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2012 Mercedes Benz SLK latest black tape spy photos

2012 Mercedes SLK Prototype caught with a little less camo
2012 Mercedes SLK Prototype caught with a little less camo / copyright S.B. Medien

New spy pics of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK show a car with much less camouflage than previous prototypes.

Seen driving through the mountains in Europe, the car now sports a flatter front end than that of the current generation.  The boxier front means a longer hood that will include new headlights plus a front grille that resembles the SLS AMG Gullwing.  Side mirrors have been moved lower on the door panels from above the belt line.  Side sills on this model appear to be larger, as does the rounded luggage lid.  Taillights have also undergone a full redesign.

The test vehicle looked to be sporting Mars Red, one of three base colors currently on offer.  The company also sells the car in six optional metallic colors.

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG is rumored to get a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 476 horsepower (350 kW).  This seems a bit far-fetched at 116 hp more than the current SLK AMG.  Other rumors suggest that the car will also be available for the first time with a turbo diesel.

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997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
I just see something ugly!
May 8th, 2010 11:06am
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WRX_STI WRX_STI
I c a maseratti front
May 8th, 2010 3:56am
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EhEmGee EhEmGee
The Dodge Razor wants it's nose back... http://www.resimage.net/data/media/105/dodge_razor.jpg
May 7th, 2010 6:10pm
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benzboy benzboy
okay, I thought this was coming out 2011 not 2012. If you go to google and type in 2011 Mercedes benz SLK phots the picture of the red one comes up front and back with no camo. Is it the same car I think so but not one hundred percent sure. the car looks awesome in these pics dont like the rims but that personal taste. I think this car will again do very well. and it truly does look like a baby SL.
May 6th, 2010 1:17pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
The rear end looks the same as the previous one. I wanna see the Headlights
May 6th, 2010 1:11pm
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BritBoy BritBoy
Is this a completely new model or a facelift of the existing one?
May 6th, 2010 2:27am
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tbrodie tbrodie
The proportions do look pretty similar, but I think it's time for a new model. I like it. Looks like it may get a pano roof option too (unless it's just camouflage).
May 6th, 2010 10:18am
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xLumino xLumino
but an awd one ;) I think it will not longer looking like the SLR, more like the current SL at the frontend. The rear.. I don't know. I want to see it :) It whould be superb to have a smaller engine with about 140 hp or so.
May 5th, 2010 11:56pm
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nederinaa nederinaa
It is going to be a tough to beat that beautiful Z4 roadster and the evergreen Boxster. But the 370Z looks rather exciting but too bad Audi doesn't have a rear-wheel drive roadster.
May 5th, 2010 8:31pm
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JackJack JackJack
That's supposed to be "Kicks" Type-O
May 5th, 2010 8:15pm
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JackJack JackJack
Not much of a SLK fan, but can't wait to see this new model. I hope the AMG Model kiks ASS!!!
May 5th, 2010 8:14pm
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doc doc
It still looks stubby and that nose looks like a step back compared to the current model which is still a looker.
May 5th, 2010 7:57pm
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SilverMercedesAMG SilverMercedesAMG
I hope it turns out to be good though.
May 10th, 2010 2:14pm
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