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Spent 2 days deliberating which spec BMW Z4 to buy - got a little frustrated and then was advised to consider an SLK. What a result - found this one on Autotrader (a fellow SLK World member) and have been making her mine ever since.

90K on the clock, fresh plugs/oils/brembo discs/pads/suspension joints, plus res delete (straight pipes at the mo, X pipe TBC), smart top fitted, new touch screen & head unit (apple play), full surround sound upgrade, rear view camera. Alloy refresh planned, new right tail unit required - have found the 'how to guide' here already!

The other half and I just spent 6 hours cleaning, polishing & waxing - she's gleaming! Totally in love. Need a track day to get to know her better :)


Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

Lube those seals:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

Since you have a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

Kleemann Supercharger:

Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:

Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):

Carbon Fiber Diffuser:

Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents

Driving stories section:

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My albums:

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Premium Member
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Wow 90k on the clock but she looks gorgeous.
AMG engines are bomb proof so you cant go wrong!
6 hours cleaning it must be love, love, love!
Come to the SW meet in Clevedon on 21st April and show her off!

Premium Member 2009 SLK 55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Super Moderator Northern California US 06 SLK 280
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Welcome to from Northern


List of Useful SLK Links >

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favorite.
Here's the main thread:

ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
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Registered 2009 SLK200 2Look
296 Posts
You bought well (not sure the spec?). The only BMW I would consider of buying was the 840/850 series - stunning! I have just sold my Porsche 944S2, also a stunning machine. I updated it with Koni/H&R suspension etc. Now I have a 200 SLK - it's not the speed you drive - it's because you can -

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

Wow! She sure is gleaming!


1,583 Posts
Another 55 owner, yeah! Welcome from south west Florida! Z4M vs 55, straight 6 vs. V8, own a 55, friend has a Z4M, his is FAST, (ride along at Sebring), but the sound is not there, nothing like the growl of our 55's.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
25,437 Posts
Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.

Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on 15th April.​

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing) Includes diy videos.
Spare parts:

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.

Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:

AMG - AMGs - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

I love blue 55's, but don't tell anyone. It's a secret :D

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,254 Posts
Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets here. Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We're also plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map - Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the map. :tu:

Thank you
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