As you probably know by now, the next generation SLK will be making its world debut sometime next year. And as these things go, Mercedes will be pulling the same teaser image nonsense that we have seen time and time again (Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ring a bell?). The first teaser for the future sports car reveals a glass roof for the SLK which Merc says can be adjusted thanks to a new system called "Magic Sky Control" seen here on a pre-production SLK R 172 prototype.
The transparency of this panorama roof is controlled by electrically-governed particles that can shift to adjust how much light is filtered into the car. The technology is said to help keep away UV and infrared rays and can reduce the 1,000 watts per square meter into a measly 50-200 watts. Impressive, but you can’t get it for free. The price for this technology is an extra 2,000 euro ($2,700 at the current exchange rates) on top of the base price for the car.
Meanwhile, the Mercedes SLK is still scampering about with its bland black camouflage, so we’ll have to wait for more teasers to appear to get better details for the next generation sports car.