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These are a couple of photos of the restyled 2006 SL R230. It's clear that the front AMG bumper and the tail lights are restyled. These are the exact features that were restyled on the 2006 CLK W209.
 

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The tail lights are NOT AMG restyled tail lights.

The AMG tail lights remain the same. This car is a SL with an AMG Sports Package and not a AMG.

The tail lights are restyled for the SL's in general with the exception of the AMG tail lights which remain the same.
 

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That's right. These apply on the SL 350,500 & 600.
 

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I like the old bumper more - much more. The new bumper takes away the aggressiveness.
 

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LovinSL600 - 5/4/2005 6:27 PM

lnguyenh - 5/3/2005 6:07 AM

I like the old bumper more - much more. The new bumper takes away the aggressiveness.
I agree!
I agree too.
But I liked the hood with nose job. If I own a R230, I would have definitely get it. It gives the SL a SLR look from the front.
 

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SILVER ARROW - 5/3/2005 3:40 PM

LovinSL600 - 5/4/2005 6:27 PM

lnguyenh - 5/3/2005 6:07 AM

I like the old bumper more - much more. The new bumper takes away the aggressiveness.
I agree!
I agree too.
But I liked the hood with nose job. If I own a R230, I would have definitely get it. It gives the SL a SLR look from the front.
If the SL get the ugle nose job, I will never buy a SL again.
 

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Hold on to your SLs boys!! Ther're gonna' be worth a lot of money if and when these UGLY SLs ever really do hit the market. If this is in fact the new style, then MB is even further out of touch with their consumer than I thought. Let's hope this Lotec nose is not going to be incorporated into the SL any time soon if ever. UGLY!!!!
 

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I like the rear lights. They're made to look a bit more like the new SLKs.
 

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By the way, I like the new nose job and think that they should do it. But they shouldn't just put it on and leave it, they should find a good way to incorporate it into the car to give it a different look to the SLR.
 

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This is a disaster IMHO...

cxt32 - 5/4/2005 8:07 AM

By the way, I like the new nose job and think that they should do it. But they shouldn't just put it on and leave it, they should find a good way to incorporate it into the car to give it a different look to the SLR.
I was very close to ordering the new nose on my SL600 until someone sent me this. It is the $50,000 SLK and the $100,000 to $150,000 SL depending on what model.

When they see you coming down the street they are going to say...OH, what a nice SLK.

 

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cxt32 - 5/4/2005 2:53 PM

But it doesn't really look that much like the SLK...
I disagree, remember, you and I are looking at it knowing every single angle about every part of our cars.

Think about the person that doesn't really own a Mercedes or does not have the same level of interest as those on this forum. At first glance, they look way too much alike for my comfort and that is what I believe most will see.

Just my opinion.
 

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true!!!!
But on the other hand who really cares about what other people think! I mean I understand there is some of that stuff with a mercedes but I sure do not care what "they" think, If you like it do it! DO not worry about "them". If you do you will never be satisfied.
But, I would not do that to an SL. Mercedes kinda made a wierd move making the slk look like it....but the SL needs its own identity. I do not own one but I drive one alot (bi-turbo 600).
 

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Yeah, I understand what you mean... but I think that Mercedes should have a 'similar' style throughout their range. I know people who can't tell the difference between the C and S Class...
 

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I repeat: the nose job isn’t included in the 2006 restyle of the SL. The hood in the photos is that of tuning companies, not original Mercedes. I like it because it gives the SL a SLR look more than a SLK look. The SL is much wider than the SLK, and has different shaped headlights. Whereas, the SL has more or less the same headlight form of the SLR, and has a slightly narrower front. Just an opinion.
 

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The nose on this car is absolutely ugly! It looks out of proportion to the rest of the hood and grill. It has a rather cartoonish look!! If I saw one of these on the road, I would laugh. I still think it needs a mustache under that big nose. My appologies to all of you who like the look. This is just one man's opinion.
 
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