SLK facelift difference

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My son is considering getting a 2nd gen SLK at some point. He is wondering whether there's much difference / what's the difference between pre and post facelift models?

Anybody able to shed some light on this for him?

Thanks.
 
As far as I am aware the 171 was more than just a facelift of the 170, just as the 172 was more than a facelift of the 171.
Happy to be corrected though!
 
My son is considering getting a 2nd gen SLK at some point. He is wondering whether there's much difference / what's the difference between pre and post facelift models?
Assuming you’re asking about pre-facelift and facelift versions of the R171, there were quite a few detail differences none of which on their own represent a significant upgrade, but the whole package adds up to a nicer car.

The most obvious external change was to the ‘F1’ style nose on the facelift cars. Other changes included a sharpened up instrument cluster, proper shift paddles instead of shift buttons on the steering wheel, and increased power output on the V6 models. The infotainment system was also given an upgrade to NTG2.5

I’m sure someone will be able to list a few other differences.
 
How tall is he?

I've sat in the 171 (love the nose) but even I found it snug
The 170 rusts, many lots!
 
How tall is he?

I've sat in the 171 (love the nose) but even I found it snug
The 170 rusts, many lots!
He's about 5'11".

I've guided him away from the R170 and towards the R171.
 
Im 5,11" and fit quite easily in my R171 SLK55 fabulous little motor 😎
 
R171 facelift brought in several improvements
I couldn't name them but when we bought our 280SLK (58 Plate) we also test drove a 350SLK on an 05 plate (IIRC). The 280 was a much fresher car, more nimble, a nicer drive all round
 
I don't think there is a facelift 171?
Not like the w204 PFL FL
172 is a totally different car
I may be wrong though
 
I don't think there is a facelift 171?
Not like the w204 PFL FL
172 is a totally different car
I may be wrong though
Facelifted in 2008
 
Mines different must be because its the SLK55 AMG
 
I don't like the other front bumper
 

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Just read that the facelift SLK55 hasn't got 6 pot front brakes and 4 pot rears
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