Video – The new Mercedes SLK revealed before its launch

Mercedes SLK was revealed through a promotional video, beyond the manufacturer’s launch plans, which scheduled the next generation debut during the Detroit Motor Show early next year. The roadster identified by R172 project name shines through the front CLS impressive style, with LED lights and rear spoiler.

Also, the new model benefits from Sky Magic Control Technology, which consists of special treatment for the roof glass, so as to be almost 100% transparent when light is low (night) and almost opaque when we are dealing with sunshine. Magic Sky Roof will cost about 2000 euros and will be an option.


The commercial launch will take place in spring of 2011, and the range of engines it seems that it will be composed of CGI engine 1.8-liter and four cylinder develops 204 horsepower, the SLK 250. The offer is complemented by the 3.5-liter V6 and 306 hp for the SLK 350.

During 2012, the list of engines will be upgraded with version SLK 200 CGI unit equipped with 1.8-liter 184 horsepower. There are no confirmed SLK 250 CDI AMG version of its high performance.

Video – The new Mercedes SLK revealed before its launch

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