Leaked video footage shows the 2012 Mercedes SLK, the first time the new car has been seen undisguised. The video is a slightly odd French commercial, but shows the exterior and interior styling, along with the options available with it.
A quick glance at the outside of the car shows clear design influence from its big brothers, the Mercedes SL (buzzScore 8.0) and SLS AMG (buzzScore 8.9) . The video suggests the model shown has the AMG styling kit; its certainly the most aggressive looking SLK yet.
The 2012 SLK has a number of technologically advanced options, including LED headlights with an Intelligent Light System and adaptive lights. The system automatically detects what kind of road youre driving on, such as country lanes or motorways and changes the lights accordingly.
The interior seems to be a huge improvement over the current SLK (buzzScore 7.8). There are a number of new toys inside, including internet access and an upgraded Air-Scarf, which blows hot air around your head and neck to keep you warm when the roof is down. There will also be a smart panoramic sunroof built into the folding hardtop roof, which can be adjusted to vary the amount of light let into the cabin.
The SLK will officially be launched at the Detroit Motor Show in January and will likely go on sale in time for the summer.
The video below is the French commercial, watch it quick before Mercedes take it down!
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