Illustration for article titled Next-Gen Mercedes SLK Dreaming Of A 6.3-Liter V8

Our spy shooters spotted the next-generation Mercedes SLK taking a spin in Germany seemingly borrowing styling from the revealed Mercedes SLS AMG. Unfortunately, the big "63" on the side doesn't indicate a 6.3-liter AMG V8 under the hood. More below.


Mercedes' smallest convertible will be getting a significant refresh for the 2012 model year and will bring feature the brands more upright, pedestrian-friendly grill. The retractable hard top will remain in place but the car will also get a significant butt-lift to match the nose job. The interior will also get revisions emulating the SLS including round vents and simplified controls.

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