Premium Member 2018 SLC43
Having taken hundreds of SLK R171 & R172 pictures, I agree with Myke that the R171 is a better looking car:"hard car to get the right angle on (partly because I think it’s ugly from some)."
Madness!, Sheer madness.
171 is stunning from all angles & never confused with MB models from other classes.
(Though have to be careful with Smartphone pictures, that distort the depth of field, or what ever the technical term is..!!)
The front of the Face-Lift R171 is a pure F1 inspired sports car design:
Where as the front of the Face-Lift R172 is MB corporate pedestrian friendly....
Also the design detail on the R172 in My opinion is "poor" around the door mirror area - R172 Example:
(Even the Ford Fiesta does a better design job of this area..)
Where as the Face-Lift R171 has more sweeping door lines at the leading door edge and not the big gap at the bottom of the "A" pillar:
Moving onto the, Err - Rear of the of the R171 & R172 - They both look great with the factory boot spoiler
Anyway, which ever SLK model You like, hope You've enjoyed looking at some scenic car pictures...!!