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Registered 2014 SLK250 CDi
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Before buying my R171 I was always attracted to its design so much more than R170 and R172 models
I don't think I would have bought an SLK had the R171 design not existed, esp with the E89 version of the Z4 which is on a par for me before I chose my R171.
Are your car and @b82012 's white bomb the same?
I dunno if his is an AMG too but his front spoiler design features stand out to the eye more than your black model.
Are those front wing side vents fake or have an air flow / cooling purpose? I like that feature and how the design continues into the door.
😊 Side vents are pure fake 🤗 and you are right, the white looks amazing
 

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Premium Member 2013 SLK350
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I got it like that and I actually like it. You know I live in Northern Ireland where people at 70mph motorway drive 55-60mph so 250cdi is waaay more then enough, obviously I prefer AMG look like, so when I seen that, I bought it :)
Your car and your avatar is confusing. The car has all external features of a R172 SLK55 AMG (front DRL, side vent w/V8 AMG insignia, and rear exhaust + SLK55 AMG badges) but it is a SLK250 CDi :unsure: Whoever was the previous owner sure had a fantasy for an AMG by decking it all out including badging (typically frowned upon by purists)... BUT it is now your car, if you are comfortable with such false representation of your car (especially with an actual SLK55 AMG badge and V8 insiginia), so be it...
 

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Registered 2014 SLK250 CDi
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Your car and your avatar is confusing. The car has all external features of a R172 SLK55 AMG (front DRL, side vent w/V8 AMG insignia, and rear exhaust + SLK55 AMG badges) but it is a SLK250 CDi :unsure: Whoever was the previous owner sure had a fantasy for an AMG by decking it all out including badging (typically frowned upon by purists)... BUT it is now your car, if you are comfortable with such false representation of your car (especially with an actual SLK55 AMG badge and V8 insiginia), so be it...
I grew up in Communist Czechoslovakia where people were sticking tape diagonally over some Russian cars grill to make it Volvo looking, big number of people buying fake Adidas or Armani stuff etc. Every one likes to look better and in contrary to fake Adidas stuff, I'm not hurting anyone. I hope. And because I can't afford real AMG, I have fake one. I understand that someone doesn't understand :) but, from some "teenage" reason I feel better when getting in this fake AMG outside shop 😂 at least til I let everyone listen small diesel engine 😭🤔
 

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Registered 2014 SLK250 CDi
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Nice Upgrade (y)
Not sure I've every seen UK R172, with standard cloth seats...!!
I didnt believe my eyes, but I went across couple of them myself and in the minute is on Autotrader Web 15 of R172 advertised with cloth upholstery
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Back to our thread folks! just pictures of your SLK Thanks

:D
 

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Registered 2006 SLK350
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Looks to be in nicer condition and with sports seats and air scarf.
Your media player is different to my 2007 model, lucky you
Leather seats are "Designo manufaktur" , hand-stitched leather.
Mercedes-Benz designo: designo manufaktur en detalle

The sound equipment was the original factory. Hardman-kardon.
But I changed the radio for an Android radio, which allows me to have a rear view camera, independent browsers GPS (Tomtom, Igo, googlemaps ...) as well as other applications (torque ...)
 

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Premium Member 2001 SLK320
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Hmm, sorry but I don't get it, how does that define a link?
I apologize and sorry for the confusion. I was trying to say both cars have some relation to Porsche since the SLK's complete retractable hardtop system came from Porsche-owned convertible-top specialist Car Top Systems and the 500 E was built with the help of Porsche. To top it off, Michael Mauer who designed the SLK when he worked at Mercedes-Benz, transferred to Porsche to become the chief designer.
 
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