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    W176 Pre-FL A200, R171 FL SLK200

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  1. Hi, I'm considering getting a 2008 SLK200. Understand that there are 2 versions - 160 bhp and 181 bhp. Search the Internet and if my understanding is correct, the face-lift version have both engine variants. Anyone can advise how to differentiate between them visually or otherwise? Thanks in advanced!
  2. Going to have it check over the weekend. Hopefully not so serious in my case. *Fingers crossed*
  3. Anyone can recommend a reliable and reasonably priced workshop that can diagnose and repair turbo issue? Sent my car to C&C last week for recall campaign. Was told that the diagnostics flagged out an issue with the Turbo. Still can drive but was recommended to make a separate appointment to repair it. Last evening I felt a sudden lost of power and the car behaved like a NA car i.e. no turbo kicked in when down shift, just rev up and acceleration was slow. After I stopped at the traffic junction, the turbo came back again when moving off. Anyone encountered similar problem before?
  4. Interesting. Is it just a change in the display? It is touch screen I presume? Can pm me the damage if not convenient to post? Does it work with the reverse camera also?
  5. Besides the additional weight, the sunroof will reduce the headroom as well. Will be a consideration point if you are on the taller side.
  6. Not the most elegant way to do this but this is how I used DIY hooks from my neighborhood hardware shop to hang takeaway food. Can take certain amount of weight but have not really test it with very heavy load because the part it sticks to is still a piece of plastic which might break.
  7. Do you have in-car camera installed that is turned on 24/7? If yes, it will shorten battery life. Based on past experiences with my previous cars from Honda to VW to my current Merc, my batteries lasted between 1.5 to 2 years on the average with 24/7 in-car camera. $530 to change is definitely too much. Can get the battery from MB stockists for around $200-$300 plus and bring to practically any tire and battery workshops to install for $10 to $20.
  8. Can PM me the cost and also the contact of Taufik? Bought leather wrap a year ago but too lazy to get down to wrapping it. Thanks in advance!
  9. There are 3rd parties parts online to fix up. Can refer to this thread :
  10. From the looks of it, it might not be a straight forward plug and play job. And with the cooling fins extension and what I presume to be the ballast, the back cover of the headlights might not be able to close properly. Lastly, it might trigger canbus error, although the presumed ballast should be able to prevent that. If anyone has tried and it works, please share your experience.
  11. I got mine from aliexpress. Tight fit.
  12. Yeah. Realised that. The first post was infomation from configurator page.
  13. On the other hand, the "Technical Data" page still states 7G-DCT.....One of the pages is wrong...... Display all technical dataEngine and performanceFuel and emissionsPower transmissionSuspension and steeringQuantity, dimensions & weights Select engineA 180A 200A 250 SportMercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC Select engineA 180A 200A 250 SportMercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC Engine and performance Cylinder arrangement/number R4 R4 Total displacement (cc) 1595 1595 Rated output (kW at rpm) [1] 90/5000 115/5300 Rated torque (Nm at rpm) [1] 200/1250–4000 250/1250–4000 Compression ratio 10.3: 1 10.3: 1 Acceleration 0–100 km/h (s) 8.6 7.8 Top speed (km/h) 202 224 Emission class Euro 6 Euro 6 ECO start/stop function Y (yes) Y (yes) Fuel and emissions Tank capacity/with reserve (l) 50/6 50/6 Fuel consumption, urban (l/100km) [2] 6.8–6.7 6.8–6.7 Fuel consumption, extra-urban (l/100km) [2] 4.6–4.2 4.6–4.2 Fuel consumption combined (l/100km) [2] 5.4-5.1 5.4-5.1 CO2 emissions (g/km) combined [2] 126–119 126–119 Cd value 0.28 0.30 Power transmission Drive system Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive Transmissions 7G-DCT automatic transmission 7G-DCT automatic transmission Mechanical transmission ratios 14.44/ 8.17/ 5.20/ 3.61/ 2.73/ 2.34/ R 12.99 14.44/ 8.17/ 5.20/ 3.61/ 2.73/ 2.34/ R 12.99 Automatic transmission ratios 15.94/ 10.04/ 6.93/ 4.92/ 3.61/ 2.77/ 2.23/ R 12.81 15.94/ 10.04/ 6.93/ 4.92/ 3.61/ 2.77/ 2.23/ R 12.81 Final drive transmission ratio 2.39 2.39
  14. Just realised from MB Singapore website's configurator page that new A180/A200/A250 no longer using 7G-DCT but 7G-TRONIC PLUS. Only A45 still on 7G-DCT. Wonder what's the reason for the switch from 7G-DCT....... Petrol A 180 Style 90 kW (122 HP) 4 Cylinder 7-speed automatic transmission, 7G-TRONIC PLUS 140,888.00 SGD A 180 Urban 90 kW (122 HP) 4 Cylinder 7-speed automatic transmission, 7G-TRONIC PLUS 148,888.00 SGD A 200 Style 115 kW (156 HP) 4 Cylinder 7-speed automatic transmission, 7G-TRONIC PLUS 146,888.00 SGD A 250 Sport 160 kW (218 HP) 4 Cylinder 7-speed automatic transmission, 7G-TRONIC PLUS 178,888.00 SGD Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC 280 kW (381 HP) 4 Cylinder 162 - 171 g/km 6.9 - 7.3 l/100 km 7G-DCT 279,888.00 SGD