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Old 08-03-2018, 01:52 PM
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Facelift C43 grille and star

This is now the fourth grille my car has had on it and I thought I would share pictures of probably the first C43 with the facelift grille.



I bought the grille for 400 euros from kunzmann.de. Unfortunately it turned out the pre-facelift star does not fit on the facelift grille so I had to wait an extra few days for them to order and send out a facelift star (which they kindly did for free!).

The new facelift star looks great, very similar to the distronic star but with the star itself raised against the black background.
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damn that looks awesome! good job man.
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Looks good, I like it!! Great Job!

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Gorgeous!
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Thanks - I think it looks great as well

I've gone from the stock silver diamond grille, to the night edition diamond grille, to the panamericana grille and then now to this.

I'm a big fan of all of the final three, but I think this one suits the car and the colour the most.
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post all of them side by side hehe
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Night edition grille



Panamericana



C43 facelift

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That black metal wire mesh though <3

Such a clean look. Where did you get this setup?
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https://www.kunzmann.de/shop/en/radi...cedes-benz.htm

The price has gone up about 200 EUR since I bought it because they now include the star.
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Looking great.

Anybody know somewhere to buy this that ships to US?
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You selling the panamericana grill? Where did you get that?
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That looks so good, I'm thinking about getting one for my '16 C300. I currently have the Diamond Burst in gloss black with a Distronic Star. Car doesn't have distronic but I wanted the look. I can't believe yours looks so good for a decent price! How was fitment? Sometimes these grilles do not fit correctly.
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The night edition is my favorite. Looks gorgeous!
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Panamericana



C43 facelift

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That looks so good, I'm thinking about getting one for my '16 C300. I currently have the Diamond Burst in gloss black with a Distronic Star. Car doesn't have distronic but I wanted the look. I can't believe yours looks so good for a decent price! How was fitment? Sometimes these grilles do not fit correctly.
The facelift grille is an OEM part so fitment is absolutely perfect
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The facelift grille is an OEM part so fitment is absolutely perfect
Nice. I followed your link and spec'd one out. However it seems that the price changes drastically for older w205 models and including distronic/360 camera. Went from $399 to $699 real quick!
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Nice. I followed your link and spec'd one out. However it seems that the price changes drastically for older w205 models and including distronic/360 camera. Went from $399 to $699 real quick!
Yeah the price went up by a lot as they now include the facelift star.

I was the first one to buy it and at the time they assumed the pre-facelift star would fit the new grille. Luckily for me they sent out the new star for free as an apology

If anyone is interested in the night edition grille, I have it on eBay currently (173422078909) - UK only.
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Oh and here is the new star up close.

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Oh and here is the new star up close.


Ah okay, so it comes with all of this now including the star and mesh background, whereas you had one sent to you.
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Ah okay, so it comes with all of this now including the star and mesh background, whereas you had one sent to you.
Yep though the star looks exactly like the picture for cars without distronic and does not have the sort of mesh behind it.
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Does the star come off or look like it can be replaced with a black aftermarket? I ordered a 2019 and debating turning the star black, just not sure the best route to go if I do.
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The star can be removed and is separate from the baseplate so you could try and source an aftermarket or get it painted.
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Anybody have a part number for the facelift grille? Going to see if Mercedes can get it.

Thanks in advance!
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you mentioned the aftermarket panamericana messed with your 360 camera.

however, when you bought it did it specifically state it would work with the 360 camera? reason being is there's another vendor selling two versions now, one that works with the camera and one that doesn't. just curious if yours promised to work with it or was that a discovery you found later post installation?
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Yes it was specifically for cars with the 360 camera. The ones that aren't don't even have the housing to mount the camera.
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Hi there Tom, can you share with me where you found the Panemericana Grille? I can't seem to find one online.

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