Have had my R172 for three weeks and I now understand the reason everyone replaces the OEM brake pads. I have to clean the wheels every 3 or 4 days to keep the brake dust in check. Does anyone know if the EBC Red Stuff pads sold for the 2012 will fit the 2013 SLK350? Haven't seen the Akebono's for the R172 anywhere. Is there really any difference between the two pads? Thanks for any assistance.