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Just saying Hi from the UK. Have just bought a Jan 2013 R172 SLK55 and am currently learning lots about it. It only has about 20,000 miles on it, it has the AMG Performance Pack and most of the other useful options too, including the panoramic roof etc. It's a lovely lovely car - in Obsidian Black with Bengal Red interior. Very happy new owner!

I've moved to AMG from S and RS Audi world and right now I love the sound and handling of a RWD car, having been sensible for too many years with the 'stability and control' of Quattro 4WD. Just how much more fun is an AMG in the wet than the Audi! OK, so maybe a late night dash round the faster A-roads in the pi55ing rain might be more of a scary experience in the SLK, but hey, you can always slow down and still get home safely.

I am looking for info on whether or not it's easy to over-ride the exhaust flap valves for more noise when I want it and whether it's worth trying to find a space-saver tyre and jack, for when the inevitable happens one day, but I will post those on the normal forums.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone!





Thanks,
Phil
 

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Your car looks gorgeous.

Looking forward to hearing more about how you find the car as an SLK 55 is on my current wish list.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Phil, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
 

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Hi and welcome to SLK World from Kent. Nice looking car (in the best colour!!!).
 

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Welcome to the forum, love the car!
 

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Hi Phil, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Hi Phil, welcome from Washington, DC.

Absolutely beautiful 55!
 

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Welcome from central Florida, USA!
 

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Thanks for all the very internationally flavoured Welcomes! I look forward to my '55' journey too!
 

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Blimey, there's quite a few of you on here then!

Have been reading through all the chatter about X-Pipes and 2nd Decats but I will stick with the stock system for a while, as when the exhaust valves are open, it really does shout nicely. Does the R171 model 55 also have the exhaust valves?

I've had cars that have droned after either fitting non-resonated systems or where I've removed a centre box and I'm wary of making the car too droney, seeing as both my wife and I use the little hot-rod! I might not be popular if I make it any more 'obvious' than it is already, as Mrs RINGA comes home late at night from shift work sometimes....!

Here's a couple of interior shots of the Bengal Red, as requested;








The red is actually less vibrant in the flesh, so really quite subtle I'm pleased to say.
 

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