Mercedes’ latest version of the SLK has been spotted very thinly disguised while testing in Germany.
This third generation SLK has been designed by Mercedes design boss Gorden Wagener and features the new front-end design that will eventually feature on the whole Mercedes line-up.
The SLK borrows the square nose of the SLS supercar and the swept-back headlights of the newly unveiled CLS luxury car. The rear borrows its looks from the E-Class coupe with its angular design, as well as LED lights and trapezoidal exhaust pipes. The cabin is also rumoured to be heavily influenced by that of the SLS.
The changes are not just cosmetic, the SLK will recieve a whole new range of engines. The base 200 model will get a 201bhp 1.8L CGI petrol engine, the 300 V6 model has been axed but the 350 will get the 302bhp 3.5L V6. Diesel power will be available for the first time in the SLK, courtesy of the 201bhp 2.4 CDI from the E-Class. While there is no news as of yet about a performance variant, it is likely that it will be powered by AMG’s twin-turbo 3.5L V6 which produces approximately 465bhp.
Source: Auto Express