• Mar 10th 2009 at 8:32AM
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Since its launch in 1997, the Mercedes-Benz SLK has always been the baby-something. The first generation looked like a smaller SL and the second (current) generation apes the SLR. But if these latest spy shots are any indication, the upcoming third generation model could take the form of a baby SLS.
We're already expecting a hybrid, fixed roof version of the next SLK with gull-wing doors like the upcoming AMG supercar, but while the test mule spotted by intrepid auto-paparazzi is heavily camouflaged, it bears more than a passing resemblance to spy shots of the upcoming flagship SLS AMG gullwing supercar. So bid farewell to the current SLK's F1-style nose (borrowed from the SLR McLaren) and look for restyled side mirrors, door panels and a footprint that remains roughly the same as the model it replaces. Sources place the new SLK in showrooms by 2012, and with a clean diesel version appearing alongside its gasoline-powered counterparts.

[Source: NextAutos.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      There was nothing 'chick car' about the bright red SLK55 AMG with tinted windows and OZ aloys I saw parked downtown recently. It was well-proportioned, muscular, classy and sexy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If you want manly try the SL56 AMG black or a CLK63 black. Those got balls. OR an SLR. Just depends on $$$

        But I think there is a kit for the SLK that makes 675 HP. That would be manly!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ok... I agree that the SLK 55 is very nice and manly (due to the changed bumpers, skirts and exhaust pipes). But the other ones are chick cars. Not that it's a bad thing, it looks good when a girl drives a nice, stylish, chick car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm...I like it...sorta.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mercedes really knows how to disguise a car... you would think it's the prototype batmobile, not a chick car. Anyway, I can't tell what this is going to look like. Besides a compact 2-seat roadster...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring on the SLK63!
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