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Old 11th August 2011, 16:15   #16
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Speed Date: An interactive road movie featuring the new SLK.

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Since the car is officially launched and now at the showroom for display i can put up some pics for you guys.
i personally liked everything other then the wheels. Excuse for poor quality pics. BB cam is sad.
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pdev29,

Thanks for those pictures, are other alloys possible if one orders the car instead of buying the stock car? Also is the AMG Kit available? The car badly needs it to look good, and what is the price for the kit?

Also did you drive it yet? How is it compared to the Z4 if you have had a ride in it too?

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pdev29,

Thanks for those pictures, are other alloys possible if one orders the car instead of buying the stock car? Also is the AMG Kit available? The car badly needs it to look good, and what is the price for the kit?

Also did you drive it yet? How is it compared to the Z4 if you have had a ride in it too?

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AMG Kit and Rims can be ordered but @ extra cost and will be fitted @ dealership. This is a pre-configured CBU.
I am not sure about the availability of Kit bu i can check and let you know guys.

compared to the Old SLK the new one is much better in terms of Engine, Interiors and almost everything.

Compared to the Z4 both are par when it comes to performance but in terms of ride quality and comfort i found merc better.

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I do believe somewhere in this forum I did mention a 250 CDI variant which will be released soon, well it's out in germany, and the right hand markets get this by Spring 2012, so I am pretty sure Mercedes-India will get it to India by end of 2012 as it offers them a unique way of marketing this car with a diesel engine and a lower price point, when launched this will come in at about 42 - 45 Lac Ex-Showroom,

Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI launched @ 41,828 Euros

This should offer a good value to the customer and open a whole new segment of buyers who perhaps stayed away from this segment due to fuel costs?

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here are few more pics with good picture quality. 2 pics with Magic sky on an off. Enjoy
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Nice pictures cannot wait to see the magic sky roof once the dealer here gets the car, I have been told the same roof will be used on the W222 S-Class

Btw does anyone think mercedes also needs to design a new gear lever? This one looks really dated now?

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which city are you in??
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Ahmedabad, remember we spoke few times?
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Just came across this article on the internet, talk about bad journalism? They say the only change for the SLK 2011 is the Magic Sky Roof? The car is a whole new car from inside out and it's a shame news like this keep the masses ill informed?

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Buddy I am the publisher of that blog. Sometimes its not about research/journalism but passing what automaker's PR tell you. Therefore we were told that the major change is "Magic Roof" and we also said the same. The article nowhere says "the only change".
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Mayanksabharwal,

Sorry about it mate but I only saw it as an error and keeping you aside there are times when a lot of false information is circulated by other journalists.

And if that's the kind of information the PR pass on then I suppose it leaves little to say, thank god we have team-bhp?

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Buddy I am the publisher of that blog. Sometimes its not about research/journalism but passing what automaker's PR tell you. Therefore we were told that the major change is "Magic Roof" and we also said the same. The article nowhere says "the only change".

I have got both the cars standing with me and trust me everything is changed in the new SLK 350. I wonder how can PR reps pass on such information.

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Mayanksabharwal,

Sorry about it mate but I only saw it as an error and keeping you aside there are times when a lot of false information is circulated by other journalists.

And if that's the kind of information the PR pass on then I suppose it leaves little to say, thank god we have team-bhp?

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I have got both the cars standing with me and trust me everything is changed in the new SLK 350. I wonder how can PR reps pass on such information.
I know but the article quoted above by "S350L-E240" is pre launch article (published before the car was launched) and in that case, you have to work with whatever information you have with you.
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Devang,

Any idea when Ahmedabad gets the car? The dealer still has no idea, really want to see the magic roof, also any updates on the CLS? Thats another long over due product considering it's a CBU?

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i wonder how come they dont have a display vehicle! No clue when they will get it.
you wont have to wait long for the new CLS and C. Let the official launch happen and i will post the pics.
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