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I have an SLK 200 R170, from 1998, and found a great deal for an SLK 230K, from 1999.
My car has the steering wheel on the left side, while the other has it on the right side.

I was wondering, is it possible to add the engine from the SLK 230K to my SLK 200?
Or would it be easier to use the steering wheel from my SLK 200 in the SLK 230K?
 

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Sorry for bringing up and old topic but

Would it be possible to replace an SLK r170 200k engine with an SLK r170 320k engine?

I recently got an 200k from 2003 and I'm rather satisfied, but if I do in the future decide to spend more money on petrol and up the performance without sketchy mods to my car it feels like a natural path to go.

Does anyone have experience on this subject?

Cheers!
 

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I have not done the change myself, I just found a cheap 230K (whole car, for 2400 Euros), and bought that. But if you want to make the change, you will also need to replace the Engine ECU.

The swap itself should be no big deal.

I see you are from Europe, so maybe you are interested, I have seen a 230k Engine for sale for 600 Euros, on the Romanian market. According to the seller, it has good mileage.

Also, you will need to check with the regulations of your country, to see in what conditions this swap is legal, and also check the the taxes and insurance costs for the higher end engine. The gas usage increase is negligible.

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I just noticed you wanted 320, not 230. That swap should also be doable.

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But if you are planning on adding 320, why not go the AMG way? The difference is sky and earth.
 

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Hello,

I have not done the change myself, I just found a cheap 230K (whole car, for 2400 Euros), and bought that. But if you want to make the change, you will also need to replace the Engine ECU.

The swap itself should be no big deal.

I see you are from Europe, so maybe you are interested, I have seen a 230k Engine for sale for 600 Euros, on the Romanian market. According to the seller, it has good mileage.

Also, you will need to check with the regulations of your country, to see in what conditions this swap is legal, and also check the the taxes and insurance costs for the higher end engine. The gas usage increase is negligible.

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I just noticed you wanted 320, not 230. That swap should also be doable.

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But if you are planning on adding 320, why not go the AMG way? The difference is sky and earth.
Thanks for the info! If i do decide to up the engine, it won't be for at least another year :) Do you think suspension will be an issue, in regard to the added weight?

Where can I find more info on the difference between the 320 and the 320 AMG? I wasn't aware there were much of a difference?

Cheers!
 

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Thanks for the info! If i do decide to up the engine, it won't be for at least another year :) Do you think suspension will be an issue, in regard to the added weight?

Where can I find more info on the difference between the 320 and the 320 AMG? I wasn't aware there were much of a difference?

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As long as the suspension is SLK compatible, it shouldn't be a problem.

Regarding the 320 vs 32 AMG, you can find more info on this forum, Wikipedia, etc...

From Wikipedia:
SLK320 2001–2004 3.2L M112.947 V6 162 kW (218 hp) 6.5 seconds 250**/276‡ km/h (155/171 mph)
SLK32 AMG 2001–2004 3.2L M112.960 V6 264 kW (354 hp) 5.2 seconds 250**/280*†/310‡ km/h (155/174/193 mph)

As you can see, the hp difference is huge, the 0-60 mile (0-100km) difference is also over 1 second, etc.

However, I would advise against changing stuff on the car, unless you can find the parts for very cheap.

Why? A lot of work. And if you buy the AMG, you also get a different look, different seats, different interior, AMG sign, etc. But the AMG 32 goes for about 15k Euro. That's why I'm saying. If you find it for cheap spare engines, etc, go for it, otherwise, I would rather go for a new car.

I also had this idea, as you can see in my first post, for swapping out the 200 non kompressor, non facelift, to 230K, but I went for facelift 230k, which I found for 2400 Euros. The difference was also day and night. But now the AMG... that's the dream... :)
 

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As long as the suspension is SLK compatible, it shouldn't be a problem.

Regarding the 320 vs 32 AMG, you can find more info on this forum, Wikipedia, etc...

From Wikipedia:
SLK320 2001–2004 3.2L M112.947 V6 162 kW (218 hp) 6.5 seconds 250**/276‡ km/h (155/171 mph)
SLK32 AMG 2001–2004 3.2L M112.960 V6 264 kW (354 hp) 5.2 seconds 250**/280*†/310‡ km/h (155/174/193 mph)

As you can see, the hp difference is huge, the 0-60 mile (0-100km) difference is also over 1 second, etc.

However, I would advise against changing stuff on the car, unless you can find the parts for very cheap.

Why? A lot of work. And if you buy the AMG, you also get a different look, different seats, different interior, AMG sign, etc. But the AMG 32 goes for about 15k Euro. That's why I'm saying. If you find it for cheap spare engines, etc, go for it, otherwise, I would rather go for a new car.

I also had this idea, as you can see in my first post, for swapping out the 200 non kompressor, non facelift, to 230K, but I went for facelift 230k, which I found for 2400 Euros. The difference was also day and night. But now the AMG... that's the dream... :)
Thank you for the excellent answer! The AMG 32 seems rather amazing, I must say! Sounds like an excellent car for some day in the future!
 
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