If you’ve been patiently awaiting the arrival of the next-generation Mercedes SLK-Class, we’ve got your latest look at the new roadster, with the camouflage minimal enough to give a relatively clear view of what we can expect. Up front, the new grille has clearly been inspired by the SLS AMG, while the headlights, hood and front bumper have all been re-worked to match the new design. In the rear, the changes are a little more subtle, with noticeable differences including a now fluid trunk line (the current SLK’s trunk link bends around the tail lights) as well as smaller tail lights overall. Under the hood, rumors are still indicating that one of the ways power will be supplied is by Mercedes’ 2.2-litre BlueEfficiency four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel (which develops 152kW and 500Nm of torque). Of course, power will also come from a variety of petrol engines, including a possible 3.5 litre twin-turbo V6 developing somewhere in the 220 to 260kW range.
As always, we’ll keep you posted as new details of the 2011 Mercedes SLK are revealed; in the meantime, check out more 2011 SLK spy photos in the gallery below. Thanks to Autojunk.nl and TheMotorReport.com.au for the pictures.