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2012 Mercedes Benz SLK latest black tape spy photos

 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK latest black tape spy photos
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
I just see something ugly!
May 8, 2010 4:06 am
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WRX_STI
I c a maseratti front
May 7, 2010 8:56 pm
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EhEmGee
The Dodge Razor wants it's nose back... http://www.resimage.net/data/media/105/dodge_razor.jpg
May 7, 2010 11:10 am
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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 6, 2010 6:17 am
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Han Solo
The rear end looks the same as the previous one. I wanna see the Headlights
May 6, 2010 6:11 am
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BritBoy
Is this a completely new model or a facelift of the existing one?
May 5, 2010 7:27 pm
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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 6, 2010 3:18 am
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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 5, 2010 4:56 pm
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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 5, 2010 1:31 pm
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JackJack
That's supposed to be "Kicks" Type-O
May 5, 2010 1:15 pm
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JackJack
Not much of a SLK fan, but can't wait to see this new model. I hope the AMG Model kiks ASS!!!
May 5, 2010 1:14 pm
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doc
It still looks stubby and that nose looks like a step back compared to the current model which is still a looker.
May 5, 2010 12:57 pm
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SilverMercedesAMG
I hope it turns out to be good though.
May 10, 2010 7:14 am
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