The next generation Mercedes SLK is expected to make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Until then all we can do is make suppositions on what it will look like and what engines will be placed under the hood.

The latest render comes from the German magazine AutoBild, who suggests that the 2012 SLK will take its DNA design language from the new SLS AMG sports car. The latest spy shots also reveal the next SLK will feature a F1 nose, a less optical tapered rectangular grille, a large chrome bar, and an optional glass roof.

For the first time ever, the SLK will be offered with a diesel engine and a four-cylinder 2.1 twin-turbo engine producing 204 hp and 500 Nm. The SLK 250 CDI will be well equipped to tease the Audi TT Roadster TDI and Alfa Romeo Spider. The SLK 350 CGI will be powered by the new 306 hp V6 engine and will be aimed at models like the BMW Z4.

Sales will begin in April 2011.


Source: AutoBild

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  (647) posted on 07.20.2011

Agreed. Well, although they have the same styling still we couldn’t admit that it looks so luxurious. However, just like everybody’s complain the speed of the car is less powerful.

  (458) posted on 07.20.2011

Now, I can’t distinguished the difference of the Mercedes model for they have the same design and styling! The power output of the car is kind of disappointing for the twin turbocharged have produced less power! I was expecting for higher than the 204 hp.

  (314) posted on 06.15.2011

I really don’t get the point of rendering a certain car. When in fact the performance of the car wasn’t upgraded at all. BTW,the look of Mercedes series looks the identical I really can’t distinguished the difference between these model.

  (415) posted on 06.15.2011

In fairness, the red paint job looks good on this car. However, I feel so bored looking at rendered SLK! I think its better if they made a new production car.

  (504) posted on 05.27.2011

As expected from rendering, most likely they are going to enhance the exterior of the car. However, I think the performance is awesome though I like the gull wing version.

  (570) posted on 05.27.2011

I think the red paint job doesn’t look good in this car although the elegance is still there. I’d prefer a pearl white color for this car! However, power performance is great.

  (515) posted on 06.21.2010

it has the nissan gt-r’s headlamp design..with air vents of SLS..

  (417) posted on 06.20.2010

I never did care for the nose on the current car, eventhough I realize the heritage of it and where it comes from.

  (666) posted on 06.17.2010

Since they are going to rendered this 2012 Mercedes SLK again in 2011, hopefully they add some paraphernalia that will make this 2012 Mercedes SLK looks very arrogant.

  (379) posted on 06.17.2010

nice good thing that they used a v4 engine with Twin Turbo.. with that many enthusiast will have the interest to buy it..

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

It looks more sportier than the previous model. I bet the audi TT roadster will surely tease with its looks and performance.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

Nice! I wonder how much does it costs to play an hour in this simulators.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

It looks more sportier than the previous model. I bet the audi TT roadster will surely tease with its looks and performance.

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