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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by IJE, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. IJE

    IJE New Member

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    Evening All,
    I am interested in purchasing a brand new SLK next year for a special birthday. I am a little overwhelmed by the Optional Equipment choices available and I am hoping you can provide some guidance. My initial thought is to go for a 250, but is a 200 just as good? Should I choose manual or 7G-Tronic? Should I go for the AMG Sport option?
    On the Options - where to start?
    • Vario Roof with Magic Sky, or plain steel?
    • Dynamic Handling Package?
    • Intelligent Light System?
    • Memory Package?
    • Mirror Package?
    • Airguide/Airscarf?
    • COMAND or Becker?
    I could go on and on! Does anyone out there have the ideal suggested spec for an SLK - up to say £50k?

    I visited my local dealer today (Gatwick) and they weren't much help - just gave me the price / option list, but they could not even show me a Magic Sky roof.

    I found this forum when I was searching for advice on the Personal Collection option from the factory in Germany. Looks like an SLK is collected from Bremen, but that Stuttgart would be more fun. Do you know if you can choose which factory to choose from? Presumably you are directed to Bremen because this is where SLK's are built. Has anybody driven from there to Stuttgart, to see the museum and then home? Do MB look after you in Stuttgart too? Obviously I would be prepared to pay for my own hotel there.

    Any advice on whether it is best to go through a local dealer or through MB World at Brooklands? If a local dealer, any recommendations for Sussex/Surrey? Gatwick, Brighton, Redhill, Guildford, Chichester?

    And how far in advance would you recommend placing my order if I want to collect on a specific date in April 2013? My salesman today suggested October/November this year. I have seen some posts where they move the date, but also that they will hold a car for XX days after build. Any advice on the best month to place the order gratefully received.

    A final question, on visiting the local dealer today I noticed a couple of cars with an ugly aerial on the boot lid. Is this for COMAND or for the phone? Would I have an aerial if I choose a GPS system but no phone?

    And a final final question - does anyone know the best people to hire an SLK from in the UK? I have to attend a wedding in Cumbria in May and this would a good opportunity for an extended test drive before I finally decide to spend my money.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
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    IJE

    IJE New Member

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    Order Placed - But Factory Collection now stopped!

    I placed my order for an SLK 250AMG with Mercedes Benz in Brighton back in June for next April - when I reach 60 and hope to retire.

    I was really looking forward to collecting my new car from Bremen on my birthday, but yesterday I had a call from the dealer to say that the Factory Collection scheme is to be stopped at the end of 2012. I phoned the MB Factory Collection Team and they confirmed that the scheme was being stopped. They would honour any arrangements made before year end, but not after that.

    Sure enough the Factory Collection option has disappeared from the latest SLK Price List issued on 1 October and the links on the website have gone too.

    Can we start a petition for MB to reinstate the scheme?
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Just saying hello and welcome, so sorry you got no replies to your first post.

    There certainly are some odd money saving schemes going on right now
     
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    Thanks for replying

    Hi, I rented an SLK 350 from Europcar back in May when I decided this body shape would make a practical touring car.

    I also rented an SLK 250CDI in August - awesome torque but not as smooth a drive as the SLK 250 Petrol I test drove at my dealership.

    So I went ahead and ordered:-
    • 250 SLK Petrol AMG in Fire Opal with Sahara Beige
    • Plain Vario Roof
    • Dynamic Handling Package
    • Driving Assistance Package
    • Intelligent Light System
    • Memory Package
    • Mirror Package
    • Airguide/Airscarf
    • COMAND
    I was so looking forward to collecting this in April next year - now looks like it will be down to the local dealership instead.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I have been reading the other post and its all rather a shock
     
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    Aaaaah . . . I'm already thinking 10 years ahead to a time I maybe able to afford a second hand example of the above :)
     
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    Mic Senior Member

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    Hello and a very belated welcome from me too......the car is more important than the collection.

    Mic
     
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    Hello and welcome from me too :D
     
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    ^^^ What he said.
     
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    Hi All

    I have been doing some research looking at getting a SLK 250 CDI but am at a loss as to how to identify some of the optional extras when looking at second hand models!
    How does one identify for sure that the car has these options, for example the Dynamic Handling Package?
     
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    Post up the VIN number here and people will give you the option list specific to that car.
     
  13. JohannW

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    Thanks Mark.
    My first posting so thanks for the quick reply.
    I don't have the VIN number but will get that.
    The registration is FX62YPG if that is of any use.
     
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    The VIN is on the passenger side of the windscreen under the wiper blade
     
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    Mark
    VIN =
     
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    Hi Mark.
    I found what I was looking for.
    Thanks.
     

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