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Hello to everyone,
im actually owning an SLK R170 and im looking to buy an R172.
I found one in Germany and my local dealer (that import cars from entire europe, im from Italy) called the Germany dealer that have the car and they said its available.
Following the specs of the car I choiced:
-White
-200 (1.8 Turbo 184hp)
-AMG Package
-6.000KM
-Interior light package (the red leds in the interior)
-Navi
-Bi-xenon
-Black interior with red seams
-Red security belts
-Digital clock inside
-7G Tronic with shift paddles
-18" Wheels
-MANUAL Clima
-August 2014

For a total price of: 35.000€ (incluse import from Germany and all the burocratic stuff, so 35K for EVERYTHING).

Now I wanna know, the 2014 model is same of 2015 or there are any changes? Do you suggest me to buy this one or I must to search somewhere for a 2015?
I think the price for all the optionals it have is very good, also KMs are very low (just 6.000!!) the car is pratically new but I would like to have some suggestions from you specialists :)

Thanks guys, hope to have soon my new baby, im fallen in love with R172 :x
 

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I will defer to those that have the R172. Also see the 2014 or 15 brochure in my link above your post
 

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Make sure that you ask if the car has been in any accidents. In Germany they don't have to mention this in the listings, but are legally required to tell you if you ask. But only if you ask.

Good luck!
 

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Hello, thanks for your answer.
But for example, it seem the 15 have color display in the middle of speedo and 14 its just "black and white" its true or all models have colored display?
 

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I deleted your duplicate post
 

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Thanks to everyone for reply.
I asked for accident,they said its a demostrative car and have NO accident, just a small scratch on a wheel (I saw the picture, its VERY VERY SMALL, almost impossible to see it).
By the way, from brochure they look same, but can please someone explain me about the board computer? Its COLORED in every versions?
Also, for online internet connection it need an optional apart or every models can do it?
Thanks!
 

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2014 US Spec does have a colour centre screen in the dashboard. I don't think there are any differences between the 2014 and 2015. 2016 had some new engine choices and 2017 will be the mid model refreshed SLK now known as SLC.
 

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2014 US Spec does have a colour centre screen in the dashboard. I don't think there are any differences between the 2014 and 2015. 2016 had some new engine choices and 2017 will be the mid model refreshed SLK now known as SLC.
Thanks LJKelley, it was the answer I was looking for >:D
Regarding Mercedes MBARACE, its possible to add on this actually SLK if it haven't yet?If yes, how it works?
Thanks guys :x
 

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Mbrace I believe is only available in the USA

http://mbrace.mbusa.com/login.htm
Oh I see...that's sad!
So no way to connect an SLK throught and internet connection here in Europe?
In Italy, I see the TV SPOT of new Mercedes A that advertiese the thing that you can go on Internet.
By the way, it was just a question because it look a nice feature when you are in a trip!
 

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Not unless you are going to borrow someone's geostationary satellite for mbrace similar setup
Internet in Europe, I cannot speak for that. Europe members can and will
 

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You will only have a colour screen if you have COMAND fitted. There is another thread open where this is discussed at length.

2014 and 2015 are the same.

For precision, it IS a legal requirement for any car being sold in Germany to have a statement regarding its accident history. Selling a car as 'accident free' knowing it to be different is punishable by a hefty fine and I think prison is an option.

Why do you pay a middleman to bring the car in from Germany - collect it yourself under the German export scheme that insures you to get the car home. mobile.de ? Gebrauchtwagen und Neuwagen ? Deutschlands größter Fahrzeugmarkt is the best place to look. Aim for a 'Jahrswagen' - these are employee cars that are sold on with a full MB warranty. Look for 'Junge Sterne' on the listings.

Mbrace is an MBUSA option. It will be a hard one to ever sell in Europe.
 

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You will only have a colour screen if you have COMAND fitted. There is another thread open where this is discussed at length.

2014 and 2015 are the same.

For precision, it IS a legal requirement for any car being sold in Germany to have a statement regarding its accident history. Selling a car as 'accident free' knowing it to be different is punishable by a hefty fine and I think prison is an option.

Why do you pay a middleman to bring the car in from Germany - collect it yourself under the German export scheme that insures you to get the car home. mobile.de ? Gebrauchtwagen und Neuwagen ? Deutschlands größter Fahrzeugmarkt is the best place to look. Aim for a 'Jahrswagen' - these are employee cars that are sold on with a full MB warranty. Look for 'Junge Sterne' on the listings.

Mbrace is an MBUSA option. It will be a hard one to ever sell in Europe.
Hello Hal Adams, thanks for your reply.
I found the car I choice on your link too, they seem the same of Autoscout24.
By the way, the "middleman" is my friend, I just pay 500€ extra to him to go there and pick up the car,so its ok :)
Also, I must to pay 900-1.000€ for the new plates as the car is imported but my friend will take my SLK R170 and "use it" for pay this.
The price of car is 35.900€ but I will pay 36.000€ for EVERYTHING, you think is not a good price?
The dealer I choiced is an official Mercedes Seller and they sell the car with 2 years of warranty.
What would be cost for the same car but new from Italy ?
New? The dealer said its costed 55.000€ and I think in italy the price could be over 60.000€ I really don't know!! >:D


Thanks Guys ;-)
 

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Can you please explain me what COMAND is and how can i know if my car have it? It is only for USA market? Which the difference between having it or not?
Thanks!!
remember search and google are always your friends

Cockpit Management and Data system - COMAND for short
or Cockpit Management and Navigation Device

acts as a combined command and control centre for all audio, telematics and telecommunications functions on Mercedes-Benz vehicles and includes a dedicated flat display screen. In addition to the GPS navigation system and general processing and control logic, COMAND includes components such as an address book, telephone, radio and in many cases a CD/DVD drive. It is connected to other (often separate) devices such as CD/DVD changers, sound system and surround sound amplifier, TV receiver and the optional Linguatronic voice control system via an optical fibre network. The first generations of COMAND used the D2B optical network standard whereas later models are based on MOST.
A key feature of all COMAND systems is to provide deep integration between the various functions such as multimedia, navigation and telephony and to also allow multiple presentation and control facilities. An example of functional integration is where other audio sources can be muted when a phone call comes in or when navigation guidance is being given. It is also the case that the main audio system, speakers and microphone are used for all these functions instead of being logically and functionally separate. With regard to multiple presentation and control facilities, COMAND based vehicles allow steering wheel controls to be used alongside the main COMAND buttons and controller and COMAND related status information and instructions can be displayed in the instrument cluster in addition to the main COMAND display. On vehicles with a factory fitted Mercedes-Benz rear seat entertainment system, this also provides integration with the COMAND system, allowing for instance the rear seat displays to show content from the COMAND TV receiver or to play out the rear DVD audio over the car's surround sound system.

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/252305-how-identify-your-head-unit.html


each model year has an owner's manual and a comand manual in addition to maintenance manuals

Owners Manual: A Go-To Source for Information on your Vehicle | Mercedes-Benz

Download Your Car Maintenance Manual | Mercedes-Benz


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With the Becker MAP PILOT, Becker and Mercedes-Benz present the first navigation system that is fully integrated in the vehicle electronics system, offering the combined advantages of a mobile navigation system and a fixed installation.

 
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