2012 Mercedes SLK AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery

And even the least of them shall not be forgotten. After catching the Mercedes-Benz GL and C-Class Coupe parading around in camouflage last week, our shooters have caught the next-generation SLK AMG out and about. The roadster appears set to receive the upright, SLS-inspired projecting grille being spread throughout the family, and there will undoubtedly be some LEDs in those headlight clusters. The mirror stalks move to the doors and there are quad pipes out back, but based upon what we see here, that's a pretty tame sill skirt for an AMG model.

Under the hood, our shooter said he heard what sounded like a naturally aspirated V8, not the twin-turbo V6 that's been rumored before. Either way, word still persists that there will be a jump of 100-plus horsepower, from the current 330 355 to a possible 476. Inside will be more touches from the SLS for an overdue lifting of the SLK's cabin game. We should see it naked and roaring some time next year. Have a look at it for now in our gallery of high-res photos below.

[Source: CarPix]

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