2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Leaked In Online Video

Words Jim Davis | December 06, 2010
Thanks to a French promotional video, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK has been fully unveiled
Words Jim Davis December 06, 2010

Thanks to a promotional video, that was more than likely leaked onto the web, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK has been fully unveiled.

The YouTube video has already been pulled, (UPDATE: A new video was found by another one of our readers, thanks Ben.  Watch the video below.) but our faithful reader Borwin sent us several screen shots that allow you an in depth look at the all new Mercedes SLK. On the exterior, we can see the SLS AMG styling with integrated trunk-lid spoiler and LED taillights, front quarter vents and adaptive headlights with LED daytime running lights. If adding on the AMG package, you can have a revised front fascia with LED fog lights and AMG wheels with cross-drilled brakes.

Like the SLS, the 2012 SLK has a prominent center console and round air vents. Additnional interior features include sun reflective seasts, draft guard system with is integrated into the roll bars and last but not least, a dash-mounted clock.

As we reported earlier, orders for the new Mercedes-Benz SLK are expected to start with three engine options available to choose from. To start, the SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY with 184 hp and 270Nm available (€ 38,650 base price, 6.4 liters / 100), the SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY with 204 hp (310Nm – € 44,200, 6.2 litres/100km) and the SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY with 306 PS (370 nm – € 52,200, 7.1 liters / 100km) to choose from.

We expect the options list to include the MAGIC SKY CONTRO roof, COMAND Online with internet access, Airscarf and Harman Kardon Audio.

With all the additional leaks of the new SLK, we continue to believe the first introduction will be in January at the North American International Auto Show.