Full details on the third-generation Merc SLK
21 May 2010

The new Mercedes SLK will go on sale in the middle of next year.

Autocar's latest spy photos show the car in more detail than ever before. See the pictures by following the link below, and read about all the design details on the car below.

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Roof

Three-section folding roof is visible in our spy pictures. It’s similar to that of the current SLK, but expect it to beat the current car’s 22sec fold time.

Rear end

Ducktail spoiler is a nod to SLS AMG. Rear lights are disguised; they will be longer and slimmer than they look, stretching into the bootlid and into the rear wing.

Bodysides

Tubular fuselage look is an echo of SLS. The disguise covers swage and beltlines, which add greater tension and interest to the side of the car than is evident here.

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Headlights

Bi-xenons with eyebrow-like LED running lights, covered here by disguise. Reaching from the edge of the grille into the front wing panel, they make the front overhang appear shorter.

Front grille

Similar to the grille on the SLS AMG, as well on as the Shooting Break and F800 Style concepts. Features large three-pointed star and wing-like horizontal bar. Production car will have a different front bumper.

Cabin

Broad centre console, propeller-like air vents and wing-like rolltop dashboard are SLS cues, and they will become features of all Mercedes sports cars, coupés and convertibles.

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Our Verdict

Mercedes-Benz SLK

The Mercedes-Benz SLK has the right image, a posh cabin and it's easy to live with

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