New spy photos have emerged today showcasing the next-generation 2011 Mercedes SLK-Class. Looking at the photos, numerous styling traits from the SLS AMG are present, with notable similarities including the front grille and overall shape in the rear. From a size standpoint, the 2011 SLK appears to maintain the general proportions of the current model, while the retractable hard top remains present as well.
Rumors indicate the 2011 Mercedes SLK could make an appearance as early as September at the Paris Auto Show, while some expect it will debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. Whenever the official launch, expect the roadster to be powered by a new range of engines, including (for the first time) a diesel variant. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything new; in the meantime you can see more 2011 SLK spy photos in the gallery below or view the full SLK spy gallery over at Car Advice.