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A friend suggested that I put the 172 "V8 AMG" badges on the side of my 171 SLK55... Would that be posing, or pretentious?
 

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Hi SoopRoop, I personally don't think so as you are driving an SLK 55 and the badges do look cool. Now if I was to do that with my SLK280 that would be all sorts of wrong. lol
 

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Do it Rupert so I can see how it looks on yours!
 

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Since the badge is 'just' telling people what you have, then it's not posing. As long as the badge is accurate to the engine, acessories etc, I can't see anything wrong with that.

If you are concerned with it being pretentious, then that's a different issue. I feel like if you even feel a need to ask that question, then you already have your answer.
 

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If you are concerned with it being pretentious, then that's a different issue. I feel like if you even feel a need to ask that question, then you already have your answer.
Perhaps. I'm just valuing the advice of my peers. If y'all don't think it's pretentious, then there's no reason for me to disagree... Thank you for your input!:)
 

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You can't see the badges from the inside.
The only things I care about on the inside are: comfort, sound (music/exhaust) and g-forces... :biglaugh:

The exterior badges are for those outside the vehicle, who are curious/appreciative...:)
 

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Personally I'm not a fan of adding any badging to the car - it does seem somewhat pretentous to me (unless it's for something really 'special' or 'unique'. Adding the "V8 AMG" badge doesn't signify anything 'special' to me so I wouldn't do it. But, since it's factually true, I don't consider it a 'horrible' thing.

I understand wanting other opinions and this is just mine. Hope it helps to some degree. If you decide to do it, please post pics.
 

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Adding the V8 ///AMG badging from the MY12/13 SLK 55 AMG would be confusing as the logos are different from R171 to the R172! But only a careful eye would notice the change... :)

Mercedes changed the A in AMG to "lean" up against the M. I guess it's the new styling thing... In the R171 and (probably) prior, it was just a simple ///AMG.
 

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Do many people who are either none SLK owners or petrol heads even know the difference between all the SLK's on the road. I doubt if many would know what engine the car in front has even if the badge says 200, 350, 55 and the significance of the letters AMG are lost on the greater motoring public.

My point is. Who are we trying to impress ??
 

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If the new 'V8 AMG' badge pleases you, go for it. People put all kinds of things on their cars.

As for the question of posing, simply having an SLK is for many a dead give away that you're/we're posing. It's not exactly understated is it?

Dressing up a 200/280/300/350 to be a 55 isn't a problem to me either, but it's not something I'd be interested in doing. I could get a real 55 for more or less the same money as my/our current 200 and certainly less that the cost of dressing it up.
 

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I don't see the gain brought about by adding a badge. What other people see or say doesn't define me.....or my car. To put it another way....who cares?
 
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