headlamps is that they are not controlled by the driver, they are controlled by the car.

They default to full, main beam, illumination unless the car detects an oncoming vehicle (by means of a multipurpose camera mounted by the rear view mirror) or it detects an upcoming corner or it's on a motorway (it knows this from COMAND) when it shapes the beam to see around the corner or to avoid blinding oncoming traffic on the other carriageway of the motorway.

So the ballasts and possibly any control modules may well be built into the lights but they won't work without the other supporting systems unfortunately.

Plus, the whole car now has a different control system driven off the central display and the hockey puck controller by the shifter. So anything electronic will probably require a complete new ECU of some description. It will be possible, but it may not be worth the effort.
 

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The problem with the LED headlamps is that they are not controlled by the driver, they are controlled by the car.

They default to full, main beam, illumination unless the car detects an oncoming vehicle (by means of a multipurpose camera mounted by the rear view mirror) or it detects an upcoming corner or it's on a motorway (it knows this from COMAND) when it shapes the beam to see around the corner or to avoid blinding oncoming traffic on the other carriageway of the motorway.

So the ballasts and possibly any control modules may well be built into the lights but they won't work without the other supporting systems unfortunately.

Plus, the whole car now has a different control system driven off the central display and the hockey puck controller by the shifter. So anything electronic will probably require a complete new ECU of some description. It will be possible, but it may not be worth the effort.
so back quoting on this question, its better to go slk250 amg lights rather SLC then? and does anyone know what do we neeed from slk200 basic halogen light upgrade to slk250 xenon light? what parts do we need and do we need module?

I am also looking forward to upgrade my bumpers to the amg's one, and looking forward for some info, I am open to used parts as I understand the new parts cost insanely expensive :grin:
 
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